Using a counselling model which encourages couples to develop constructive interactions, many relationship difficulties can be improved by carefully examining the situations with a therapist in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.
All mothers planning to give birth at Chilliwack General Hospital are encouraged to register early for maternity services. This provides an opportunity for you to:
- Meet with the prenatal Screening Nurse to discuss any questions or concerns about your pregnancy
- Ask about developing a personal birth plan
- Tour the Maternity unit (if time permits and a Nurse is available)
- Complete a prenatal screening questionnaire
- Receive provincial, regional and community books and pamphlets
The best time to register is when you have your 18 week Ultrasound appointment. Phone Maternity # 604-702-4107 to book an appointment after the ultrasound. Register by filling out a prenatal screening questionnaire at the Maternity Unit, 7 days/ week, 24 hours/day. The Prenatal Screening Nurse is available: Monday to Friday for a personal meeting. A telephone conversation or appointment can be arranged outside of these regular hours.
Families with children under the age of three who find themselves in financial crisis are helped by providing items such as diapers, wipes, cookies, baby food, formula and toiletries, highchairs, strollers, cribs and car seats. There is also a partnership with StreetHope New and Used to provide clothing in emergency cases. Clients range from someone being temporarily out of work, to grandparents on a fixed income, to single parents or families on disability. Each family applying for assistance must qualify financially, and is permitted 2 visits to the office per month. Open Monday to Thursday from noon to 4pm. Located at Unit 2 45789 Spadina Avenue.
The purpose of this program is to create a safe, secure and comfortable environment for the child(ren) to visit with the parent enrolled in the Program. An objective written report is provided, based on what is seen and heard during the supervised visit, which may be used for court purposes. Also, at the parents request parenting suggestions are offered, as well as information to make the visits as easy on the child(ren) as possible.
Offers information on a variety of legal issues, as well as support and resource referrals for clients dealing with legal problems. The program provides legal advocacy appointments that are free and confidential. Clients can access information on:
- Help to deal with B.C. Income Assistance issues
- How to apply for Federal (CPP) and Provincial (PWDB) disability benefits, and how to appeal or seek a review of decisions
- Tenant rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancy Act
- Residential Tenancy dispute resolution forms and processes
- Understanding your rights regarding legal protection against Family Violence
- Family Law Issues and free or low cost legal resources
- Family Law Protection Orders/Peace Bonds
- Options for dispute resolution of family law problems
- Accessing court resources and court forms
- Debt and bankruptcy
Ann Davis offers three different groups year round for women experiencing abuse. The Pattern Changing Group explores the cycle of abuse and teaches how to set healthy boundaries. The Codependency Group aims to de-mystify co-dependency and explains how to detach from a toxic relationship. The Self-Management Group explores how to manage anger and other overwhelming emotions through assertive communication, emotional regulation, and relaxation techniques.
Provides outreach, support, life skills training, and crisis management services to pregnant or parenting youth ages 13 to 18 who are students at the Ed Centre, School District #33’s Alternate Education School, or in the community. Services may include housing referrals, Food Bank referrals and support, transportation to and from Doctor’s appointments, nutrition training, healthy relationship instruction, Day Care coordination, or support for other needs as may be identified. By referral through Youth Services only. Funded by MCFD.