Site: Neyaashiinigmiing - Lighthouse Rd
Service: Nawash Native Child Welfare
|Description (Service)||Provides protection and care for children and families. Nurtures a healthy community environment with the aim that all children remain connected to their heritage and culture. Range of community-based and culturally appropriate services include:
Family Support Program - provides various voluntary services and parenting information to Band members and acts as a liaison between families and off-reserve child welfare agencies. Also offers parenting programs.
Foster Care Support - offers support and assistance to foster parents / customary care/ kinship families and children-in-care in the community. Also helps in the recruitment of new foster parents within the community to keep children within their home community.
Child Support Program - works in accordance with the Family and Children's Services Act to provide advocacy, support services and referrals for children-in-care and in the community. Offers child / youth enrichment programs for school aged children from daycare to grade 12.
Nawash Youth Group - for teens ages 13-18. Offers workshops for social, personal, career and life skills training, annual pre-parenting sessions, fundraisers and a range of cultural and recreational activities. Programs include Teen's Night and drop-in on Friday evenings for games, computer, pool table, TV and movies. Transportation is available home after each event.
Leaders In Training - supports children and youth to develop and strengthen their life skills, culture and identity. Multi-faceted program builds on the strengths of Aboriginal youth and their communities.
|Public Comments||Additional Contact: Melissa Soloman, Community Mentor; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hours||Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Teen's night: Wed 7 pm-9 pm
Teen's drop-in: Fri 7 pm-10 pm
Other program hours vary, call for details
|Areas Served||Chippewas of Nawash First Nation ; and off-reserve members in Bruce and Grey Counties as requested|
|Eligibility||Chippewas of Nawash residents and band membership|
|Application||Call or drop in. Call to register for the Nawash Youth Group.|
|Languages||Ojibway - limited|
Address and Location
|Located In Community||Neyaashiinigmiing|
|Address & Map||
Chippewas of Nawash Native Child Welfare Building; 23 Lighthouse Rd
Canada N0H 2T0
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|Intersection||Lighthouse Rd and Chick's Rd|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Primary Contact||Darlene Ritchie, Family Service Supervisor; Phone: ext 826|
|Alternate Contact||Shannon Drane, Youth Support Worker; Phone: ext 824; Email: email@example.com|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Melissa Soloman, Community Mentor; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mailing Address||Chippewas of Nawash Native Child Welfare Building; 23 Lighthouse Rd
Canada N0H 2T0