YMCA Welcome Village

Family Ties is a voluntary, early intervention program that provides support to families with children 7-17 years old to strengthen family functioning for up to three years. Parents are supported to create a nurturing and safe family environment, build resiliency within themselves and their children, build new social connections, and learn about positive parenting and child development.

Parents set goals with their Family Worker, and over time the parent is supported to review, assess and update these goals.  Parents have the opportunity to take parenting courses and to learn through peer-to-peer interactions with other parents who are part of the Program.  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 Ties Provides:

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

How to access Family Ties:

  • Contact Family Ties to speak with the Family Ties supervisor about the program
  • Complete with the Family 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 Ties program groups

Learn More

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



YMCA Welcome Village

View Larger Map 9538 103A AVE
Edmonton, AB T5H 0J3
Phone: 780-426-9259
  • Aquatics
  • Camps
  • Education and Training
  • Health, Fitness & Aquatics
  • Housing Supports
  • Youth Supports

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