Child & Family Services
This number is for reporting suspected child abuse only.
Michelle Sacobie, Director of Child & Family
Tel: 506-363-4008 x178
Jacklyn Jones, Supervisor/Child Protection & Prevention SW
Tel: 506-363-4008 x141
Shannon Mallaley, Supervisor Child Prevention SW
Tel: 506-363-4008 x192
Brittany Polchies, Child Protection SW
Tel: 506-363-4008 x111
Ashley Bawn, Prevention SW
Tel: 506-363-4008 x113
Chelsee MacLeod, Prevention SW
Tel: 506-363-4008 x115
Keyaira Gruben, Prevention SW
Melanie Solomon, Child & Family Receptionist
Tel: 506-363-4008 x122
Susan Shepard, Child & Family Assistant
Tel: 506-363-4008 x167
Terrilee Polchies, Youth Mentor Coordinator
Shawn Narvey, Youth Mentor Coordinator
General Information and Services
Screening and Information
This service provides screening and information to individuals and the general public and will help to determine the eligibility of a person to receive agency services.
The adoption service primarily provides for the assessment of individuals or couples who wish to adopt children that are available for adoption and recruitment of families to adopt specific children who require a permanent home. The service prepares children and families for the placement and supports them until the adoption is finalized.
This service provides non-identifying information to specific persons, identifying information under special circumstances, and the preparation of some individuals for reunions between interested parties.
Child Care/Foster Home Service
Removal of a child from the family home is only done in cases of extreme abuse or where it is not possible at the time to ensure the safety and security of the child under the present living conditions of that household. Foster homes are a major resource both in and out of the community for the care of children who must be removed temporarily or permanently from their own family home.
This service provides counseling, where applicable, and other support services to young people ages 16-19.
Head Start Service
This service attempts to provide normalization services to children and parents of multi-problem families. The service focuses on maintaining and strengthening the family unit by assisting children with physical, emotional, social, and/or educational deprivation through facilitating emotional adjustment in life and encouraging and developing appropriate socialization skills.
On-Call (After Hours Emergency Service)
This service is provided and is made available after hours and during shut-down periods. It is to be utilized to report suspected child abuse only. The on-call worker can be reached at (800) 442-9799.