Government of B.C.

Youth & Family Services

Sometimes families can benefit from a little extra help. Learn more about how to engage with youth, find specialized support for important transitions, and access useful services to help keep your family together during challenging times. 

Help for Youth & Their Families

Sometimes families can get stuck. A variety of services are available to help young people and their families when they are having difficulties. These services can help families:

  • Stay together
  • Solve problems collaboratively
  • Recognize and focus on the things that are working in their relationships

Special Needs Supports for Families

It can be overwhelming coping with a child or teen who has a disability or developmental delay.

As primary caregivers, parents or guardians who have children or teens with special needs sometimes require extra support to maximize the quality of life for their child and family.

If You're a Teen In Foster Care

You may be dealing with a lot of different feelings because you need to live with another family for a while. Please know that every effort is being made to:

  • Keep you safe
  • Help you stay connected with your family
  • Help you return to your family home or another permanent home as soon as possible

Working & Engaging with Youth

How plugged in to young people is your organization? Consider...

  • How are youth involved as partners in your organization?
  • Do youth have opportunities to contribute to the development of programs and services?
  • Are youth involved in evaluating and improving practice?
  • Do youth help shape the structure of your organization?

Helpline for Children & Teens

Mental Health and Substance Use Supports

Aging Out of Foster Care in BC?

Preparing to leave foster care can be really exciting and difficult at the same time.

Moving out on your own and becoming an adult also means you will have to begin making more of your own decisions.  Learn more about the services and programs there to help empower you during this transition.

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