Family Access Services
Supporting families who have been exposed to family violence or are struggling with volatile custody situations. YW intervenes where parents have separated and there are risk factors indicating that structured intervention is required.
Family Access Services (formerly Visitation) provides an opportunity for children to visit with the non-custodial parent in a safe and secure environment. The primary role of staff is to protect the child’s safety while allowing both the child and parent to have a meaningful interaction.
programs available for:
How to register:Call: 403-206-2767
Cost: fees will not be a barrier to service
In 2015, 92 parents and 70 children were assisted with safe and healthy parent-child visits through YW Family Access Services.
Types of Programs:
Family Access Services is a program offered in conjunction with some of the other services that parents or individual women can access at the YWCA.
- Community Liaison Counselling: After clients have left the shelter, YW Sheriff King Home, follow-up Community Liaison counsellors support women in creating and sustaining a new life free from violence.
- Outreach Counselling: A community-based service accessible to all women in Calgary who have experienced family violence. Outreach counsellors provide information, support, advocacy, safety planning and referral services to families who choose not to access shelter services.