Child and Youth Connections

Child and Youth Connections

Hours of Service
The hours of service are flexible and adapted to meet the needs of the family.
For specific hours of the children and youth groups please see the Child and Youth Connections Calendars below:
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Child and Youth Connections Calendar of Events and Activiites - April - June 
 
Purpose Statement
Striving to create positive permanent connections for Aboriginal children in care, to their parents, siblings, extended families and cultural communities.

About Program
Supports children and youth to make valuable familial, cultural, community, and peer connections and supporting youth on their journey towards independence.
 

Program Description Location & Contact Information
Child and Youth Connections Indvidual referral services/supports offered:
Connections Cultural Plans (which can include genograms, exploration of family, connection to Aboriginal community and cultural connections) and Youth Independence Transition supports (which can include youth transition plans, life skills assistance, support to locate housing, and connecting youth to community resources and supports).
Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services
11907 118th Street Maple Ridge

Kim Mapson
Tamara H

Children's Connection Group Cultural/social group for children 5-12.  Children meet to socialize, make new friends, share a meal and learn different cultural practices and traditions, including talking circle, smudging, dance, drumming, crafting and traditional foods. Family Place
22359 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge

Kim Mapson
Tamarah H

Youth Group Cultural/social group for youth ages 12-18.  In conjunction with Anishnaabe Youth Group, youth come together to hang out, engage in cultural activities and share some food.  Outings are planned throughout the year. Rainbow Club
11907 - 228th Street, Maple Ridge

Denise Laslo
Tamara H.

Who Qualifies/Eligibility
Aboriginal children and youth who are either in MCFD care, Out of Care Options living arrangements or at risk of coming into care under the age of 19.  Must reside in either Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows.  Referrals are accepted from MCFD social workers, school staff and other professionals.
 
Cost
FREE

Community Partners/Funders
Ministry of Child and Family Development
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Contact Info
Kim Mapson, Child & Youth Connections Worker
Tamara H, Child & Youth Connections Worker

Phone
604.467.6911 ext 1217
 
Email
kmapson@comservice.bc.ca
tamarah@comservice.bc.ca
 
Location
11907 - 228th Street, Maple Ridge  V2X 8G8