This FREE program is dedicated to supporting families who are affected by parental mental health and addiction. Some of the ways in which we provide support include a variety of educational and fun groups, family events, and connections to other resources in the community, including counselling. Please visit our website to learn more about the services we provide. We accept referrals from parents, family members, health care providers, MCFD, schools, community agencies, and self-referrals. We do our best to lower any barriers in accessing our resources, including providing transportation, so please discuss with us how we can best help you and your family access resources available.
We offer individual and family counselling, outreach counselling and case management to seniors at home, addiction education seminars, support groups as well as the Constructive Alternative to Teen Suspension (CATS) program with the Richmond School District. Our approach is Client-Directed and Outcome-Informed (CDOI), in which we involve youth and family members in the entire process of counselling to attain the most desirable of outcomes. Our program also incorporates alternative approaches such as yoga, meditative practices and ear acupuncture when possible. Please feel free to contact us and find out more how we can support you. We are able to make referrals to residential treatment facilities in Vancouver and through out BC.
RASS is now offering a drop in time between 1:00pm to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday so that members of community, individuals, parents, families and community agencies have access to help each day between that time. We are open and available daily for resources, guidance and help!