Rainy River Valley Safety Coalition Partners
United Native Friendship Centre
They are dedicated to enhancing the lives of native and non-native people in our community and surrounding area.
- Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Programs: To reduce family violence, promote healthy life styles, cultured based programming, and healing.
- Aboriginal Youth Support Program: for youth aged 6 to 13 years of age. The four components addressed in the program are: social, cultural, education and recreation.
- Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Program: Open to youth from 14-18 years of age. The main focus of the program is a drop in centre where all the noted programs and services are run. The major component is cultural identity in terms of the teachings form Elders, drumming, dancing, the language and crafts.
- Aboriginal Family Support Program: Support is provided to children through provision of holistic, healing, prevention services, which address the level of dysfunction prevalent among urban Aboriginal families
- Aboriginal Prenatal Nutrition Program: This is a federally funded program that offers support to urban Aboriginal women and their babies up to six month of age.
- Aboriginal Life Long Care Program: this program was developed to ensure the development and provision of culturally appropriate community support services and professional services, with particular attention to the needs of Aboriginal seniors, Elders, the “disabled”, and the chronically ill with special needs.
- Aboriginal alcohol/Drug Program: Offers support to Aboriginal people who may have alcohol/drug addiction.
- Aboriginal Healthy Babies Program: Promotes optimal physical, cognitive, communicative and social development in at risk Aboriginal children between 0 to 6 years of age and have access to a range of prevention and early intervention services
- Head start summer program: For children ages 3 –5 who are from Aboriginal descent and entering school in the Fall. This program teaches children school readiness skills with a focus on cultured and language. This curriculum also concentrates on parental involvement, education, health promotion, nutrition, and social support programs.