Update Regarding COVID-19
A message from Janine Fraser, Executive Director of Kids Kottage Foundation:
I know it can be difficult to make sense of the information coming at you about the ongoing spread of COVID-19. I want to be thoughtful about when I reach out, and now is the time. We know Kids Kottage is an essential service for Edmonton's most vulnerable infants, children and their caregivers. So, while our approach to our services needs to change, our commitment has not.
Kids Kottage Foundation is actively creating plans to ensure we continue to operate in a safe and trusted way for those who depend on us. For the time being, we are not accepting admissions nor in-kind donations. Our crisis line will remain open, taking calls for caregivers, and families in need. We are here to listen, assist, make referrals, and support.
Kids Kottage Foundation Follow Up and Community Transition programs remain constant. They will work with every caregiver and family in need of our support through telephone contact. We will continue to provide timely updates here and on our social channels. I encourage everyone to see additional information and advice by visiting Alberta Health Services.
Together, we can get through this. Through compassion, empathy and community spirit.
If you have are in a crisis situation, please contact our crisis line, 780-944-2888.
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We all need help from time to time
To stop the threat of abuse and to minimize the stress these parents are facing, we offer to take the children for up to 72 hours. The children are kept safe at the Kottage while their parents, relieved of parenting responsibilities for a short time, identify and implement plans to solve or mitigate the issue of the crisis. Parents in crisis who bring their children to the Kottage are met with support and encouragement.
We help parents develop a plan to cope with their current crisis situation. Less than 3% of parents and children who participate in the Kids Kottage program need government child protection intervention.
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Throughout December we will be hosting our annual Radiothon Fundraiser. Without the support of our generous community, Kids Kottage would not exist, and we are never more aware of that than during the Christmas season.
On June 5th, we are once again honoured to be the charity-of-choice for TSN1260's Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament that took place at the Ranch Golf & Country Club.
Thank you to everyone who made our 20th Annual Imagine Gala such a success! We had so much fun raising financial support and awareness for Edmonton's most vulnerable, and we can't wait to do it again next year! Stay tuned for event updates.
November is an important month at Kids Kottage, both because it’s Family Violence Prevention Month, and because of November 20th – National Child Day. Both causes are so important to our hearts and at the core of everything we do here at the Kottage.