Parent Support Services is offering the following services during this health emergency.

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Online Parenting Support Circles 

Now more than ever, parents need the time and space to connect. Our Support Circles are here to provide a Safe and Confidential space for parents and grandparents and others raising a relative’s child. It is a chance to share challenges, concerns, questions and offer the support you need during COVID 19. We have Circles happening throughout the day. To register or find out more, connect with the regional program staff in your area or call our toll free number 1-877-345-9777.

Parent Support Circles:

  • Indigenous Circles – 6 pm Tuesdays
  • Other Parent Support Circles – Mondays 9 pm, Tuesdays 1 pm, Wednesdays 1 pm, Thursdays 6 pm.

Grandparent Raising Grandchildren (Kinship Care) Circles:

  • Indigenous GRG – Mondays 6 pm
  • Other Grandparent and other Kinship Circles – Biweekly – Mondays 10am, Tuesdays 6pm, Wednesdays 6:30pm, Thursdays 1pm, Thursdays 6pm

BC Parenting Support Line 

Need to talk? Are you juggling home, work, homeschooling and childcare? Are the new changes stressful and taking a toll on your emotional and mental health? Talk to a skilled support worker. Call our provincial parent support line 1-877-345-9777. Open Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren/Kinship Care Support Line

If you’re a grandparent or other relative raising a family member’s child, you can get information and advice from the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) Support Line to:

  • Deal with complex services systems such as the Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Find the answers, assistance, and resources you need to prevent or solve problems
  • Learn about benefits and services that will support your whole family

The GRG Support Line is staffed by two part-time advocates trained in advocacy, social work, family law, and government services related to kinship caregiving. Contact the GRG Support Line grgline (at) parentsupportbc.ca or 604-558-4740 (Greater Vancouver) 1-855-474-9777 (call no charge, outside Greater Vancouver). Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am to 2pm. Outside of office hours, leave a voicemail message or send an email, which will be returned as soon as possible.

To download a poster click here.

Watch this video on parenting and COVID-19

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