Northwest Regional Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Society Mackenzie Network
FASD is an umbrella diagnostic term describing the range of effects that can occur in an
individual who was prenatally exposed to alcohol.
Working together towards a future free of FASD
To enable communities to work towards FASD free births, while supporting those born with FASD.
Reconciling the Past, informing the Present and
Shaping the future.
To enable communities to work towards substance
free pregnancies, addressing historical pathways
while supporting individuals and family impacted with
FASD TRAINING PROGRAM
Free Training – Earn A Certificate Online
South East Alberta FASD Network (SEAFAN) Society provides a comprehensive, coordinated response to FASD to individuals and families within the region
What we have been working on and thing’s to come.
Sheltering Arms 7-S Housing
is the end result of a group of parents dream to have a supported living residence in the Mackenzie Region that would provide permanent or transitional supported housing for their children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol and in need of supports.
From this dream the Sheltering Arms 7-S Housing Model became a reality in 2016 and the NWR Fasd Society – Mackenzie Network moved into their own building in 2020. The Sheltering Arms 7-S Housing is one of the programs operated within the NWR FASD Buiding (Formerly Action North). This Supported Living Residence has four suites which each have a bedroom with their own private bathroom. There are two common areas. The common area attached to the suites is for residents and staff only and has a sitting area, staff office and programming space.
The seond common area is where the kitchen, dining and a games/seating area are located. In this area more programming happens as well as where visits from friends and family take place.
Sheltering Arms 7-S Housing is unique in Canada because of the level of supports and programming provided for persons living with FASD. This program was originally a pilot project, but is now recognized in the “FASD World” as an emerging model for housing for persons living with FASD.
All people diagnosied with FASD have access to safe, structured and supervised housing, empowering them to be active members in the community
The NWR FASD Society will advocate for and support those impacted with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to attain secure, structured and supervised accommodations with programming that allows for growth, learning and skill development
Personal dignity, integrity and respect
An individual’s unique experience, needs and strengths
An individual’s right to a safe, supported living environment as needed
An individual’s right to supported employment, recreation and volunteerism as needed
Community parnerships and Collaboration