What are they?
Eeyou Istchee’s two Robin’s Nest shelters offer a safe haven for women and children experiencing domestic violence. They provide healing methods based on Cree traditions and values, while respecting individual beliefs, and offer options for reconciliation, rehabilitation and reintegration with the support, knowledge and wisdom of our communities.
Who are they for?
The Shelters are for women over the age of 18 and their children who are experiencing domestic violence.
Where are they?
There are two women shelters in Eeyou Istchee, one inland and one coastal.
How do they work?
The shelter offers safe and secure accommodation for women and, if needed, their children.
After calling the crisis line you will discuss with your needs with a nurse or social worker, to see what supports will be required – for instance, if you have children who will be coming with you, the nurse/social worker will determine what supports you need for the number and ages of your children.
How long can you stay?
Accommodation is provided at the shelter from one day to a maximum stay of three months.
How can I get this service?
You can also call or go to the Eeyou-Eenou Police Force station in your community, or call or go to your local CMC and ask for confidential help.
Where can I learn more?
You can call your local CMC or call the 24/7 toll free crisis line.
The program name “Robin’s Nest” derives from the Cree Legend of Ayaashaau that speaks of transformation, healing and reconciliation.