Formerly I wrote about family resource(s) available to American military families. Recently, I learned the name of a Canadian Resource: the London Military Family Resource Centre (“LMFRC”). LMFRC’s offices are located out of London, Ontario. The Agency’s mission is: “To enhance the quality of life of military families of South Western Ontario.” Their vision is “Capable & Connected Military Families.”
LMRFC’s brochure advises LMRFC offers the following services:
What Services Do We Offer?
Personal Development and Community Integration:
- Welcome packages and Community Orientation
- Information and Referral to local services and agencies
- Employment and Education Assistance
- Personal Growth and Development Workshops and
- Second Language Services
- Resource Library
- Special Events and social activities
- Opportunity to connect with other families
They also cover the issues of Family Separation and Reunion:
- Deployment Information Packages
- Social Gatherings and Special Events
- Warm Line Contacts during Separation
- Information for Pre and Post Deployment
- Support Services Programs for Children and Adults
- Family Information Line
They offer Child & Youth Development and Parenting Support Services in the form of:
- Parent/Caregiver Education and Support Services
- Emergency Respite Childcare
- Referral to Casual Childcare Services
In the areas of Prevention, Support and Intervention the LMFRC offers:
- Education and Prevention Workshops
- Assessment and Referral to local services and agencies
- Short-term Intervention and Crisis Support
- Self-Help Groups
- Social Worker service’s available
They also have placement for Volunteer Development where both adult and youth may volunteer.
If you are a military family in the area and in need of assistance the London Military Family Resource Centre would be the entity to turn to. To that end, for further questions and contacts see: www.familyforce.ca.
This Agency is completely designed for families. I hope this article has spread the word in that regard.
“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” ~ Johann Schiller
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