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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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Joseph L.
Men's Group Facilitator
604.879.7104  ext. 316
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Shahira S.
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.

Friday Family Field Trips (Family Drop-in)

Our drop-in reframed - outside and for two hours - exploring various parks in Vancouver. All locations are transit friendly.

Who: Children 0-6 years of age and their siblings and caregivers
Where:**rendezvous instructions will be sent upon registration

  • Little Mountain/QE Park on the 9th
  • Douglas Park on the 16th
  • Science World Playground on the 23rd
  • Habitate Island on the 30th

Cost: $2/session or $5/month + LMNH annual membership of $10
Contact: Shahira

Family Drop-Ins - reframed as Friday Family Fieldtrips for the Summer

Please note the Family Drop-in reframe above for the summer. 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.

Who: Parents/caregivers and children aged 0 to 6 years
Where: reframed for the summer, please see above
Where: LMNH - 3981 Main Street (after the Summer)
When: When: TBD on Fridays starting in the fall or winter of 2021
Contact: Shahira
Registration required, no drop-ins please.

Saturday Family Drop-in: Cancelled

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

Playtime at the Park

A 2-hour program outside with free play, socializing with other families, plus visits to the garden: inspired by the direction the kids take us as they explore Riley Park.

Who: Children 0-5 years of age and their caregivers
When:From July until the week of August 20th on Tuesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am and 12:30 pm - 2:30pm and Thursdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Riley Park Community Garden (West of 32nd south of the fieldhouse)
Cost: $2/session or $5/month + LMNH annual membership of $10
Contact: Shahira

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

Baby Pop-up in the Park

Modeled after Mother Goose. Join us for songs, movement, and socializing to support you and your baby in your first year of parenthood.

Who: newborn families (12months or younger)
When:Thursdays in July from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Riley Park (West of 32nd south of the fieldhouse)
Cost: $2/session or $5/month + LMNH annual family membership of $10

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! After all, it takes a village to raise a child.

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 - Fall 2021
Who: Parents with children aged 0-5
Where: Zoom/Online or in-person (TBD)
Cost: Free with annual $10.00 family membership
Contact: Lynette or Shahira

Parenting Workshops - any requests?

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

Is there a special topic you would like us to cover?

Who: Parents
When: TBD
Where: LMNH - 3981 Main Street
Cost: Free (with $10 family membership)
Contact: Lynette or Shahira

Summer Early Learning (SEL)

Our little ones' summer camp is back this year for 3-5 year old children! Our program will include neighbourhood walks, outdoor play, school readiness and more. Your child will have fun and make new friends.

Who: Children 3-5 years of age (can be starting preschool or kindergarten in the Fall)
When: Monday to Friday from 9-12 (option of registering for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week)
Where: LMNHS (3981 Main Street)
Cost: $25/1 day, $40 for 2 days; $60 for 3 days; $80 for 4 days and $100 for full week + $10 annual family membership
Contact and registration: Maria, or link to register:

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