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Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services

Site: Ohsweken - Sunrise Crt

Service: Youth Lodge

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-445-0216
Crisis Phone 519-445-4324
Fax 519-445-0623
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Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Sandra Montour, Executive Director; Phone: (Business) 519-445-4324; Fax: 519-445-4825; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Youth Lodge (Tsi Tionkwatention A’no:wara Rason:ne, a Mohawk word meaning “My Home On Turtle Island”)  
  • a 6 bed co-ed residence for First Nations youth ages 12-18 experiencing serious difficulties in their lives 
  • provides a therapeutic approach intended to help participants to recognize their less effective behaviours and through self-evaluation, to learn to make more effective choices 
  • residents share in the daily upkeep of the lodge, attend school or a work/volunteer program, and participate in programming
Ratiweintehta's (They are Learning) Alternative Learning Classroom located at the Youth Lodge 
  • clients that are high school age and are no longer attending regular classes in a mainstream secondary school are eligible to attend the Section 23 classroom  
  • educational program is designed to address student's individual academic, social and emotional needs while obtaining high school credits
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Brantford ; New Credit ; Six Nations of the Grand River ; and other First Nations communities
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
Priority is given to members of Six Nations or New Credit, followed by other First Nations youth 
  • does not accept youth assessed as psychotic, suicidal or medically unstable, unless these conditions are under effective control by medical professionals 
  • youth on probation may be considered for admission at the Supervisor's discretion
Application By referral (pre-assessment screening, completion of intake package, supervisor interview/screening) 
Referrals are completed by the Intake Worker at Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Ohsweken
Address & Map
15 Sunrise Court
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
Intersection Sunrise Crt and Chiefswood Rd
Mailing Address c/o Andrew VanEvery 
PO Box 250 
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Abuse / Assault ; Child / Family Services ; Emergency / Crisis ; Housing / Shelter ; Indigenous Peoples ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading All Services for Indigenous Peoples ; Child Mental Health ; Crisis Lines for Abuse / Violence ; Crisis Lines for Abused Women ; Domestic Abuse ; Domestic Abuse Crisis Services ; Individual & Family Supports ; Shelter for Abused Women ; Shelters for Abuse ; Shelters for Youth ; Transitional Housing ; Victims of Abuse Support Programs ; Youth Mental Health Resources ; Youth Mental Health Services
Service Categories Adolescent/Youth Counselling ~ Indigenous Communities ~ At Risk Youth ; Behavioural Learning Therapy ~ Indigenous Communities ~ At Risk Youth ; Domestic Violence Hotlines ; Domestic Violence Shelters ; Residential Mental Health Treatment Facilities ~ Indigenous Communities ~ At Risk Youth ; Runaway/Homeless Youth Counselling ~ Indigenous Communities ~ At Risk Youth ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Homeless Youth

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