The WISP program was developed in collaboration with the Wyndham Combined Agencies Network in response to lengthy waiting lists for counselling services within the Municipality of Wyndham, and the lack of a generalist information and support service for residents in crisis. The program is funded through Wyndham Council and was originally funded in March, 2008. It is staffed by one Social Worker.
The program offers support, information, referral, advocacy and short term counselling (3-4 contacts) and is open to anyone living in the City of Wyndham. A small brokerage fund, received in the form of a community grant, is also used to assist clients in emergency situations.
Access to the program is by self-referral or referral from other local agencies.
Crisis Counselling-Vulnerable Families
This position is funded by FaHCSIA and is part of the agency’s Early Intervention Team. It is an innovative program that works in collaboration with our local community with a focus on working with and supporting local families with young children. The position works holistically with a diverse community experiencing stresses which may include financial, relationship/family violence, health, unemployment and potential homelessness.