Submitted on Thursday, 01/09/2020 - 5:34 am

About Family Advocacy and Support Project (FASD MAPS)

FASD MAPS is a partnership of four organizations that bring together a unique array of expertise in the area of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). At Hull Services, a family advocate works with children and youth, eight to 15 who may be impacted by FASD.

The goals of the partnership are:

  • To build on the strengths and abilities of individuals affected by FASD.
  • To increase individual, family and community awareness of the impact of FASD.
  • To increase recreational and social connections for young people affected by FASD.
  • To develop and promote family strategies and support for managing FASD.

Who this Program Supports

A Hull Services family advocate works with children and youth, 8 to 15 who may be impacted by FASD.

Our Approach

The following approaches are used to help children, youth and families in the program:

  • M – Mentoring: through in-home and group supports.
  • A – Advocacy: help build a support network for all family members.
  • P – Partnership: sharing of resources across Calgary and area.
  • S – Support: help stabilize families that are under stress and facing possible breakdown.

In addition to Hull Services, FASD MAPS partners with:

  • Renfrew Education Services works with children, newborn to 10 years who may be affected by FASD.
  • McMan Youth, Family and Community Services works with youth and young adults, ages 15-21 who may be affected by FASD.
  • Wood’s Homes supports parents and caregivers of children, all ages, who may be affected by FASD.

Committed To Excellence

FASD MAPS is committed to continual education and increased learning about FASD in consultation with Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network (CFAN). The programs prioritized utilizing trauma informed practices as well as a natural supports framework regarding family and community supports.

The program works as a collaborative with the partnership to provide differed modes of training for both staff, caregivers and youth.

Additional Resources

Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network
Public Health Agency of Canada
FASD Connections
Strategies Not Solutions

How to Access the Program

FASD MAPS is a self-referral program 

To self-refer to FASD MAPS, you can connect with us at directly by calling 403-207-2504 or dthoresen@hullservices.ca

For more information contact

Deanna Thoresen Program Coordinator

  • 403-207-2504

Virginia Hervey Program Director

  • 403-207-2503