The Household Useful resource Community (FRN) has began to offer providers to Sylvan Lake, Eckville and Benalto.
The Household Useful resource Community Enrichment Centre hub, housed within the Sylvan Lake Household and Neighborhood Centre, will serve all three communities, will present a lot of packages to all three communities.
This system is open to folks, caregivers or anybody who cares for youngsters or youth aged zero to 18.
Presently, as a result of COVID-19 helps are being delivered by means of cellphone calls, texts, on-line platforms and emails.
The FRN’s providers for Sylvan Lake, Eckville and Benalto embody Household Enrichment, Residence Visitation and Early Childhood Improvement packages, in addition to Info and Referral, and Baby and Youth Empowerment.
“A digital content material coordinator will probably be creating on-line platforms to advertise accessible studying alternatives, video library and different digital helps,” mentioned Alissa McDonald, household packages supervisor with the City of Sylvan Lake, in a latest electronic mail.
“This can enable dad and mom and caregivers to entry data on their schedules,” continued McDonald. “This will probably be particularly useful for individuals who work away or shift employees.”
The Household Useful resource Networks, in line with McDonald, present packages that strengthen guardian and caregiver information and builds resiliency, and fosters well-being in kids, youth and households.
“This can be a complete program that helps dad and mom/caregivers with kids ages zero to 18, offering a streamlined array if providers for households by means of a hub and spoke mannequin,” she added.
The Info and Referral program focuses on Eckville and Benalto, however may also present service to Sylvan Lake when required.
The coordinator gives referrals to folks and caregivers experiencing a variety of challenges together with, however not restricted to, parenting, addictions and divorce.
On this program the FRN acts as a liaison between faculties, group, enterprise and the FRN workplace to collect and share data, promote and coordinate group packages, and coordinate company helps and providers with FRN companions.
“FRN believes that kids who’ve supportive, caring adults within the early years usually tend to thrive as adults,” mentioned McDonald.
Upon Section three constructing openings FRN will be capable of present in-house packages and providers similar to one-on-one assist and Residence Visitation.
Within the meantime, they are going to proceed to offer on-line packages assist similar to every day video snippets.
These snippets present as much as 10 minutes on matters together with the advantages of play, stress administration and baby growth.
Full particulars outlining the Household Useful resource Community’s providers will be discovered on the Town’s website.