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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.

Pathways to Hope Program

Pathways is an early childhood intervention program providing multi-disciplinary service to support families with children ages 0 – 6 to improve overall wellness for the child(ren) and their family. The goal of the program is to build opportunities for successful integration into school and to help children achieve their developmental milestones. Children and families will be connected to the most appropriate service based on an assessment of their strengths and needs.

There are 2 behavioural consultants, 2 family support workers and 1 Early Years Mental Health Clinician who will work alongside other early year programs to identify and address vulnerabilities in children early to ensure that we are providing wrap-around and culturally-relevant supports for the child and the family. The family’s voice is integral to the service and the family is at the centre of planning. The multi-disciplinary team works together with the child, family, and community to build a web of support to foster the best possible outcomes for the child.

Click Here to meet the Pathways to Hope Team

This community-based program is funded by MCFD under the Pathways to Hope mandate, which promotes improving the overall wellness of children, by providing prevention and intervention services as soon as possible in a child's life. The multi-disciplinary team is made up of members from both Touchstone Family Association and Vancouver Coastal Health. 

Services are currently provided in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Sign Language.

The program encourages referrals from community programs, daycare or pre-school providers, MCFD social workers and individual families seeking support for children aged 0 to 6 years old who reside in the city of Richmond. There is no cost to access these services.

Download the Pathways referral form here

To learn more about the Pathways and program referrals, please contact Nicole Cartier

Connect Parent Group

CPGConnect is a 10-week evidence based program, that promotes social, emotional and behavioural adjustment and attachment security in children and youth between the ages of 8 and 18 years of age.

Parents meet in small groups with two clinical counsellors and trained facilitators, for 1.5 hours each week. Touchstone facilitators ensure a caring climate for participants to feel supported. 

Each session provides parents with a new perspective on parent-teen relationships and adolescent development. Parents watch role-plays, do exercises and discuss new ways of responding to challenging behaviour and problems. Research shows that parents report feeling less stressed and more effective in parenting; they see fewer behaviour problems and better social functioning in their teen.

Connect Parent Group Brochure

Referral Form

To find out more about the program, please contact:

Daphne Meyer-MacLeod, M.Ed, RCC

or Jeff Markusoff, M.Ed, RCC

Thank you to our funders for their ongoing support for Touchstone Programs and Services

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