Haven Family Support

“When you need help with the most difficult job in the world”
 

Haven Family Support is designed to help parents who, for whatever reason, are having trouble with the task of being a parent and need temporary guidance to help them navigate parenting challenges and succeed.

We provide in-home parenting mentorship and support when families need help with the most difficult job in the world.

Haven Family Support is designed to help parents who, for whatever reason, are having trouble with the task of being a parent and need temporary guidance to help them navigate parenting challenges and succeed.

We provide in-home parenting mentorship and support when families need help with the most difficult job in the world.

How We Help

The love of family is critical for children’s success. Our mission is to keep families together by providing active intervention when support is needed.

We maintain the family unit by teaching practical parenting skills that support the family bond and lead to success. When parents can enjoy parenting, both they and their children can thrive.

When families have had bigger challenges, and their kids are no longer in the home, we walk beside parents to develop family wellness and support reunification between children in-care and their families.

We welcome families with open arms and open hearts. We meet families where they are at with a genuine passion for their success.

Haven Family Support receives funding from, and works in partnership with, the Ministry of Social Services, Government of Saskatchewan. Two additional positions are generously funded by a private donor and Conexus Credit Union.

Here are the goals we hope to accomplish:

  • To ensure the safety and long-term well-being of children

  • To maintain the family whenever possible

  • To enhance family wellness

  • To empower families

  • To ease reunification between children in-care and their families

Are you in need of a Haven Family Support worker?

Find out more on how you can be referred to Haven Family Support:

Referrals

Being a Parent is Not Always Easy…

It’s no secret that being a parent can be difficult and demanding. But parenting can be especially tough and stressful when you:

  • Feel overwhelmed

  • Are isolated from family and friends

  • Experience a crisis

  • Face financial difficulties

  • Have no adult with whom to share your thoughts, feelings & concerns

How does a Family Support worker help?

A worker provides in-home support through regularly scheduled visits that assist families with learning:

  • Positive parenting skills

  • Ages and stages of child development

  • Family stability, bonding and wellness

  • Community ties, resources and connections

  • Home management and budgeting

  • Communication skills

How Haven Family Support Works

The referral process starts when a Ministry of Social Services case worker, parent/guardian, or a community organization requests the support of a Family Support Worker. The Program Director assesses the referral and assigns a Family Support worker to the family.

If a family or an agency has made a self-referral, the Program Director will review the request, contact them by phone, and answer questions. A Family Support worker will be assigned if the family is still interested and feels our support is a good fit.

Once assigned, we meet with the family to identify together the goals and tasks that will be completed. The Family Support worker works together with the family to achieve the desired outcomes through regularly scheduled home visits. We also assist the family with establishing the necessary supports to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the children.

 

How Haven Family Support Works

The referral process starts when a Ministry of Social Services case worker, parent/guardian, or a community organization requests the support of a Family Support Worker. The Program Director assesses the referral and assigns a Family Support worker to the family.

If a family or an agency has made a self-referral, the Program Director will review the request, contact them by phone, and answer questions. A Family Support worker will be assigned if the family is still interested and feels our support is a good fit.

Once assigned, we meet with the family to identify together the goals and tasks that will be completed. The Family Support worker works together with the family to achieve the desired outcomes through regularly scheduled home visits. We also assist the family with establishing the necessary supports to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the children.

Program Outcomes

Short Term

  • Connect with community resources

  • Identify family strengths

  • Identify and deal with abuse/neglect issues

  • Work on age appropriate child development

  • Learn and share positive parenting strategies

  • Manage personal health issues

Mid Term

  • Continue to enable access to community services

  • Work on self-esteem and coping skills

  • Build communication within the family

  • Work on parenting skills

  • Enhance personal health

Long Term

  • Family remains intact where possible

  • Family bond is strong

  • Parents and children enjoy their relationship

  • Family is reunited where possible

  • Children are safe and supported

 

The Haven Family Support program is made up of a number of trained individuals who provide a supportive role to parents in many caring ways.

Interested in becoming a Family Support worker?

The Family Support program hires workers throughout the year. If you’re interested in more information or to determine whether any positions are available, contact programdirector@havenfamilyconnections.com

We will:

  • Be understanding, honest and provide encouragement

  • Teach essential parenting skills

  • Respect the confidentiality of the information we receive

  • Regularly visit the family at home

  • Help to find a solution for childcare

  • Connect families with available community resources

We are:

Trained on an on-going basis in the areas of:
  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Anti-Oppressive practice

  • Child Development

  • Parenting Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Community Resources

We are NOT:

  • Babysitters or housekeepers

  • Therapists

  • Social Workers

  • Taxi Drivers

  • Authority Figures

  • Fault-finders

Please help us make a difference. GIVE We can only do what we do with your financial gifts. Please help us make a difference. GIVE We can only do what we do with your financial gifts.

“I would thank you for help you have given us. Some of the ways you have showed us to get along and live together.

  • Talk to each other don’t yell.
  • Teach kids to be responsible for their own actions.
  • Code red, personal space.
  • The choice when asked to do something works well.
  • Kids have to be taught to respect others, show them how.
  • Kids don’t need everything they ask for they need the basics the rest is a bonus, kids need love and guidance.
  • Every kid is different and have different needs.”

– Thank you from a father.

 
“You took your time with us, gained our trust and showed us what life would be like when you meet your problems head on and conquer them. You gave so much of yourself and asked nothing in return but to try things that might help.

You never judged us or put us down you listened and then gave suggestions of what you had seen work and got results.”

– Two Parents

The Parent Aide program is made up of a number of trained individuals who provide a supportive role to parents in many caring ways.

Interested in becoming a Parent Aide?

The Parent Aide Program hires Parent Aides throughout the year. If you are interested in more information or to determine whether any positions are available, contact Judy Wandler, Program Director at 306.974.3172 or judy@parentaide.ca.

“Thank you for teaching me all the things for the past year and a half that you have been with us. I have learnt things like respecting other people’s personal space, privacy and their opinion.

You have also taught me how to interact with my family members, helped me to understand where Mom and her partner are coming from. You taught me about healthy choices, trusting and forgiving. You taught me that you don’t always get what you want handed to you, you have to earn it.

You taught me that I am responsible for my own actions, and not to blame others. I have learnt that lying doesn’t get me anywhere it just gets me in more trouble, and to face my problems head on is easier than running from them.

Thank you for everything you have done for me, without these things would have gotten a lot worse.”

– Thanks a bunch from a teen

“I would thank you for help you have given us. Some of the ways you have showed us to get along and live together.

  • Talk to each other don’t yell.
  • Teach kids to be responsible for their own actions.
  • Code red, personal space.
  • The choice when asked to do something works well.
  • Kids have to be taught to respect others, show them how.
  • Kids don’t need everything they ask for they need the basics the rest is a bonus, kids need love and guidance.
  • Every kid is different and have different needs.”

– Thank you from a father.