Health Outreach Programs are located throughout Ontario at 11 Friendship Centres and are located in areas that do not have Aboriginal Health Access Centres.  Health Outreach Workers ensure that the health needs of community members are addressed in a cultural and wholistic way that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of individuals.  These services are available on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting where action plans are developed to help meet short and long-term goals of participants.  With the goal of improving Indigenous health and reducing family violence, Health Outreach Workers provide community members with access to mainstream and traditional health services, provide crisis intervention, offer traditional support and provide peer counseling to any community member impacted by violence.  Furthermore, Health Outreach Programs integrate with other Friendship Centre programs to provide community members with a wholistic approach to healing and wellness.  For more information, please contact your local Friendship Centre.

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