Millwoods Family Resource Centre Society

Family Futures Resource Network

Family Futures Resource Network began as Mill Woods Family Resource Centre, an incorporated society since January 2004. Mill Woods Family Resource Centre evolved as a result of an amalgamation of Mill Woods’ P.A.T.C.H. Place Society and New Parents Association, two stable and well-established agencies with over 15 years of experience helping children and families in Edmonton’s south east.

Mill Woods Family Resource Centre underwent a name change in the Fall of 2015 in order to better represent the scope and scale of the services provided, and all of the communities served and supported. The new name: Family Futures Resource Network represents an expanding agency in tune with the needs of south Edmonton residents.

Family Futures provides information, education, and support to individuals, parents and families; and is currently the only resource centre south of the North Saskatchewan River that offers this range of services.

The agency has five separate locations in south Edmonton:                                                                                

Administration 
5704 - 19A Ave.                                                                                                               

Millhurst 
5710 - 19A Ave.                                                                                                        

Knottwood 
1733 Millwoods Road                                                                                                           

Millbourne  
3756 - 78 Street                                                                                                               

Westbrook
25 Fairway Drive

Space is also utilized in existing community and public buildings to deliver services and programs that meet the needs of the community.  

 

Parent Link

Family Futures became the first Edmonton designated Parent Link Centre in January 2005, and was awarded a second Parent Link Centre in 2015 to serve Edmonton's south west.

The objectives of a Parent Link Centre, established by Alberta Children's Services, are to: 

• Support parents in their role as their children's first and most influential teachers.
• Link parenting programs and services through a province-wide network that promotes excellence. 
• Facilitate the sharing of resources. 
• Foster the creation of partnerships. 

 

Programming

The core areas of programming for Family Futures Resource Network are:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Child and Youth
  • Home Visitation
  • Family Support
  • Parent Education

Additional Programs and Services Offered:

  • Individual Parenting Support
  • Developmental Milestone Check-ins for Young Children
  • Toy Lending Library                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Cost of Programming

Most of the programs and services are offered at no cost to the participant. Some programs charge a small fee to cover supplies or curriculum.

 

Volunteerism

Volunteers play an important role at Family Futures Resource Network by assisting with group facilitation and support, childcare, special events, and day-to-day operations. They enhance the programs and services provided through their involvement and commitment to the Agency.

 

Statistics

Over the last year, Family Futures Resource Network served approximately 3000 children, youth, and adults. Volunteers performed more than 1500 hours of service for the Agency. 

 

Funding

Family Futures Resource Network is funded through Alberta Children's Services, Edmonton Region Child and Family Services and the City of Edmonton Family and Community Support Services. Additional funding from foundations, grants and donations from community sponsors help make programs and services possible.