The Family Support Institute is a provincial resource available to parents who have a family member with a disability.

FSI's Regional Parents Network of 200 volunteers supports almost 10,000 families across British Columbia.
Bridge House is a non-staffed home available to families to be used during respite.  Families can book this resource for their caregiver and child / youth to access the house, or parents can stay at Bridge house as a place to have respite away from home. The home has two suites which families can book directly through the Association’s head office.  For more information, you can contact:

Shirley Yamashita-Paterson
Phone: 604-534-1155 (Extension 114)

Raising children and youth with special needs while working with systems that provide care and support can be stressful and complicated. Family Support Services helps families and caregivers to navigate through the lifespan of a child with disabilities. The Department also hosts workshops and information sessions (e.g. Sexual health - Support for parents / caregivers) and assists individuals and families to complete Representation Agreements.

Family Support Services offers a variety of collaborative services to families such as information sharing, advocacy and support to assist families in making informed decisions. Coordinators sit on a number of committees in the Langley community to stay connected, collaborate in community initiatives and advocate for needed supports and programming for families.

This service builds upon the strength and stability that families have while responding to their individual’s needs. Social media and technology are used to connect with families and caregivers. Information is regularly posted on Facebook, Twitter and the LACL events calendar about  resources that can be used to help plan for a better quality of life for their child / individual they are supporting.
Transition was such a hard time
for us but with the information and  guidance we received from LACL staff . . . we made it through!
What one parent said about how Family Support Services staff helped them.
Head Office:
23535 - 44th Avenue
Langley, BC, V2Z 2V2
Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday to Friday
Phone: 604-534-8611
Fax: 604-534-4763
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