Bridge to Care, a Canadian based Non-Profit Organisation offers child care programs that promote the inclusion of children with special needs. Respite services provide temporary relief to families of children with special needs. While parents get a well-deserved break, their children have the opportunity to engage with peers and adults outside of their family in meaningful activities.
The Coaching Families Ministry helps families learn about and respond to the needs of children (up to the age of 18) in their care, who have been diagnosed with, or are strongly suspected of having, FASD.
What Services Are Provided?
By providing intensive support for 6 to 18 months to families with children who have FASD, the mentor will help caregivers:
Increase understanding and knowledge of FASD among caregivers, families, and other community supporters.
Provide families with strategies and tools for adjustment in living with children who have FASD, and to decrease the risk of secondary disabilities (e.g. mental health).
Establish a safe and stable family environment that suits the needs of children with FASD
Am I Eligible?
This ministry is available to parents, guardians, or any adult responsible for a child or children who have been exposed to alcohol prenatally. For more information, contact the Ministry’s intake number: 780-975-4896.