Youth

MACL provides a wide range of meaningful, quality youth services to the community of Mission. We offer the following services, Supported Child Development (SCD), Child and Youth Activities (CYA), Youth Connections Summer Program, Children’s Respite and Residential living.

YOUTH CONNECTIONS SUMMER CAMP

PROGRAM DESIGN

MACL’s Youth Connections Summer Program runs during the months of July and August. Each month consists of one group. (There is a July group and an August group) Each group is able to support 10-12 children/youths.

This popular and in demand program mixes summer fun activities, such as parks, games, talent shows, BBQ’s, Science World, etc. with building social and relational skills.

How to access MACL’s Youth Connections Summer Program:

Please contact the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) at (604) 820-9536 to determine eligibility and ask for a referral. MCFD manages all referrals and the waitlist for this program. Referrals for this program begin in March and continue through May.

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CHILD AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES (CYA)

MACL’s CYA Program is a 1-year skill development and activity program for eligible children and youth up to the age of 19. With a focus on developing social skills, support workers engage participants in learning, social, recreational activities within the Mission community. Designed to grow with each participant, the child/youth may begin in a one to one, or two to one setting and move into one of the small group options. This program is structured way to facilitate growth and opportunities to develop skills and create friendships too!  

How to access MACL's Child and Youth Activities (CYA) Program:

Please contact the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) at (604) 820-9536 to determine eligibility and ask for a referral. MCFD manages all referrals and the waitlist for this program. Contact Us

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

MACL offers a variety of residential services to Youth and Adults in the Mission Community. Our homes are warm and welcoming and our staff work hard to ensure that the rights of those who live in the home are respected and that they have full access to their community in a way that is meaningful to them.

MACL ensures that each residence is designed for and around the individual’s needs and interests. Each of our residential homes are a clear reflection on the individuals who live in the home. Our residential programs offer full daily living supports that are safe, warm, person centered and inclusive.

Each person served in MACL’s Residential Services has an individualized plan which outlines the types of support required by the person in his/her home, and in the community. 24/7 staffed services are available to those with complex health care and/or complex behaviour support needs.

How to access MACL’s Youth Residential Services:

Please contact the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) at (604) 820-9536 to determine eligibility and ask for a referral. MCFD manages all referrals and the waitlist for this program.

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Family Support

Family Support Services provides supports to families with child/youth and adults with special needs. Our family supports are designed to assist or tie families to available resources in the community.

This Service will also assist families/caregivers to navigate through the referral and assessment processes in addition to providing assistance to those requesting it, to better understand and complete the necessary documentation to apply for various supports.

How to access MACL’s Child Family Support Services

Kerridan Dougan is our Family Support Worker. Kerridan can be reached at: 604-826-9080 ext. 280

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RESPITE

Our respite program provides temporary rest and renewal for primary caregivers of a child or youth with a disability. Respite may be as short as a 24-hour period, but can also be for longer periods of time. We match individuals with screened respite contractors who share interests and activities with persons served, and who are willing to provide short-term support.

Individuals receiving respite have opportunities to develop new relationships with other families and friends, and experience different community events and other enjoyable occasions.

Services are available by referral from Ministry of Children’s and Family Development (MCFD).

Private support arrangements are also available. (Fee for Service) Supports may be of a temporary, short-term, long-term or life-long nature.

How to access MACL’s Respite Program:

Please contact the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) at (604) 820-9536 to determine eligibility and ask for a referral. MCFD manages all referrals and the waitlist for this program.

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