The Circles of Care program will utilize a comprehensive approach to addressing and eradicating violence against Indigenous Women and their children. It will enhance and provide supports across service areas that are designed to meet the unique needs of Indigenous women who are involved with both the child welfare systems and violence against women sectors. It will provide services to Indigenous women, their children, families, and communities by creating circles of care that meet their cultural, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
The Circle of Care Family Support Worker (s) will support Indigenous women in a culturally rooted, holistic way, to assist women in navigating through the complex systems encountered when experiencing violence and involvement in child welfare matters. The workers will focus on crisis management and stabilization, awareness and education, planning and goal setting, liaise with service providers and provide conflict resolution support for Indigenous women and their families. The COC FSW’s will build dependable, reliable, and trustworthy relationships with the women/mothers, while preserving their dignity and promoting a holistic approach among all service providers. This will help ensure the rights of the mother and child are both upheld.