Urban Family Preservation

About the Program

Navigating the Child Welfare system can be challenging, so we also provide advocacy and support to families, and ensure that they have the services in the community they need to achieve their goals. Support is provided in groups or one-to-one interaction with our skilled staff members. There is no charge for our programs.


Who we Serve 

The Family Support Program in Prince George works with families who are involved, or at risk of involvement with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), or who are seeking support and information on parenting, life skills and self-help support. Family members do not have to have an open Family Support file to participate in any of our Family Support groups. Any Prince George families who wish to partake in our life skills programming are welcome.




We offer a variety of topics on parenting, teen parenting, resources, and stresses from society, personal life, mental health, single parenting, relationships, and everyday stresses. We discuss discipline, proper eating habits, exercise, and how to show up as our best selves for our children. Each Parenting group lasts 5-8 weeks depending on the topics at hand.

For More Information please contact Annie 250-563-1281 or email astewart@csfs.org

Parenting After Separation Referral Form.

Parenting and Teen Parenting Referral Form.


Strengthening Families

This program is specifically designed for families who have been involved with MCFD. Our services are centered around parents who deal with anxiety and depression. We offer family therapy, parental training, emotional wellness workshops, grief workshops; and assisting parents dealing with substance abuse.

For more information, please contact: Leah Sorrel 778-349-0398 or email lsorrell@csfs.org


Caring Dads

Caring Dads is a 17-week program designed to promote child-centred fathering, and address men's ability to engage in respectful, non-abusive parenting. The group sessions focus on combining elements of parenting, fathering, and child protection practice to enhance the safety and well-being of children.

To be eligible for the program, men must have some regular supervised or unsupervised contact with at least one of their children (0-16 year-old). The program begins September 19,2023 and registration is ongoing.

For more information please contact Dave Bukkos; 672-983-3035 or dbukkos@csfs.org. Click to download the intake form . Completed forms can be emailed to Dave Bukkos.



Women's Group

Women’s group is a support group for women. We cover a variety of topics including self-care, mental health, stress management, culture, language, weekly check-ins and crafts. Topics are often chosen by the women who participate in the group and what they would like to cover. This group is on-going and ladies can join us at any time. 

For more information please call Karli at 250-563-1281 or email kralston@csfs.org

Women's Group Referral Form.


Adult Life Skills Group

Adult Life Skill is a group open to everyone. Participants can learn a variety of skills and topics. Each week, we will explore a different topic from budgeting to healthy relationships, cooking, to wellness and all things in between. Everyone is welcome; the group is ongoing and open to drop-ins. Topics can be chosen by participants to get the most out of their experience. We look forward to having you join us!

For more information please call Karli at 250-563-1281 or email kralston@csfs.org 

Adult Life Skills Group Referral Form.


Anger and Stress Management

Anger and Stress Management is a seven week group that coaches participants to navigate through life’s daily stresses that often lead to anger. Each week, we will discuss a different topic dealing with individual stresses and anger. The expectations of the program are for individuals to learn new tools and skills to deal with daily stresses, build self-awareness, self-confidence, reinforce positive attitude, and develop their communication skills. Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the program. 

For more information please call Rachelle at 250-563-1281 or email rpeterson@csfs.org

Anger and Stress Management Referral Form.


When Love Hurts Support Group

When Love Hurts is a support group for women who have experienced abuse from their male partner, and offers tools and information to make sense of what is happening to them. Women often feel isolated because their partners prevent them from accessing support, or because the right services are not available. We want women to know that they are not alone. Many other women have experienced what they are going through and we can learn and draw strength and wisdom from each other. By sharing other women’s stories, women can begin to hear their own story more clearly, learn healthy relationship skills and increase safety for themselves and their children.

For more information, please call Karli at 250-563-1281 or email kralston@csfs.org

When Love Hurts Referral Form.


Peace Program

CSFS, in collaboration with BCSTH’s, developed the first Indigenous Children who witness abuse Program, formerly known as Children Who Witness Abuse (CWAA). Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling & Empowerment (P.E.A.C.E) is designed to build on children’s positive feelings of self-worth and self-esteem, and to mitigate the impacts of violence in the home. The program is presented in a group or one-on-one for 11 weeks. P.E.A.C.E. also works with caregivers to promote a healthy & nurturing relationship. This program encourages the parent and child bond, and mitigates the impacts of intergenerational trauma as a result of colonization. 

For more information please call Michele at 250-563-1281 or email michele@csfs.org


Rainbows (Grief & Loss)

A group that assists children to understand that they did not cause divorce or a death, discover their own inner strengths, learn to accept and manage their life in the changed circumstances, experience an element of forgiveness of others and themselves, and progress from hurt through healing to hope. 

For more information please call Michele at 250-563-1281 or email michele@csfs.org 

Peace and Rainbows Referral Form.

Peace and Rainbows Intake Form.


PRISM (Grief & Loss)

PRISM is a peer support group program for single-parents, step-parents, and parents whose children are in the Rainbows program. The purpose of PRISM is for the parents to understand and process their grief, become more attuned to their children’s grief and be able to recreate “family” again. PRISM meets consecutively for 12 weeks; each session is an hour in length. At the end of the 12 weeks, all participants take part in a closing session.

For more information please call Michele at 250-563-1281 or email michele@csfs.org


Kaleidoscope (Grief & Loss)

Kaleidoscope is a peer support program for adults who may have recently experienced and are processing grief or are dealing with unresolved issues of grief and loss. This program is designed to have the participants take an honest look at the person they are today in relation to their family’s loss. Kaleidoscope meets consecutively for 12 weeks; each session being an hour in length. At the end of the 12 weeks all participants take part in a closing session.

For more information please call Michele at 250-563-1281 or email michele@csfs.org



We can provide referrals to numerous other CSFS programs or other services around the community. We also provide a wide variety of hands-on training from a culturally relevant perspective in the areas of personal identity, child and parent attachment, parenting, effects of colonization, holistic wellness, goal setting, relationships, financial management, healthy lifestyles, relapse prevention and more.

You can find the referral form here.


We want to hear from you!

Prince George Office

Contact Person: Rhonda Hourie

#301 - 1777 3rd Ave
Prince George, BC
V2L 3G7

Telephone: 250-563-1281
Fax: 250-563-1748
Email: rhourie@csfs.org


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