AM I ELIGIBLE?
This support is available to parents, step-parents, grandparents, foster or adoptive parents, or any adult responsible for a child or children who have been exposed to alcohol pre-natally.
This Program is designed to work with families for 6-18 months.
WHERE IS THIS SERVICE PROVIDED?
Catholic Social Services
10320 146 Street
Edmonton, AB T5N 3A2
This service is usually provided in the community with mentors visiting clients in their homes.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME?
There is no cost for access to this program.
HOW DO I ACCESS THIS PROGRAM?
Call the Coaching Families Intake Line at (780) 975-4896.
WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Denise Plesuk, Ministry Manager (780) 471-1122.
- Families with children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) will be more stable and can handle problems related to FASD better.
- Families with children with FASD will be connected to supports in the community.
- This Ministry also works in the community to raise awareness about FASD.
“The mentor was very informative, down to earth, non-judgmental, and quite understanding of life with FASD children. I found her easily approachable, friendly, knowledgeable, yet willing to listen to differences within situations.”
“Just talking helped immensely. The mentor’s visits were the highlight of my day. She responded to our needs with resources and strategies which helped me see other perspectives. She provided a listening ear and a springboard for ideas I was able to come up with myself.”
“My mentor gave me information I didn’t have on FASD. She came into the school with me, attended very intimidating meetings with me to help advocate for my girls.”
“I learned to look at my daughter from a different point of view. I learned a lot about FASD through both workers who worked with our family. They were supportive yet truthful, and asked tough questions to help us move forward.
For more information on Catholic Social Services and FASD specific supports please click here.