On behalf of Yukon First Nations, the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) is leading the development of the Family Preservation Wellness Centre. The centre will encompass temporary housing with a 32-bed capacity and will provide Indigenous-led programming for women and children. As the first of its kind in the Yukon, the design and operation of the centre will be inherently reflective of Yukon First Nations.
The centre will provide safe and secure temporary housing which is vitally important for women and children fleeing abuse. This temporary housing offers a safe place to stay where women and children are provided with meals and access to supportive culturally-relevant programming. Women housed at the centre will be supported in accessing permanent housing and will have access to other programs and services through CYFN and its partners.
This project will be unique in that Yukon First Nations will be supporting and providing services for Yukon First Nations.