Keeping families connected.
Caring families are the strongest force in raising and guiding children and youth. Parents who actively seek and accept the help they need from time to time provide the key to happy, healthy and well motivated young people who become involved in and contribute to their communities. WJS Canada helps families help themselves with a full range of family-empowering services. We encourage them to talk with each other to share opinions and build on strengths that have been hidden and may offer a source of help. Even the most well-intentioned and committed family can benefit from outside professional help in comfortable surroundings. We connect with family members separated by distance who can offer a more objective point-of-view and take the pressure off immediate family by ‘spreading the load’ across a community of caring relatives.
Finding someone who cares
The most significant factor in helping youth overcome the past and work toward the future as a content and contributing member of their community is the permanence of a significant other. Our programs are dedicated to finding that person and securing their commitment to the individual in our care. To this end, we have developed an array of options for exploring relationships within the family and discovering other, perhaps distant, family and friends who may prove to be key in creating an enabled, empowered, positively focused and integrated member of society. Ideally, we are able to facilitate foster home placement, but the primary goal is permanency in a rich and rewarding relationship.