Introduction to the Organization

Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services (SAFSS), formerly South Asian Family Support Services, is a non-profit, charitable,multi-service organization providing services to the community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with a particular emphasis on un-served and under-served areas of Scarborough.

SAFSS opened its doors in 1989 and was incorporated in March 1990 to serve primarily the victims of domestic abuse. Over the years, this program expanded into one of SAFSS’ core programs, encompassing Violence Against Women and Children and Support Group Counseling for Victims of Abuse and Isolated Afghani Senior Women.

SAFSS’ other core programs include Language/Skills Development, Information and Orientation Services, Newcomer Settlement Program, Supportive Counselling for Victims of Abuse, Supportive Counselling for Isolated Afghani Senior Women, Investing In Neighbourhood Initiatives, Volunteer Development Program, Program for the Seniors, English Conversation Classes and Free Computer Training.

SAFSS 1st Walkathon received over 16 minutes of on-air broadcasting time on 4 programs. First program, Daytime Toronto, Rogers TV - Channel 10 and 63. Second program, Kalaapam: Tamil Edition, OMNI 2 - Channel 14. Third program, OMNI News: Italian Edition, OMNI 1. Forth program, OMNI News: Mandarin Edition, OMNI 2.