Alternative Placement Services

Kinship Care Program

Within the Metis community there is a long history of extended family and community members providing care, nurturance and protection for children whose parents were unable to provide care. The philosophy of MCFCS is grounded in these traditions and beliefs, with the Kinship Care program working to keep children within their own family networks and communities where possible.

Foster Care and Specialized Foster Care

Where children are unable to remain within their own family networks, MCFCS strives to develop community resources and living environments that nurture and empower. Community members who believe in supporting children and youth to flourish and achieve their potential are actively sought in all regions.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent please call 204-927-6811.

L.I.F.E. Program

The L.I.F.E. (Living in Family Enhancement) program offers a unique alternative to the apprehension and removal of children from their family. The program provides the opportunity to keep the family together while the children are in care through the placement of the entire family in a supported and supervised setting. All families will reside with a trained foster parent who will act as a role model and will support, guide and mentor the parents in order to restore the strength, health and well-being of all family members and to strengthen the care provided to the children within the circle of their family. Referrals to this program are made through the family services worker.

If you are interested in becoming a L.I.F.E parent please call 204-927-7313.

Emergency Placement Resources

MCFCS developed Eagles Nest, a short term, emergency assessment placement resource that accommodates four males 12-17 years of age. Gladys Cook Home is a long-term placement resource for females 12-17 years of age.