Cambyr Counselling Agencies Limited
Organization profile published 1982

Year Published:  1982
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2577

The CAMBYR COUNSELLING AGENCIES LIMITED offers three community-based social services programmes to youths and their families: The Calgary Alternative Centre Programme; The Calgary Home Support Program; and The Calgary Runaway Program.

The Calgary Alternatives Centre Program offers support and supervision and the teaching of life skills to youth who have been perceived as "high risk" by some community resources such as Alberta Social Services, schools, police etc.

The Program is designed to maintain youth in the community, to provide him/her with alternatives to delinquent behaviour, to offer individual and group counselling and social and recreational support services. Three counsellors with varied backgrounds in child care, social work, recreational therapy, and psychology are employed by the centre.

Services include: counselling to individuals, families, and groups; development of life skills; exposure to community resources and positive leisure time persuits; and a liaison with other agencies involved with the youth or family.

The Calgary Home Support Program employs six counsellors who are trained in the area of social work. The counsellors work intensivley with families in their homes to help maintain their family unit by providing counselling, basic management skills, and the skills to use existing community resources.

The Calgary Runaway Program begun in 1977, provides a confidential counselling service for youths and families experiencing difficulties with runaway children. The Program employs three counsellors. Clients range in age 6 to 17 years. Services include: confidential counselling for families, individuals, and groups; crisis intervention; information about legal rights and community resources; public education in the form of speaking engagements at schools, with community and professional groups; and support services such as telephone counselling, liaison with other social services, referral to job placement programmes, referral to other agencies and advocacy activity.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.
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