401 N. Cumberland Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4P7
P. 807-345-5840
F. 807-344-8945
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To develop a sense of Native community in the City of Thunder Bay with opportunities for involvement and control by community members in addressing the issues that affect their lives.

Children's Wellness Program

The Children’s Wellness Program specifically targets high-risk youth aged 7-15. The purpose is to decrease drug/alcohol abuse and to address mental health issues that may be a result of family violence. The program utilizes a wrap around case management approach.

What is Wrap Around?

Wrap around programs maintain that the family’s perspective should have the most prominent place in the design of mental health services for an individual child and that care decisions should be based on tapping into a child’s strengths.

What the Program Offers

The Children’s Wellness Program offers services that assist children and their families to address child’s behavioral and mental health needs. These services consist of a holistic approach that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of the child.

Services available:

  • One-on-one Counselling
  • Advocacy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Recreational Activities

Additional components the program addresses:

  • Prevention
  • Early Intervention
  • Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Group Counselling
  • Aftercare Support

Programming Available:

  • Girl Power
  • Honouring the Voices of Children
  • Street Wolf
  • Junior Vision Circle
  • Walk and Talk
  • Hand Drum Circle
  • Summer Camp

Click here for Program Calendar.

Please contact the Children’s Wellness Worker at the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre for more information! (807) 345-5840 ext. 9083

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