The primary goal is to provide communities, families, and individuals with mental wellness services and supports that are responsive to their needs.
To improve the quality of and access to, culturally appropriate and holistic and community-directed programs in Mental Health, Child Development, and Injury Prevention services at the community level.
Improve the quality of, and access to, culturally appropriate mental health services at the community level. Activities include training, planning; consultation & information exchange; promotion of linkages among health, children & families; and, comprehensive community projects.
Strengthen the existing child development network of social, health, medical, educational and cultural services. Activities include: the provision of resource centres, infant stimulation programs & behavioral and developmental counselling involving parents and children.
Reduce death & acute and long-term disability due to childhood injuries. Activities include public education, training of community workers, knowledge development; and, assisting communities to develop appropriate by-laws/regulations.
Healthy Moms & Babies
Improve the physical, mental and social health and well-being of mothers & infants by delivering activities that can include nutritional education, emphasis on regular medical examinations during pregnancy, education on the dangers of alcohol & other drug use during pregnancy, and, training for community-based workers.
Promote culturally appropriate parenting skills by providing funding to support the development and delivery of training programs for parents.
To assist communities in preparing for and managing mental health crisis such as suicide and substance abuse
To address community capacity-building by training caregivers and community members to deliver programs and services within their own communities
Provides funding for culturally-appropriate, community-based prevention and intervention programming, for youth solvent abusers.
KHAW Programs offers activities using the Medicine Wheel Teachings to strive for a Holistic Lifestyle and delivers to youth from ages 10-17 years.
Summer Student program provides an opportunity for youth between ages 12 –15 years of age to engage in activities for 5 weeks during summer months to participate in Cultural, Traditional and fun activities.
Activities include Mother’s & Father’s Day events, Treaty Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Hampers, and Christmas Dinner/Celebration.