Conveniently located at Mt. Newton Cross Road and the Pat Bay Highway, the newly renovated building has been made to look like a stylized Coast Salish longhouse which provides a welcoming and culturally safe space for Coast Salish families accessing services.
NIȽ TU,O provides delegated work such as C3 – Recruitment and Resources (for finding Caregivers for our children in care) and C4 – Guardianship (for Coast Salish children that have been transferred from MCFD to NIȽ TU,O for Guardianship by our Social Workers).
NIȽ TU,O also provides non-delegated work through Family Support Workers who go out when there has been a report made to MCFD. Family Support workers attend to provide support for the family. The families can then access programs and services and Voluntary Support Services while they are navigating through crisis and managing involvement with MCFD. Regardless of the situation, the support provided is non-judgemental and confidential.
NIȽ TU,O recognizes the lived experiences of families and acknowledges the
persistent damage and trauma associated with colonialism and its impacts on families and children. NIȽ TU,O’s practice is rooted in anti-oppression and social justice. NIȽ TU,O’s services are culturally safe and relevant to strengthening the children and families we work with.
Delivering the support families need isn’t a one-size fits all approach. When a family member calls and speaks with Intake (which is confidential) they are then provided a Family Support Worker who collaborates with each family to create a custom plan that includes accessing available services and community resources.