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Family Support Recruitment/Referral

Programs that identify and enlist people who are willing to provide living arrangements in their homes for children who need an alternative family living environment; offer services that augment and support those that are available through the family unit; or link individuals who are in need of these services with appropriate providers.

Families/Friends Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses, partners, parents, children, siblings, friends or significant others of people who have specific disabilities, medical diagnoses, personal losses or other problems, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by ongoing interaction with and concern about the individual. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet, and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about related issues.

People With Complex Needs

Individuals who are struggling with an array of significant, interconnecting issues requiring a wide range of types of support due to the depth and breadth of their needs. Specific eligibility criteria vary widely according to the focus and priorities of individual programs, but typically involve requiring an individualized, holistic response and multiple high-need services from a variety of types of providers. The problems dealt with may span social, economic, education, legal, medical and mental health issues.

Provides a variety of life-skills training services for people who are blind or partially-sighted. Services are provided by certified specialists who will create a personalized rehabilitation plan.

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Families/Friends of Individuals With a Gambling Addiction Support Groups

tual support groups whose members are the spouses/partners of people who are having difficulty controlling their compulsion to gamble; children of all ages whose parents, guardians or other parent figures are involved in problem gambling; and/or friends of those individuals. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common, and to support the recovery of their loved one

Families/Friends of Individuals With a Gambling Addiction Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses/partners of people who are having difficulty controlling their compulsion to gamble; children of all ages whose parents, guardians or other parent figures are involved in problem gambling; and/or friends of those individuals. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common, and to support the recovery of their loved one.

Families/Friends of Individuals With a Drug Use Disorder Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses/partners of people who have or are at risk of a drug use disorder; children of all ages whose parents, guardians or other parent figures are involved in drug use; and/or friends of those individuals. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and support the recovery of their loved one.

Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses/partners of people who have or are at risk of an alcohol use disorder; children of all ages whose parents, guardians or other parent figures are involved in excessive alcohol use; and/or friends of those individuals. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and support the recovery of their loved one.

Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups

Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have adopted a child or are considering or in the process of adoption, birth parents who relinquished a child for adoption, people who were, themselves adopted, foster care providers, children in foster care, kinship caregivers (paternal or maternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members, members of a child's tribe or clan, godparents, stepparents, neighbours, friends of the family or other adults who can serve as "family"), children cared for by relatives under a formal or informal kinship care arrangement and/or adults who, as children, were raised in foster or kinship care. Groups may also be structured for adoptees, siblings and/or birth parents who have been reunited; older kinship caregivers who have taken on an unexpected parenting role later in life; and people who have other kinship issues, e.g., grandparents and other relatives who have been denied access to a grandchild or other youngster due to a death or divorce in the child's family. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.

Community Disaster Service Centres/Hotlines

Centres and/or telephone information services operated by local authorities and/or community-based organizations which provide opportunities for people who have sustained damage in a major disaster or large-scale emergency to obtain information about the services they need to stabilize their current situation and begin to recover.