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The Insight Mentoring Program is an FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)

3 year prevention program. Our unique program offers both contemporary and traditional approaches of support to Aboriginal women with alcohol/substance use during their pregnancy. The program also provides community outreach and promotes healthy life style choices by providing support and education on FASD, Addictions, Parenting, Traditional Teachings and Aboriginal Culture.

 

Criteria

  • Self-identify as being of Aboriginal origin.
  • 18 years of age or older. 
  • Pregnant or have recently given birth (twelve months post partum) and use alcohol/substances.
  • Living with difficult life circumstances and are not connected to community services.
  • Voluntary Involvement.

Services Provided

  • Access to prenatal and infant care
  • Access to traditional resources
  • Referrals to Aboriginal organizations for support and consultation
  • Addressing concerns around child custody, personal safety, income security, housing and family planning issues
  • Parenting work shops
  • Getting treatment for Alcohol or drug use
  • Setting goals and achieving them
  • Support and advocacy

Contact Information

Senior Mentor/FASD Educator – Noella Gentes

Phone: 204-925-3750 

Email:ngentes@ahwc.ca

Directors and Staff

Director of Programs – Jarred Baker

Senior Mentor/FASD Educator – Noella Gentes

Mentor – Ann Thomas

Mentor – Michelle Foster

Mentor – Tammy Johnston

Organizational vision statement

The philosophy and therefore the vision of AHWC is founded on the concepts within the medicine wheel, which emphasizes provision of resources that empowers individuals to attain a balance in their lifestyle.

Community News

An overnight cultural retreat is planned for March 2016 at Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre in Beausejour, Manitoba.