At Our Relatives’ Place (AORP)

NOW ACCEPTING FOSTER PARENT APPLICATIONS

Programs That Comprise At Our Relatives’ Place

  • 10 foster care beds for sexually exploited children between the ages of 9 – 17
  • 3 emergency foster care beds for sexually exploited children between the ages of 9 – 17
  • 3 bed transition home for sexually exploited females between 16 – 21 years of age

Program Description

This program is one of the initiatives that comprise Tracia’s Trust: Manitoba’s Sexual Exploitation Strategy. At Our Relatives’ Place is a holistic and culturally congruent approach to child caring.  Our practice is an adaptation of traditional Aboriginal practices of child protection whereby grandparents, aunties and uncles, sisters, brothers and extended community members stepped into the role of caregivers for children and youth. We refer to our Foster Parents as “Aunties and Uncles” to reflect that belief.

Our 10 long-term foster homes (both rural and urban) are designed to address the needs of Aboriginal children and youth, ages 9 to 17 years of age, who are being sexually exploited. Our 3 emergency homes are intended to provide a safe home for children and youth who require short-term care while a long-term placement is secured. Most emergency placements are 30 days, however extensions can be granted in some situations. The 3 bed transition home is discussed in more detail below (See “Ki Ma Mina Program”)

The program strives to create a model for intervention, prevention, and stabilization for youth by providing culturally accepting environments in safe homes. AORP recognizes the importance of children and youth’s cultural roots, families, communities of origin and the role of significant individuals they identify as important.

 

For referral information, or information, please contact:

 

Amy Graham, Team Leader
Phone: (204) 953-5820 ext. 243
AORP Confidential Fax Line: (204) 480-9005
Email: agraham@kanikanichihk.ca