Mission, Vision and Values

Vision Statement:

The Supporting Families Affected by Parental Mental Illness and Substance Use Program will offer opportunities for children, youth and families affected by parental mental illness and substance use to access appropriate community supports, to learn new information and skills and, most importantly, to have fun and build social connections in our community!

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to engage with children, youth and families affected by parental mental illness and substance use in a welcoming, respectful and fun manner.  In an effort to help those children, youth and families affected by parental mental illness lead lives they can feel proud of we offer:

  • Individual or family-based short-term counselling with a clinical counsellor to determine which local service(s) may best suit a family’s needs
  • Multi-week groups and one-time events that offer opportunities to learn new information and build new skills for children, youth and families
  • Social events that offer opportunities for children, youth, and families to build social connections in the community and connect with program staff and community partners in more relaxed, activity-based settings…often with shared meals and games!

Values:

Community

What this means for us

We aim to build community among people accessing and delivering health care, not-for-profit and social services in Richmond.  We take a fun, group-based learning approach to fostering a deeper sense of belonging and connection with the local community among children, youth and families affected by parental mental illness and substance use.

What this looks like for us

  • Accepting referrals from all sources such as self-referrals, family doctors, schools, etc.
  • Providing transportation and translation services whenever possible
  • Spending time building connections with children, youth and families engaged in our program through individual consultations, weekly groups, regular Family Fun Nights, and so forth.

Timely access to appropriate services

What this means for us

Whether this means access to our program or helping families navigate other services in the community such as health care, not-for-profit and social services.  We aim to make it easier, not harder, for children, youth and families affected by parental mental illness and substance use to get the supports they need to lead lives they can feel proud of.

What this looks like for us

  • Offering group-based learning opportunities for children, youth and parents
  • Creating welcoming spaces where children, youth and families affected by parental mental illness and substance use can meet one another alongside supportive health care, not-for-profit and social services professionals
  • Working closely with community partners to offer another ‘doorway’  into much needed support services.
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