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Minwaashin Lodge - Indigenous Women's Support Centre

Site: Ottawa

Service: Street Team Outreach Mobile

Alternate Name CV19 ; HT1 ; HT2 ; Minwaashin Lodge Aboriginal Women's Support Centre ; OCR ; STORM ; STORM Van
Former Name Sex Trade OutReach Mobile
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
1155 Lola St, Suite 100
Ottawa, ON K1K 4C1
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Intersection Belfast Rd and Conventry Rd
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (30 Mar 2020): STORM outreach continues to operate in the community 6 days a week during COVID19. 
Services and programs for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women 
Specialized team is available to assist women involved in the sex trade, as well as providing specialized supports and services for women who are victims of human trafficking * the outreach team can assist women with immediate medical, safety and shelter needs 
* Information and referral to community supports 
* Transportation to emergency shelter, medical facilities, detoxification unit and other locations deemed appropriate 
* Crisis intervention 
* Basic supplies i.e. hygiene products, clothing, and condoms 
* Information on health issues i.e. sexually transmitted infections 
* Snacks and clothing
Hours Administration Tue 9 am-5 pm * Service Wed-Fri 5 pm-12 midnight * Sat-Mon 5:30 pm-11:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility First Nations, Inuit and Métis women
Application Call for more information
Languages English ; First Nations
Fees None
Service Categories In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Sex Trade Workers ~ Women ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ~ Victims of Human Trafficking ; Sex Trade Related Helplines ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Sex Trade Workers ~ Women ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Sex Trade Workers ~ Women ; Transportation for Endangered People ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Sex Trade Workers ~ Women ; Transportation for Endangered People ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Women ~ Victims of Human Trafficking
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone Van's Cells Wed-Fri 613-265-7558 ; Sat-Mon 613-261-4491 ; Administration 613-741-5590
After Hours Phone 613-789-1141
Crisis Phone 24 hours 613-789-1141
Fax 613-748-8311
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Ida Kakekagumick, IT Systems Maintenance/Reception; Phone: 613-741-5590 ext 221
Alternate Contact Frances Daly, Director, Oshki Kizis Lodge; Phone: 613-741-5590 ext 292
Primary Executive Mary Daoust, Executive Director; Phone: 613-741-5590 ext 228
Other Details
Established 1991
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; Federal - Health Canada * Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada ; Grants - Ontario Women's Directorate * United Way ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 136843026 RR0001 ; United Way ; Foundation - Community Foundation of Ottawa * Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres * Ontario Trillium Foundation ; Accenture Inc * Kagita Mikam * Status of Women * Family Services Ottawa * Heritage Fund of Ottawa * National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund; Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada;
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets
Resources Website * videos
Accreditation No * Staff certified by their respective professional associations.

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