Family Empowerment Team
Xyólhmettsel Syémyem

The goals of the Family Empowerment Team are:

  • To assist mothers in building and maintaining appropriate healthcare for their children
  • To assist mothers in obtaining treatment, maintaining recovery, and resolving issues in regards to substance abuse
  • To prevent incidents of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Stó:lō communities

Family Empowerment Workers provide assistance to clients for a maximum of three years. Some of the services they provide include assisting parents with: identifying personal goals; obtaining drug and/or alcohol treatment; choosing a family plan method; keeping children up to date with immunizations; connecting with service providers; transportation to appointments; resolving system service barriers; and, support regarding housing and child custody issues.