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