Family Resources


Family Resource Programs support the development of happy, healthy, families through drop-ins, parent education workshops, support services, and other family centered programs.

Maria Valenzuela
Family Resource Manager
604.879.7104 ext 316

Lynette von Oelffen
Family Support Worker
604.879.7104 ext 304

Gregory Kidd
Physical Literacy and
Nature Exploration Coordinator
604.879.7104 ext 319

Milan Veljkovic
Father’s Group Facilitator


Family Support

The Family Support Worker is available to provide one-on-one support and referrals to parents who are facing life challenges. Staff can help you apply for child care subsidy, subsidized housing, leisure access pass, and income assistance as well as other services. Appointments are appreciated but drop-ins are welcomed.Who: Parents of children; 0-18 years

Where: LMNH
Cost: Free
Contact: Katie

Single Mom’s Support Group

Are you a single mom looking to meet other single moms for encouragement and support? Join Little Mountain in partnership with the YWCA for our weekly support group and be part of a community of single moms in your neighbourhood. Childminding is available. Registration is required.

Who: Single Mothers
When: Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Where: LMNH
Cost : Free
Contact: YWCA at 604-619-5276 or

Photography for Fathers

Create lasting memories. Join a two part series of our Father's Group focusing on photography.

Part 1. Child Portraiture
Have fun bonding with your kid by taking their portrait.

Part 2. Toys & Memories
Revive the magic & bring back memories of treasured toys.

Professional instructors and equipment available.

When: Mon, 6-8pm
Apr 9 - Jun 18
Contact: Milan or Rene
Cost: Free

Family Drop-Ins

Come and play with your child at our family drop-ins! This program provides the opportunity for parents/caregivers and their young children (0 to 6 yrs old) to meet new friends, play, and sing together. No registration is required.Who: Parents/caregivers & children aged 0 to 6 years

When and Where :Gray’s Park
E. 33rd Ave & St. Catherine’s Street
Mon & Wed, 9:30am–11:30am

Fri , 9:30am-11:30am
Sat, 10am–12pm

Cost: $2/per visit or
$5/month per family
Contact: Maria

Mother Goose @ Hillcrest

Learn songs, rhymes, and stories to tell your baby and to stimulate your baby’s early language development.

Who: Parents & infants aged 0-1 year
When: Tue
10:30am-12pm or
Cost: $45.50

Who: Parents & toddlers 1-2 years
When: Tue
Time: 9:40-10:15am
Cost: $45.50

Contact: Hillcrest Community
Centre at 604-257-8680


Counselling is provided by practicum students training to become professional clinical counsellors. Counsellors work with clients experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, bereavement, life transitions, family conflict, and low self-esteem etc. Open to eligible community members. Appointments are required.

Who: Teens, adults, and seniors
When: Various days
Where: LMNH
Cost: Free
Contact: Katie

Art Therapy

The art therapy program is facilitated by a student attending the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. The art therapy student will work with clients to encourage them to express themselves through different art forms and to address a variety of issues such as anger, grief, and loss. Appointments are required.

Who: Children, youth, adults & seniors.
When: Mon & Sat
Where: LMNH
Cost: Free
Contact: Katie

Counselling for Men

Our certified Counselor will work with clients experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, bereavement, life transitions, family conflict, and low self-esteem etc. Open to eligible community members. Appointments are required.

Time: Tue eve & Sun afternoon
When: Jan 8 - May 13
Where: LMNH
Cost: Free
Contact: Maria or Katie

Nature Exploration Community Garden Program

Nature Exploration Community Garden program for early years children and families is focused on preserving, cultivating, and leveraging the joy of discovery innate to all children. We have hands-on and nature-based activities, and we encourage the kids to be creative and compassionate, inspire them to deepen their connection to the natural world, and empower them to lead and succeed at the next level.

Who: Parents and children aged 0-5 years
When: Sat, 10am-12nn
Mar 3 - Apr 28
Where: LMNH / Riley Park Garden fieldtrips

Ready Set Learn!

This is a free kindergarten readiness program that requires parent/caregiver participation and takes place in local schools in Riley Park neighbourhood including Brock, Carr, Cavell, McBride, McBride Annex and Van Home.

Who: Parents/caregivers with children starting kindergarten, 4-5 years
When: Jan 16 – Mar 6
Time: Refer to poster
Cost: Free
Where: Various schools
Contact: School for registration or Maria

Nobody’s Perfect

Our Nobody’s Perfect is a parenting program for parents of children from birth to age five.

We provide a safe place to build on their parenting skills:
Better understand your child
Deal with the everyday stress of parenting
Enjoy a break from a busy day.

There are no perfect parents, perfect children or perfect people. We can only do our best, and we all need help once in a while.

When: TBA

Summer Early Learning Program

This summer camp program will focus on kindergarten readiness, physical literacy, fun games, art activities and walks and exploration.

Who: 3-5 year olds
When: TBA
Cost : $60 per child/week
Where: LMNH
Contact: Maria

Parenting Workshops

We will discuss ways to foster your child’s self-esteem and improve your relationship.

Who: Parents of children
(newborn – 5 years old)
When: TBD
Where: LMNH
Cost: Free
Contact: Katie