Family Healing Wellness Centre


The Family Healing Wellness Centre is a culturally-based family treatment service provided by Dilico Anishinaabek Family Care. The Family Healing Wellness Centre (FHWC) offers services to families who are seeking support to address issues related to unresolved trauma within the home. Parents, along with their children and/or youth reside in therapeutic environment that enhances the family’s understanding of how their behavior impacts the family system. 

The 28-day Residential Program supports the healing process through healthy stabilization and coping techniques, psycho-education, traditional and holistic treatment, and individual and group sessions that allow the family to begin a sustainable healing journey. The program is rooted in Anishinaabe culture, ceremony, and land based teachings.

The Family Healing Wellness Centre is situated in a peaceful and private setting, 18 miles west of Thunder Bay, Ontario.


The Family Healing Wellness Centre Residential Program is a voluntary program. Each potential participant must be willing to make a commitment to their own healing process and actively participate in all aspects of the program.

Individuals that are actively using/abusing/misusing alcohol or drugs will be encouraged to seek appropriate treatment before being considered for this program.

Admission Process

  1. Send completed Application for Admission, Consent for Mental Health Services and Consent to Obtain/Release Information to our Intake/Aftercare Worker. Applicants will be screened for suitability. If suitable, applicants are required to complete a Medical Assessment and TB Skin Test.
  2. Once the Intake/Aftercare Worker has received your application and all accompanying information, a letter will be sent confirming the receipt of all documentation. This letter will contain information related to admission dates, wait, lists, etc.
  3. All applicants are required to attend four (4) Pre-Treatment sessions. Pre-Treatment sessions assist FHWC staff to determine treatment readiness, and prepare applicant for admission into the Family Healing Wellness Centre.

Aftercare Program

An eight (8) week support program offers group counselling, education, case management, and client-centred support services within the City of Thunder Bay. This program encourages individuals to continue to address their trauma. The program focusses on individual strength and aims to provide participants with helpful tools for personal growth that will assist with their continued healing.