Bridges Family Programs Association

Family Resource Centre


Description
Offers support to families including building supportive relationships, promoting positive parent-child relationships, improving parent knowledge and skills, fostering healthy child development, and connecting to community supports as needed with a variety of programs.

Service provides:

  • a Family Resource Network hub
  • a variety of programming and supports to assist parents / caregivers and their children
  • information, referral, and service co-ordination for families with infants, children, and youth as needed
  • assistance for families in navigating service systems and partnering with them in identifying and accessing community resources and services based on their unique needs
  • support for families to meet their basic needs, to develop healthy relationships, and to strengthen their health and well-being
  • strengthening of caregiver / parent's knowledge of child development and development milestones, parenting skills, and parent / child attachment and responsive caregiving
  • programs such as Best Babies, Building Blocks, Bridges, and parent education groups

Bridges program includes:

  • support for the development of healthy relationships by increasing communication within the caregiving / parenting relationships
  • increasing caregiver health and well-being by supporting them to manage their stressors, cope with challenges and adversity, and develop planning, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • strengthening caregiver / parenting skills - supporting parents to build skills and the foundation for strong family functioning strengthening, i.e. using a strength-based approach; families and family support workers (FSW) develop a partnership with focus on what families want and need; FSWs look for and build on caregiver / parental competency and support families to achieve their goals
Affiliation: Funded by Public Health Agency of Canada, Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health, and Government of Alberta - Children's Services. Partnered with Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Miywasin Center, and McMan Youth, Family, and Community Services.Key Provider: family support workers, parent educators / group facilitators, system navigators
Eligibility
Yes, Building Blocks program targeted to:
  • parents / caregivers 
  • who are expecting a child
  • or have a child 6 years and younger
  • with positive for risk factors identified on their eligibility screen
Best Babies program targeted to:
  • parents / caregivers
  • who are expecting a child
  • or have a child 9 months and younger
  • with positive for risk factors identified on their eligibility screen
Bridges program targeted to:
  • parents / caregivers
  • who are expecting a child
  • who have infants, children, and / or youth 17 years and younger (with particular focus on families who have children 7 years and older)
  • who may need targeted and intensive supports based on identified risk factors
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • call to request an eligibility screen
  • contact for program location information
Home visitation and in-person service are suspended until further notice.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

There may be a waiting period of up to 3 months. Contact for details. 

Telephone
403-501-3862
Fax
403-362-6309
Web Site
https://www.bridgesfamilyprograms.com
Email
bridges@memlane.com
Languages
English; Tele-Interpreter / Language Lines - Has access to a translation line for service in languages other than English.
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: Yes,

Annual Individual $10.00

Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
September 3, 2020
Address
116 2 Avenue W
Brooks, AB, T1R 0G4
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