OUR MISSION

To support the growth of individuals and families into spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically, balanced and healthy people. Through support, compassion, love and respect, we will provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for growth to prosper.





OUR VISION

Providing a close partnership with our clients so they feel a sense of family, respectful of all diversity.



OBJECTIVES

-To continue to make a difference for the future of our youth and children, there is an outstanding amount of hope.
-To offer guidance and support to youth, parents and communities to bring growth and unity.




VALUES

-Believing in change and making a difference.
-Safe and healthy environments.
-Valuing individuals and families, building relationship.
-Supportive of fresh starts.

Services

Program scope of service is long term "Tertiary Prevention" for high risk youth

The targeted youth are easy to identify. As children, when they approach adolescence, they will have already had a lengthy history of receiving authority services. The authority will have made numerous unsuccessful attempts to engage the child/family in well-resourced efforts to support the family in maintaining its integrity. The level of intrusiveness will have increased over time. The child will experience several out-of-home placements, seldom returning to the same caregivers when the return home attempts fail. Many will have also experienced emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse by the time they are adolescence. They will be several grade levels below their potential. Many will be under permanent guardianship orders with only a tenuous connection to their families.

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Residential Group Program (Licensed)

Hope House &
Faith House Program Components


In this program the youth receive:

• 24 hours a day, 7 days a week supportive care from diverse staff.
• Supervision and Life Skills training in the areas of personal wellness, nutrition, finance, interpersonal skills, goal planning, job search, time management, home maintenance, making healthy choices, problem solving and self awareness.
• Training and direction in decision making processes.
• Information/referral’s regarding the community resources available to the youth.
• Support and understanding in acknowledging their complex trauma experiences.
• Support in order to better enable them to come to terms with existing family problems while living outside the family unit.
• Training in the development of problem-solving skills and in the identification and selection of appropriate resources.
• Recreational and Cultural participation are strongly supported.
• Personal spending budget and clothing allowance.
• Start of Transition planning (supported transition through agency Pre-SIL and SIL).

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Residential Pre-SIL/SIL Programs (non Licensed)

Pre-SIL(Supported Independent Living)
Ages 16 to 18

In this program the youth receive:

• 24 hours a day, 7 days a week guidance and supportive care.
• Guidance and training in the areas of personal wellness, nutrition, finance, interpersonal skills, goal planning, time management, home maintenance, making healthy choices, problem solving and self-awareness.
• Guidance in decision making processes.
• Information regarding the community resources available to the youth.
• Choice of Educational placement or employment seeking.
• Homework support, resume writing and job search Technics.
• Support and understanding in acknowledging their complex trauma experiences.
• Support in order to better enable them to come to terms with existing family problems while living outside the family unit.
• Training in the development of problem solving skills and in the identification and selection of appropriate resources.
• Recreational and Cultural participation are strongly supported.
• Personal spending budget and clothing allowance.
• Plan for discharge/transition into Independence and follow up when appropriate

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Residential Pre-SIL/SIL Programs (non Licensed)

SIL (Semi Independent Living) Ages 17+

In this program it is mandatory for the youth to participate in a progressive day program. This program may be full time school or work or a combination of both. The program plan/goal will be selected in consideration of the youth’s wants, needs and capabilities. Required support will be based on the individual needs and we can provide Life Skills learning to fit the client’s schedules after their education program or their work hours.

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Cultural Component

The idea of “Knowing where you come from, and who you are, and how you want to be” is a good starting point for the youth that come to our program. Using a holistic approach Changes For Hope focuses on the Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual aspects of each youth in our care, understanding that each is at a different place on their journey. Our Program Manager has a Aboriginal Addictions Counselling Certificate and is able to work with the addiction issues so many youth have. We strive to ensure 1/3 of our staff has an aboriginal background and Changes For Hope is committed to recruiting and training staff in aboriginal teachings. All Caregivers are required to implement the cultural curriculum into the service planning goals as much as possible.

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+1 780-340-3345

Office Direct Line

+1 587-520-7811

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+1 587-520-7812