This past summer has been busy within New Direction, and our Service Areas are slowly opening up and adapting to new Public Health Guidelines.
Here some of the things going on in New Directions:
Therapy Services Adapting to Distanced Services
Our Multidisciplinary Assessment and Consultation Centre (M.A.C.C) program is providing in person or over-the-phone sessions based off of the individual’s preferences. This allows individuals utilizing our program to choose which method they are most comfortable with.
Meanwhile, our Family Therapy Services (FTS) program is working towards providing in-person and online services dependent on the family’s needs and preferences.
These changes are to ensure that the individuals/families we support, and our clinicians/therapists are safe and following public health guidelines.
Café 6 Continues Cooking up Opportunities
Shut down due to Public Health Guidelines thanks to the pandemic, Café 6 has re-started its food handler certificate training for youth in other New Directions programs and has already begun its catering services.
Check out the delicious Café 6 Menu here: https://newdirections.mb.ca/cafe6/
Training Opportunities for Youth Goes Hybrid
Training Opportunities for Youth has been able to adapt to offering students in its four programs both an in-person and virtual program, depending on the needs of the individuals.
This hybrid approach allows the students to participate in the program from their own home if they choose to, or come into our offices if a face-to-face program would be more beneficial.
Opikihiwawin Opening its Doors to In-Person
Beginning Sept. 20, 2021, Opikihiwawin will begin having on-site programming with reduced group sizes. This will allow more community focused programming to happen in-person with individuals in our community.
Refer to the Opikihiwawin calendar on their social media pages for a full schedule.
FASD Support Program Adapts Community Visits
The FASD Family Support, Education and Counselling Program regularly visits schools, daycares, and homes of the children supported by the program to ensure they can provide the best supports in environments they are experiencing difficulties in.
They continue to provide these supports, ensuring health and safety by utilizing screening tools, wearing masks, social distancing, and sanitizing. A small portion of individuals come into the office for service, and we are able to accommodate this with social distancing and the above noted precautions.