MAMISARVIK HEALING CENTRE
MAMISARVIK HEALING CENTRE
The Mamisarvik Healing Center is an Inuit-specific, 53-day, residential and day, addiction and trauma treatment program, located in Ottawa. The Centre provides culturally-specific therapeutic treatment to Inuit men and women aged 18 years or older, who are suffering from dependency on drugs and alcohol and the effects of trauma and physical and sexual abuse.
|Programming addresses issues related to the devastating legacy of cultural oppression, such as residential schools, forced relocation, and sled-dog slaughter in a professional, safe, caring and confidential environment. We are an Inuit specific program that offers groups and individual counselling in Inuktitut and English, culturally specific activities, and country food. A complete course of intensive treatment, counselling services and continuing care, may span two to three years, depending on individual needs.|
|The Transition House is owned by TI and is a duplex located in East Ottawa. One side of the home accommodates up to 5 men and the other side accommodates up to 5 women. In each home there are five bedrooms, a kitchen and two living rooms. The Transition House is an abstinent environment. An office is located in each home where staff are available most days, evenings and weekends to provide support with daily living.|
Mamisarvik has two Housing Support Workers that support Inuit to resolve medical, legal, housing and financial issues. Juliet and Tina provide support to people in crisis, information, resources, and referral, through telephone and personal contact. They provide referrals to TI counselling programs and other community services/resources (e.g. rent banks, social assistance, legal aid, interpreter services, parenting support, education/training, health services). Juliet and Tina also provide support in the areas of finding and maintaining housing; (e.g. collecting and filing out all appropriate forms required by Housing Registry) and assisting in avoiding eviction. They will also accompany clients to community appointments.
INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL HEALTH SUPPORT PROGRAM
|Counsellors provide emotional, cultural and mental health support services to help former residential school students and their families|
|The Northern Trainer travels to Northern communities with an Elder for the purposes of working with willing community based social service partners. The aim is to build local capacity and provide tools to community-based social service providers to help them support clients with issues related to substance abuse/addictions. This direct investment in Nunavut service providers provides stronger community-based services for pre and post treatment clients. It also strengthens the connection between TI’s southern treatment services, the northern community service providers and the clients they mutually serve.|
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Thank you to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and Health Canada for their support