Established in 2021, the mission of Amal Youth and Family Centre is to provide a range of innovative services responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities, including educational, social, cultural, outreach, clinical, family-based, alternate care and networking activities. Amal aims to provide trauma-informed, neuro-diverse, and culturally, racially, linguistically, and developmentally sensitive services for youth and families, and to promote diversity in all forms with respect to citizenship status, culture, religion, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, age, and ability.
From its Arabic roots, Amal means “hope.” Our vision is to become a centre of hope, and a warm, welcoming, respectful and diverse organization in which children, youth and families from myriad backgrounds thrive and succeed together.
Amal Youth and Family Centre provides a range of services across Newfoundland and Labrador for children, youth, adults, and families. These include family engagement services; respite; specialized out-of-home care for young people and adults; individual, couple and family therapy; and therapeutic groups and activities.
Our underlying philosophy at Amal is to meet individuals and families where they are, and to provide support and intervention that is tailored to their needs. Our focus is on strength-based, relational engagement that builds capacity and resilience.
• Trust and transparency
• Creativity and innovation
• Flexibility and adaptability
• Perseverance (Hanging in)
• Diversity (of people and thinking)
• Respectful challenge
• Growth and learning (and discomfort as a prelude to growth)