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Zhaawanong Shelter

Zhaawanong means "South" in the Ojibwe language. This direction means warmth, change, nurturance and renewal - qualities we promote in the shelter.

Operating since June, 1992, our shelter offers a 24 hour emergency shelter for First Nation women and their children who are at high risk of further abuse in the family home. Here we provide: safety, protection and shelter, (up to 42 days), in a supportive healing environment; intervention and wholistic crisis counselling (group or individual), for women and their children; traditional healing circles for women and children; an understanding of the cycle of violence; promotion of health and wellness and prevention of family violence; emergency transportation; and referral and advocacy, while they are in transition.

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