Social workers are available to support the emotional and social needs of clients and family members dealing with illness, chronic disease, or other issues affecting overall health. In addition to offering trauma-informed counselling and EMDR therapy, cultural coordinators are available to ensure that care meets individual needs.

Group sessions and education can be designed to support proactive stress management, and promote emotional wellness.

Shaawanobinesiik Gibichii’igamig

Affordable accommodation and support for individuals and families requiring access to Lake of the Woods District Hospital for medical reasons is provided right inside the hospital on the third floor.

Accommodations include private rooms and shared accommodations, as well as a lounge area and a kitchen. Meals are provided through the hospital cafeteria. Laundry facilities are also available.

Some of the situations for which accommodation is available:

  1. Patient scheduled for early morning appointment or unable to return home immediately after discharge.
  2. Transition from inpatient to home care after hospitalization for acute illness.
  3. Parent or guardian whose child is receiving medical treatment.
  4. Authorized escorts accompanying patients from distant areas.
  5. Relative supporting seriously ill family member.

Language interpretation, advocacy, and referrals to a wide range of services including traditional healing are also available through this program.

Contact hostel staff at 468-9861, ext. 2335 for daily rates and to arrange bookings, or submit this online form:

We will contact you to confirm availability and complete the reservation.

Waashkootsi Nanaandawe’iyewigamig

Waashkootsi Nanaandawe’iyewigamig Healing Lodge provides a culture-based, residential healing program intended to break the cycles of violence, abuse, and addictions by addressing underlying causes and developing knowledge and skills that support healthy lifestyles.

The 20-day Mitigomish Healing Program follows the moon cycle, and incorporates traditional ceremonies and cultural teachings, alongside contemporary supportive counselling, education, and referral services.

Outreach services including workshops are also available. Contact the Program Administrator at (807) 543-1065 for a program schedule, to obtain detailed information about program content, or to obtain an intake package. You can also register online:

We will contact you to confirm availability and complete the reservation.