Caregivers Support Program

Support and education for caregivers, foster parents, and family members.

  • Counselling
  • Family
  • Adult 25 - 99

Available in Surrey

The Caregivers Support Program provides support, understanding, and education to new and experienced caregivers, foster parents, and family members as they care for children and youth with multiple attachment and trauma issues.

Program Features

The Caregivers Support Program offers a few distinct services:

  • Provides in-home consultation, education, and validation through a one-to-one relationship with the caregiver support counsellor on a long-term, consistent basis. This support includes assisting foster parents by clarifying expectations set out by their MCFD contracts and by offering education about attachment and trauma and how it impacts children in care and their families. This program also assists foster parents to implement strategies to increase resilience and decrease unwanted behaviours, and help foster parents understanding of the stages of development from childhood to adolescence
  • Offers monthly support groups for new and experienced caregivers/foster parents, family members who are caring for their own family members, and for caregivers with children/youth with Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Holds monthly education groups with guest speakers, videos, and presentations that are relevant to caring for children and youth with multiple issues and needs

Program Details

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any caregiver with an MCFD contract referred by a resource social worker in Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove, White Rock, Delta, and Ladner (the South Fraser region). This includes foster parents as well as family who is caring for other family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, and older siblings)

LOCATIONS

Our caregiver support counsellor will meet you in the community or in your home. Meetings and support groups happen at 10328 Whalley Blvd in Surrey. Office location is at Newton Youth Resource Centre.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

Foster parents served by this program overwhelmingly report feeling completely supported while in this program, as well as long afterward. They have expressed feeling better armed with information, understanding, and strategies, and better connected to long-term support and others.

THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY

  • Ministry of Children and Family Development | MCFD

Contact Information

Newton Youth Resource Centre
#114 – 13479 76 Avenue, Surrey
Phone: 604-592-6200
Email: nyrcreception@pcrs.ca

How To Apply

Access this program in three ways:

  • Foster parents can request that their resource social workers make a referral
  • A guardianship social worker may request a referral for a foster parent through the resource social worker
  • A resource social worker can make a direct referral