Kenora / Vermilion Bay Resources

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Shelter / Housing
  • Women s Shelter – Saakaate House
    • LOCATION
      • Address Unlisted
      • Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
        • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Women s Emergency Shelter
        • 24/7 Crisis Line
        • Crisis Housing for. Women
        • Emergency transportation
        • Individual Counseling
        • Referrals
        • Individuals:
          • Women (aged 16+) and dependants directly exiting from an abusive situation
          • Dependant male children (aged 15+)
          • Call for assistance
      • Transitional and Housing Support
        • Help in securing and maintaining housing
        • Connecting women with community support
        • Support women in transition
        • Development of safety plans
        • Individuals:
          • Women (aged 16+) involved in family crisis, or who have experienced abuse
          • Dependants
          • Call for assistance
      • Kendall House Young Moms Program
        • Stable Housing (up to 2 years / 24 months)
        • Assistance and education
        • Developing healthy parenting skills
        • Transitioning from community living to independent living with child
        • Individuals:
          • Women (aged 16-29) and their children (aged 4+) involved in family crisis or abuse
          • Application required through website
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – Kenora Branch
    • LOCATION
      • 227 Second St S Kenora, ON, P9N 1G1
      • Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 4:30
        • Housing Unit, 24/7
    • CONTACT
  • SERVICE:
    • Supportive Housing Programs
      • Rental Unit for varied stays
      • Case Management
    • Short-Term Housing
      • Short term housing on as-needed basis
      • Offered to caregivers of individuals with mental health issues
    • Long-Term Housing
      • Rental unit with 24 hour supervision
      • Assistance with management and maintenance tasks
    • Rent Supplement Programs
      • Rent supplement programs available to either individuals with mental health / substance abuse issues, or who are informed with the criminal Justice system
    • Safe Bed Program
      • 24/7 community residential crisis support services
      • Individuals
        • Aged 16+
        • At risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless
        • Diagnosed with serious mental health issues
        • Intake assessment required for all programs
        • In conflict with the law
        • Referrals needed, can be made by anyone
  • Kenora Emergency Shelter
    • LOCATION
      • 430 Second St S Kenora, ON, P9N 1G6
      • Monday to Sunday, 8:30 pm – 8 am
    • CONTACT
      • CMHA OFFICE: (807) 468-1838
      • SHELTER: (807) 468-5032
      • FAX: +1 (807) 468-6396
      • WEBSITE: https://www.cmhak.on.ca/
      • EMAIL: office@cmhak.on.ca
    • SERVICE:
      • Emergency Shelter
        • Capacity of 44
        • Meal and Facility Provision
        • Referrals to other services
        • Case Management and Risk Assessment
        • Individuals:
          • Vulnerable and displaced individuals
          • Provided for individuals nightly on an as-needed basis
          • Doors are locked by 11:30 pm each night
Addiction & Harm Reduction
  • Lake of the Woods Districts Hospital
    • LOCATION
      • 6 Matheson St S Kenora, ON, P9N 1T5
      • Monday to Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Adult and Youth Addictions Programs
        • Community Based Outpatient Service
        • Addictions Assessments and Referrals
        • Individual and Group Counseling
        • Case Management
        • Individuals:
          • Youth Program: aged 12 – 23 years residing no further than 1.5 hours from Kenora
          • Adult Program: aged 24+ residing within the city of Kenora
          • Intake Assessment required
      • Medically Enhanced Coordinated Care for Addictions Program
        • Methadone treatment for opiate addiction
        • 7 day stabilization process if needed
        • Assessments
        • Treatment Planning
        • Counseling, Support and Case Management
        • Referrals
        • Individuals:
          • Aged 20+
          • Struggling with opiate addiction
          • Intake assessment required
          • Physical examination required
          • Program clearance process may take up to 2 months
  • Migisi Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centre
    • LOCATION
      • 109 Migisi Rd Kenora, ON, P9N 3X7
      • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centre
        • Residential treatment facility
          • 28 day treatment cycle, on average
        • Case management
        • Crisis Intervention and Treatment Planning
        • Individual and Group Counseling
        • Recreation therapy
        • Traditional spiritual and cultural healing practices
        • Individuals:
          • Aged 19+
          • Residing in the Treaty #3 Area
          • Intake Assessment required
          • Referrals from any course
  • Sunset Country Family Health Team
    • LOCATION
      • 1-35 Wolsley St, Paterson Medical Centre Kenora, ON, P9N 0H8
      • Monday to Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Smoking Cessation Program
        • Stop Smoking with FHT Cessation Program
        • Assessment, Self-Management Support Education
        • Counseling
        • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
        • Individuals:
          • Aged 18+
          • Must be a registered patient of a SCFHT Physician
          • Register through office
Mental Health Services
  • Lake of the Woods Districts Hospital
    • LOCATION
      • 6 Matheson St S Kenora, ON, P9N 1T5
      • Monday to Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Adult and Youth Addictions Programs
        • Community Based Outpatient Service
        • Addictions Assessments and Referrals
        • Individual and Group Counseling
        • Case Management
        • Individuals:
          • Youth Program: aged 12 – 23 years residing no further than 1.5 hours from Kenora
          • Adult Program: aged 24+ residing within the city of Kenora
          • Intake Assessment required
      • Recovery Support Program
        • Holistic Practical Services
        • Accompaniment to medical appointments
        • Assistance, Advocacy and Education
        • Individuals:
          • Diagnosed with mental health / addiction issues
          • Accessing the Emergency Department at Lake of the Woods Hospital / Morningstar Centre
          • Intake Assessment and Inter-Agency Intake Required
      • Psychiatry Program
        • Inpatient and Outpatient Services
        • Assessments and Diagnosis
        • Treatment Plans
        • Education and Outreach
        • Individuals:
          • Aged 16+ dealing with mental health problems
          • Referral from a primary care physician required
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – Kenora Branch
    • LOCATION
      • 227 Second St S Kenora, ON, P9N 1G1
      • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Mental Health Counseling and Treatment
        • Case Management
        • Supportive Mental Health Counseling
        • Appointment Accompaniment
        • Individuals:
          • Aged 16+, diagnosed with chronic mental health issues
          • Voluntarily agree to services
          • Intake assessment required; call to set up appointment
      • Court Diversion Program
        • Health Services for individuals with mental illness, development challenges, etc, who are involved with the criminal justice system
        • Legal Representation
        • Case Management
        • Support and Advocacy
        • Information, Education and Referrals
        • Individuals:
          • Aged 16+ with mental health issues or developmental challenges
          • Class One offenses only
          • Intake Assessment Required
          • Referral needed
Food Service Programs
  • Community Support Centre NW
    • LOCATION
      • 1422 Hwy 17 E, Unit 7 Kenora, ON, P9N 1M2
      • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Healthy Food Box Program
        • Affordable Access to Healthy Food Options
        • Individual:
          • Aged 18+
          • Diagnosed with a developmental disability
          • Call for Application
  • Community Gardens – Kenora District
    • LOCATION
      • 415 Rabbit Lake Rd Kenora, ON, P9N 4M6
    • CONTACT
      • LOCAL: (807) 548-2121 – Terri Francis, coordinator
    • SERVICE:
      • Community Garden
        • Shared garden space
        • May – September, weather permitting
        • Produce surplus is donated to local food programs
        • Individuals (Kenora residents)
          • Supply own seeds and plants for individual plots
          • $20 deposit per plot
Income Assistance Programs
  • Kenora District Services Board
    • LOCATION
      • 120 Matheson St S Kenora, ON, P9N 1T8
        • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Ontario Works Program
        • Short-term financial assistance
        • Extended health benefits
        • Support, Assistance and Education
        • Referrals to social programs and support services
        • Individuals:
          • 16 years or older
          • Resident of Ontario
          • In immediate financial need
          • Willing to sign a participation agreement
          • Apply online or by calling / emailing the office
  • Kenora Chiefs Advisory
    • LOCATION
      • 240 Veterans Dr, Third Floor, Suite 301 Kenora, ON, P9N 3Y5
        • Monday to Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm
        • Summer Hours: 9 am – 4 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Social Services
        • Short-term financial assistance
        • Extended health benefits
        • Support, Assistance and Education
        • Referrals to social programs and support services
        • Individuals:
          • First Nations communities in the Kenora District
          • Contact social services program manager to begin enrollment
  • Service Canada – Kenora District
    • LOCATION
      • 308 Second St S, Suite 201 Kenora, ON, P9N 1G4
        • Monday to Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Employment Insurance Program
        • Temporary financial assistance
        • Individuals:
          • Unemployed Canadians who lost their job through no fault of their own
          • Temporary financial assistance for individuals who are sick, pregnant, caring for a newborn or adopted child, or caring for a family member who is ill with significant risk of death.
          • Apply online at Service Canada
Legal Services
  • Ontario Native Women s Association
    • LOCATION
      • 136 Main St S Kenora, ON, P9N 1S9
        • Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Indigenous Victim and Family Liaison Program
        • Court Support
        • Education / Assistance Understanding the Criminal Justice Process
        • Crisis / Emergency Response Services
        • Counseling and Healing Services
        • Individuals:
          • Indigenous Women who have experienced violence
          • OR members of the families of missing and murdered women throughout Northwestern Ontario
          • Call for registration
  • Legal Aid Ontario – Northwestern Ontario
    • LOCATION
      • 308 Second St S, Suite 6 Kenora, ON, P9N 1G4
        • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Legal Aid Services
        • Legal Representation for Eligible Clients
        • Legal Aid Applications
        • Resources and Referrals
        • Individuals:
          • Individuals who meet the low-income criteria
          • Call or apply through website
  • Northwest Community Legal Clinic
    • LOCATION
      • 308 Second St S, Suite 6 Kenora, ON, P9N 1G4
        • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Community Legal Clinic
        • Legal Representation for Eligible Clients
        • Legal Aid Applications
        • Legal Aid Advice
        • Resources and Referrals
        • Individuals:
          • Individuals who meet the low-income criteria
          • Call or apply through website
          • Financial Assessment Required
  • Kenora Chiefs Advisory
    • LOCATION
      • 240 Veterans Dr, Third Floor, Suite 301 Kenora, ON, P9N 3Y5
        • Monday to Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm
        • Summer Hours: 9 am – 4 pm
    • CONTACT
  • SERVICE:
    • Pre-Arrest Diversion Programs
      • Programs designed to reduce probability of contact with the legal system
      • Case Management Services
    • Illness Stabilization
      • Psychiatric Assessment
      • Education and Referrals to Treatment Programs
      • Intake and Needs Assessments
    • Life Skills
      • Development of Life Skills
      • Focus on independence and healthy lifestyle
      • Money-management, employment, personal care
    • Building Support Systems
      • Development of family and social supports
      • ProMotion and Education on community resources
      • Family Counseling
      • Referrals to resources outside community
    • Restorative Justice Program
      • Individuals:
        • First Nations individuals
        • Aged 12+ demonstrating signs of addiction or anti-social behaviors
        • Criminal Record not required
        • Referral required; services provided locally within community
  • Ne Chee Friendship Centre
    • LOCATION
      • 326 2nd St S Kenora, ON, P9N 1G5
        • Monday to Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Indigenous Community Justice Program
        • Post-Charge Diversion Program
        • Culturally Inclusive / Community-Based Support Services
        • Community Council Model
        • Various Healing Plans
        • Mediation Management
        • Individuals:
          • Youth, aged 16+
          • Adults in Conflict with the Law
          • Open to all on / off-reserve Indigenous individuals
          • Individuals taking responsibility for their actions in order to facilitate participation
          • Intake Assessment Required
          • Referrals at discretion of Crown and/or Police
Youth Services
  • Firefly
    • LOCATION
      • 820 Lakeview Dr Kenora, ON, P9N 3P7
        • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Youth Justice Services
        • Counseling Services
        • Cognitive-Based Behavioural Interventions
        • Per individual / group / family basis
        • Individuals:
          • Youth aged 12 – 17 (at time of crime) who have been charged with a crime and identified as a young offender in a Youth Court of Law
          • All Referrals are made by the Court
  • Youth Wellness Hub
    • LOCATION
      • 120 Main St S Kenora, ON, P9N 1S2
        • Monday to Friday, Noon – 6 pm
        • Walk – In Counseling:
          • Monday, 4 – 6 pm,
          • Tuesday / Thursday / Friday – Noon – 6 pm,
          • Wednesday 6 – 6 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Centralized Location for Service Access:
        • Mental Health, Addition, Crisis, Counseling, Primary Care and Social Support
        • Peer Services, Outreach, and System Navigation Services
        • Individuals:
          • Youth and Young Adults aged 12 – 25
          • Services accessed through walk-in, telephone or text
Indigenous-Forward Services
  • Ne Chee Friendship Centre
    • LOCATION
      • 326 2nd St S Kenora, ON, P9N 1G5
        • Monday to Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Aboriginal Family Support Program
        • Services, Support, and Education
        • Culturally-Forward Programs and Services
        • Childhood Development
        • Healthy Parenting Sessions, Mom and tot Groups, Respite Sessions and Playgroups
        • Individuals:
          • Off-Reserve Indigenous individuals and families with children under 6 years of age
          • Open to all focus on off-reserve Indigenous peoples
          • Intake Assessment Required
          • Programs required advance registration
  • Ontario Native Women s Association
    • LOCATION
      • 136 Main St S Kenora, ON, P9N 1S9
        • Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Community Wellness Programs
        • Services promotions healthy lifestyle and mental healthcare
        • Cultural support and Ceremonies
        • Emergency Support
        • Referrals and Safety Planning
        • Traditional Healing
        • Individuals:
          • Indigenous women and their children who are experiencing family violence
          • Call to Register
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