VULNERABLE POPULATION SERVICES
The Vulnerable Population Services (VPS) offers specialized service attention to newcomers that find themselves in difficult scenarios. Services are provided using a Case Management and Wrap Around approach. This means that each person is assessed in a comprehensive way and services are provided to attend to all areas of one’s life where attention is required and requested.
The service will work with the client to attend to their basic needs, income, housing, work and career preparation, settlement, integration, health, mental health, risk mitigation, safety planning, sexuality, family issues, legal issues, domestic violence, and any other areas of living requested by the client.
The program will work with any age, culture, and sexual diversity presented to us. We will arrange language translation if it is required beyond the more than 20 languages of the VPS team.
The primary goal of our team is to empower vulnerable newcomers to become full participants into Canadian life by addressing community, work, and daily life within the context of developing strong support systems and meaningful engagement into the community.
We also arrange peer support group to address multiple challenges of vulnerable population. We achieve our objectives through direct services, working with our many partner organizations, providing resources, arranging for volunteers, or finding other services to address needs.
We will arrange mental health settlement support or crisis counselling if it is required.
One specialized service is the attention to LGBTQ+ people. For more information about services for LGBTQ+ newcomers to Calgary, please see: https://www.centrefornewcomers.ca/lbgtq
To access services, we just need a name and phone number, then the process can start.
Domestic Violence & Homelessness Services
Work collaboratively with agencies with a focus on domestic violence and homelessness
Organize events and workshops
Provide needs-based settlement services information
Provide resources to assist clients in decision making
Provide referrals to external resources as needed
Mental Health Related Services
Collaborate with agencies working with a focus on mental healt
Increase mental health awareness in communities
Organize events, workshops, and campaigns for our newcomer clients
CFN offers non-therapeutic counselling, crisis intervention as necessary, needs assessment to identify an individual, social, emotional, and behavioural aspects of the client. We help to identify situations and explore options, as well as develop and implement a plan of action.
Our practitioner provides information and referrals to internal agency programs/resources & external agencies along with ethnocultural communities’ programs/resources. We connect clients to resources which can assist in meeting their needs and all services are delivered in a private, safe, confidential, and respectful environment. All have right to confidentiality, excluding specific circumstances, such as harm to oneself or harm to others.
Unbiased & Non-Judgmental Approach
Our services are here to support clients
There are no right or wrong questions or concerns
Program practitioner advocates for the client as needed in accessing resources, and meeting client’s needs.
Educates and empowers clients regarding rights and responsibilities in Canada. Teaches clients how to advocate for themselves.
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