Family Services of the North Shore is a community organization that is dedicated to providing education, support and counselling to heal and connect the community. They offer a broad range of services to children, youth, adults, couples and families from diverse backgrounds, which are offered either at no fee, or on a sliding scale to clients living or working on the North Shore.
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Aunt Leah’s Place works with teen mothers and youth in foster care system to help them achieve a better future by providing guidance, supported housing, job training and coaching in essential skills.
MCFD is the provincial ministry holding the responsibility for the well-being of children and their healthy development. They are probably best known for providing child protection and supervising substitute care (like foster care and group homes), but also provide services for children with special needs, child and youth mental health, youth justice, and early childhood development programs and services.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre working to link children, youth and their families with appropriate resources in all areas of mental health and addictions. In addition, as spiritual successors to the Eating Disorder Resource Centre of BC, the centre also provides information and referrals to adults with eating disorders.
Clubs provide out-of-school hours programs in the school year and day camp programs in the summer through six neighbourhood-based clubs around the Lower Mainland. In addition, the clubs also offer youth substance abuse services and parent support services.
The Anxiety Disorders Association of BC provides information about how excess anxiety can express itself and also provides effective strategies to begin addressing anxiety. The site includes self-help tips, workshop listings and resources, as well as a section devoted to anxiety & parenting.
The Helpline for Children is the Ministry of Child and Family Development’s toll-free line for reporting of suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. Ministry social workers are also available to help support families in difficulty, since placing youth in care isn’t always the ideal or only way to help.
Youth Pregnancy Program offers friendly pre and postnatal care and education programs for youth up to 22 years old in a casual environment. Services include: physicians, specialists, educational classes and recreational groups and support from counsellors.