Family Resources Program

Through a combination of drop-in, parenting workshop and other accessible programs, we support the development of happy, healthy families.  We offer the following programs

These programs are funded in part by MCFD, CLICK, Decoda, United Way of the Lower Mainland, BC Gaming, Children’s First, YWCA, RBC Learn to Play, SUCCESS By 6, City of Vancouver offered in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library, Hillcrest Community Centre, Vancouver Elementary Schools and Kensington Community Centre.


Art Therapy (top)

The art therapy program at the neighbourhood house provides a safe non-judgmental space for creativity and self expression. Often thoughts or feelings can be difficult to communicate with words alone, which is why acting and creating art can be useful tools for self exploration.  The art therapy is facilitated by a practicum student from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute.

Who it’s for: Individual support for children, youths, adults, and seniors
When: To be decided.
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Cost: Free

Contact for more info: Mehak at ext. 304 or mehak_sharma@lmnhs.bc.ca.

Counselling (top)

Counselling service will be provided by a student who is currently completing their Masters of Counselling Degree.

Who it’s for: Individual support for youths, adults, and seniors
When: Mondays and Tuesdays.
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Cost: Free
Contact: Mehak, the Family Support Worker ext.304 or mehak_sharma@lmnhs.bc.ca, for more information or to set up an appointment.

Services will be provided by appointment basis only. The referral will be passed along to the practicum student/student counselor who will contact you when a space becomes available.


Family Drop-Ins (2 locations) (top)

Come and play with your child at our family drop-in locations!  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.

When and where: NEW TIME!! Fridays 9:30am -11:30am and

Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm @ Little Mountain Neighbourhood House (3981 Main St)

*Please note that Saturday drop-ins will be closed during long weekends.

grace park frp drop in
Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 am – 11:30 am @ Gray’s Park 4850 St. Catherine’s Street (Fraser and 33rd). Entrance on St. Catherine’s Street.
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Cost: $2 per visit or $5/month for 1 location per family
Who to contact:
 infofrp@lmnhs.bc.ca for more information. No need to register for this program.


Family Support

LMNH’s Family Support Worker, Mehak, is available to provide one-on-one support and referrals to parents who are facing life challenges. Mehak can help parents with child care subsidy applications, access to income assistance, housing or disability. Appointments are appreciated but drop-ins are welcomed.

Who it’s for: Parents of children 0-18
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Contact: Mehak, the Family Support Worker, at ext. 304 or mehak_sharma@lmnhs.bc.ca for more information or to set up an appointment.


Mother Goose (top)

Learn songs, rhymes, and storied to tell your baby and stimulate your baby’s early language development.

Hillcrest Community Centre
Who it’s for: Parents and their infants (0-1 year old)
When: NEW DAY: Tuesdays starting September 2016.
Time: 10:30am-12pm & 12:30pm-2pm
Cost: $39.00

Who it’s for: Parents and their infants (1-2 years old)
When: Tuesdays in September 2016.
Time: 9:40am-10:15am
Cost: $39.00

Registration: Call Hillcrest at (604) 257 – 8680. Space limited so register now.

 


Physical Literacy and Nature Exploration Program (PLANE) (top)

These programs provide support and opportunities for families to develop the FUNdamental Movement Skills that lead to lifelong physical activity, sport participation, and health.

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PLANE Program Planning Toolkit:
Ideas for Physical Literacy and Nature Exploration with Children
Prepared By Orah Chaye, March 2016
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The PLANE Program Planning Toolkit pdf file can now be downloaded when you click here.

[Reference Articles]

“Go Play Outside: Developing an Urban Nature Exploration Program for Young Children at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House”
by Carmen Wiseman“Feature Story in Keeping In Touch Newsletter, A Newsletter to Support BC Families ”

123 Jump Program

1-2-3 Jump! is for toddlers to get active at an early age. By doing physical activities in a variety of settings, children are able to gain confidence moving their hands, arms, legs and feet in a fun and safe setting. Families are asked to tag along as your child builds on their fundamental movement skills through games and imagination.

Who it’s for: Families & children ages 2-3 years old
Where: Ongoing; Various Locations (LMNHS, Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House & Mount Pleasant Family Centre).
Time: TBA
Cost: Free
Registration and information: gregory_kidd@lmnhs.bc.ca

  
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Nature Explorers Program (top)

Enjoy outdoor activities and games with other families in your community.

Who it’s for: Parents and young children
When: to be announced.
Time & Location: To be announced.
Contact: Greg at gregory_kidd@lmnhs.bc.ca (for more information)


Nobody’s Perfect (top)

This 6 week parenting workshop will help you and your children to handle some of the changes you are facing such as:

  • Learning about children’s mind and feelings
  • Sharing health problems
  • Discussing behavior and child safety
  • Sharing life skills, activities and crafts
  • Finding together supports

Who it’s for: Parents of children aged 0 to 5
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
When: TBD
Registration: Mehak at ext. 304 or mehak_sharma@lmnhs.bc.ca.

Free. Spaces are limited and registration is required.  Childminding is available.


Seasonal Parenting Workshops (top)

LMNH offers 3 to 4 parenting workshops a season. Topics include Discipline vs. Punishment, Effective Parenting, Setting Boundaries, Healthy Communication, and Building Relationships.

Who it’s for: Parents and caregivers
When: To be announced
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Contact: Mehak at ext. 304 or mehak_sharma@lmnhs.bc.ca for more details.


Ready, Set, Learn (top)

This free drop-in introductory preschool program is geared to support parents and prepare their children for Kindergarten! Children will learn new skills, make friends, and become more comfortable with a school environment. The program is offered at various local elementary schools during the spring so that the children can become familiar with the school and staff.

Who it’s for: Children starting kindergarten the following school year (4-5 year olds) and their parents or caregiver (parent participation required).
When and where: Winter/Spring of each year. 
Registration: Please register at the school where your child will attend kindergarten (Brock, Cavell, Carr, McBride, McBride Annex, Van Horne).
Who to contact: Schools for more information. Email infofrp@lmnhs.bc.ca for more information about available schools. 


Single Mom’s Support Group (top)

Join our weekly Single Mothers’ Support Group to help build support networks and to be part of a community of single moms in your neighbourhood. Together with other single moms you can find companionship and increase your knowledge of community resources that are so important to shaping your success, happiness and perspective on life.

Who it’s for: Single moms
When: Wednesdays from 6pm – 8pm
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Cost: Free
Registration: YWCA at 604-619-5276 or singlemoms@ywcavan.org

Childminding is available.