Residential

The Residential services that EGADZ has to offer include Staffed Homes, Mentored Homes, Structured Independent Homes, Supported Independent Homes and Baby Steps which is a home for children in care of the Ministry of Social Services whose parents are working on reunification.
All of the Residential services are for volunteer clients and only for those who are wanting to create lifestyle changes or are in need of a supportive environment to achieve their personal goals.
Each home is supported by youth workers who are able to assist the youth and adults with education, employment, medical, spiritual, addictions, mental health and any issues and goals that may arise.
Along with this support the homes also offer specialty sub-programs such as Parent Support and Action to Employment.

Parent Support
Parent Support is offered to all parents that are residing within the Residential Programming.
Support workers offer guidance while assisting each parent with their parenting plan and skill building.

Action to Employment
Action to Employment is an employment program that offers yard care services to individuals in the community who are in need of assistance and are unable to afford lawn and yard care services.
The EGADZ residents receive training, employment experience, a multitude of skills and the personal reward of helping people in their community.

Staffed Download Pamphlet

The separate Staffed Homes are available to females and males aged 12 – 16 years old who are in need of 24 hour support.  The homes are staffed with workers who are awake and available to youth who are just beginning their healing journey.  These youth may struggle with night terrors, flashbacks, addictions and mental health.

Age exceptions are also made for young mothers who are struggling or in need of more support, parents who are on a Parental Services Agreement or older teens who are struggling with mental illness.

Mentored Download Pamphlet

The Mentored Homes are for females aged 12—16 and 16 –17 years old who have been active in dealing with their struggles such as addictions, mental health, etc.  These youth would have a sense of stability and are able to commit to their healing, education and long term goals.  They would also have the skills and knowledge to live semi-independently.

This model has a live-in “Mentor”/ “House mom” who is available to discuss issues and concerns that the youth may have and she is someone that the youth can relate to because they share similar backgrounds.  She is able to help the girls with basic life skills such as cooking and budgeting or guide the youth to the right sources for support.

Supported Independent "My Home" Download Pamphlet

The Supported Independent Homes are for females 18 – 23 years old who are long term wards of the Province of Saskatchewan.  It is also available for young mothers who are at risk of Family Services involvement or have Family Services involvement.

Unfortunately these young people have not had the support or opportunity to learn the skills necessary for successful independence.   These young ladies are actively becoming ready for full independence by completing their education, seeking employment and building the necessary life skills for independence.

"Baby Steps" Download Pamphlet

Baby Steps is a staffed home for babies/children that are currently in the care of the Ministry of Social Services.  At this home mothers can be assessed on their parenting skills and are provided the opportunity to build on their skills through coaching and teaching.  This environment is safe and offers the parents up to 24 hours per day to bond with their children.

While building on their parenting skills, mothers are also working on their individual issues with in-house and community supports.

"Mahs Place" Download Pamphlet

Mah’s Place is a safe and structured environment for mothers who are transitioning into independence from the Baby Steps project.

Mah’s Place can accommodate up to 2 mothers whose children are transitioning or have transitioned back into their care from Baby Steps.

The mothers in this home have reached a milestone and are continuing on with their programming and healing.

"McPherson House" Download Pamphlet

McPherson House is a safe and structured environment for mothers who are trying to re-unite and gain back parental responsibilities of their children in care.

McPherson's House accommodates up to three women whose children are in the Baby Steps project. 

While living at the McPherson's House, women participate in various programming such as life skills to improve parenting skills, addictions and domestic violence classes, and personal counseling. 

"Sweet Dreams" Download Pamphlet

 

This home is a partnership between EGADZ, Wally & Colleen Mah and Conexus Credit Union through the first Social Impact Bond in Canada.

 Sweet Dreams provides safe housing to independent mother’s while they work on completing their education or acquiring employment.

This home offers an independent living environment along with a community of like-minded parents and support staff.