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Family Support Services

Under the direction of the Health- and Social Services Director (Erica Perkins) and Social Services Supervisor (Alma Wells), the Family support Worker is be responsible for delivering to the community a wide range of prevention programs (i.e.prevention of drug/alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, family violence etc).

The Family Support Worker (FSW) will also act quickly to resolve any individual and family crisis and provide concrete assistance to clients. FSW will work cooperatively with other service providers to design and carry out care plans for clients.

With regard to child protection matters, whereby a FSW works with the case manager from the child protection agency, the FSW will work directly with the case manager and take legal case direction from the case manager.

FSW will plan client case and creative community programs with coworkers.


Tove Desmoulin
Family Support Worker
I was born and raised on the south coast of Norway. In 1986 I graduated as a Registered Practical Nurse and relocated to Oslo. I worked in a long-term care facility with mostly deaf patients for almost 10 years. In 1998 I graduated from the Bachelor of Social Work program at Oslo University College and started working at a Social Service Centre in inner city Oslo. In August 2002 I came over to Canada. I started to work as a Family Support Worker October 2005. At first it was temporary, but in March 2006 I was offered the position on a permanent basis. I love the Pic River community and the people here.

My door is always open for anyone who wants to visit. I'm just a phone call or a click away.

I can be reached at phone # 229-1836 ext 612 and on email:



  • The Family Support Worker (FSW) will provide one on one counseling with clients. This can be mental health issues, family matters, parenting and other struggles in the daily life.
  • The FSW will do school programs on topics like bullying, peer pressure, conflict resolution and self-esteem. This includes programs like  "Second Step" which start  from Early Childhood up to grade 8. More in dept information about this program can be found at:
  • The 50 Plus group is facilitated by the FSW and they meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15pm to around 3:15pm at the Endaazhi Maajidnaanwong (Recreation Centre). 
  • As the band representative, the FSW will go with Dilico on home visits whenever possible and take part in case conferences. The band representative also acts as an advocate for people involved with Dilico and child welfare. 
  • FSW does advocacy on behalf of clients in matters concerning their rights to a decent place to live and income. They also complete referrals to other agencies whenever needed and do after care with clients.
  • FSW will gp on home visits to elders and shut-ins to provide emotional support, counseling and friendly visiting.


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