The goal of the NWSM is to provide a safe environment where women can begin to rebuild their lives. We offer support and frontline services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis (Aboriginal) women and children to promote their empowerment and independence. The NWSM is the only women’s shelter in Montreal that provides services exclusively to Aboriginal women and their children. The NWSM can accommodate up to 16 women and children per night.
The NWSM is constantly evolving and striving to offer the best possible services to Aboriginal women and children.
The NWSM is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. We offer in-house programs as well as an outreach program. We provide 20 workshops a month which range from art therapy to traditional teachings.
What makes our shelter so unique is that it works within an Aboriginal framework. We incorporate as many different teachings from all the different cultures of First Nations Inuit and Métis. We combine traditional healing techniques and contemporary approaches to give the women a multitude of options to address their needs and issues and deal with their traumas.
We provide Aboriginal women and their children a safe and supportive environment.
Since its incorporation in 1987, the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal has provided shelter and support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and their children who are in difficulty. Our clientele are self-referred or referred by community resources.
The shelter provides an environment where women can focus on their various challenges and rebuild their lives. We offer in-house programs and services as well as outreach services that help in the healing process of the women while assisting them in re-establishing a balanced lifestyle.
The Native Women's Shelter works within an Aboriginal framework. We incorporate many different teachings from the various cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. We combine traditional healing techniques with contemporary approaches to give the women a multitude of options to address their immediate needs and issues.