Talk 4 Healing Ready to Help

Two of the Talk4Healing Councillors share what the service can offer to women
Two of the Talk4Healing Councillors share what the service can offer to women

THUNDER BAY – Talk 4 Healing is a service offered by the Ontario Native Women’s Association. The service is funded and supported by the Ontario Government and Beendigen Inc. The service is a twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week call-in-help line that offers help primarily to Indigneous women.

The service is offered in English, Cree, and Ogicree as well as Ojibway.

Talk 4 Healing

Often women looking for help in their communities, across the province, are left looking for resources. Sharing their story or the problems they are facing, in some cases with family or friends might be the best way but might have women feeling they can not, or should not share what is happening.

Talk 4 Healing offers support for women in a culturally supportive way. The information is personal. The councillors are non-judgemental. 

The service is offered for women on or off reserve, for urban or rural women, and is confidential.

The service is also online. The website is a safe place to find out extra information. There is also a quick way for the page to be closed quickly on the top of the page making it safe for a person in a potentially vulnerable situation to be safer. The site also offers ways for a person to “cover their tracks” and remove traces of having been to the site from their computer and potentially preying eyes.

Talk4Healing is a confidential service, and offers the women, and in some cases men too, the ability to find out how to handle a situation.


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