Native Womens Centre

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Contact Information
Office Phone 905-664-1114
Toll Free Phone 1-888-308-6559
Crisis Phone 905-664-1114 * long distance or local collect crisis calls are accepted
Fax 905-664-1101
E-Mail nwc@nativewomenscentre.com
Website www.nativewomenscentre.com
Site Information
Located In Community Hamilton
Mailing Address PO Box 69036 
Rosedale PO 
1900 King St E 
Hamilton, ON L8K 1W1
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Agency and Service Names
Legal Name Hamilton Wentworth Chapter of Native Women Incorporated
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Provides assistance to Native families in the Hamilton area by identifying their needs, advocating on their behalf and establishing programs and services to meet their needs * provides safe, emergency shelter for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, or other factors
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1976
Primary Executive Cindilee Ecker-Flagg, Executive Director; Email: ed@nativewomenscentre.com
Alternate Executive Laura Workman, Assistant Executive Director; Email: laura@nativewomenscentre.com
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) All crisis services are confidential and include: 
 
Shelter: 
Mon-Sun 24 hours * includes all meals, emergency clothing and personal need items * emergency transportation to the shelter on request * temporary transportation assistance available to residents for appointments * Woman Abuse Education Program, weekly in-house education and information groups * 24-hour counselling for residents, non-residents and past residents, primarily using one-on-one counselling * group counselling sessions are scheduled, upon request * provides information and/or referrals for legal, medical, financial, housing, and employment services * provides access to Native Traditional methods of healing 
 
Transitional Housing and Support Program: 
Works to support women and their children who have experienced violence or abuse by connecting them with individualized services and supports within their communities * uses a holistic approach to assist women and children to live violence/abuse free and lead safe and meaningful lives. 
 
Honouring the Circle:  
Temporary housing available to single women and women with children who have experienced family violence and/or homelessness * connects them with individualized services and supports within their community * 45 bed Transitional Emergency Shelter. 
 
Aboriginal Community Counselling:  
Designed to provide Aboriginal specific community counselling, support, information, education, referral services for Aboriginal women who have experienced abuse.  
Services provided include: Supportive counselling * individualized support * danger assessments * education * referrals * safety planning * goal setting * access to Traditional Healing and Elder support 
 
Emergency Outreach Project:  
Provides emergency food and winter clothing assistance to the Aboriginal community who are at risk or are homeless 
 
Native Counselling/Discharge Planning:  
Provides counselling and awareness training to Native offenders incarcerated at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of)
Eligibility Women who are in need, with or without children
Application Contact for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Main Category Abuse / Assault ; Child / Family Services ; Emergency / Crisis ; Housing / Shelter
Secondary Category Counselling for Abused Women ; Domestic Abuse ; Domestic Abuse Crisis Services ; Shelter for Abused Women ; Shelters for Abuse ; Transitional Housing ; Victims of Abuse Support Programs
Service Categories Disaster Related Shelter Services ~ Women ; Domestic Violence Shelters ~ Women ; Homeless Shelter ~ Women ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Women ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Women

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