As a First Nations’ community, we have a shared history. Historically, too many of our children were removed from our families and our community.
Families First Support Services is a prevention-based service established in response to the overwhelming over representation of First Nations children in care.
Although life can be difficult and presents obstacles, we as a People are resilient and capable of overcoming difficulties in our lives. Collectively we have gifts that we can all offer. We will make a difference in the lives of those who seek out support. Call us, or visit our office, we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
In 2010, a pilot project started in Listuguj to address the need for community-based prevention services. This initiative created Families First Support Services; in January of 2011, we began operating out of Listuguj.
We are committed to nurturing culturally relevant services that enhance the lives of children, family, community and future generations. Thereby emphasizing and respecting ones right to determine their lives for a healthier and successful tomorrow.
Families First Support Services strives toward investing in comprehensive and innovative prevention services that ultimately minimize family crisis while reducing the overall number of children in care. We promote healthy lifestyles, safety of children and empowerment programming based on culturally relevant practices that are driven for the people, by the people.
- Promote & support the development and implementation of least disruptive measures and preventative services for the well-being of children and their families.
- Promote & support that children and their families receive preventative services that meet their cultural needs.
- Prevent & reduce the incidence of crisis situations, child reporting and placement rates.
- Prevent & reduce the number and duration of child placements outside of the community.