Roots and wings provides in-home family support to families.
Roots and Wings
Roots and wings provides in-home family support to families. We work together with families to ensure their needs are front and centre, resulting in meaningful solutions based on their unique lives. We do not make decisions for them; we help them navigate complex systems and equip them with resources and information to make their own decisions.
How do families benefit?
No two families are the same, so roots and wings provides customized support to families based on their specific needs. In general, we support families to:
Build effective parenting skills
Understand how negative childhood experiences, toxic stress, and trauma affect parenting and child development
Positively influence brain development by focusing on attachment, literacy, culturally sensitive play, and nutrition
Make financial decisions that empower them to overcome barriers related to poverty
Improve their communication and advocacy skills
Better navigate systems
Develop or build positive social networks
Address issues that contribute to addictions, domestic violence, and mental health
Who can access these services?
Families who live in west or southwest Edmonton can contact:
We have partnered with provincial Family Resource Networks (FRNs) to deliver these services. FRNs provide supports and services to help Alberta families become resilient, strong and healthy. Networks deliver prevention and early intervention services and supports for children and youth aged 0 to 18, as well as supports for parents and caregivers.
The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.