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Akwesasne Family Wellness Program

Akwesasne ON Canada

The mission of the Akwesasne Family Wellness Program is to provide emergency and long-term safe housing for victims of domestic violence, abusive situations, self-harm, and high-risk behaviors.

The mandate of the program is to provide educational healing services to women, men, and children. There is a separate residential house for males who are victims of domestic violence or self-abuse.

The Akwesasne Family Wellness Program offers:

  • 6-week residential or non-residential program for women and men who have been victims of or exposed to abuse (domestic, physical, mental, emotional, sexual & self)
  • 24-hour support line, on-site support, and information available
  • Referrals
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Tools and information on domestic violence offered in individual & group settings
  • Access to cultural and traditional teachings

Outreach program

The AFWP Outreach Program provides family-focused and accessible services for community members. Staff are located throughout Akwesasne to offer drop-in services, where individuals can access information on domestic violence, advocacy, referral services, and more. Confidential one-on-one counselling can also be arranged on-site.

AFWP Outreach also facilitates many educational programs and cultural services throughout the area. Transportation can be a barrier to participating in community events, so let the AFWP know and see if transportation can be arranged.

Tags related to this service:

  • Accessibility Details: Partially accessible
  • Service Type: Gender-based violence (GBV), Transitional Housing, Intimate partner violence (IPV), Domestic Violence

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