About Us

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RESOURCE TEAM

Resource Workers support children to stay within their communities and families. In order to address the long-term effects of inter-generational trauma, parents sometimes need support to step in to help care for their children while we support them in healing themselves. When this happens, the resource workers connect with family and community members willing to open their homes to ensure the children remain in the community until they are ready to come back together as a family. The Resource Team works with caregivers to ensure they have the resources to support those children and young people.  

Care Providers 

Care Providers provide a young person with a home until the families are able to come back together. Nurturing and caring people are recruited to provide temporary homes for children who cannot live in their own homes. As a care provider, you are part of a team with the common goal of returning children home. You are a valuable team member, and you can always ask for help if you have concerns or require further information. Caregivers receive financial compensation to help provide the necessities of life for the young person in their care (i.e., food, clothes, transportation, etc.). 

 

There is a need for community and family members that are willing to open their homes to ensure our young people stay in their communities.  

 

Can I Become A Care Provider? 

Our Care Providers come from all walks of life. Care Providers can be married, single, or partnered; have no children of their own or have a large family; be working full-time or a stay-at-home parent. 

Anyone over 19 years of age who has the maturity to provide care and guidance to young people can apply to be a Care Provider. You do not need to own your own home, but you should have additional rooms in your home to ensure the young person in your care has privacy.  

We encourage you consider being a Care Provider regardless of where you live, as we need Care Providers caring for young people in each of the 5 communities as well as Merritt. 

If you are interested in becoming a Care Provider, please contact our office at 250-378-2771 or toll free at 1-877-378-2773. 

Scw'exmx Child & Family Services Society

We are all somebody's 7th generation.