During this time of social distancing, Family Futures Resource Network will not be hosting in-person programs and will be closed to the public. However, we are working on ways to provide programming through online platforms. Please keep checking our website for the most up to date information on what programs will be online in the near future.
If you have questions or if you need information on resources for you and your family, please call during our office hours Monday through Friday 9am to 4:30pm and we are closed for lunch from 12-1pm. Please also allow for any delay in response due to current circumstances and if you require urgent support please dial 2-11 for support.
We want to reach out and stay connected during this time of change as we adapt to what we may call the “new normal”. To limit the impact of COVID 19 on the community, all programs and services at Family Futures Resource Network will be postponed until further notice. Our offices are currently closed until April 6, 2020. We will be monitoring the situation closely and reevaluating the situation on April 6, 2020. Please check our webpage and Facebook for updates.
We miss hearing the children’s giggles and laughter, the welcoming hugs, and seeing familiar faces. The staff are doing their part by staying home and self-isolating so we can come back healthy and strong. We hope you are all doing well and staying safe, healthy and connected.
Entertaining your children while following social distancing can be a challenge. Here are some ideas to do with your family while staying safe.
1. Set a routine that works for your family.
2. Include activities where you spend time together to help decrease stress and strengthen cohesiveness.
3. Stay connected with friends and family through phone calls, messaging and FaceTime.
4. Try to limit time on electronics.
5. Spend time outside while maintaining social distancing.
6. Of course most of all take time for self care – eat well, get proper rest, stay physically active, and practice emotional wellness which may include mindfulness, spirituality, prayer, or being in nature.
This summer we will be hosting week long half day pre-school camps for children ages 3-5 and week-long full day camps for children ages 6-12. Children will learn important life skills while playing games and making connections with others in a fun environment. Camp Leaders will create engaging activities for children to strengthen their self-esteem and make friends.
with over 20 years’ experience…providing a broad spectrum of prevention and early intervention programming and supports to caregivers and children 0-18 years of age. The services offered are strength-based with a focus on child development, parent education, family support, community connections, and home visitation. The agency has a history of providing relational based supports for children, youth, and caregivers and adapting those services to meet the changing needs of the communities. Family Futures Resource Network is seen as a leader in south Edmonton because of the reputable quality programs and services that are delivered.
My daughter was very shy and uncomfortable around other people and children. We have been coming to family futures programs twice a week since September and she has definitely came out of her shell. She now socializes with other children her age and also with the program co-ordinators. I have also been able to use some of the songs and rhymes at home to help with my daughters day to day activities.
My children have attended one of the summer camps and they loved it, great structure, variety of activities and good leaders. I was impressed with the organization of Family Futures leading up to and during the event. We’ll be back!