At^lohsa (Ate^nlos) means "Friends" in the Onyota' a:ka language. The name was chosen to reflect the desire of Ate^nlos to provide support, understanding, education, intervention and prevention to victims of family violence.
At^lohsa was founded in 1986, as an outgrowth of a Needs Assessment Survey, (1986), Ate^nlos was incorporated in 1989. The results of this survey provided a mandate for the development for family violence services which are designed to meet and promote the physical, mental, emotional, and spirituals health needs and healing paths of First Nation women, men and children in violent relationships.
24 Hour Crisis Line
(for women & children)
1-519-432-0122 / 1-800-605-7477
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English
Area Served: Middlesex County