Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

Safe Families


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 South Sudan, Nepal, or Somalia
  • with sons 14 to 20 years
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • contact the Safe Families Team Lead for more information, including dates and times
  • or contact a Community Connector
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
780-424-7709 Ext. 156 (Safe Families Team Lead)
Web Site
http://www.emcn.ab.ca
Email
jluri@emcn.ab.ca(SafeFamiliesTeamLead); bgach@emcn.ab.ca(SouthSudaneseConnector); kpandey@emcn.ab.ca(NepaliConnector); ahussein@emcn.ab.ca(SomaliConnector)
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Registered Charity / Foundation
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
February 21, 2017