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Nogdawindamin Family And Community Services
Alternative Care Program

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Oversees all aspects of a foster care program that provides residential care for children who cannot be cared for by their biological parents or guardians
 
  • Facilitates arrangements to provide a temporary home for children who are separated from their family
     
  • Retains legal responsibility for the child
     
  • Provides initial orientation, home study and ongoing training
     
  • Arranges for home visits 7 days and 30 days after child's placement in home
     
  • Makes weekly phone calls to foster parents
     
  • Reimburses for all expenses incurred for welfare of child including living, medical, clothing, school and extra-curricular expenses
     
  • Provides access to a full range of therapeutic and relief services
     
  • Provides respite care to foster parents
     
  • Supplies a foster parent handbook at office or available online
     
  • Works with foster parents to create life plan for child; priority is to reunite child with family but if not possible, plans may include long-term foster care or adoption


Provides 3 types of foster care homes:
 
  • Regular alternative care home: provides full-time daily care in a family setting
     
  • Relief Alternative Care Homes: provides part-time care in a family setting
     
  • Emergency Receiving Alternative Care Homes: Provides care in a family with very short notice


This organization is a Registered Charity
Comments
NOTE: For emergency concerns about a child call office during regular hours, ask for Intake Worker; after hours call toll-free line, ask for Nog-Da-Win-Da-Min on-call worker
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pmEmergency Child Welfare Services: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Eligibility
  • Children and youth from birth to 21 years of age
  • Must be a First Nations member of one of the 7 member communities
Application Process
  • Contact Intake and Assessment
  • Services are administered on a local level through individual communities
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On March 10, 2020

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