WHO WE ARE
The Kind Heart Program is delivered through Yellowhead Tribal Community Corrections Society (YTCCS).
The Kind Heart Program provides preventive and culturally appropriate recommendations on behalf of
the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and Alexander First Nation community members with complex needs who
are in conflict with the law.
The Kind Heart Program aims to improve access to eligible services, increase effective engagement with
community- based services, and improve outcomes to reduce the length of involvement with the justice
system. This is completed by the dual role of the Mentor/Community Liaison
SUPPORTS AND SERVICES
Mentors use a “hand-in-hand” support services when working with persons with complex needs to address:
- basic needs
- access for medical and legal services
- justice conditions
- recommendations from FASD clinic assessments
- parenting and pregnancy issues
- positive productive activities
Supports that are extended to caregivers include:
- Providing resources to gain a
deeper understanding of
individuals with complex needs
- Cultural Supports
Kind Heart Community Liaison is responsible for community engagement and information services.
Some examples include community information sessions, sharing culturally relevant resources, and
promoting two-way communication for individuals with complex needs and community resources.
HOW TO ACCESS SUPPORTS
The Kind Heart Program is voluntary, meaning the individual must consent to receiving supports.
The following is also required to receive supports and services:
- Must be a member or reside on Alexander First Nation/Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation
- Confirmed diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) OR Suspected
(potential to have maternal confirmation)
- Involved with the justice system