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Ontario Native Women's Association
Indigenous Victim and Family Liaison Program, Kenora

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Provides services and support for Indigenous women who have experienced abuse/violence and for the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW); functions under the The Missing and Murdered Women Initiative
  • Provides services based on the individual needs of families of MMIW, families and friends of homicide victims, and those who have experienced violence
  • Provides support and guidance to victims and/or their families as they interact with the criminal justice system and/or recover from the trauma of the crime
  • Aims to raise awareness of the criminal justice program and existing support services
  • Works to educate the justice system and service providers on how to help Indigenous women and their families
  • Offers public education, awareness and prevention initiatives about violence against Indigenous women, the issues related to murdered/missing women and their families, and the criminal justice system for victims/families

Services and supports for victims/families involved with the criminal justice system include:
  • Assistance understanding the criminal justice process
  • Support at meetings with police, courts and other service providers
  • Support at court
  • Crisis and emergency response due to violence/death
  • Financial support for emergency expenses
  • Support for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence such as accessing treatment for STIs/STDs, accessing women’s shelters and relevant ONWA programs
  • Healing services including talking circles, cultural healing, Elder's guidance and referrals to other services
Eligibility
Indigenous women who have experienced violence and the families of missing and murdered women throughout Northwestern Ontario
Application Process
Call to register
Fees
None
Accessibility
Partially Accessible - Parking -- One designated handicapped parking spot; Entrance -- Accessible from street level but no automatic push button; Washroom -- Accessible with holding bar ; Wheelchair accessibility available through back entrance; front entrance has stairs
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On July 17, 2019

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