Family Support Program

Our Family Support Programs offers specialized service to support the entire family unit’s mental health and overall well-being on their caregiving journey.

Ongoing Support Services

We offer ongoing support services to families including a social work intake, individual counselling, group counselling and service navigation support. We strive to help families build connections with each other in addition to providing ongoing emotional support and systems support to help families through transitions and crises.

Siblings Connect

Siblings Connect is an opportunity for siblings of kids accessing services at The Darling Home for Kids. Siblings are often in unique roles which may create a feeling of isolation. The purpose of this group is to connect with other siblings in a relaxed and recreational setting through games and discussion based activities. Siblings Connect offers support to two age groups, our Juniors are ages 8 – 11, and Seniors ages 12 – 16. The group is facilitated by a registered social worker.

Parents Connect

Parents Connect is a series of “drop-in”
style groups which provide space for parents to build relationships with each
other and openly share their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Discussion topics
may include coping with new and old diagnoses, familial stressors, and resource
sharing. Parents Connect meetings are open to caregivers of children accessing
services at The Darling Home for Kids. This group is facilitated by a
registered social worker. Groups are targeted to families of kids in specific
age groups:

  • Preschool Age (0-6 years)
  • School Age (7-14 years)
  • Transitional Aged Youth (15-18 years)

Contact Serena Goel, our Social Worker to learn more about our Family Support Program.