Family Resources

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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
maria_valenzuela@lmnhs.bc.ca

Lynette von Oelffen
Family Support Worker
604.879.7104 ext 304
lynette_vonoelffen@lmnhs.bc.ca

Angelo Moroni
Father’s Group Facilitator
604.879.7104
angelo_moroni@lmnhs.bc.ca

Family Resource Programs

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 - 3981 Main Street
Cost: Free
Contact: Lynette

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 - 8 PM
Where: LMNH - 3981 Main Street
Cost : Free
Contact: YWCA at 604.619.5276 or singlemoms@ywcavan.org

Father's Group (Men's Conversation Group)

Be a part of our active and fun men's group to support
modern parenting, men's challenges and positive habits in day to day living.

  • Share, Listen, Belong
  • Parenting and Self-care
  • Men's challenges
  • Cooking meals

Guest speakers, free snacks and childminding provided.

When: Starting June 7 - Fridays 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 registration fee plus LMNH membership required.
Contact: Angelo

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 and children aged 0 to 6 years
Where: Gray’s Park
East 33rd Avenue and St. Catherine’s Street
When: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and

Where: LMNH - 3981 Main Street
When: Fridays 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost: LMNH Family Membership required
$5/month per family
Contact: Maria

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:Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
Where: LMNH - 3981 Main Street
Cost: * LMNH membership required
Contact: Lynette

Counselling

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 - 3981 Main Street
Cost: * LMNH membership required
Contact: Lynette

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 Horne.

Who: Parents/caregivers with children starting kindergarten.
Ages: 4 - 5 years
When: Starting again in January, 2019
Time: Various
Cost: Free
Where: Various schools
Contact: School for registration or Maria

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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: February 22 - March 29
Cost: FREE (with membership)
Contact: Lynette

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 - 3981 Main Street
Cost: Free (with membership)
Contact: Lynette

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: July 8 - August 23 (Monday - Friday)
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost : $10 registration fee (family membership) and $80 per child/week
Where: LMNH - 3981 Main Street
Contact: Maria

1, 2, 3 Jump

Learn basic fundamental movement skills, social emotional skills and classroom skills in a safe and fun environment.

When: Thursdays 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Date(s): April 4, 18, and 25
Where: Strong Start - Mackenzie Elementary
Cost: FREE (with membership)
Contact: Emma emma_lei@lmnhs.bc.ca