Intercultural Family Intervention
This program focuses on children, youth and families, primarily in Newton and with immigrant/refugee backgrounds. It provides outreach workers who receive referrals and proactively undertake outreach to children, youth and families with high risk factors for gang involvement. The program focuses on home visits and out-of-school/business hours connections with families to undertake needs assessment as well as provide and follow up on referrals to existing programs and services.
This program will be executed in partnership with the SAFE Program
Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment (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.
SAFE programs will:
- Address program gaps with innovative new services;
- Build on effective existing programs;
- Coordinate support for families across agencies; and
- Evaluate programs for continuous improvement of services