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Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc, Alderville Women’s Shelter is funded through Indigenous Healing and Wellness Strategy and Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
WE ARE A REGIONAL SHELTER
Service the Southeast Region of Ontario including 7 First Nations;
Beausoleil, Georgina Island, Pikwakanagan, Rama, Alderville, Scugog and Moose Deer Point.
The purpose of Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc. is to offer temporary emergency shelter for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous women and their children ( 16 yrs. and under) who have experienced family violence. We offer many services such as Advocacy, Referrals, Court Accompaniment, Confidential Crisis Intervention, transportation to professional appointments, Children’s and Women’s In-House programs. Counselling is done in a format consisting of both a blend of Aboriginal traditional healing techniques and conventional. Our clients are also assisted with accessing legal, financial, housing, and medical resources. Counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Our Shelter has 9 beds and can accommodate a combination of 15 women and children for a maximum stay up to 120 days. During the client’s stay, both women and their children receive “Safety Planning” programming.
“Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc. provides a safe, short-term residence for women and their children who are seeking safety from partners, families or selves”.
Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc. will empower women and their families on their journey to live an Abuse Free Life as they work toward building a strong foundation following the Medicine Wheel and Seven Grandfather Teachings.
The outer ring of sweetgrass represents the purification and cleansing of the spirit. Leaving an abusive situation takes a lot of courage but the healing you can receive by getting help and taking the time to renew your spirit is well worth that first big step.
The four feathers represent the teaching of the four directions and their direct connection to the Creator. The four circles around the outside enhance the clockwise direction and would have the four colours in the centre.
Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc. is a member of the “Aboriginal Shelters of Ontario”
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|President||Lynn Mooney||Georgina Island First Nation|
|Treasurer||Jackie Edgar||Tobin Scugog First Nation|
|Secretary||Mary Jane King||Beausoleil First Nation|
|Directors||Fran Masterson||Rama First Nation|
|||Hilda Tennisco||Pikwakanagan First Nation|
|Elder||Shirley Kohoko||Pikwakanagan First Nation|
What people have to say that have stayed with Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig:
“I felt safe and it was peaceful.”
“Clean, quiet, comfortable home, staff was awesome and helpful”
“I love learning about the teachings and traditions of the Ojibway and plan to carry this with me in my future life”
“The staff was very helpful”
“Being able to get rest so I could make better decisions”
“Staff is knowledgeable. Great staff, great house”
“Feeling safe and welcomed”
“Love the staff”
“The vigilant staff was about making sure I was safe”
“This was a very quiet and comfortable place”
“The formula here works, I wish everyone could experience help, kindness that has and is surrounding me”
“It is my hope that all shelters offer such compassionate care to their clients”
“The women and support was great, clean place, comfortable atmosphere”