Akwesasne Family Wellness Program

Iethinisten:ha Iethinonronhkwa — “Our Mothers We Love”

The mission of the Akwesasne Family Wellness Program is to provide emergency and long-term safe housing for victims of domestic violence, abusive situations, self harm and high risk behaviors. The mandate of the program is to provide educational healing services to women, men and children. There is a separate residential house for males who are victims of domestic violence or self-abuse.

The Akwesasne Family Wellness Program offers:

  • 6-week residential or non-residential program for women and men who have been victims of or exposed to abuse (domestic, physical, mental, emotional, sexual & self)
  • 24-hour support line, on-site support and information available
  • Referrals
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Tools and information on domestic violence offered in individual & group settings
  • Access to cultural and traditional teachings
  • Outreach program

The AFWP Outreach Program provides family-focused and accessible services for community members. Staff are located throughout Akwesasne to offer drop-in services, where individuals can access information on domestic violence, advocacy, referral services and more. Confidential one-on-one counselling can also be arranged on site.

AFWP Outreach also facilitates many educational programs and cultural services throughout the area. Transportation can be a barrier to participate in community events, so let the AFWP know and see if transportation can be arranged!

To contact the Akwesasne Family Wellness Program, please call 613-937-4322 or email afwpoutreach@akwesasne.ca.



Akwesasne Family Wellness Program 1-800-480-4208
Three Sisters Program 1-855-374-7837
Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600
Domestic Violence Helpline 1-800-363-9010
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline 1-866-863-0511