As a non-profit that offers more than 50 free programs, services, and workshops across the Lower Mainland, we help people develop skills and knowledge, empowering clients to create positive change in their lives. More than 450 staff – including expert counsellors and support workers – help vulnerable people from an evidence-based, trauma-informed lens. Learn More
OUR IMPACT IN 2021
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“As a person with disabilities, it is often too hard for me to shop and then cook food the same day. By having the ingredients ready for me, I could achieve the success of preparing the meal quickly. This was motivating for me.”
“I really liked the kindness and support given by the staff. The staff actually seems to care about your problems and you getting clean. The food is good and I like how it feels as if you were at home.”
“My therapist was an excellent fit for me. Her empathy, compassion, and listening skills are excellent. I was well cared for by her.”
We support individuals dealing with challenging circumstances such as living with poverty, being a newcomer to Canada, not speaking English, struggling with parenting, or dealing with isolation.Learn More
Family Services offers professional, compassionate counselling and trauma services to individuals, families, children and youth in Vancouver, Richmond, and New Westminster.Learn More
Directions Youth Services
Directions Youth Services offers a range of programs and services to support youth under the age of 25 who are in crisis, experiencing homelessness, or are precariously housed as a result of abuse, neglect, substance use or mental health challenges.Learn More
Foster Family Support Services
Foster Family Support Services helps foster parents, their family members, and extended family caregivers who are providing care to children on behalf of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.Learn More
Our family counsellors work with families for up to a year, helping parents develop and strengthen their skills to meet their children’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs.Learn More
Family Services of Greater Vancouver is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)—and conforms to the highest level of nationally and internationally recognized service standards.
2020 CARF Survey Results
Our Employee Assistance Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation.