Welcome to… Vista Family Resource Centre, Westcoast Family Centres Society & Froude Ave Community Centre

The Vista Family Resource Centre serves families with children aged 0-6 living on Newfoundland’s Bonavista Peninsula. The Centre’s main site is in the town of Bonavista with outreach sites in the towns of Catalina, Port Rexton and Musgravetown. The Centre opened in 1999 and receives provincial funding through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Programs include a prenatal support and nutrition program called Healthy Baby Club as well as a variety of play-based, family-oriented programs and parent education and support programs.

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Westcoast Family Centres Society (WFC) offers intensive parenting programs to high-risk families throughout the Lower Mainland of BC. We provide Family Preservation and Reunification services, Clinical Counselling and Play Therapy, Supervised Visitation, and numerous community based programs to families who may be dealing with issues that make parenting more challenging, such as mental health issues, addictions, poverty, newcomer status, abuse, trauma, or divorce. As one of the first organizations to receive accreditation standing with the Counsel on Accreditation (COA), we are now in our 32nd year of service, with offices in Vancouver, the North Shore, the Tri-Cities and Maple Ridge. Their mandate states that “Westcoast Family Centres contribute to the healthy development of children by providing services to strengthen the relationship between children and families and between families and their communities”.

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The Froude Avenue Community Centre is a non profit facility that is dedicated to providing opportunities and resources for people of all ages and backgrounds, by developing diverse programs and service that encourages citizen involvement and a strong active community while striving to promote the social, cultural, and healthy lifestyles of its residents and visitors. The thrust of this program was, and still is, to encourage the tenants in different housing projects to become more involved in their community.The mission of Froude Avenue Community Centre is to encourage the involvement of tenants in their housing projects through the use of programs and activities implemented through the centre; to create a positive atmosphere, community spirit and co-operation; to help develop a better social environment by providing recreational, educational and social programs, as well as training and referrals.

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