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Weechi It Te Win Family Services
Community Care Program

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Description
Oversees the delivery of child care and protection services and provides family support services
  • Administers services through each of the 10 Rainy Lake Tribal Area First Nations communities on an individual basis
  • Coordinates program through Family Services Workers and Family Counsellors who are members of the community in which they work
  • Ensures compliance by each community to child protection measures
Family Support Services
Offers an array of family support services including but not limited to:
  • Advocacy and referral to external agencies
  • Assessment and planning of child's and family's needs
  • Counselling
  • Emergency financial assistance for basic needs only in cases where the welfare of child/children is at-risk
  • Home visitation arrangements and supervison to enable parents to visit with their children living in alternative care
Prevention Services
  • Provides public education about parenting skills and assisting children through difficult times
  • Develops healthy social and recreational programs for families
  • Hosts community forums to address issues such as youth drug abuse, inadequate housing, schooling problems and after school activities
  • Organizes elders meetings that address traditional child rearing methods
  • Provides information sessions about understanding substance dependency and resulting family violence, and overcoming oppression by understanding cultural realities
Repatriation Services
  • Processes requests to have children in external foster care brought back to homes within the community
  • Acts as a liaison between the Band/Tribal Agency and external agencies
  • Provides advocacy on behalf of the child and family
Outreach Services
  • Provides the option to children adopted by outside families to discover their birth family and heritage
  • Provides records and information to Tribal Agency and external resources
Comments
Community Care Program contacts by community:
  • Big Grassy First Nation: 807-488-5917
  • Big Island First Nation (Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing): 807-488-5536
  • Couchiching First Nation: 807-274-7418
  • Lac La Croix: 807-485-2487
  • Naicatchewenin First Nation: 807-486-3407
  • Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation: 807-481-1110
  • Onigaming First Nation: 807-484-2299
  • Rainy River First Nation: 807-482-2479
  • Seine River First Nation: 807-599-1139
  • Stanjikoming First Nation: 807-274-2188
Eligibility
Children under 18 years of age and their families who are members of any of the 10 First Nations communities in the Rainy Lake Tribal Region
Family Support Services
  • Emergency financial assistance is provided ONLY in extenuating circumstances and each case is treated and considered separately; referral for assistance must come from the Band Council
  • Home visitation is available for families who have children in alternative care; request for visitation must come from birth family
Application Process
Intake assessment required
Fees
None
Accessibility
Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Accessible from street level but no automatic push button; Parking -- Accessible with one designated handicapped parking space; Washroom -- Not accessible ; Building has elevator
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On September 30, 2019

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