For over 23 years, we have provided family-based foster care for children and youth in our communities through our Village model. This includes support to caregivers, youth, and kids through programs, services, and wraparound care.
We believe in keeping siblings together and in family strengthening, creating a sense of community and belonging, and in educating and empowering children to become contributing members of society.
Our Vision – What we want for children
Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect, and security.
Our Mission – What we do
We empower children, youth and families in need to grow into caring, self-reliant people from the foundation of our core village.
Our Values – What keeps us strong
Courage: We take action
Commitment: We keep our promises
Trust: We believe in each other
Accountability: We are reliable partners
Last year: Our Village of belonging was home to 12 families, 35 children and youth, and 8 independent youth.
30 kids and youth received personalized educational support, ensuring they didn’t fall behind during the pandemic.
752 trauma informed counselling sessions, 12 caregiver support sessions, and 144 hours of crisis response.
61 youth extensively supported in our Transition to Adulthood program, with 21 staying connected through After Care which helps keep young families together.
45 participated in weekly outdoor mental wellness and cultural day trips/excursions.
8 youth in our Year Intensive Housing suites received extended support, including food security, due to the pandemic’s impact on planning for aging out of care.
5 families supported through family strengthening practices, helping keep them together.
4 workshops held for Indigenous youth and children after events surrounding Residential Schools
12 caregivers helped weekly through our Caregiver Support Program and our 24/7 Child Protection & Child Safeguarding Team.
92 kids in total supported through their transition out of care since the Village first opened.
Another year of a 100% graduation rate within 2 years of youth in our programs turning 18.