Groundbreaking ceremony for new Indigenous Women and Children’s Shelter – Anishinabek News

June 26, 2024

BEAUSOLEIL FIRST NATION – The community of Beausoleil First Nation is pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the much-anticipated Indigenous Women and Children’s Shelter, took place the morning of June 21, 2024. The event was held in Christian Island, marking a significant milestone in our commitment to providing safe and supportive housing for Indigenous women and children in need.

This new shelter is a response to the urgent need for secure, trauma informed, and culturally safe housing options for Indigenous women and children who have experienced violence and/or who have been exposed to abuse, including physical, mental, emotional, sexual, and addiction.

“This shelter is more than just a building; it represents hope, healing, safety, and a new beginning for many Beausoleil First Nation members and families,” said Charisse Sayer, Director of Beausoleil First Nation Shelter.

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