Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre

Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre

sacred_wolf_logoWHERE WE’RE LOCATED:
Port Hardy is located at the tip of the North end of Vancouver Island.  Communities in the north end are considered rural due to their remote access within the larger structure of service delivery in comparison to the southern communities up to and including the Comox Valley.

As a result, legislative bodies have labelled our region, Mount Waddington.  Towns that we serve include urban populations in: Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Zeballos, and Woss.

sacred_wolf_craftsOUR CLIENTS:
sacred_wolf_classThe majority of our clientele live in Port Hardy and Port McNeill.  Participants mainly identify with the following tribes listed:
Gwa’Sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw, Kwakiutl, Quatsino, Hope Town, Village Island, Kingcome Inlet, Namgis, Oweekeno, Bella Bella, and Metis. 
On average, Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre staff record up to 2400 client contacts within a three month period. 

OUR PROGRAMS:
The Family and Child Development Program coordinator develops work plans tailored to the needs of the community based on our records (ie. Stress management, mental health, child protection, healing, etc). 

sacred_wolf_programWe also manage a Roots program that works with the MCFD social workers to find alternative care that maintains the child’s connection to their home community or family.  When it is not possible, the coordinator for this program works with foster parents to ensure cultural connections are maintained as much as possible.   

Recently, a Family Support Program was added that supports families involved with Ministry of Children and Family Development under the Child protection department.  This coordinator assists families in having their children returned home as soon as possible by helping the family reduce risk to a minimum followed by education in risk management.

sacred_wolf_craft2Our Healing Through Traditions Program reaches out to all community members with the elder population as the target group.  Luncheons and community kitchens are available for participants to share a meal and meet other service providers in the community.  This is also a place where other things are offered such as access to flu shots, foot care, and other physical health care needs.

 

For more info, please call the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre at (250) 902-0552.