Support Services & Programs




Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program

 
Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program

Phone:604-456-0900

Lucille Laurin
Suite 300 4211 Kingsway
Burnaby, British Columbia   V5H 1Z6
The WBP provides psycho-educational, or community-building workshops for community education. The goals are: empowering Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind for life skills development and self-improvement; providing access to information community members wouldn't have otherwise in the mental health area. We choose workshop topics requested by community members in surveys. Examples of topics and workshop titles we have provided in the past have included: anger management, understanding depression, what is stress, eating, and your feelings, understanding suicide, mood disorders: anxiety, depression & bipolar, yoga & relaxation, journal-writing, drug & alcohol problems in your community (how you can help). We additionally provide workshops along the theme of healthy community development, examples are: Oppression; Conflict Resolution; Forgiving, Letting Go & Moving On; Deaf Culture In-Depth (Deafhood); The Four Agreements (don Miguel Ruiz) - A Deaf-friendly Book Interpretation; Racism & Diversity. All presentations are provided in ASL (American Sign Language) and interpreters will be provided if the presenter is a hearing person. We also provide interpreting for a wide range of needs. Workshops for the Fraser Valley region are provided at: Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford. Need more information? E-mail to wbp.workshops@vch.ca for Lisa Anderson, Workshop Coordinator.
 
Email:
Website:http://deafwellbeing.vch.ca/

 



District of Mission Soapbox Community Organic Garden

 
L.I.N.C. (Long-term Inmates Now in the Community)

Phone:604-820-1015

Sherry Edmunds-Flett or Glen Flett
33270 14th Ave
Mission, British Columbia   V2V 4Z7
The garden is fully fenced and centrally located, NW of the Leisure Center property, just above the Mission Skate park, and adjacent to the historic Soapbox Derby race track. This half acre garden contains a class ?A? fish bearing stream that runs throughout the year. The full southern exposure slope, moderated by a creek to the west and a forest to the right, creates sheltered growing conditions. There are 10 plots currently available for rental @ $25.00/plot each year in the garden. In years past, the funds incurred by the yearly plot rentals have been used to purchase garden tools, bone meal, manure, plants, seeds, sunscreen, sunhats, compost containers, lime, and other items/supplies required annually for the participants of the garden.
 
Email:
Website:http://www.lincsociety.bc.ca