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New Brunswick Family and Community Services Department - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

New Brunswick Family and Community Services Department
Sartain MacDonald Building
551 King Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1E7
(506) 453-2001 (Local)
(506) 453-7478 (Fax)
sd-ds@gnb.ca
http://www.gnb.ca/0017/index-e.asp

Brief Description

Geographic area served: Province of New Brunswick.

Staff

Michelle Bedard, Emergency Social Services Coordinator, Native Child and Family Services/First Nations Agencies, (506) 453-6381, michelle.bedard@gnb.ca
Don Ferguson, Deputy Minister, don.ferguson@gnb.ca
Helene Moffatt, Deputy Minister's Assistant, helene.moffat@gnb.ca

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Financial Assistance
    • Administers grants and contributing program to help fund rehabilitation services and integration efforts for blind and visually impaired and other disabled persons. Provides funding for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).
  • In-Home Services
    • Offers a range of in-home support services to assist clients with the tasks of everyday living.

Services for Children

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers a range of in-home support services to assist clients with the tasks of everyday living.
  • Support for Parents
    • Works with parents/legal guardians in providing the extraordinary care and support required to meet the special developmental needs of their severely disabled child.
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