Did you know that military community families face many specific challenges? They have to deal with frequent relocations, separation and prolonged absence from their loved ones. They also have to cope with the many job-related risks their loved ones face, including injury, illness and death.
Your decision to support the Foundation is invaluable for these families. Thanks to your gifts, children, spouses, partners, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters of military members, reservists and veterans benefit, year round and based on their specific needs, from a wide range of programs and services, in both good times and bad.
Services offered by the Valcartier Family Centre to military families:
INFORMATION AND REFERRALS
Information, referrals, and liaison with civilian and military resources throughout Eastern Quebec.
VOLUNTEERING AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Opportunities for families, individuals and groups (youth and adults) to get involved as volunteers. A diversified program of community activities.
Childcare services for emergencies, respite and in the event of serious injury or bereavement (ages 0-17). Occasional childcare for preschool children (ages 0-5) and support for a family care plan.
EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES (AGES 0-5)
Activities related to birth, groups for parents and children, and the Welcome Baby program.
YOUTH SERVICES (AGES 6-17)
Welcome and support, educational and prevention workshops, youth club and youth social workers.
EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION SUPPORT
Strategies for job hunting, re-entering the job market or going back to school, as well as low-cost second-language training.
SUPPORT DURING ABSENCES
Personalized support throughout the various stages of an absence (before, during and after) on an exercise, a course, a deployment or an imposed restriction. Tools and services adapted to your needs.
SUPPORT DURING POSTINGS
Personalized support during the posting process, whether you are arriving at Valcartier or leaving for another base.
Counselling services (initial needs assessment and counselling for individuals, couples and families), support for families dealing with an injury, an illness or bereavement, support groups for adults, psychoeducational groups for children/teenagers, prevention workshops and activities.
VETERAN FAMILY PROGRAM
Services and activities for medically released veterans and their families in order to facilitate their transition to civilian life.