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 Families in Transition program is a FREE program that is there 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.
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.