Sioux Lookout Resources

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Shelter / Housing
  • Nahnahda-Wee-ee-Waywin Sioux Lookout Sexual Assault and Counselling Centre
    • LOCATION
      • 15 Fair St, Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1A9
        • Monday – Sunday
        • 5 pm – 9 am
    • CONTACT
      • LOCAL: (807) 737-4848
      • CRISIS – TOLL FREE: +1 (833) 864-4848
      • CRISIS – TEXTING: +1 (807) 738-1535
      • CRISIS: (807) 737-4848
      • WEBSITE: http://www.fsws.ca/slsac
    • SERVICE:
      • Nahnahda-Wee-ee-Waywin Emergency Shelter
        • Capacity of 20
          • Individuals (aged 16+)
          • Initial Shelter Application required
        • Overnight Accommodations + Meal Provision
  • First Step Women’s Shelter
    • LOCATION
      • Address not disclosed
        • Monday – Sunday, 24 hours
    • CONTACT
      • LOCAL: (807) 737-1438
      • CRISIS: (807) 737-1438
      • CRISIS – TOLL FREE: +1 (800) 465-3623
      • AFTER HOURS – TEXTING: +1 (844) 899-8444
      • FAX: +1 (807) 737-3177
      • EMAIL: firststep@fsws.ca
      • WEBSITE: http://www.fsws.ca/
  • SERVICE:
    • Emergency Women’s Shelter
      • Overnight Accommodations + Meal Provision
        • Individuals (woman aged 16+, with or without dependants)
        • Dependants (aged 18 or under)
        • Call or Text for Assistance
      • 24 hour Crisis Intervention
      • Transitional Housing and Support
      • Transportation
Addiction & Harm Reduction
  • Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
    • LOCATION
      • 1 Meno Ya Win Way, Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1B4
        • Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:45 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Mental Health and Addictions Program
        • Drug and Alcohol Assessments
        • Case Management
        • Counseling
        • Outreach and Education
          • Individuals (aged 16+ with mental health / addiction)
          • Intake Assessment Required
          • Open to Referrals
          • Services available to individuals 12 years or under, provided a Consent to Treatment of Youth form is signed and provided)
  • Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre
    • LOCATION
      • 52 King St, Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1B8
        • Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
    • CONTACT
  • SERVICE:
    • Mental Health and Addictions Program
      • Drug and Alcohol Assessments
      • Case Management
      • Counseling
      • Outreach and Education
      • Referrals to other treatments and programs
        • Individuals (aged 17+ with mental health / addiction)
        • Intake Assessment Required
      • Free Needle Exchange Program
    • Urban Aboriginal Healthy Living Program
      • Smoke Free Living / Smoking Cessation
        • Individuals (off-reserve Indigenous individuals and their families)
        • Education and Resources
        • Support Group
Mental Health Services
  • Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
    • LOCATION
      • 1 Meno Ya Win Way, Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1B4
        • Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:45 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Mental Health and Addictions Program
        • Drug and Alcohol Assessments
        • Case Management
        • Counseling
        • Outreach and Education
          • Individuals (aged 16+ with mental health / addiction)
          • Intake Assessment Required
          • Open to Referrals
          • Services available to individuals 12 years or under, provided a Consent to Treatment of Youth form is signed and provided)
  • Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre
    • LOCATION
      • 52 King St, Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1B8
        • Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Mental Health and Addictions Program
        • Drug and Alcohol Assessments
        • Case Management
        • Counseling
        • Outreach and Education
        • Referrals to other treatments and programs
          • Individuals (aged 17+ with mental health / addiction)
          • Intake Assessment Required
Food Services
  • Sioux Lookout Out of the Cold Shelter
    • LOCATION
      • 25 Fair St, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1H2
        • Tuesday – Saturday, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Food Bank
        • Non-perishable Food Items
        • Visits limited to twice a month
        • Individuals
          • Low Income
          • Initial Completion of Intake Form Required
  • Community Gardens – Kenora District
    • LOCATION
      • Second Ave N, Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1A9
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Community Garden
        • Shared garden space
        • May – September, weather permitting
        • Produce surplus is donated to local food programs
        • Individuals (Sioux Lookout residents)
          • Supply own seeds and plants for individual plots
          • Must sign a gardening contract
          • $10 key deposit ($5 refundable)
Income Assistance Programs
  • Kenora District Services Board – Sioux Lookout
    • LOCATION
      • 64 King St Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1B1
        • Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance
        • Financial Assistance
        • Up to $500 dollars towards arrears, or $600 for electrically heated residences paid directly to the utility company
        • Individuals:
          • In arrears with Sioux Lookout Hydro, Hydro One, and Synergy North (firmly Kenora Hyrdro)
          • Low Income
          • Existing customer of the utility program
          • KDSB office begin the application process
      • 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
Legal Services
  • Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre
    • LOCATION
      • 52 King St, Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1B8
        • Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Aboriginal Combined Courtworker Program
        • Support for Indigenous people in conflict with the Criminal Justice System
        • Provision of a courtworker to act as a liaison and informative between the individual / family and the court system
        • Counseling
        • Information, Education and Translation
          • Individuals (off-reserve Indigenous individuals aged 18+)
          • In conflict with the Criminal or Family Justice System
          • Intake Assessment Required
  • Equay Wuk Women’s Group
    • LOCATION
      • 16 Fourth Ave N, Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1C4
        • Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
    • CONTACT
      • LOCAL: (807) 737-2214
      • TOLL FREE: +1 (800) 261-8294
      • FAX: +1 (807) 737-2699
      • EMAIL: equaywuk@bellnet.ca
    • SERVICE:
      • Victim Services Support Program
        • Support and Services to families and individuals related to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Transgendered and Two-Spirited (MMIWGT2S)
        • Advocacy and Trauma-informed Support
        • Counseling
        • Care Plan development
        • Referrals
          • Families (related to MMIWGT2S)
          • Belonging to one of the 31 First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout District Zone
          • Call for Information
Youth Services
  • Nishnawbe-Gamik Friendship Centre
    • LOCATION
      • 52 King St, Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1B8
        • Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Wasa Nabin Program
        • Support for at-risk Indigenous Youth
        • Counseling
        • Cultural Support and Education
        • Justice Intervention
        • Social Support
        • Individuals
          • Off-reserve, at-risk Indigenous individuals
          • Ages 13-18
          • Intake Assessment and Advance Registration Required
  • William W. Creighton Youth Services
    • LOCATION
      • 37 Queen St, Sioux Lookout, ON, P8T 1B8
        • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    • CONTACT
    • SERVICE:
      • Wasa Nabin Program
        • Individual and Group Programs to empower and educate at-risk youth who are in conflict with the law
        • Assessments and Consultations
        • Referrals to specialized treatment
        • Family Counseling and Victim Awareness
        • Individuals
          • Ages 13 – 18
          • In conflict with the law or on probation
          • Referrals accepted only though the Youth Justice Office
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