Re: New Native Organization

andi (
Mon, 09 Dec 1996 19:41:59 -0500 wrote:
> Aboriginal Foster Famiy Association of Montreal
> Mission Statement:
> To serve Aboriginal people by developing and promoting an Aboriginal
> holistic service that would enhance the overall quality
> of life and well being for children and their families when they are in
> difficulty. This program would ensure the caring and
> healing of our children and families in the Montreal Aboriginal
> Community.
> Objectives:
> A service model that is culturally based, respecting the holistic
> values of Aboriginal people,
> the extended family, and the right to self determination, in all
> aspects of life.
> Creation and maintenance of a culturally appropriate agency of
> service for Aboriginal individuals and families.
> Evolution of an integrated network of effective programs and
> positive relationships between agencies, for a more
> caring and sensitive support service enviornment.
> Guaranteed delivery of culturally relevant support services and
> resources for child and family care, healing and
> rehabilitation.
> Roles and Responsibilities:
> To sensitize Aboriginal people to the acute need for Aboriginal
> foster homes.
> To promote a recruitment process which will enhance commitment
> from the Aboriginal community to foster
> Aboriginal children.
> To act as resource and avocate, and to mediate between Aboriginal
> people and existing agencies.
> The Aboriginal Foster Family Association of Montreal would like to
> provide the following services:
> Casework, which would include counselling, information, referral, family
> mediation, advocacy, one to one interventions,
> support to families within the youth protection jurisdiction.
> A Customary Care Program for a child that needs to be living away from
> their family. The worker would stay within the
> extended family, a relative, or the Aboriginal community at large.
> This group of volunteers have been working steadily since October 1995,
> and in order for this group to attain these goals we
> require a few necessities. If anyone is able to assist us with any
> donations, we would be eternally grateful and be able to
> furnish tax deductible receipts upon request.
> Basic office supplies ( staples, pens, etc,) stationary ( paper,
> envelopes, etc.),and equipment such as computers,
> printers, fax, photocopiers, etc.
> 1000 of our pamphlets printed.
> Basic phone service along with answering machine.
> The costs to cover incorporation, etc.
> Please help us to grow and develop into a healthy and distinct body
> representing the Urban Aboriginal Community.
> Thank You, Meegwetch, Nia:wen, Nakomie, etc.
> Please send donations or write us at:
> P.O. Box 446
> Kahnawake, Quebec (Canada)
> J0L 1B0

Hey great! Thanks for posting and good luck. Will help if I can.