Our Family Support Workers, Kristie St. Claire and Carol Maltais, assist families in maintaining a healthy and positive environment for their children. Clients are connected to the Family Support program either through referrals by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Usma or by self-referrals. Workers provide support and information to families and individuals in-office, within the family’s home, as well as within the community. Both assist families who are in need of more intensive support, are at risk, or have child protection issues. Some examples of the support available are:
- Provide support and advocacy (MCFD, Usma, legal aid, court support, schools)
- Assist clients in personal and parenting goal setting
- Support parents with parenting strategies within the home
- Helps clients in understanding child protection, court documents and attaining expectations as identified
- Assist in household management (budgeting, safety plans, age-appropriate chores, daily routines etc.)
- Support families with identifying and accessing resources (family planning, legal services, counseling, adequate housing, health care, food security, financial planning)
- Transportation to meetings, appointments, and court
Please note that all of the services and supports available at the Friendship Center are open to all individuals within the community on a self or agency referred basis.
For more information: contact Jackie Wells at (250) 723-8281 between the hours of 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Funding provided by: Ministry of Children and Family Development