Offering hope, strengthening the resilience & promoting the healing of children impacted by a parent's addiction.
because children (and the child in us) who have been impacted by a parent's substance use and society's stigma of addictions were NEVER meant to do this alone. Unfortunately, they often have to. If you are in Alberta and have a question about healing, a grievance to share about the "system", or need help finding or connecting to resources and supports? We'd love to help you. Join us.
Why we exist:
CHILDREN IMPACTED BY A PARENT'S ADDICTION, NEED TO KNOW THAT THEY, TOO, CAN HEAL.
2 important truths that currently co-exist:
1. 1/5 children are experiencing the traumatic effects of their parent's addiction which is compounded by the stigma of mental illness and addictions.
2. There are many parents with an addiction who have not had or continue to not have access to adequate supports to heal from their own past traumas and to choose sobriety.
To co-create a community that can mitigate the risk associated with toxic stress in children impacted by a parent's addiction through actions that offer children hope, strengthen their resilience and promote their healing.
WE ARE ALL A PART OF THE VILLAGE THAT IS RAISING THE KIDS OF OUR COMMUNITY.
WHAT WILL YOUR CONTRIBUTION BE?
In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.