A safe space
- A safe environment for family living – secure building with limited access and 24-7 on site staff
- All residents and staff are screened for child abuse registry check and history of sexual violence
- Proper maintenance and upkeep of the apartments to keep kids and families safe
- Practical programming and supportive encouragement for parents to move toward living independently while parenting their children free of any child welfare involvement
- Ongoing, updated assessments on needs and behaviours
- Empowering parents to advocate for their needs and goals
- Encouraging parents to access education, employment, or training
- Support for parents in time management, legal issues, banking, medical and dental, and long term addiction and mental health treatment
- Support for extended family in their role in reunification and lifting up parents and children
Frequently asked questions
Families must be Registered Indians to a Manitoba First Nation to participate in the Makoon Transition wellness program.
All members of the immediate family can live in the apartment, pending background checks.
Parents must have their children in their care, OR have a reunification date set with their social worker in order to participate in the Makoon Transition program.
Every family’s growth and progress is different; this will be assessed on an ongoing basis as we move forward.
Yes, Makoon Transition facility is a drug and alcohol free environment.