The SKS Family Centre will be a drop-in centre and provide opportunities for all families with children and young adolescents to participate in daily activities and programs while providing support for children, parents and caregivers. The centre will be a safe and welcoming environment with staff trained in trauma informed approaches and practices. Child minding will be provided for young children to provide an opportunity for their caregivers to seek support, advice, make personal connections and access a network of resources.
The SKS Family Centre will focus on providing programs and assistance to families who identify having current and past experiences of trauma. By creating a space that is a healing environment for families while providing quality services and programing by qualified professionals, we hope to increase the supports accessed by families and establish a firm sense of community for all who reach out for support. Through the encouragement of ongoing input from families that frequent the centre, everyone’s equal voice will help mold and shape the services the SKS Family Centre provides. With the creation of a facility that can accommodate drop-in sessions, community partnerships, and child care, we hope to help families overcome barriers they encounter while seeking support post-trauma.
The ultimate goal of The SKS Foundation is to provide our community with a unique child care centre, staffed with trauma informed Early Childhood Educators fully committed to the needs of children who have current and past experiences of trauma. It is known that the lasting impact of trauma on a child can be mitigated and possibly eliminated with the proper support.
Staff available to care for children while family members use services on site. By providing child minding we are allowing families to focus on supports at the centre, knowing their children are in a safe comfortable environment will eliminate a barrier often added to families seeking support.
Facility run groups, with space for community organizations to utilize and run their own groups.
Providing an opportunity for families to receive free meals together throughout the day, all year round. Addressing families food insecurities that are often magnified when schools are closed. Also proving a facility that can accommodate cooking classes. Encourage families to cook and eat together creating strong bonds and healthy habits .
Providing a safe space for families to receive counselling for parents and children, on their own and together. The parents can use the child minding and receive their own support but safe comfortable space for children of all ages to receive support.
Providing Pre Natal, Birth, Postpartum and Breastfeeding support for woman who can be a huge factor in having a healthy mother and baby.
Encourage all members of the family to embrace something that's just for them, whether its meditation, yoga, a knitting class, a book club. Helping everyone embracing the benefits on self care.
Providing organization in our community a place to come and provide services for families.
Literacy support and peer tutoring for all age.
Doors always open. A space for families to come spend time together utilize the facility with or without partaking in the programing available.
Providing a facility where families with children of all ages can feel comfortable in the environment.