Helping Aboriginal People
     Heal Themselves.

Tamara's House - Services for Sexual Abuse Survivors, Inc. 

Grant ID:  4431.02

Project Title: Harmony Song

Project Description:

1) To support the complete healing of Residential School Survivors and Later Generations of Aboriginal female Survivors of childhood sexual abuse 18 years and older 24-hours a day;

2) To develop culturally appropriate programs to address the collective experiences of residential school for the approximately 50% existing client base who are of Aboriginal ancestry, and to strengthen links with existing organizations;

3) To develop and extend links with isolated and rural communities so that a 24-hour safe house becomes a province-wide resource for residential school female survivors of childhood sexual abuse and later generations.  

ACTIVITIES: One on One Support, Courage to Heal Groups, Support Groups, cultural Ceremonies, Healing/Sharing/Talking/Grieving Circles, Tipi Teaching, Medicine Wheel Teachings, 4-day Healing Retreats, Training and Educational Programs, Record Stories of Survivors, Complementary Therapies - Aroma-Massage and Reiki, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Appropriate Programs and Practices for the Drop-in Healing Centre (i.e. Traditional Arts and Crafts), Leisure Activities, Feasts to Celebrate Healing, Informational Resources and Lending Library on Sexual Abuse Issues, a Reading Program, Creating Links with outside Agencies and Service Providers, Quarterly Newsletters.

End Date: March 31, 2010

AHF Contribution: $499,306.00

Primary Contact:
Ms. Karen Wood
Tel: 306-683-8667

Organization Address:
1605 Victoria Avenue
Saskatoon, SK   S7H 1Z4