Funded by

Ministry of Children and Family Development

The Out of Care Options Program supports designated MCFD caregivers who provide daily care for the children of extended family or friends.
These living arrangements permit children to remain connected to the larger family network and avoid placement in foster care.
An Out of Care Options Counsellor provides caregivers with emotional support, legal system guidance and access to resources to help nurture healthy relationships within the family. The Out of Care Options program facilitates a bimonthly caregiver support group and can assist caregivers in providing culturally appropriate family supports to learn about Indigenous cultural teachings.

  • Contact Info:

    Felicia Teo - Aboriginal Out Of Care Counsellor

  • Phone:

    604-817-3267

  • Email:

    fteo@comservice.bc.ca

Community Services Caregiver support group for non parents

Community Services facilitates a caregiver support group for non parents. The program is free of charge and is self-referred. The Caregiver Support Group is offered on an ongoing basis every other Friday. Sessions will be offered Virtually through Zoom and in person.

For more information and to register, please contact Felicia Teo at Fteo@comservice.bc.ca or 604 817 3267.

What does Caregiver Support Group do?

In a Caregiver Support Group, Caregivers meet every bi-monthly around the mutual experience of care-giving for a family member. Participants will learn about mindfulness, effective coping strategies, and helpful tips. Connect with other caregivers and get reassurance and support in a safe and friendly environment.

What are the Benefits of a Support Group?

• Brings together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences.

• Engaging discussions about care-giving, wellness and stress management.

• Share personal experience, feelings and coping strategies.

• Participating helps feeling less lonely, isolated or judged. Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue

• Take-home resources related to the group’s needs

Eligibility

• Caregiver ( Non- Parents) caring for family members (<19)

• Experiencing challenges and struggles in their caregiver role

• Ability to attend Bi-monthly Groups

Out of Care Options - Indigenous Info

Who Qualifies/Eligibility

Ministry referred and Self-referral

Hours of Service

The hours of service are flexible and adapted to meet the needs of the family.

Cost

Free

Location

22768 119th Avenue Maple Ridge BC V2X 4L2

Contact Info

Felicia Teo
Aboriginal Out Of Care Options Counsellor

Phone: 604-817-3267

Email: fteo@comservice.bc.ca