Family Counseling Program
A Decentralized Model - Weechi-it-te-win Family Services
- Did you know child welfare and children’s mental health services have been devolved to the communities and have been in full operation since 2000?
- One unique aspect of Weechi-it-te-win’s decentralized model is our Community Care Programs
- This arrangement is completed through rigorous planning & service agreements with each First Nation community
- Each First Nation community designs its child welfare services with standards of the Ministry and their First Nation communities values
The purpose of this Counseling program is to provide a wide range of culturally appropriate healing services to remedy, prevent and arrest further social, emotional or behavioral difficulties experienced within the context of families of the ten First Nations.
Established as an aboriginal alternative to the provincial child welfare system, Weechi-it-te-win Family Services represents the collective long-range aspirations of the Rainy Lake Tribal Area First Nations. These aspirations are as follows:
to preserve Native culture and identity among our people;
to strengthen and maintain Native families, and through them our communities;
to ensure the growth, support and development of all our children, Native families and communities