Ontario helpline established to assist First Nations women – Manitoulin.ca

February 21, 2018

THUNDER BAY—The province is supporting Beendigen Inc., an Indigenous family shelter in Thunder Bay, to expand culturally appropriate helpline services for Indigenous women across Ontario. For over 40 years Beendigen Inc. has provided safety and shelter to Indigenous women and children experiencing violence and facilitated the cycle of healing through culturally appropriate programs and services to individuals and families.

The new provincial investment builds on the success of Talk4Healing, an Indigenous-designed and delivered helpline for Indigenous women in Northern Ontario.

According to a provincial government press release announcing the funding, expanding helpline services for Indigenous women is a key commitment under Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women to help respond to the high rates of violence experienced by Indigenous women.

Read More: http://www.manitoulin.ca/2018/02/21/ontario-helpline-established-assist-first-nations-women/

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