Family support is a flexible program that helps parents, children, and blended families improve communication, manage conflict, and cope with stress. Family support Workers meet with families with children under 19 years of age for 8 to 12 weeks and offer a range of services that can be offered in the family home or in the community.
Our FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) Family Support Worker provides counselling, information, and skill development for parents with a child affected by FASD or other complex developmental behavioural conditions. Services also include linking families and caregivers to formal/informal support services and networks as well as other health care professionals. Families can refer themselves or be referred by other service providers and receive services for up to six months.
Family Preservation Services
Family Preservation Services are designed to strengthen and preserve families where there is a risk of family breakdown and to promote family reunification when breakdown has already occurred. These services are for North Shore families with children under the age of 19 and where the family is at risk of family breakdown or is seeking to re-unite. Families are referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
The goal of West Van Family Place is to meet the needs of parents, caregivers, and young children under the age of four by providing a caring, safe, and welcoming environment where they can play, learn and connect.