Living in Families with Teens (LIFT Program)
LIFT is a program for parents and youth who are experiencing difficulties within the family relationship system. LIFT is a voluntary service that assists and supports parents in their role as caregivers with the goal of promoting parental capacity and maintaining the integrity of family. In addition, LIFT supports youthâs capacity to remain connected to their family/caregiver system.
- Duration: 3 month program providing a range of therapeutic intervention(s) including individual, couple, family counseling, mediation and youth support
- Confidential counseling for parents & youth
- Open community referral for youth 12-16 yrs old (For youth 17-18 yrs old by MCFD referral only)
- Accepts referrals within theÂ Lantzville, Nanaimo andÂ LadysmithÂ area
- Daytime and evening appointments available (Monday to Friday)
- Qualified staff experienced in counseling youth & families
- An Intake Worker; hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
- Two Youth & Family Counselors
What to ExpectOur Intake Worker will speak with you initially and reviewÂ your situation.Â Once this is complete,Â you will be assigned to one of our Youth & Family Counselors.Â If you have toÂ wait for service, our Intake Worker will be available toÂ monitor any changes to your circumstances and consult as needed. Where LIFT is not able to provide service, efforts will be made to connect you with the appropriate community resource.
Access to ProgramThe LIFT program is an open community referral service. Parents/guardians & youth between the ages of 12-16 yrs old can contact the LIFT Office for an initial intake. For youth between the ages of 17-18 yrs old, a referral may be made through MCFD only.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development provides funding for this program.