Permanency & Safety

Ayás Mén̓men provides Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw with delegated child and family services (Family Support Services, Guardianship Services, and Resource Care Homes) pursuant to the British Columbia Child, Family and Community Service Act. Our agency is in compliance with provincial standards.

The team provides assistance to families in areas of advocacy, emotional support during crises, and prevention. They assist families in setting and attaining personal goals. The team’s overarching objective is to deliver culturally and community-centered services that prioritize the best interests and rights of the children. These services are provided in an environment that ensures their safety and security, enabling them to reach their full potential as healthy, capable, and well-adjusted individuals who take pride in their identity as members of their Nation. These goals are accomplished within a strong and supportive family and community context.

The ultimate aim for the social workers is to facilitate the creation of self-sustaining families through collaborative efforts involving their family members, our team, and support services. This process empowers Nation families to provide mutual support and empowerment to one another.

Ayás Mén̓men social workers accompany our Members to offer support and clarification throughout the process. Social workers are available every day to address questions and respond to concerns regarding services for Members.

Family Care Homes for Ayás Mén̓men children in care are recruited, assessed, established, and assisted by the resource workers.

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