Family Violence Prevention Month

Did you know that The Hub Family Resource Centre has been involved in The Family Violence and Coordinating Council since 2011? The Family Violence and Coordinating Council is a collaborative partnership of agencies who support our region’s ability to recognize, respond, and prevent family violence and abuse. The counsel’s vision is to create a safe and healthy community free of family violence and abuse. Members include, Waypoints, Probation with the Government of Alberta, Child and Family Services, YMCA Supports 4 Wellness, Some Other Solutions, Alberta Health Services, and the RCMP just to name a few!

Mayor Donald Scott proclamated November Family Violence Prevention Month in our region and purple is worn to show support and to spread awareness for the cause. You may have seen staff at the Hub Family Resource Centre wearing purple and purple ribbons all month.

The Hub offers services for families that have experienced domestic abuse and/or custody and access issues including Safe Exchange and Safe Visitation. Safe Visitation provides a comfortable setting for visits to occur between a parent and child. Safe Visitation is also utilized by families where there have been concerns of child abuse or substance use. Safe Exchange Services enables a child to transition from one parent to another without having parents come into contact with one another. No referral is necessary for either of these services. If you are interested in learning more about Family Access Services please call 780.750.7416 dial 7 then extension 1.

To get involved in Family Violence Prevention Month you can wear purple, use the hashtags #gopurpleAB and #violencefreeRMWB, and start a conversation with a friend, loved one or stranger to spread awareness and prevent violence.

If you or someone you know is experiencing Domestic Violence please call the Crisis Line at 780.743.1190 or the appropriate authorities RCMP: 780.788.4000 and/or Child and Family Services: 780.743.7416.

Welcome to The Hub Family Resource Centre

The Hub Family Resource Centre works to encourage the best possible development of children and families across the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. We offer a variety of free programs including: drop-in play Monday to Friday 10-4 downtown and Monday to Saturday 10-4 in Timberlea, early learning programs, parent education, resources and referrals, prenatal and postpartum support services and safe visitation and exchange.

If you are not sure where to start, we recommend stopping in either of our locations to chat with a Family Support Worker. It is easy to join the fun at the Hub!

The purpose of this blog is to share more information and resources for families digitally. You’'ll hear about everything from play dough recipes to potty training, prenatal resources, preventing family violence and so much more. Follow our Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss out!

Here are the exciting things that are happening this month at The Hub:

  • November 8th Mindful Motherhood

  • November 14th Mediterranean Potluck

  • November 20th National Child Day Celebration

  • Novemeber 30th Ages and Stages Questionnaire Day

Go to the Programs and Services tab on our website for more information and to register.

Hope to see you there!