Safe Families

Edmonton Newcomer Centre

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Description
Works with the South Sudanese, Nepali, and Somali communities to support men and their teenaged sons on their settlement journeys.

Service provides:

  • forums for participants to identify and problem-solve together to mitigate the risks of unaddressed stressors in their settlement experience that have or can lead to family violence
  • weekly meetings for each ethno-cultural group
  • a monthly forum for all 3 groups of men and their sons to discuss together relevant topics to them

Includes:

  • approaching the challenges around creating safer families
  • exploring activities to build a new understanding and skills for navigating experiences and emotions that lead to conflict within the family structure
  • opportunities to strengthen relationships by doing activities together
  • a chance to talk about difficult family issues in a safe and supportive environment
  • information sessions for access to services and resources
  • support to boys in school for identity strengthening and academic skill development
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • men who immigrated to Canada from Congo, Nepal, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, or Syria
  • and their sons 14 to 20 years
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • contact the Safe Families Co-ordinator for more information on dates, times, and locations for group sessions, individual, and family supports
Individual families are supported through 1-on-1 support. Individual support is also available through home visitations.
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
780-424-7709 Ext. 156
Web Site
http://www.emcn.ab.ca
Email
jluri@emcn.ab.ca(SafeFamiliesCo-ordinator)
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
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Agency Information
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Last Verified On
November 2, 2023
Location
Edmonton
Hours of Operation

Program runs on Saturdays. Individual families are supported on weekday evenings. Program hours vary.