YMCA Welcome Village

Family Allies supports families that are economically disadvantaged and who are at risk of losing their housing.  Family Allies addresses the need for stability in families living at or below the Core Need Income Threshold measure (CNIT). Specific family needs addressed are:

  • Housing
  • Family Functioning

Eligible families are matched with a Housing Support Worker who works with the families to set goals toward safe, secure and appropriate housing as well as healthy family functioning. Parents are supported for a year to create a nurturing and safe family environment, and find/maintain safe, secure and affordable housing. Staff may meet with families in their homes, in a community setting or in the YMCA offices.  There is additional contact and support by phone and email, as necessary. 

What Family Allies Provides

  • Supportive counselling and goal setting
  • Home Visitation
  • Family interactive programming and activities
  • Personal and family advocacy
  • Information and referrals to additional resources

How to access Family Allies

  • Contact Family Allies to speak with the Family Allies supervisor about the program
  • Complete with the Housing Support Worker a family assessment questionnaire to help identify family strengths and areas in which families need support
  • Once intake is completed, families are able to use one-to-one support and/or participate in several other Family Allies program groups

Learn More

For more information contact 780-426-9259 and ask for a Supervisor of Family Allies Program to set up an appointment.



YMCA Welcome Village

View Larger Map 9538 103A AVE
Edmonton, AB T5H 0J3
Phone: 780-426-9622
  • Aquatics
  • Day Camps
  • Education and Training
  • Health, Fitness & Aquatics
  • Housing Supports
  • Youth Supports

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