Department of Community & Social Services
The Department of Community & Social Services (DCSS) provides services in a family-focused, integrated and coordinated manner that is consistent with, works with and reinforces the traditional, informal patterns of sharing, caring and healing in the extended family and community; that is least-intrusive, non-judgmental and respectful of the individual and family in need; that supports the healing and strengthening of individuals and families and avoids the creation of dependencies on the Department and its programs.
Akwesasne Child and Family Services
Mission Statement: We care, trust and believe in the strength of Akwesasne.
As a child protection agency, we are committed to promoting the best interests, protection, and well-being of children.
- Child protection services
- Family support services
- Traditional support services
- Community prevention and education services
- Foster care services
- 24-hour on-call services
- Referral & advocacy
Akwesasne Family Wellness Program
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.
- 16-week Residential Program for Women, Men & children
- 24-Hour Crisis Line & on-site support
- Outreach Services
- Education & Support Groups
- Transitional Housing program
Community Support Program
To provide financial assistance for basic and related needs and to promote self-sufficiency through education or employment.
- Social assistance
- Temporary Care
- Education/Employment Assistance