ABOUT ALGOMA FAMILY SERVICES FOUDATIONThe Foundation was established in 1994 to provide funding for children's mental health programs and services in the Algoma District. Learn More
The Foundation promotes the services of Algoma Family Services to generate heightened community awareness of the specific needs of children with mental health problems and the programs and services available to assist them. Providing meaningful opportunities for the community to help resource mental health programs for children and youth in Algoma which would otherwise not be available through provincial funding. Engages in fundraising activities that ensure community respect and support for children with mental health problems and ensures strong stewardship in the management of all entrusted funds.
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In 2001, Algoma Child & Youth Services Inc. and the Family Counseling Centre came together to form a new agency, Algoma Family Services (AFS). During this time consuming process, the Foundation, now Algoma Family Services Foundation, provided funding to the new agency to specifically address the wait list for children’s mental health services. This funding assists AFS in providing additional clinical assessments and counseling for children experiencing depression, fears and anxiety, anger, physical aggressiveness to others, school difficulties, witnessing violence at home, separation and divorce issues, physical abuse, death of a parent, parent/teen conflict and attachment difficulties.
By providing help to these young people as soon as their problems are identified, we give them a chance to turn their lives around and become contributing members to their communities. The Foundation has made a commitment to Algoma Family Services to provide much needed funding to support children’s mental health programs and services, specifically early intervention and prevention programs. We help to fill the gaps that exist in children’s mental health programs and services in our community, in hopes of reaching at risk children and youth with mental wellness issues before their cases become severe, requiring extreme and intense counseling.