The Family Friend Program

Are you a single parent? Are you feeling overwhelmed?

Being a parent is hard work. If you find yourself without supports, it can seem even harder. Fatigue, stress, guilt, temper tantrums, 2:00 am feedings… loneliness… Sound familiar?

The Family Friend Program connects single parents with a screened, trained, competent family friend for friendship, support, mentoring and connection to community resources.

Referral is through community partners or you can self refer. You are not alone!

Contact Lisa Ford at 250.763.8008 ext.136, or by email to ac.rcknull@dneirfylimaf for more information.

Looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can make a difference in the life of a family?

Picture of two smiling women, one holding a babyThe Family Friend Program matches volunteers as competent companions/support person to single parents who are feeling alone due to the stresses of parenting young children. Family Friends provide mentorship/friendship, practical and emotional support, and mutually agreed upon activities.

We provide:
  • Training in active communication skills
  • Training specific to building esteem in others
  • Monthly in-service trainings
  • Ongoing support
  • Peer support
  • Volunteer appreciation events
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