Family development circles
* YOUTH GROUP- IN CONJUNCTION WITH MAPLE RIDGE COMMUNITY SERVICES, FRIS WILL HOST GROUP ACTIVITIES -TBA
* BRINGING TRADITION HOME- FRIS WILL BE HOSTING TWO 9 WEEK SESSIONS OF BRINGING TRADITION HOME-TBA
* WOMEN'S CIRCLE- FRIS WILL BE HOSTING THIS SUPPORT CIRCLE FOR INDIGENOUS WOMEN SEEKING SUPPORT AND A SAFE, CONFIDENTIAL PLACE TO MEET ONCE A WEEK- TBA
Stephen Schumacher BSW-
Family Strengthening Worker
He has completed his Family Community Counselling Diploma at the Native Education College, Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Degree with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) and continued with a Certificate with the Chemical Addictions program (CHAD) at NVIT. In his career, he had worked as an ABI (Acquired Brian Injury) Community Support Worker, Mental Health Transition Worker, and Temporary Housing Program Coordinator/Housing Outreach Worker.
Some of his hobbies includes, chess, playing tennis, bike riding, and walking.
Roy Leathem - Family Strengthening Worker
Roy Leathem brings over 30 years of outreach experience to help the healing process of the homeless and those in addiction. From the Downtown Eastside to much of the Fraser Valley, he has connected with entire communities, non-profits, and First Nations people. Being of Cree descent, he has firsthand experience of First nations culture and traditions. His specialty is developing and running outreach programs as a consultant to Trinity Western University, The Salvation Army, and several Churches. His Strength is being able to come along with people, being understanding of needs, and developing trust to help find solutions. He now provides Family Strengthening to First Nations people through the Fraser River Indigenous society.