The Parent Aide Program supports the healthy development of families and their children to:
- Ensure the safety of children
- Maintain the family whenever safe and possible
What is the Parent Aide Program?
The Parent Aide Program is designed to help parents who, for whatever reason, are having trouble with the task of being a parent and need temporary guidance to help them through the difficult times.
- To maintain the family unit and well-being of the children
- To enhance family wellness
- To empower families
- To ease reunification between children in care and their families (where applicable)
Being a Parent is Not Always Easy...
It is no secret that being a parent can be difficult and demanding. But parenting can be especially tough and stressful when you:
- Feel overwhelmed
- Are isolated from family and friends
- Experience a crisis
- Face financial difficulties
- Have no adult with whom to share your thoughts, feelings & concerns
How does a Parent Aide Help?
A Parent Aide provides in-home support through regularly scheduled visits that assist families with learning:
- Parenting skills
- Child development
- Budgeting skills
- Communication skills
- Community resources
Who uses the Parent Aide Program?
Parent’s and guardians are often referred to the Parent Aide Program through their Ministry of Social Services worker.
The Program is also available to anyone in Saskatoon or surrounding area.
Parents/guardians can refer themselves to the program by completing a referral form. Also, organizations that assist families can complete the referral form in collaboration with the parent/guardian. All completed forms can be faxed to the Parent Aide Program at 306-974-3170 or dropped off at the Parent Aide office. If you would like more information about referrals to the Parent Aide Program, contact 306-974-3171.
Referrals can also be made by contacting the Ministry of Social Services Intake (City: 306-933-6077 or Rural: 306-933-5069).
Clients may be single, common law, or married and children range in age from infancy to adolescence.
(Please print, complete and fax or drop off forms to 502 Ave L S)