Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services

Site: Ohsweken - Sunrise Crt

Service: Youth Lodge

Service Details
Hours 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.
Application 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
Address and Location
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
Description (Service) Youth Lodge (Tsi Tionkwatention A’no:wara Rason:ne, a Mohawk word meaning “My Home On Turtle Island”) is a 6 bed co-ed residence for First Nations youth ages 12-18 experiencing serious difficulties in their lives. It 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. Ganohkwasra clients that are high school age and are no longer attending regular classes in a mainstream secondary school is eligible to attend the Section 23 classroom. This educational program is designed to address student's individual academic, social and emotional needs while obtaining high school credits.
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-445-0216
Crisis Phone 519-445-4324
Fax 519-445-0623
Social Media Facebook
Primary Executive Sandra Montour, Executive Director; Phone: (Business) 519-445-4324; Fax: 519-445-4825; Email:

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