Nezul Be


Our Vision

The safety and well being of Tl’azt’en and Nak’azdli children and youth is our guiding principle.  We will build trust with the communities by working towards the restoration and support of the traditional family and ensuring that children residing outside their home maintain connections to their family, identity, culture and community.  The communities will be empowered to carry forward the traditions of caring into the next generation and will be guided by the teaching of the Elders.  

Nezul Be Hunuyeh is a Delegated Aboriginal Agency established in 2002 to provide Child and Family services to the communities of Tl’azt’en and Nak’azdli.  The  head office is located in Fort St James with  a satellite office located in Prince George to serve band members residing there.   The Agency is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the leadership at Tl’azt’en and Nak’azdli.  Some of the services  provided :

  • Support and information to families who are involved with MCFD
  • Assistance in the development and implementation ofsafety plans for childrenwhere MCFD is involved
  • Assist the Tl’azt’en Community Wellness Team  in supporting  families
  • Assistance  in identifying alternate caregivers for children when parents are not able to provide care
  • Attendance  at family court proceeding to provide support and information to families
  • Attending meetings with families  to ensure the voices of children and families are heard and considered
  • Advocating on behalf of children and families for services
  • Provision of information and referrals to community services
  • Advocating for visits between children in care and their families
  • Provision of Guardianship services to children in permanent care
  • Recruiting and supporting  foster homes
  • Providing in home parenting support and information through our Family Preservation Program
  • Ensuring cultural and family connections are maintained for children in care and/or adopted out
  • Working in collaboration and partnership with the Bands, MCFD and other social service agencies to ensure children are safe, families are supported and to build community capacity.
  • In addition to the services outlined above NBH hosts several community events, programs and activities including
  • Holiday Events including an annual Halloween Party at Eugene Joseph School
  • Winter and Spring Clothing Drives
  • Eagles Nest Program Wednesdays at Eugene Joseph School
  • Annual Apple Day – October
  • Annual Culture Camp in August for children in care/adopted out and their families
  • May Family Picnic  for children in care/adopted out and their families
  • Young Warriors Program for Youth in Care  (Prince George )
  • Training for non Carrier Caregivers
  • Foster Parent Appreciation Event
  • Community Breakfast Program – 1st Thursday of the Month Fort St James
  • Annual Welcome Baby Events
  • Monthly Lifebook (Scrapbooking ) Sessions for Children in Care
  • Training for community wellness teams

 

The staff at Nezul Be Hunuyeh are committed to ensuring children are safe, families are supported and communities are strong. Our name ,which was chosen by the Elders ,reminds us that caring for children is a sacred responsibility. Our team of service providers are dedicated to providing courteous and professional services to the children and families we serve. We welcome Tl’azt’en and Nak’azdli families to drop by our office at 700 Stewart Drive West in Fort St James or 1444 9th Ave in Prince George to find out more about the services and programs we provide.