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Touchstone Family Association
Strengthening Families • Building Community

Touchstone is a non-profit community based social service agency. We have been providing services to Richmond and nearby areas since 1983.

Our services have primarily focused on preserving and enhancing family relationships. Through qualified staff, we offer a wide variety of professional services to the community.



Mindful-based Stress Reduction for Teens Workshop


Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed-out? The MBSR-T (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Teens) program will help teens 13-18 years of age learn simple, yet effective mindfulness practices. In this 8 week class you will use the techniques of mindfulness to intentionally focus awareness and observations of your own emotions and behaviours from moment to moment. You will develop a set of tools you can use in stressful situations, learn meditation, improve concentration and creativity, learn emotional regulation techniques and take time out for you without feeling selfish.  

SESSIONS BEGIN: Wednesday October 19th from 330-5 pm.
CLASS LOCATION:   Touchstone Family Association
#120 – 6411 Buswell Street, Richmond, BC


Mindfulness is noticing your thoughts, feelings and physical sensations in the present moment without judgement.

Referrals are currently being accepted by filling out a referral form

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa or Kelly

Become a Member of Touchstone

At Touchstone Family Association our mission is to strengthen the social health and independence of families and children in the community through effective intervention and support services.  Operating in Richmond for over 30 years we recognize the importance of community involvement through membership.

Family is the first community we belong to.  In saying, this we are asking you to participate in a greater “community of families”. One that values supports and encourages all families to be the best they can be. Healthy families mean healthy communities.

We invite you to renew your membership or become a new member.  And we have reduced our membership rate!
Annual membership runs from September 1st to August 31st, dues are only $5 per year and membership can provide meaningful connections. 

The membership application form is available by clicking the link on the right side bar of this web page called:  "Become a Member to Touchstone Family Association".  Please forward completed applications along with the $5 membership fee to our address on the application form.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Judy Valsonis
Executive Director



Avenues of Change Richmond

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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:

1 families with children 0-6 years old to connect with and learn from community services and each other

2 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. Click here for the upcoming event.

Meet the Coordinator

Become a Neighbourhood Family Connector

Passionate about meeting other parents and sharing information  to foster a culture of parents supporting parents? Learn about the different services and programs available to support young children and families – share this info with other parents. Volunteer to be a Neighbourhood Family Connector.  View Poster

For more information contact the Avenues of Change Richmond Coordinator, Annie Leung

Generously funded by:

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