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Category: MoreToMyStory

There’s More to Mae’s Story

FSGV employee, Mae, reflects on how accessing a program like the Sexual Abuse Intervention Program as a child might have impacted her life - and how the work sh...

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There’s More to Rosie’s Story

The sound of a motorcycle sent me down memory land the other day. Not every motorcycle has this effect, just a specific kind of road bike with a higher-pitched ...

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There’s More to Sara’s Story

Sara came to Canada as a refugee with her five children, her elderly mother, and nothing else but a backpack. When her family arrived, they needed help. "I wish...

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Introducing the #MoreToMyStory Campaign

We all have a story. It's something we keep in mind at Family Services of Greater Vancouver, every single day. It's why we take the time to get to know each of ...

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Speaking up for Trans, Gender Diverse, and Two-Spirit Youth

On November 29, 2023, Directions Youth Services 2SLGBTQIA+ Programing Coordinator Alysha Somerton spoke at a Vancouver City Council meeting. The topic? Councill...

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What is Poverty Reduction?

At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, we often talk about the work we do in "poverty reduction." But what does this really mean? There are a few definitions ...

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Creativity in Counselling: Meet Katrina, a Trauma Counsellor at FSGV

Katrina Grabner (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor at FSGV with an MA in Psychotherapy and specialization in art therapy. Katrina has always worked w...

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Beacon of Hope

“A lot of people who feel they have nothing still have hope,” says Jessie Stokes, a former client in Project Parent at FSGV. “Hope is what keeps people go...

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