Child and Youth Department

When an abused child comes into our care, we realize that they have often been greatly affected by the violence they have experienced and/or witnessed. Along with intensive counselling and support, each child’s emotional and social needs are met through creative and therapeutic programming. We ensure that children are given a safe space where they feel free to express themselves. Our goal is to help children put things into perspective during this tumultuous time.

Whether it is through drumming circles, visual art, creative writing, group work or one-on-one sessions, we see to it that every child is treated with the love and respect that they deserve, while helping them to recognize their own worth. Programs include educational support and advocacy, child welfare agency intervention and support, assistance with securing subsidized daycare and focus on strengthening the parent/child relationship.