Family Resources

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

Maria V.
Family Resource Manager
604.879.7104 ext 316
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Lynette V.
Family Support Worker
604.879.7104 ext 304
Work Cell: 236.862.2903
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Angelo M.
Father's Group Facilitator
604.879.7104
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Geraldine F.
Early Years Family Support Worker
604.879.7104 ext 323
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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 when in-person program running.**

Who: Single Mothers
When: Currently meeting online, check back in October for in-person programming
Where: check with singlemoms@ywcavan.org
Cost : Free
Contact: YWCA at 604.619.5276 or singlemoms@ywcavan.org

Men'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: Zoom Meetings available
Cost: $5 registration fee plus LMNH membership required.
Contact: Angelo M.

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. Please note: **Mondays and Wednesdays are currently closed due to COVID.)**

Where: LMNH - 3981 Main Street
When: 3 sessions on Fridays 10-11am; 12-1pm and 2-3pm (max 3 families each session)

Registration required, no drop-ins please.

Saturday Family Drop-in: Cancelled

Contact: Geraldine F. for registration and information.

 

Art Therapy

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: Various Days
Where: Online/phone (no in-person at this time)
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: Online/phone (no in-person at this time)
Cost: * LMNH membership required
Contact: Lynette

Ready Set Learn!

Intended for families and their three- to five-year-old children, Ready, Set, Learn is all about fostering positive connections between families, the school system and local community agencies. Elementary schools that enroll Kindergarten classes hold Ready, Set, Learn events in their schools or communities. These events provide a fun, family-oriented atmosphere with the intent of supporting children’s transitions into school.

This year because of COVID, RSL will likely not be running at the schools. We will be organizing program and workshop at LMNH for families from each school. Schools currently partnering with: Brock, Carr, Cavell, McBride, McBride Annex, Osler and Van Horne.
Check back here or our Facebook page often for more updates.
Who: Parents/caregivers with children starting kindergarten.
Where: LMNH
When: TBD
Registration: required
Cost: FREE
Contact: Maria V. or Geraldine F for more info

Garden Explorers

Come to the garden with your little ones, to explore plants, flowers, bees, worms and so much more! We will have special guests and lots of fun. Program runs rain or shine!

Who: Parents/caregivers and children aged 0 to 5 years.
Where: Riley Park Garden, Ontario and E.30th
When: Wednesdays, 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Registration: required, no drop-ins please
Cost: $5/month + LMNH membership
Contact: Geraldine F. for info and registration

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: TBD (via zoom)
For information 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 or Geraldine