Welcome! We know that sometimes, you may feel that your family is the only one experiencing issues that you need help resolving. While all families are unique, we want you to know you are not alone! The program has other families that are currently in treatment. They, too, have made the brave commitment to make the necessary changes to become stronger.
Privacy is respected
Each family in our program has their own home, with their own keys. Staff is available 24/7 for on-call support, but will only come by at scheduled times unless they are asked by you to visit. This is your home, after all.
What do you do in treatment?
There will be a treatment plan developed by your family and the staff. It can be changed if need be to meet the demands of your family.
You will participate in many structured activities such as group and individual therapy, but there will be plenty of time for your own activities and to be alone with your family. We will also work with community resources to meet the specific needs of your family, such as help dealing with complex needs resulting from diagnosis like autism or FASD; or cultural programming.
Some of our group sessions:
Parent Support Group – this weekly informal group is where you can discuss parenting in a safe family environment.
Recovery Group – this is a safe space for you to process through the journey of recovery and collectively
find strength through the sharing of experiences.
Parent Education Group – this group provides you with information and suggestions on parenting tips and strategies for dealing with children of all ages.
Horse therapy– this is a horsemanship program where you will work with horses to connect to yourself while also working on life skills.
24/7 Dads Group – this group is an informal meeting run by dads to share parenting perspectives
Writing Group -this group uses writing to work through difficult feelings and emotions or get past negative experiences
About the program (shot in 2015)
A youth’s perspective
About the program (older)
Echo Family camp 2013
Patti Petrucka, director at 306-751-2913
How do I get into the program as a parent?
You need to be referred by a child protection agency or a health authority. Your social worker or case manager can complete the application process on your behalf. The links to the referral form can be found below.