SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY
June 10, 2020
Catholic Family Services Prince Albert is committed to the mental health well-being of our community.
In March, due to COVID-19 we shifted our method of service delivery to phone and video sessions.
However, beginning June 15th, limited in-agency, face-to-face sessions will be made available again. This will occur in a phased-in approach, increasing in capacity when deemed appropriate by provincial health authorities.
The safety of our clients and staff is of the utmost importance.
* Our door is not open to the public – you will be let in for your session by staff. Please arrive no more than 10 minutes early for your appointment, and when possible, call upon arrival.
* Our waiting room has been reduced to 4 seats and appointments may be staggered to reduce overlap. Children or partners are no longer able to wait in the building while you are in session.
* Health screening of clients will occur prior to and at appointment time. This includes temperature and symptom check. Staff will also be screened daily. You will be offered a mask if you wish to wear one and you may request staff do the same. Screening questions can be found in the link at the end of this memo.
* Sessions are 45 to 50 minutes long, allowing time for staff to disinfect their offices between appointments.
* A plexiglass divider is at reception, and there is increased cleaning on all high touch areas.
*** Please note, those clients wishing to remain on phone or video counselling are able to do so!
You can make appointments by calling our office at 306-922-3202. Reception is available 9am-12pm & 1pm-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Clients at YWCA Central, Our House and Homeward Bound facilities have scheduled access to walk-in counselling services via phone. Please speak to staff at those locations for further detail.
Group programming will resume once a date is declared for Phase 4 of the Saskatchewan Government’s Re-Open Plan. This includes Strengthening Families, Bridges & all Life Improvement programs.
Strengthening Families Program staff are available through email (firstname.lastname@example.org), cell 306-981-6882, Facebook (SF PA), or office phone 306-922-3202. They continue to take applications for future programs!
Bridges remains closed, but is expected to return mid-summer.
Life Improvement Programs are postponed until fall (Parenting from the Heart, Calming the Storm for Adults, Calming the Storm for Teens, Good Grief, Riding the Wave, Taming the Tiger and Stepping Up). Registration for those programs begins in August.
Please note that our office is closed to the public at this time.
Thank you & Stay Safe,
Catholic Family Services Prince Albert
WHO WE ARE
Catholic Family Services is a non-profit charitable organization operating under a volunteer Board of Directors. We have been serving Prince Albert & area for over 30 years.
Catholic Family Services of Prince Albert acknowledges that we are in the traditional territories of First Nations & Métis peoples. In recognition of the treaties, and in the truth & spirit of reconciliation, we reaffirm our commitment, connection and responsibility to each other.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
LIFE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS
Programming is offered throughout the year to address community needs including anger managements for children, teens & adults, support programs for children experiencing parental separation and programming for children and adults impacted by familial violence.
Strengthening Families programming is for caregivers and their children 6-11 or teens 12-16. SFP aims to increase family resilience by improving communication, problem solving, emotional management and building positive relationships.