Programs and Services
Strengthening Aboriginal Families Effectively (SAFE)
The SAFE program assists Indigenous families living off-reserve to help strengthen the relationship between parents and children involved in Child and Family Services. SAFE works with families and caregivers of Indigenous children who are in care, or who are at risk of going into care, through culturally sensitive programming and parenting supports.
With the help of service providers, SAFE connects clients to the services they need. NCPEI evaluates the requirements of each person individually by developing and managing a case plan, all while helping to strengthen the family unit. By advocating for the parents and children’s well-being, NCPEI hopes to help reduce the number of Indigenous children who go into care and assist in supporting high-risk families.
SAFE offers many different programming options including but not limited to Triple P parenting classes, home visits, support to youth who are aging out of Child and Family Services, and a community kitchen to promote healthy eating on a budget. Counselling services are offered as needed and regular meetings with non-Indigenous caregivers provide the opportunity for cultural teachings, awareness, and support.