Programs & Services
Traditional Community Wellness Program
The purpose of the Traditional Community Wellness Program is to provide counseling services to Tyendinaga Mohawk Community members on or off Territory, and any Indigenous person requesting services.
Our goal is to assist community members in understanding and processing feelings as well as take ownership of their feelings; teachings of the unburdening process; the effects of trauma and the impacts of residential schools and family violence.
We will support each individual as they journey through the healing process. We believe in supporting the whole human being, emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually.
We offer circle (groups), an unburdening process; organize and offer ceremonies; organize community workshops and/or information sessions as well as speaking engagements.
- Provide one-on-one counseling sessions, circles (groups) such as grief recovery, woman’s, men’s, healing, talking, sharing, etc.
- Organize and offer ceremonies; these can vary and are offered throughout the year.
- Fasting camps are held 2 times a year (spring/fall)
- Moon Ceremony is held every month
- Sweats at various times throughout the year, as requested
- Organize community workshops and/or information sessions as well as speaking engagements. We speak on a variety of topics from cross cultural training, family violence, trauma, lateral violence, etc.
- Advocacy and referrals to appropriate services
Our youth programs provide culturally appropriate activities at the community level to help create healthy families and community environments in which community members and children can thrive. We hold theme dances, educate on Mohawk culture, sports, workshops such as self-esteem, identity & land skills and other ongoing activities dedicated to youth. We have a drop in centre located in the Youth Centre at the Karonhyak’tatye Sports Complex. We also fund before and after school age programs.
- Increase the awareness in using the good mind, child development and healthy habits.
- Role model healthy lifestyles and healthy relationships
- Provide circles such as grief recovery, girls circle & boys circle
- Support community development and provide opportunity for communities to find their own solutions to the health and development needs of children, youth, family and community.
- Support optimal health and social development
The program provides Youth Groups at the Youth Centre on the following nights:
- Ages 6-8 yrs Tuesday 6 pm-8 pm
- Ages 13 yrs+ Wednesday 6 pm-8 pm
- Ages 9-12 yrs Thursdays 6 pm-8 pm
** NEW Youth Group Registration Process (form)
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National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)
NNADAP provides prevention, intervention, aftercare and follow-up services. Prevention strategies conducted by the program provide culturally appropriate programs to educate and create awareness about addictions and addiction free-lifestyles.
Intervention strategies provide assessments and referrals to treatment centres, preparation of clients for entry to treatments centres or rehabilitation treatment programs. Strategies also include short-term counseling in crisis situations and out-patient counseling services.
After care and follow up services also provide support to clients returning home or to their community from treatment and provide ongoing client care.
- Reduce the incidence of alcohol and drugs
- Build capacity to develop and deliver culturally appropriate community based addictions programs and services.
- Increase awareness and understanding concerning alcohol and drugs to the community at large.
- To promote a holistic approach to deal with healing and wellness.
- To provide support circles, one-on-one counseling, workshops, education sessions, etc.
- Strengthen relationships between community-based programs
- Provide support to individuals and family post-treatment
- Provide a short-term counseling to address crisis and outpatient counseling services.
Children's Mental Health Program
The primary focus of the Child & Youth Wellness Team is to ensure that all First Nations’ children and youth, up to the age of 18, receive supports and holistic care, necessary to increase their well-being. Our area covers First Nation Children and Youth in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and Hastings and Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac, Leeds & Grenville and Lanark Counties.
The program will provide culturally appropriate programs to educate, create awareness, and increase supports.
Services may include: