Nogdawindamin launches neonatal, children’s mental health hubs (3 photos) – Soo Today

Federal government commits more than $6 million to Indigenous child welfare

Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services is expanding its footprint in the Sault Ste. Marie area with the launch of Baby Lucious Neonatal Hub for mothers living with opioid addiction in the downtown core, and Nogdaawenmishin children’s mental health services hub in Batchewana First Nation.

Board of directors president Elaine Johnston – who also serves as chief of Serpent River First Nation – says that the two hubs are part of an one-year pilot project.

The Baby Lucious Neonatal Hub was made possible with a $437,000 investment from the federal government, along with a $5.9 million investment for the Children’s Mental Health Initiative, which will provide services to approximately 350 children living in the seven member First Nations of the North Shore Tribal Council.

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