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Family Violence Outreach

posted January 16, 2019

Family Violence Outreach

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.  We do not operate a crisis line.

Our outreach program empowers survivors to reconnect to community.  By linking them to necessary resources and community supports, they are more likely to break-free from the cycle of domestic violence permanently.

By linking them to necessary resources and community supports, they are more likely to break-free from the cycle of domestic violence permanently.

We use a strengths-based ‘wraparound’ approach to working with families and children who have complex needs. By collaborating with other service agencies and multiplying the efforts of professionals, we increase our capacity to support at-risk individuals.

The wraparound process uses and enhances the existing strengths of the participants, their team and their community to generate a holistic plan to address complex needs.  Underlying wraparound as an effective and accountable intervention for at-risk individuals and families is a belief that, through wraparound, families and communities can “take care of their own.”  By “wrapping” supports and services around at-risk individuals and families, rather than expecting them to conform to existing services, wraparound is inherently responsive to the individuality of participants.

To access Outreach, call 587-879-6125.
For 24 hour crisis information, call 1-866-331-3933 toll free to be directed to safe house in your area.
For Family Violence Information, 24-7 in more than 170 languages, call 310-1818.


I was afraid to leave my relationship because I didn’t think I could make it on my own.  Then I met with the JMMF and found out how to do that safely.   From making an emergency plan, to plan my leaving, how to afford it… If it wasn’t for their help, I don’t know where we’d be today.

Anonymous, Outreach Client

Go Purple Day, November 23, 2018

posted November 8, 2018

The colour purple, signified by a purple ribbon, has been widely adopted as the unifying symbol of courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending family violence.   Join The Jessica Martel Foundation, Sturgeon Victim Services, Redwater-Smoky Lake Victim Services and others in wearing purple and raise awareness about family violence, honour the courage of survivors and grieve the loss of those taken by family violence.

Municipal Partners:

Town of Legal
Sturgeon County

November is Family Violence Prevention Month

posted November 1, 2018

Family Violence Prevention Month started in 1986 as a local initiative in the town of Hinton where four remarkable Albertans, Katherine Kennedy, Sonja Bennett, Faye Wheeler and Glenda Carter, formed The Hinton Society for the Prevention of Family Violence and launched Alberta’s very first family violence education and prevention campaign.

The Society’s goals were to draw public attention to the issue and to evoke positive change in their community. This led to expanding local supports and services for individuals and families in the areas of prevention, protection and rehabilitation.

At a time when family violence was never talked about publicly, these courageous women inspired the Alberta Legislature to recognize every November as Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta; today their legacy continues. Hundreds of Alberta communities and thousands of individuals are actively involved in preventing family violence by providing public education and services. The colour purple has been used for many years, all over the world, in support of family violence prevention. It’s also the colour of our campaign here in Alberta.

 

To recognize Family Violence Prevention Month, we have partnered with Sturgeon Victim Services and Redwater – Smoky Lake Victim Services on a social media campaign.  The education campaign will focus on four key areas:

  1. Awareness
  2. Understanding
  3. Resources & Treatment
  4. Prevention

The three take away messages of the campaign are

  1. know the signs
  2. listen
  3. make the call

Let’s work together together to achieve our vision for a society that does not tolerate domestic violence and communities bringing safety and hope to vulnerable individuals and families.

JMMF Break Free Gala

posted August 14, 2018

JMMF Annual Break Free Gala

The Annual Break Free from Domestic Violence Gala will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre.

The event, hosted by Nolan Crouse, features live entertainment by Transflowmation, along with a live and silent auction and buffet meal catered by Celebrations Flare Catering.

For ticket information, call 780-939-5289 or visit:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jessica-martel-memorial-foundation-break-free-gala-tickets-48853919388?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Tickets may also be purchased in person at ATB Financial (Bon Accord & Morinville) and Noreen & Friends Attic (Redwater).

Break Free Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

JMMF Break Free Gala Sponsorship Packages- 2018
Call Teena at 587-879-5465 for more information.

Break Free Gala Live & Silent Auction Donations

JMMF Break Free Gala Auction Packages 2018
Call Teena at 587-879-5465 for more information.