NIFCS is directly mandated by the member nations to safeguard the inherent right of our children to thrive in a safe and healthy environment and strengthen cultural identities and family unity. As such NIFCS offers a variety of support services and programs, from advocacy to direct family and community based support, to respond to the identified need and partner with the family, extended family and community to strengthen the family’s wellness to care for and nurture their children in the best way possible.
NIFCS helps families understand their rights when involved with MCFD and to work with all parties in a respectful, cultural manner to collaboratively solve concerns and make a plan for care, safety or support. Within this, NIFCS may also:
• Attend court and meetings when a family requests.
• Referral to support services that strengthen families.
Who Can Make a Referral?
• Other Community Organizations and Professionals such as Health Centers or MCFD
• Family Members
• Social Development