In 1987 the Weyburn and Area Council on Child Abuse organization was formed. A group of community minded individuals focused on combatting the growing issues of child abuse and neglect in Weyburn. Its focus was education, training, and therapy for professionals (doctors, nurses, and pastors), victims, and families of victims. By the early 1990's they had a vision of a family resource and support center in the downtown core that would have a more expanded approach to family support and education.
In 1995 this dream became a reality when The Family Place opened their doors for the first time at 24 - 4th St. Weyburn, with the purpose of providing quality support to all cultural, social, and economic lines in Weyburn and the surrounding area.
Where We Are Now
Over time we have made two moves; first to a 20,000 square foot, rent-free space at the Souris Valley Hospital, and second to our current 10,000 square foot home at 24-4th St. Weyburn, which we purchased in 2005. Through time, our programs and services have changed and developed to meet the changing needs of our community, but improving the quality of life for children and families has stayed at the heart of what we do. Today we offer three preschools, including one for at risk children which offers additional family support paired with preschool, many programs, and several miscellaneous services.
The Family Place would like to thank everyone who has worked or volunteered at The Family Place throughout the years. There are too many to list but we want each to know that we would not be where we are without their contribution. No matter how big or small your role has been, it has contributed to making a difference in Weyburn and we say thank you! Thank you to our generous community for your continued support and heart for giving. We are so grateful. We could not do it without you!