Housing Supports


Nikihk Housing First

Nikihk Housing First assists Aboriginal Individuals and Families in securing safe, affordable, appropriate, permanent housing. 

Our facilitators help you develop a plan to identify challenges/strengths, provide resources and set goals. Nikihk Housing First helps you create a supportive community partnerships within Edmonton to foster the success of the participant. 

To Apply with Nikihk Housing First call 780-481-3451

Orenda House is a safe supported sober living environment for low income youth, adults, and families who struggle with maintaining housing. 

Live in Resident Manager provides:

  • Education regarding building tenancy skills
  • Support through crisis
  • Advocacy
  • Referrals to other supports

Orenda House consists of one bachelor unit, two 2-bedroom units and five 1-bedroom units that are suitable for a single person or a small family with 1 or 2 children

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For general inquiries please email orenda@bentarrow.ca

Iskwew House

Iskwew House is a transitional group care home for pregnant and parenting teen girls.

Our goal is to support these young women with whatever they need to promote the healthy development of their child. Supports such as; pre and post natal, the ins-and-outs of becoming a new parent, education programs, healthy cooking and more. Creating a healthy level of independence for these young women is our ultimate goal. 

While our priority is to work with Indigenous youth, we are open to referrals for Non-Indigenous youth as long as they meet the entrance criteria and they are open to the traditional and cultural aspect of our program. 

For general inquiries please email iskwew@bentarrow.ca

Kokomish House

Kokomish House is a group care home that provides intermediate and long-term care for Aboriginal Youth 12-17 years of age, who are in the care of Children Services. 

Using traditional Indigenous perspectives and values, we provide our youth supervision, guidance, life skill development, life space counseling, support, advocacy, recreation, cultural resources and programming. More importantly, we provide our youth a safe, caring and accepting place to call home. 

Our youth attend ceremonies and events in the community as well as those offered by the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society and other Edmonton Community outreach programs.

While our priority is to work with Indigenous youth, we are open to referrals for Non-Indigenous youth as long as they meet the entrance criteria and they are open to the traditional and cultural aspect of our program. 

For general inquiries please email kokomish@bentarrow.ca