Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services

Site: Ohsweken - Sunrise Crt

Service: Youth Lodge

Record #: BRD0076
Last Full Update: 23 Jul 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-445-0216
Crisis Phone 519-445-4324
Fax 519-445-0623
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Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Sandra Montour, Executive Director; Phone: (Business) 519-445-4324; Fax: 519-445-4825; Email:

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Youth Lodge (Tsi Tionkwatention A’no:wara Rason:ne, a Mohawk word meaning “My Home On Turtle Island”)

  • a 6 bed co-ed residence for First Nations youth ages 12-18 experiencing serious difficulties in their lives
  • provides a therapeutic approach intended to help participants to recognize their less effective behaviours and through self-evaluation, to learn to make more effective choices
  • residents share in the daily upkeep of the lodge, attend school or a work/volunteer program, and participate in programming

Ratiweintehta's (They are Learning) Alternative Learning Classroom located at the Youth Lodge

  • clients that are high school age and are no longer attending regular classes in a mainstream secondary school are eligible to attend the Section 23 classroom
  • educational program is designed to address student's individual academic, social and emotional needs while obtaining high school credits

Mon-Sun 24 hours

Areas Served Brantford ; New Credit ; Six Nations of the Grand River ; and other First Nations communities
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s) Priority is given to members of Six Nations or New Credit, followed by other First Nations youth
  • does not accept youth assessed as psychotic, suicidal or medically unstable, unless these conditions are under effective control by medical professionals
  • youth on probation may be considered for admission at the Supervisor's discretion

By referral (pre-assessment screening, completion of intake package, supervisor interview/screening) 
Referrals are completed by the Intake Worker at Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services

Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Ohsweken
Address & Map
15 Sunrise Court
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
Intersection Sunrise Crt and Chiefswood Rd
Mailing Address c/o Andrew VanEvery 
PO Box 250 
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Abuse / Assault ; Child / Family Services ; Emergency / Crisis ; Housing / Shelter ; Indigenous Peoples ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading Child Mental Health ; Crisis Lines for Abuse / Violence ; Crisis Lines for Abused Women ; Domestic Abuse ; Domestic Abuse Crisis Services ; Individual & Family Supports ; Shelter for Abused Women ; Shelters for Abuse ; Shelters for Youth ; Transitional Housing ; Victims of Abuse Support Programs ; Youth Mental Health Resources ; Youth Mental Health Services
Service Categories Adolescent/Youth Counselling ~ Indigenous Communities ~ At Risk Youth ; Behavioural Learning Therapy ~ Indigenous Communities ~ At Risk Youth ; Domestic Violence Hotlines ; Domestic Violence Shelters ; Residential Mental Health Treatment Facilities ~ Indigenous Communities ~ At Risk Youth ; Runaway/Homeless Youth Counselling ~ Indigenous Communities ~ At Risk Youth ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Homeless Youth

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