Deer Lake First Nation

Crisis Intervention

Home Agency Service

Description
  • Provides crisis intervention services to community in crisis situations and to individuals affected by family violence and suicide
  • Offers immediate on site or telephone assistance
  • Dispatches call to police when deemed necessary
  • Ensures victims receive support and assistance to secure their safety
  • Arranges meeting family members at centre or agreed upon location to discuss possible crisis resolutions
Also coordinates:
  • Crisis plan to follow in response to suicide intervention, domestic violence intervention and any other form of crisis situations that may arise in community
  • Information sessions and workshops on techniques for healing strategies
Supports can include but are not limited to:
  • Debriefing and stabilization following crisis situation
  • Advocacy on behalf of individuals and families dealing with various agencies
  • Meal preparation, transportation, homemaking and other areas requiring support for families in crisis situations such as the suicide of a youth
  • Information about/referrals to appropriate resources and services
Eligibility
Members of Deer Lake First Nation involved in any form of family crisis and/or violence
Application Process
Call for assistance
Office
807-775-2226 - Alternate 807-775-9770
Crisis
807-738-4283 - On-call Nurse cell
Nishnawbe-Aski Police
807-775-9954
Fax
807-775-9772
Web Site
Visit Website
Mailing Address
Box 352
c/o Health Centre
Deer Lake, ON, P0V 1N0
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Howard Meekis, Crisis Coordinator
Email: howardmeekis@knet.ca
Health Director
Garylene Meekis
Email: garylenemeekis@knet.ca
Fees
None
Documents Required
No documents required
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
February 13, 2022
Address
Deer Lake Health Centre
Deer Lake First Nation, ON, P0V 1N0
  • Serves as the Health Centre for Deer Lake First Nation
  • Co-located in the same building as the Nursing Station

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Hours of Operation
Mon
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thu
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Health Centre: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Emergencies: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Service Area(s)
Deer Lake First Nation