Vancouver & LM Multicultural Family Support Services Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society (VLMFSS) provides free, confidential, culturally sensitive, and linguistically appropriate services in over twenty languages to immigrant, visible minority, and refugee women and their children who are experiencing family violence. As part of this vision, VLMFSS offers several programs including the Multicultural Outreach and the Stopping The Violence Program (STV), which offers crisis intervention, individual and group counselling, advocacy, referrals to appropriate resources, and support by bilingual/bicultural workers.
Other programs include the Community-Based Victim Services Program, which offers information and assistance to women in accessing the justice system; the Children's Program offering individual and group counselling for children who witness abuse (CWWA), support for child-parent conflict, bi-cultural parenting; and the Volunteers Program, which provides leadership training to women.
Free legal clinics on family/immigration law are offered to immigrant women once a month. Free legal advocacy and support related to Employment Insurance, Employment Standards, WCB, and Residential Tenancy Law (including representation) is also provided.
Single Mothers' Support Groups providing emotional support, practical assistance, and education to immigrant women are offered bi-weekly in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin). Counselling for mothers and parenting groups are also offered. VLMFSS also supports the
Publication Languages: English, Punjabi, Spanish, Chinese Traditional, Persian, Farsi, Filipino, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Arabic, Korean, Polish
Burnaby, BC, V5H 4K7
Surrey, BC, V3W 1K5