Janine’s two biological children were already school-age when she and her then-partner were asked to care for their nieces and nephews.
They first took in infant twins. Soon after, they started visits with the twins’ older sister, and later on, she also moved into Janine’s home. There are five siblings in this family, and Janine brings the siblings together for visits, ceremonies, and celebrations.
The Family Centre has supported Janine with finding a larger home, arranging family visits and training, getting moccasins made for the children, and more. “The Family Centre has been amazing. There is an unlimited amount of things that my kinship worker Leah and others have done for the children and me. I would probably need a month to write down everything they have done for me. It’s real people helping real people,” Janine says.