March 22, 2019
In 2018, Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County conducted sustainability planning to ensure our service delivery model is making a difference for families, and to understand what changes would help address budget constraints and funding limitations. We found that the quality of care we provide to Arnprior families could effectively be maintained without the costs of operating a dedicated office space. As a result, we made the decision to end our space lease in Arnprior by March 31, 2019.
The closure of this space will not affect the services or number of staff who support families in Arnprior and its surrounding areas. Our dedicated Arnprior staff provide both Child Welfare and Developmental Services to the area, and will continue to refer families to other services, including family strengthening programs, we currently offer in other Renfrew County communities.
As an organization that provides flexibility in our work culture, our Arnprior team will utilize home offices and our Renfrew office, when not meeting with Arnprior clients. We are also exploring opportunities to share community partner space – this could be beneficial for families that might be receiving services from both organizations.
Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County values the many partnerships and collaborations we have developed in the Arnprior community, and we certainly look forward to continuing the work we do together!