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Sagashtawao Healing Lodge
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centre

  • Functions as an alcohol and drug addictions treatment centre
  • Offers a 12-bed residential treatment facility
  • Provides a 3-week family healing program 4 times a year, and a 6-week individual treatment program 4 times a year
  • Addresses the needs of an individual's spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being
  • Assists individual to gain an understanding of how abuse, relationship dynamics, addictions, self-destructive behavior and family violence affects their life
  • Supports individual to create healthy boundaries, address grief and losses, resentments, recognize denial, and change defensive behavior by identifying defence mechanisms

Provides the following services and programs;
  • Assessment and Treatment Planning
  • Individual and Group Counselling
  • Nutrition Program
  • Recreation Program
  • Health Services
  • Community Education and Resources
  • Aftercare Planning and Follow-up
Healing Lodge is governed by Board of Directors from 9 Mushkegowuk Communities; 7 members represent 7 First Nation communities, 1 member represents the Local Services Board of Moose Factory and 1 member represents the municipality of Moosonee
Hours of Operation
Office Oct-May: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon,1 pm-5 pmJun-Sep Mon-Fri 12:30 pm-4:30 pmResidential Program Mon-Sun 24 hours
Must be a registered First Nations or Inuit Person with a Registry and/or Band number
First Nations individuals challenged with drug and/or alcohol addictions and meet some of the following criteria:
  • Must have been abstinent for 72 hours
  • Is a former graduate of a drug/alcohol centre
  • Has a desire to stop drinking and/or to overcome addictive behavior
  • Has a desire to commit to healing and recovery
  • May or may not have relapsed or is at risk of relapse and wants to return to a life of recovery and healing
Family Program
  • Families which includes all members from infant and up
  • Parents, children and youth reside as a family unit in the residential part of the facility

Age Requirements: Ages: 18 year(s) and up;
Application Process
  • Referrals accepted by self-referral, community counselors/agencies, detox/halfway house, health and paraprofessionals, women's shelters/Children's Aid Society
  • Referral agency required to be in contact with Sagashtawao Lodge and client to make informed referral
  • Referral and medical forms available on website
Upon client acceptance he/she must:
  • Submit completed referral and medical forms at least 2 weeks prior to admission
  • Bring personal belongings as outlined on website
  • Be responsible for own travel arrangements
  • Make arrangements to cancel all appointments during 6-week treatment period
  • Bring all own physician-prescribed medications ie tylenol
  • Abstain from all mood altering substances ie Prozac, tranquilizers
  • Bring own spending money
  • Abide by no contact rule for first 2 weeks (except emergencies)
  • Submit mandatory TB test results
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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