Intercultural Family Intervention

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


SAFE programs will be delivered in partnership with the following organizations:

  • City of Surrey
  • DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)
  • Options Community Services Society
  • Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS)
  • Progressive Intercultural Services Society (PICS)
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Simon Fraser University (SFU)
  • Solid State Community Society
  • Surrey School District


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

  • SAFE Centre – Collaboration Hub
  • Children and Youth At‑Risk Table (CHART)
  • Caregiver Education / Clinical Counselling
  • Family & Youth Resource Support Team (FYRST)
  • Female Youth Gang Intervention Program
  • High Risk Youth Justice Program
  • Intercultural Family Intervention
  • Peer Leadership Program
  • South Asian Family Strengthening Team
  • Youth Hub for Cooperative Enterprise
  • SAFE 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.