Family Resources

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family resources

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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Maria Valenzuela
Men's Group Facilitator
(604) 879-7104  ext. 316
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Geraldine F.
Early Years Family Support Worker
236.777.3347
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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. **Child minding 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 Circle)

Sharing, Learning, Questioning, Supporting
Space for you to let go, unwind, share your insights with others, and learn new things. Introspective Exercises, Outings/Walks, Special Guests.
When: Fridays, 6:30pm-8pm, Re-Starting: Feb. 5, 2021
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House - 3981 Main St. (at 24th Ave.) Vancouver, BC.
Cost: Membership: $5, Registration: $5, will not be turned away if no funds.

Contact: Maria Valenzuela.

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 a 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

Mother Goose

Join us for Parent-Child Mother Goose, to be led by two trained facilitators and is for parents or caregivers with babies.

The program builds literacy and relationship with your child through songs and movement.

Who: Parents with babies (0-1yrs old)

When: Feb/March 2021

Where: LMNH and/or Zoom

Cost: $20 per 6-8 week session + membership

Contact: Geraldine

Little Garden Explorers

The purpose of this program is to safely bring families together, to provide opportunities for little ones to connect with the earth, to learn about plants, growing food, pollinators and worms of course!

Who:  Children 0-5 years of age and their grownups

When: Wednesdays, March-May, 2021

Where: Riley Park Community Garden

Cost: $2/session or $5/month with membership

Contact: Geraldine

Playtime at the Park

Join us for fun activities, songs and stories, garden explorations, special guests, and opportunities to connect with other families in the community.

Who: Children 0-5 years of age and their grownups

When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June-August, 2021

Where: Riley Park Community Garden

Cost: $2/session or $5/month with membership

Contact: Geraldine

Nobody’s Perfect

Being a parent or caregiver is not always easy. Along with the joys of raising children, many face problems too. tough times can give you the chance to learn and grow. the best part is, you don't have to do it alone! Afterall, it takes a village to raise a child.

Join us for our upcoming Nobody's Perfect Parenting program.  Meet other parents and caregivers in your community, explore different topics together, share ideas and find mutual support. See the poster for details.

Gift cards will be mailed out to participants at the end of the program,
and activities for children will also be available for pickup throughout the program.

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: Thursdays, February 18-March 25th from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Who: Parents with children aged 0-5
Where: Zoom/Online
Cost: Free + membership
Contact: Lynette or Geraldine

Registration: To register, please fill out this form:

If you have any questions, please email the facilitators:Geraldine: geraldine_franquet@lmnhs.bc.ca
Lynette: lvonoelffen@lmnhs.bc.ca

 

 

Parenting Workshops

We will be having various topics throughout the year, such as screen time, relationships with children, etc.

Who: Parents

When: TBD

Where: LMNH - 3981 Main Street

Cost: Free (with membership)

Contact: Lynette or Geraldine