Program Information

Important Notice

In response to COVID-19, the CAP-C Program and Avenues of Change events will be suspended effective March 17, 2020 until further notice. We continue to provide outreach support for families by phone, email and WeChat.  

Touchstone Family Association continues to follow the direction of Vancouver Costal Health (VCH), BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to guide the delivery of our programs.

CAP-C:

CAP-C provides culturally diverse groups for families with children ages 0-6 years. Free child minding is provided. There are opportunities for families to share information, learn about child development, parenting skills and techniques. Parents also socialize and participate in community education workshops. The CAP-C program is a free drop-in program, can be accessed by self-referral. The Cap-C office is located at 210-3031 Viking Way in Richmond and the Parenting groups are located at various sites in the community. For more information, contact Annie Leung at 604-207-5027 or email aleung@touchfam.ca.

Richmond Early Years Program

We support families with children 0-6 years that are living in Richmond. Support and services are focussed on establishing connections and providing information and resources to encourage children's development. Outreach Workers provide one-on-one support to families with young children to build the connection with other resources from home to the community. 

We offer free parent participation program “Toddler Time for Chinese Speaking Families” held at the Richmond Public Library. For more information, call 604-207-5036.

Avenues of Change Richmond

United Way Avenues of Change Richmond is an innovative project that aims to empower parents and caregivers to help children aged 0 - 6 years reach their full potential. The project implements strategies designed to support:

  • families with children 0-6 years old to connect with and learn from community services and each other
  • children to experience consistently nurturing and stimulating relationships with their parents and caregivers.

United Way Avenues of Change Richmond offers:

Neighbourhood Family Connectors - For parents and / or caregivers who are interested in learning about services and programs available to support young children and families and share this information with other parents. The objective is to foster a culture of parents supporting parents.

Learn and Share Events - Learn and share what you need to nurture your child's healthy development and meet other parents. Professionals in the community speak to parents during Learn and Share events throughout the year.

For more information, contact Annie Leung at 604-207-5027 or email aleung@touchfam.ca.

Family Preservation & Reunification and Front Porch Program

We provide a range of counselling, and support services for family, youth and children. TFA provides in home/office counselling to families in crisis. TFA works with children, youth and their families on an outreach basis. The services include counselling work with children and youth, teaching parenting skills, child development and connecting families to available resources. FP&FR also provides a crisis intervention service for parents and teens experiencing difficulties living together. With the TFA counsellor, communication will be enhanced preventing family breakdown.

Referrals to FP&FR program are made through the Ministry for Children and Family Development at 604-660-1044 and for FRONT PORCH PROGRAM self-referrals, please contact our main line. Touchstone Family Association is located at 210-3031 Viking Way in Richmond. For more information, call 604-279-5599 or email touchstone@touchfam.ca.

FASD/CDBC provides support for families through the referral, assessment, and diagnostic process. Links families to appropriate community service providers and healthcare professionals. Provides education to parents, caregivers, community agencies and the general public. Coordinates assessment within the referral area. Assists parents and caregivers to develop a multidisciplinary team to develop and implement a comprehensive service plan. For more information call 604-279-5599 or email touchstone@touchfam.ca.