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Support Services for Families

Yellowhead Community Services, with funding from the MCFD, provides family support services to families, whether their needs are simple or complex, short or long-term, that is timely, appropriate and effective. Services are designed in a way that respects and promotes independence as well as self-determination.

This program will develop individual and/or family service plans that will, as appropriate to the circumstances of the family, involve the family and other persons or authorities involved in the family's care. Family's have a right to have their views heard and considered in decisions affecting them and that no retributive action will be taken due to the expression of those views.

Supportive services to families are provided through two streams; prevention and protection. The prevention stream is open to referrals from all sources, including self referrals. We encourage individuals and families who would like to consult on issues related to child rearing to contact our staff and access the resources we have available by calling our office at 250 674-2600 in Clearwater and 250 672-9773 in Barriere.

Our support workers are available to work with families with children 18 years of age or younger including those with diverse needs on a variety of issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Services to children, youth, families that are at risk of family breakdown
  • Parenting support and parent-teen mediations services to families
  • Improving Communication Skills
  • Self Esteem Issues
  • Peer Pressure
  • Bullying
  • Youth Services; teaching life skills, transition services for youth approaching age of majority and group activities
  • Support services to parents of children with disabilities including life skills services for youth with disabilities

Services are typically provided from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, however, services may be provided in the evenings and/or weekends dependant on individual family needs and worker availability. A support worker is available to meet with you and/or your child in your home or in our office. Call 250-674-2600 and ask to speak to the manager of Family Support Services, Alysha Piva to discuss your needs and to set up an initial appointment. 

MCFD staff, please download our Family Support Services Referal Form if you have someone that would benefit from this service.

Outcome Measurement Reports for our programs are available for you to down load and read. Click here for Family Support Services Annual Report