PARTNERS Family Services

We work with community service providers to identify, develop, improve and maintain supports to families that live in Humboldt and the surrounding rural region. We see our work as an integral part of healthy community living in rural Saskatchewan.
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Our Mission

PARTNERS Family Services is committed to nurturing positive choices that sustain safe and healthy individuals, families and communities through support, education and partnerships.

Our Vision

• Caring for People
• Bridging Resources
• Building Hope

Our Values

CARING through compassion and empathy
COMMITED to safe and healthy individuals and communities
ACCOUNTABLE in taking responsibility for our decisions and actions
RESPECTFULLY treating people with dignity and equality

Annual Reports

Our annual reports give an overview of our companies mission, goals, services, and organizational structure along with our financial statements from that year. Select from our latest of past reports.

Communities We Serve

PARTNERS Family Services continues to work with community service providers to identify, develop, improve and maintain support for families that live in Humboldt and the surrounding rural region. We see our work as an integral part of healthy community living in rural Saskatchewan. Our service area is a 100 km radius of Humboldt, SK.

Board of Directors

Amanda Klitch

Chair

Terry Von Doellen

Treasurer

Kirsten Bergerman

Director

Terry Leibel

Vice Chair

Joyce Magnus

Director

Megan Gross

Director

Karen Hannah

Secretary

Doris Tratch

Treasurer

Larry Durand

Director

Administration Team

Hayley Kennedy

Hayley Kennedy

Executive Director

MAIS (P), RTC
E: [email protected]

Trina

Trina Punk-Joa

Administrative Coordinator

E: [email protected]

Melissa

Melissa Loehr

Office Reception

E: [email protected]

Maureen

Maureen Poncelet

Bookkeeper

E: [email protected]

Counselling Team

Emily

Emily Britz

Social Worker

RSW
Currently on Maternity Leave

Jackie

Jackie Otsig

Clinical Counsellor

RSW
Currently on Maternity Leave

Crystal

Crystal Perkins

Clinical Counsellor

CCPCPR, ACP
E: [email protected]

Dylan

Dylan Stansfield

Clinical Counsellor

M. ED, R. Psych (Prov)
E: [email protected]

Alina

Alina Lowenberger

Clinical Counsellor

RSW
Currently on Maternity Leave

Heather

Heather Cody

Clinical Counsellor

BSW
E: [email protected]

Jessica Chelack

Clinical Counsellor

RSW
E: [email protected]

Support Programs Team

Cailyn

Cailyn Fleischhacker

Family Support Services Coordinator

E: [email protected]

Kathy

Kathy Seipp

Triple P Parenting Facilitator

E: [email protected]

Emma

Emma Feere

Family Support Worker

E: [email protected]

Family Resource Centre Team

Megan McInnis

Humboldt Family Resource Centre Coordinator

E: [email protected]

Emily G

Emily Gutowski

Humboldt Family Resource Centre Facilitator

E: [email protected]

Katie Nichol

Humboldt Family Resource Centre Facilitator

E: [email protected]

Our History

PARTNERS Family Services Inc., formerly known as PARTNERS for Rural Family Support, is a charitable, non-profit organization consisting of concerned individuals working together to identify, develop, improve, and maintain the support of families in Humboldt and surrounding rural communities. This grassroots organization originated in 1997 when one of Humboldt’s mental health workers received a phone call from a woman who was looking for a support group for survivors of family violence. Each agency she called told her the closest group was in Saskatoon. The mental health worker phoned the Saskatoon Family Support Center. With their help, a support group was offered in Humboldt. The response was overwhelming and within three hours there were enough women to offer the first group. At a meeting of community workers in November 1997, it became evident that a partnership was required to supplement and complement services already existing in our rural area.

A partnership with The Centre for Rural Studies and Enrichment, the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan, and Central Plains Health District enabled a research project entitled, “Domestic Violence and the Experiences of Rural Women in East Central Saskatchewan.” The project report recommended that family abuse information be made more readily accessible to families in rural communities.

In June 2001, PARTNERS facilitated a Stake Holder’s Action Meeting where we looked for help in generating a framework for action. Since then, various groups and sectors have worked together to develop solutions and responses to the issue.

The PARTNERS for Rural Family Support Centre opened its doors in September of 2001 and has since integrated more extensive partnering with the Departments of Justice, Health, Education, Social Services, Mental Health Services, RESOLVE Saskatchewan, local and regional organizations and agencies, as well as the religious community.

PARTNERS Family Services is funded by the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Services, Justice Canada, Saskatchewan Health Authority, and other private donors and grant programs.

Hayley has been the Executive Director since August 2015. Originally from Ontario, Hayley has had the opportunity to work with individuals and families in communities across Canada. Hayley has a Master of Arts in Community Development and believes that communities are only as healthy as their most vulnerable citizens. She applies a trauma-informed lens to the work of PARTNERS Family Services Inc, and is passionate about ensuring equitable and equal access to services for anyone who needs support to realize their full potential.