YMCA Family Connect: Family Supports

Family Supports

Family Supports is a voluntary, early intervention program that provides support to families with children 7-18 years old to strengthen family functioning. 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. Families can participate in the program for up to three years.

The Family Support program offers in-home support for families in the Grande Prairie region, in partnership with the Grande Prairie and Area Family Resource Network and North Central Edmonton through the North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network. The program offers parents one on one parenting strategies and skills for parents to strengthen family functioning. The Family Support program is a free, confidential and voluntary service funded by the Government of Alberta's Ministry of Children's Services.

All services offered as part of the Family Connect are completely free, including:

  • Supportive counselling and goal setting
  • Consultation and support to improve parent-child interactions
  • In-home support
  • Parent education
  • Family interactive programming and activities
  • Personal and family advocacy
  • Information and referrals to additional resources


To access Family Supports, contact your nearest YMCA:

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