Children’s programs

VLMFSS services are free and confidential.
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If you have children who are at risk or affected by family violence / gender-based violence (GBV) / intimate partner violence (IPV), you can register yourself and your children for children’s programs.

Our children programs include counselling for children/youth exposed to violence, and children and caregivers support groups.

Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) 

CAPC helps promotes the healthy development of young children from birth to age 6, who face challenges that put their health at risk, by:

  • Improving parenting skills and parent-child relationships
  • Decreasing social isolation
  • Increasing child self-esteem
  • Providing child-focused activities, such as children programs and play groups

Types of support:

  • Parenting classes and drop-in groups
  • Child health and development activities

PEACE Program

The PEACE Program provides culturally sensitive, trauma-informed and child-centered services for children and youth, aged 3 to 18, who have witnessed or experienced family violence/GBV/IPV.

This program strives to:

  • Improve the child/youth’s emotional health and self-esteem
  • Teach them about the types of abuse and express their feelings and thoughts about violence in order to understand that family violence/GBV/IPV is not their fault.
  • Help them develop problem solving skills and the ability to follow a safe plan.
  • Help children work through their feelings that surface as a result of family violence/GBV/IPV, in a safe and confidential environment.

MCFD Program

Bi-cultural Parenting (Burnaby residents only)

Provides support for immigrants and newcomer families with children ages 2 to 19.

The program strives in building healthy relationships, social and emotional development for families and their children to cope with child abuse, parent-teen conflicts and violence against women.

Types of support:

  • Individual, group and family emotional supportive counselling.
  • Parenting support and resources

Other services

  • Parenting support groups
  • Presentations/Workshops at schools, agencies, and for families and youth
  • VIP Program
  • Educational Summer Camps (internal clients only)
  • Advocacy
  • Referrals

“My dear children and I had an opportunity to start our lives over again. I owe this to you and your agency. You are dedicated without any expectations. Thank you for your hard work.”

– Anonymous (Client)


Register for our children’s programs

To register yourself or your children to our Children’s Programs, please fill out an intake form and we will get back to you.

Your status in Canada does not matter to receive this free service.

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