Client Services

Integration and Social Support

- System navigation and referrals
- Consultation and advocacy
- Social support and integration

Counselling

- Culturally integrative approach to counselling
- Coordinated response team model that involves all care providers
- Service plan development
- Comprehensive family support and follow-up

Family Violence

We coordinate individual supports around families to create and enhance safe environments. We also act as a link to ensure that social services are culturally appropriate to meet the needs of individuals impacted by violence.
- Risk assessment and safety planning
- Crisis counselling and support for victims of family violence
- Coordination with shelter services
- Support for men who use abusive behaviours

Child Protection

Through our consulting services, we enhance the ability of other organizations and agencies to better understand families from ethnocultural communities so as to respond to family safety issues in the most appropriate manner. We also work in partnership with the legal system and child protection agencies.

CULTURALLY INTEGRATIVE FAMILY SAFETY RESPONSE (CIFSR)

The Culturally Integrative Family Safety Response (CIFSR) is an initiative by MRCSSI which consolidates all of our services into a response which prioritizes interrupting the cycle of family violence in its early stages. The CIFSR model aims to bridge the gaps between mainstream service providers and the London Muslim community through outreach, education and service response.

We hold training programs for service providers to develop their understanding of the unique challenges and needs of Muslim families. We educate community leaders and members on how violence impacts families and how to identify early risk factors of honour-based violence. The CIFSR also identifies and addresses pre- and post-migration trauma and stressors that can in some cases cultivate the development of family violence.

With early community intervention, violence can be prevented before the involvement of mandated services is required. Through education and collaboration, we look to build a support system around individuals and families to help reduce incidents of violence.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide culturally integrative services that build capacity to help individuals, families and communities to overcome challenges, manage conflict and ensure safety and wellbeing.