172 Dufferin Street, Bridgewater, NS1-888-543-1727 or 1-902-543-1727apfyf@ns.sympatico.ca

Family Support Services


Our team is available to provide the support you need.  We can custom design a care plan for your family, depending on your specific situation.  Whether your family has experienced tragic loss, divorce / separation, or a changing dynamic, that has left you in distress, we are here to help.

Family Focus  - An intensive in-home service which provides families with the necessary skills and support to create positive change within the family unit and individually. Family focus workers assist the whole  family in identifying both individual and family goals.  Care plans are developed and implemented within the home and community. Community resources are utilized when possible to connect the family to ongoing supports and decrease the potential dependence.  Our in home supports provide skills to help families learn to cope, communicate, resolve conflicts and manage anger.

Family Skills - Alternative Programs for Youth and Families Inc. offers coaching to parents.  Using role model and teaching, this service assists parents to strengthen their child management skills.

Supervised Access - Trained, experienced Staff are available to ensure that safe access is available where a family situation is volatile or there are questions with regard to child safety.  We offer supervised visitation between parents and children in a safe environment. 


Special Note : These programs are all available to the general public and to Child and Youth agencies and Government services.