Weechi-it-te-win Family Services has been working hard over the past three years to find the right property to relocate its former TLC/TFC programs, now known as the Ganawendaasowin Assessment Program (GAP) and Ganawendaasowin Treatment Program (GTP).
The Ganawendaasowin programs are renowned across Ontario and Canada for their culturally-congruent treatment approach for adolescents and have been presented to international conferences, with the latest being the NICWA conference in Anchorage, Alaska.
After looking at many locations, including several in Fort Frances, the Township of Alberton, and surrounding areas, WFS found an ideal location in the Township of La Vallee to relocate both the GAP and GTP programs.
WFS has been working with a drafting company from Thunder Bay to design a state-of-the-art facility for its fully-licensed treatment facilities (GTP and GAP) that help young people through difficulties by providing culturally-restorative interventions with contemporary therapies by their qualified staff.
It is expected that WFS will break ground this year to begin the renovations.
The site location also will include the Nanaadawewinan programs, which are all the healing, treatment, cultural, and clinical programs of Weechi-it-te-win Family Services.
“We are so very happy to have found such beautiful property that will provide the opportunity to build a state-of-the-art facility that meets the needs of the youth who are working hard to change their lives while at the same time creating opportunities and building positive relationships with the residents of La Vallee township,” said Nanaadawewinan director Lori Flinders.