Family Violence Healing Program

Women and children who are experiencing violence and seeking safety can find safe residential spaces and supportive and wholistic healing services.

Abusers or people at risk of abusing can access services to heal and prevent violence.

Traditional teachings are combined with mainstream counselling techniques.

Locations and contact information

Ganohkwásra’ Family Assault Support Services
1781 Chiefswood Road
Ohsweken, Ontario
N0A 1M0
Local: 519-445-4324 (24 hours)
Fax: 519-445-4825

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne – Iethinisten:ha Iethinonronhkawa
PO Box 579
Cornwall, Ontario
K6H 5T3
Local: 613-937-4322
Fax: 613-937-4979

Shelters for Indigenous women and children

Women and children experiencing violence can stay safe in a short-term residence. You can also get counselling and other support. Contact the shelter to find out what support is available.

Find more services for women and children experiencing violence.

Locations and contact information

Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig
Roseneath, Ontario (Alderville First Nation)
K0K 2X0
Local: 905-352-3898
24 hour crisis line: 905-352-3708 or 1-800-388-5171 (toll-free)
Fax: 905-352-2225

Three Fires Ezhignowenmindwaa Women's Shelter
Walpole Island, Ontario (Walpole Island First Nation)
N8A 4K9
Local: 519-627-9238
Fax: 519-627-4840

Kabaeshiwim (A Place of Rest)
Southampton, Ontario (Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation)
N0H 2L0
Local: 519-797-2521
Fax: 519-797-3675

Red Cedars Shelter
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte)
K0K 3A0
Local: 613-967-2003
Fax: 613-967-5998

Onyota'a:ka Family Healing Lodge
Southwold, Ontario (Oneida Nation of the Thames)
N0L 2G0
Local: 519-652-0657
Fax: 519-652-9091

Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (I am a Kind Man)

If you are an Indigenous man or youth, you can find a safe place to understand your role and responsibility in ending violence against Indigenous women.

The Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin program engages Indigenous men and youth by raising awareness and an understanding of the root causes of violence against Indigenous women. It supports Indigenous men to come together to prevent and address violence in their families and communities.

The program is guided by an Indigenous approach to healing that recognizes the distinct histories, unique cultures and shared traumas of all Indigenous peoples negatively impacted by colonization.

Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
219 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1E8
Local: 416-956-7575
Fax: 416-956-7577