Families in Transition Program (FIT)
EVERYONE NEEDS HELP SOMETIMES!
Adapting to life in Regina is hard work. You have to learn English and Canadian culture. You have to get a job and find a school for your children. But what happens if you have personal problems in your life? Who can you talk to when you feel down?
What Is FIT And What Can it Do for You?
The United Way Regina funded FIT program provides focused services to newcomer clients dealing with long-term settlement, integration, and trauma-related issues that are affected by a lack of safety and inadequate mental health support.
FIT also collaborates with individuals and programs in the community to provide specialized services, referrals, resources, connections and supports to meet the needs of newcomer clients. The program offers culturally sensitive and solution-focused generalized counselling to individuals and families through interpreters when needed.
The program's primary goal is to support clients to become self-sufficient and independent in knowing how to resolve their problems and make healthy choices for themselves and their families. This objective is achieved through a counselling approach that encourages newcomers to develop healthy and responsive communication skills in relationships and by assisting them in setting goals to create strong social and service connections in their community of settlement.
WHAT SERVICES WOULD I GET?
You can get help with:
- How to communicate
- Parenting concerns
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (example: rape, war, or torture)
- Grief, sadness or loneliness
- Depression, fear or stress
- Marriage breakdown
- Physical or emotional abuse
- Housing or unemployment
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
WHO CAN REGISTER?
- Newcomers who have lived in Canada between 2 to 5 years
- Newcomers who have come under the following immigration categories can register for the program: Refugees (Claimants), Immigrants (Economic, Family Sponsorships), Permanent Residents, Nominees, and Temporary Residents.
What Support Would I Get?
You can get support to develop strategies on how to manage the following:
- Teaching you healthy and responsive communication skills in relationships
- Assisting you to set goals and problem solve
- Providing connections and referrals to community programs.
- Helping to navigate the system of resources to decrease barriers in accessing community programs’.
- Helping program participants’ to create strong social connections to their community of settlement.
- Management of Cross-Cultural Parenting Concerns
- Enhancing knowledge on how to cope with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Providing support to handle Grief, sadness and sense of loneliness
- Enhancing knowledge regarding Depression, fear, stress, culture shock etc.
- Offering support through the process of Separation/Divorce
- Support with managing issues such as: Abuse, Addictions, Domestic Violence, Child Protection, trauma and mental health related concerns.