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Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program

About SAFE Program

SAFE is an evidence‑based, multi-agency program designed to address and prevent youth gang violence. SAFE programs support children and youth to divert them from pathways to gang involvement. Family supports are also provided in target neighborhoods to build resiliency against gang violence. Some programs deliver culturally appropriate support to groups at higher risk for involvement in Lower Mainland gangs.


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  • Address program gaps with innovative new services
  • Build on effective existing programs
  • Coordinate support for families across agencies
  • Evaluate programs for continuous improvement of services


There are eleven programs within SAFE that will be delivered in the community:

  • 5SAFE Centre – Collaboration Hub
  • 5Children and Youth At‑Risk Table (CHART)
  • 5Caregiver Education / Clinical Counselling
  • 5Family & Youth Resource Support Team (FYRST)
  • 5Female Youth Gang Intervention Program
  • 5Peer Leadership Program
  • 5South Asian Family Strengthening Team
  • 5Youth Hub for Cooperative Enterprise
  • 5SAFE is supported by the Government of Canada in an innovative partnership with the municipal government to deliver local solutions that meet the specific needs of our community.
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SAFE programs will be delivered in partnership with the following organizations:

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