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Vision Statement

“Our purpose is to instill hope, belief, honesty and trust in ourselves, our families and our communities, which will help us to maintain our healing journey, not as one, alone, but united in spirit, culture and tradition.”

The Wellness Centre Grand Opening on Woyenne Reserve was in September 2013.

Hours and Contact Information

Woyenne Wellness Centre
105 Tsa Street – Box 297
Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0
Phone: 250-692-3558

Hours of operation are as follows:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(Closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Services

With this vision in mind, the Lake Babine Nation Wellness Team is here to provide services to help you along the road to recovery. The following is a list of services the Wellness Team is able to provide:

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Individual & Family Counselling/Therapy
  • Family Violence
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Grief & Loss Recovery
  • Stress Management/Anger Management
  • Youth Services

Confidential Phone appointments are offered as well. If you would like an appointment after 4:30 p.m., please contact the wellness centre and make arrangements a week prior to desired date.

If you have any suggestions or ideas for services you would like to see here in our community or have any questions, please contact the Wellness Centre at 250-692-3558.

Wellness Team Staff & Introductions

Alanna Joseph – Wellness Intake Clerk

If you would like to book an appointment with our counsellors, please feel free to contact Alanna office at 250-692-3558 or come see us in the office. Thank you!

Herbert Williams – Drug & Alochol Counselor

To be updated soon…

Monique William – Drug & Alcohol Counselor – Fort Babine

Monique William, hereditary name – Nikh Skwa la han – is a member of the Lake Babine Nation and has worked in Fort Babine since 1994. As of February 21, 2009, Monique has been with the Lake Babine Nation for 15 years. Congratulations Monique!

Mrs. William has completed extensive training in Life Skills, Self/Family Healing and Personal Growth. She has also graduated from the Community Wellness Worker Training at Nechi Institute in 1998. Monique has facilitated workshops, community gatherings, healing circles, women`s groups and one-on-one counselling. Mrs. Williams also provides ongoing treatment programs for clients.

Howard Vincent – Adult Mental Health, Wellness, Drug & Alcohol Counselor – Tachet

Howard Vincent has been with the Wellness Team, full-time, since June 5, 2006. However, Howard has worked off and on with the Lake Babine Nation Wellness Team since April 1997.
Mr. Vincent is an Anishinaabe from the Lac Seul First Nation in Northern Ontario, located near Sious Lookout, Ontario. He has been working with First Nation communities since 1992 in the healing and counselling field.

Howard’s skills include Crisis Intervention, Grief & Loss counselling, working with youth, men and woman’s group, one-on-one counselling, facilitating healing workshops & conferences and key note speaking.

Mr. Vincent graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Counselling Skills, Level I Certificate in June 1992. Thereafter, he completed the Alcohol & Drug Counsellor Training Program at the Native Education Center – Vancouver in 1993. Howard has also done Men’s Domestic Violence Counsellor Training at the United Native Nations – Vancouver in 1994. Not only has Howard completed his training in school to become the counsellor he is today but has a life-time of experiences, knowledge and understanding.

Arnold Jackson – Wellness Counselor

To be updated soon…

Lake Babine Nation Emergency Health Contact

KUU Emergency Numbers

 

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