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Online Resources

The following is a list of online resources across the Yukon available for Aboriginal women seeking support, information, resources, training, or safe haven from violence:

Health and Wellness Services

Blood Ties Four Directions

http://bloodties.ca/

Yukon's information and support centre for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.

 


Many Rivers Counseling and Support Services

 

http://www.manyrivers.yk.ca/

Many Rivers is a non profit organization that has been working in the Yukon since 1969 under our previous name of Yukon Family Services Association. We serve children, youth, adults, and families. It is our goal to promote healthy relationships within the family, in the workplace and the community. To do this, we aid in the personal growth of individuals and families. We support people through difficult challenges and transitions, such as illness, separation, life changes, and role changes.

 


Yukon Family Services Association

Yukon Family Services Association provides confidential counseling, information, support, referrals and youth outreach services. It has offices in Whitehorse, Dawson City, Haines Junction and Watson Lake.

Whitehorse Office: (867) 667-2970

Dawson City Office: (867) 993-6455

Haines Junction Office: (867) 634-2111

Watson Lake Office: (867) 536-2330

 


Yukon Health Line

http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/811.php

Call the Yukon HealthLine at 811 anything, anytime, anywhere. It is a free and confidential 24-hour service available to anyone in the Yukon. It is staffed by health care professionals who can answer helath related questions or direct you to a resource in your community who can help.


Social and Community Services

Angel's Nest/Youth of Today Society

http://www.youthoftodaysociety.com/

Phone: 867-633-9687

 


Food Bank Society of Whitehorse

http://www.whitehorsefoodbank.ca/

The Food Bank provides emergency food to all members of the community. In support of the greater effort to eliminate poverty, the Food Bank offers hampers with up to three days of food to registered clients, as well as counseling services. Anyone with valid id can use the Food Bank.

 


Les EssentiElles

http://www.lesessentielles.org/

Les EssentiElles est un organisme à but non lucratif, fondé en 1995, qui représente les intérêts des femmes francophones du Yukon. Le groupe travaille activement à l'amélioration de la qualité de vie des Franco-yukonnaises en s'efforçant de répondre à leurs besoins.

Les EssentiElles is a non-profit organization, created in 1995, which represents the interests of French-speaking women in the Yukon. The group actively works to improve the quality of life of French-speaking women and respond to their needs.

 


Liard Aboriginal Women's Society

http://www.liardaboriginalwomen.ca/

Kaska Women Helping Kaska People, the Liard Aboriginal Women's Society (LAWS) is a non-profit, charitable, community-based, aboriginal organization providing social development services to the Kaska Nation in the Yukon and northern British Columbia. The organization was established and registered in the Yukon as a non-profit society in 1998.

 


PovNet

http://www.povnet.org/

PovNet is an online anti-poverty community providing search abilities for links, resources and advocates in Canada, particularly in BC and the Yukon.

 


PSAC Whitehorse and Dawson City Regional Women's Committees (RWC)

http://psacnorth.com/regional_womens_committee

The Whitehorse and Dawson City Regional Women's Committees (RWC) are independent decision-making committees pursuant to the Constitution of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). The RWC provides advice and advocacy on regional concerns of women represented by the PSAC.

 


Stop Violence in the Yukon

http://stopviolenceinyukon.ca/index.html

The Stop Violence in the Yukon website was created for easy access to information for women who are living with violence and for people and community members wanting to help women living with violence.

 


The Salvation Army

http://www.salvationarmyyt.org/index.htm

Since 1898, The Salvation Army has relied on community support to become a vital link in the social welfare of the people of the Yukon. The Salvation Army offers a shelter/drop-in center and halfway house for those seeking shelter.

Telephone: (867) 668-2327

Email:

admin@salvationarmyyt.org

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Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

 

http://www.skookumjim.com/

Skookum Jim™ Friendship Centre is a non-profit organization committed to a vision of bettering the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical well being of First Nations peoples, fostering the way of Friendship and understanding between people.

 


Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre

http://www.vfwc.net/

The Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre is an incorporated, non-profit organization operated by women, for women. The Centre provides a warm atmosphere where women can meet and share information, skills and experiences.

 


Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council

202-307 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse YT
Phone: 867-667-6162
Fax: 867-667-7539
Toll Free: 1-866-667-6162

Since 1983 the Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council (YAWC) has been dedicated to advancing the interests of Aboriginal women in the Yukon and helping Aboriginal women increase their autonomy and independence through planning, developing, and managing self-help projects and mentorship programs.

 


Yukon Child and Youth Advocate

http://www.ycao.ca/

Phone: 867-564-5575
Fax: 867-456-5574

The Advocate Office services Yukon’s vulnerable children and youth by striving to protect their rights and interests as well as empower them to maximize the benefits of their designated government services.

 


Yukon Human Rights Commission

http://www.yhrc.yk.ca/

 


Victim Services

Stop Violence in the Yukon

http://stopviolenceinyukon.ca/index.html

The Stop Violence in the Yukon website was created for easy access to information for women who are living with violence and for people and community members wanting to help women living with violence.

 


Dawson City Victim Services Coordinator

 

Telephone: (867) 993-5831

 


Kwanlin Dun Victim Services Program/Community Wellness Program

 

Kwanlin Dun Victim Services provides support and information to First Nations in Whitehorse

Victim Services Telephone: (867) 633-7852

Community Services Telephone: (867) 633-6149

 


VictimLINK

 

http://www.victimlinkbc.ca/

VictimLink BC is a toll-free, confidential telephone service available across BC and Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.

Telephone: 1-800-563-0808

For deaf or hard of hearing callers: TTY 604-875-0885 (collect calls accepted) or Text: 604-836-6381

Email:

VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca

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Victim Services/Family Violence Prevention Unit

 

http://www.justice.gov.yk.ca/prog/cor/vs/

The Victim Services and Family Violence Prevention unit of the Yukon Government offers support services and professional help to victims of crime and abuse.

The website has lots of information that you can use to help identify abuse, identify the choices you have, resources you can use, and answer many questions that you may have.

You can call Victim Services during office hours to arrange for a worker to meet with you. Or call the Family Violence Prevention Unit in Whitehorse.

Victim Services Telephone: (867) 667-8500

Family Violence Prevention Unit Telephone: (867) 667-3581

Family Violence Prevention Unit Toll free: 1-800-661-0408

 


Watson Lake Victim Service Coordinator

 

Telephone: (867) 536-2541

 


Women's Shelters and Transition Homes

Women's shelters and transition homes are available in communities across the Yukon as a safehaven for women and their children seeking shelter and support in times of crisis. Transportation can be arranged if there isn't a shelter or transition home in your community.

It is important to remember that a woman does not have to be physically abused to come to a shelter or transition home. Abuse comes in many forms – emotional and psychological, financial, as well as physical.

Confidentiality is respected. Staff at the transition homes and shelters will only talk about your situation if you have given them permission to. In addition to sympathetic and knowledgeable staff, you will find other women sharing the home with you. Just talking and sharing experiences can help you as you take the time at these homes to get perspective and gain control of your life.

Transition homes have outreach programs and workers to help you. These homes will provide shelter, food, information, referrals, support and encouragement. While staying at these homes, you will be required to help with cooking and housework, and you will be expected to respect and follow the house rules. Children are always welcome at these homes, but daycare is not provided. Therefore, you will be responsible for the care of your own children.

 


Carmacks Safe Home

 

The Carmacks Safe Home provides temporary shelter for women. The maximum stay is one week.

Telephone: (867) 863-5918

After hours: (867) 863-5385

 


Dawson Shelter Society

 

The Dawson Shelter Society is a temporary shelter facility located in Dawson City serving women on an as-needed basis. The maximum stay is two weeks. General advocacy services are available to clients and women from the community.

Telephone: (867) 993-5086

E-mail:

shelterdirector@northwestel.net

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Kaushee's Place

 

Kaushee's Place is located in Whitehorse, YT and provides shelter and advocacy to women and their children living with violence and abuse.

Telephone: (administrative line): (867) 633-7720

Crisis Line: (867) 668-5733

Email:

adkaushees@whtvcable.com

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Magedi Safe Home

 

The Magedi Safe Home is located in Ross River. The length of stay is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Telephone: (867) 969-2722

 


Watson Lake Transition Home/Women's Shelter

 

Help and Hope for Families Society is a 24-hour shelter home for women and children fleeing an abusive relationship, in transition or in crisis. Women and children can stay for up to one month. Help and Hope for Families offers a 24-hour crisis line, safety, confidentiality, advocacy, resource information, referrals and non-judgmental support.

Telephone: (867) 536-7233 24 hours

E-mail:

edhhfs@northwestel.net

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