Our programs are based on a balanced, holistic approach.  They are offered in-house or through our outreach program to Aboriginal women and children.

 

Welcoming Fire Outreach Program

This program, which began in 2001, is funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. The objective of the “Welcoming Fire Outreach Program” is to prevent homelessness. The Outreach Worker responds to emergency situations, provides home visits, advocacy, support and referrals. Learn More →

Holistic Health Project

This project, funded by PHAC, provides culturally relevant education to Aboriginal women, and enhances the capacity of community-based service providers in Montreal. The goal is to address the needs of Aboriginal women and children affected by HIV, homelessness, the sex trade, addictions, and family violence. Learn More →

Community Support Project

(Sponsored by HRSDC) Under this new project the shelter offers addictions counselling and support to families with children. The Addictions Worker is responsible for providing addictions counselling, education, support and referrals as well as for promoting health lifestyles and healthy choices. The Family Care worker is responsible for working with families with children, conducting workshops, individual support and family based healing plans. These services are offered to in-house residents. 

In-house programs

We provide services to help women and children become autonomous and live a more balanced life.

  • We provide shelter, food, and clothing
  • Assistance in obtaining financial aid and low-cost housing
  • Obtaining necessary identification
  • Advocacy services
  • Accompaniment to appointments
  • Individual counseling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Creative self-expression
  • Healing Circles
  • Sweat Lodge Ceremonies
  • Morning Ceremonies
  • Referrals for detox, treatment, psychotherapy, psychologists, as well as for legal and medical needs
  • Elder visits
  • Workshops such as Parenting Skills, Life Skills, Healthy Communication, Non-violence, Sexuality