Ready to Provide You with Emergency Services
CHADWIC Home offers a 10-bed emergency shelter service. The shelter is in Wawa, Ontario, but the service is offered to all self-identified women including two-spirited, cisgender, or transgender women, and her children, within the North Algoma, Chapleau area. Women using CHADWIC Home services will have access to emotional support, information, and referrals. These services are all offered free of charge.
In addition to safe, confidential accommodation, we also provide food and necessities, laundry facilities, private bedrooms, and children’s play areas.
Emergency transportation can be arranged for women and their children who need to come to the shelter.
An emergency food cupboard is also available for women accessing our services.
Transitional Housing & Support
The Transitional Housing and Support Program is available in the following communities on a regular basis: Chapleau, Hornepayne, Dubreuilville, White River, and Wawa. The Transitional Housing & Support Worker travels to these communities and can provide assistance with:
Locating and maintaining safe housing, safety planning, information about rights, referrals, advocacy, accompaniment to appointments, and ongoing emotional support.
Court support and accompaniment are also offered to women as they navigate the family and/or criminal court systems.
CHADWIC Home also offers several different women’s groups and children’s groups throughout the year. Girl Talk, a group for Grade 6 girls is offered regularly. This popular group helps girls learn about healthy relationships, healthy boundaries, and healthy self-esteem. Other youth groups offered are: Young Women’s Empowerment Group, Taking Action on Violence in the Lives of Young Women, and Food 4 Thought.
Women’s groups are offered throughout the year, including the popular Snack & Yak group.
Call to inquire about groups in your area. You can also check the calendar on this website for more information.
Public Education and Awareness
CHADWIC Home takes a lead roll in events like Take Back the Night, Shine the Light on Woman Abuse, and International Women’s Day. Check our events calendar to see upcoming Public Awareness Events.
Presentations are available by request in all communities, organizations, schools, and service agencies.