Kw'umut Lelum

Child and Family Services
544 Centre St. Nanaimo, BC V9R 4Z3

T. 250.591.0933 or Toll-free 1.800.613.1777

F. 250.591.0935  |  E. info@kwumut.org

 

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Family Support Services

 

Kw'umut Lelum endeavors to enhance the well-being and resiliency of the communities by providing information, education and providing preventative services. The Support Services Program provides services that may include, but are not limitted to, the following:

 

  • services for children and youth 

  • counselling

  • in-home Support

  • respite care

  • parenting programs, and

  • services to support children who witness family violence

 

Kw'umut Lelum understands that all services are provided on a voluntary basis while fully acknowledging that it is the parent that best knows what services may meet their child's or family's needs.

 

Some services are offered directly to the family at their home while other services may provide substitution care for a child outside the family home.

 

Voluntary Support For Families Living On Reserve

This is a 4-6 week focused program of maximum of 10 hours per week in home support. It is a voluntary program designed to support families with prevention in mind and for families when children are returning home.

 

Intensive Support For Families Living On Reserve

This intensive 3 month program is relationship-based and family driven. The program requires a maximum of 20 hours per week, decreasing as needed. 6 major areas covered in the program are:

 

  • Safety

  • Nurturing

  • Structure

  • Consequences

  • Routines

  • Limits

 

How do families get referred?

 

All referrals come through Kw'umut Lelum.

 

 

Children, Culture, Community

 

All Kw'umut Lelum programs and services place children in the centre of their culture and community by drawing on cultural experts, elders and community leaders to activey participate in program planning and delivery.

 

Kw'umut Lelum programs are rich with Coast Salish language, tradition and teachings.