Family & Mentor Resources
Resources for guardians and mentors
LANGLEY YOUTH HUB
The Langley Youth Hub provides services such as medical care, substance use counselling and harm reduction programs, mental health counselling, employment and housing support, and life skills training – all of which are imperative in increasing the overall well-being of youth. Please find the contact information, here.
Langley Community Services Society
Langley Community Services Society has been helping individuals enhance their lives. LCSS offers a wide variety of programs in the areas of family counselling, family services, settlement and integration and substance use services. Click here for more information about the organization.
CANADIAN TIRE JUMPSTART
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley have partnered with Canadian Tire Jumpstart to help children with financial need participate in organized sports or recreational acitivities. Click here for Jumpstart information.
health and safety resources
Ministry of Children & Family Development
The Ministry works to deliver inclusive, culturally respectful, responsive and accessible services that support the well-being of children, youth and families. Click here to learn about the variety of services offered.
Click here to contact the Langley MCFD branch.
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Click here for more information.
Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.
AUTISM CANADA FOUNDATION
Click here to view Autism Canada Foundation’s Physician Handbook. This book is a great resource for caregivers dealing with children who have autism. Filled with great information and friendly illustrations, this is a must read for any anyone that works or interacts with autistic children.
211 is Canada’s primary source of information on government and community based health and social services.
211’s award winning service helps people navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages. 211 connects people to the right information and services, making their pathway to care, help, and resources a guided and trusted one, and helps Canadians become more engaged with their communities for better health and wellbeing. 211 recognizes the diverse needs of Canadians and provides specialized support for a number of key communities including Indigenous Peoples, newcomers and LGBTQ+ people.
211 is available by phone, chat, website, and text in different regions – dial 2-1-1 or visit 211.ca to connect to community services.
BRAIN DEVELOPMENT & VULNERABILITY OF ADOLESCENTS TO DRUG USE
Mentor International has prepared a detailed summary of new research concerning adolescent brain development and the effects of alcohol and other drug use on the developing brain. This emerging science is providing new insights about how teenagers make critical and life influencing decisions, including their decisions about drug use. Brain imaging studies suggest that the brain continues to develop through adolescence and into young adulthood (age 25 years).