CHOOSING YOUR PATH
We seek balance in our services and our journey. Our direction is determined by the experiences we share and the lessons we teach each other. Collaborating in joy, courage, and understanding, our stepping stones are built on hope.
To support individuals, their families and communities, who are impacted by neuro-developmental disorders, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, to find a holistic balance between a spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional well-being.
LIVING WITH HOPE
Life’s Journey Inc. is a non-profit social services agency operating in Winnipeg, Brandon, and Steinbach Manitoba. We acknowledge that we gather and work on Treaty 1 and 2 land, traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Assiniboine, Dakota and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We were formed in 2005 as FASD Life’s Journey Inc. to provide supports to adults and youth transitioning from Child Family Services who are impacted by neuro-developmental disabilities. At the time we focused on outreach services for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), however quickly expanded to also offer housing and fostering resources to meet the needs of a community that had historically received few targeted services.
In listening to our participants, staff, and other stakeholders we recognized that a name so focused on a diagnosis does not accurately reflect the scope of the work we do together and formally changed the name of the agency in 2019 to better represent who we are. Life’s Journey is proud to offer supports to people with diverse abilities living in Manitoba.
Positioning well-being as a pillar of our supports, we engage in a range of voluntary, wrap-around services that are individualized to meet the needs and goals of each program participant. We know that cultural care is an absolute right and our comprehensive approach to health includes traditional Indigenous healing as a significant component of our clinical services.
Our appreciation of the gifts and resilience of people facing challenges defines our mission to foster inclusionary spaces that support a balanced path through life. Our blend of responsive services is built on mentoring relationships to meet each person where they are at. We strive to provide services that are clinically informed, culturally relevant, wellness oriented, relationship and strengths-based, with environmental adaptations to support each program participant to practice their gifts.
We believe that no one is alone on their path and our collaborative approach to working with program participants is part of our mandate to provide individualized and respectful services that increase connection and wellbeing.
There is always Hope. At Life’s Journey we focus on the hopes, strength and courage of individuals. We strive to foster hope through celebration of all successes big and small. Our hope is contagious as we enjoy our time together and share our lessons learned on life’s journey. We have an ongoing commitment to build on the foundation of hope with the input of our participants, staff, families and stakeholders to improve outcomes for all.
Dignity & Respect
All people have basic rights. We at Life’s Journey strive to ensure equality and dignity through strong advocacy and a commitment to provide consistent, responsive, reliable, lifelong services. We empower inclusive environments and celebrate the diverse voices of our participants, staff, and community members.
Life’s Journey strives to create safe and secure environments that promote health, comfort and wellness for all. We support inclusive homes and communities for our participants through individualized programming and planning. We provide Wellness programming, clinical services and cultural teachings to balance mind, emotions, body and spirit. We value safety for everyone. We strive to create a responsive culture of self care, safe work practices and ongoing proactive measures.
At Life’s Journey our focus on building nonjudgmental and encompassing relationships has contributed to respectful, compassionate, productive, and dignified associations. Our foundation of collaboration contributes to quality service as we work together to foster a sense of belonging, acceptance and empowerment in our communities.