Niigaan M’Nikeng – The Way Forward – assists Indigenous women exiting corrections on probation or bail who are motivated to begin their journey toward balance.
This community-based Healing Lodge program offers 24/7 supports in an environment of safety, healing, and togetherness to address inter-generational trauma and root causes of criminalization.
With a view to reducing recidivism, the program’s healing practice is anchored in traditional cultural supports and one-on-one case management, including counselling, and life-skills development. TWHLS encourages participants to identify and achieve their personal goals. This is done by providing wrap-around services that include transition to independent living, affordable housing referral services, financial supports, and aftercare programming.
Since launching in late 2020, the Healing Lodge has celebrated a number of successful graduations. TWHLS is privileged to continue a strong supportive relationship within our sisterhood. Graduates leave strengthened by community and a sense of belonging that continues long after they have graduated.
TWHL’s Niigaan M’Nikeng program is made possible with the support and partnership of Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle, Miziwe Biik Development Corporation, Infrastructure Canada, the Ministry of the Attorney General (Indigenous Justice Division), the Ministry of the Solicitor General, and the Ministry of Housing.