Find a listing of our year-round education and support programs in our current newsletter
Help Line Experts
Ask for Kim Dixon at 1-888-888-0029 for rural & remote calls to Prince George or 250-561-8033 direct
We serve the B.C. Prince George and Northern Interior Region including Quesnel and Omineca Lakes District
COVID-19: Suspended Programs & Services
As a result of the current COVID-19 health crisis, all FAMILIES programs and services are suspended until further notice, effective March 16, 2020.
This includes all face-to-face programs and services such as Strengthening Families Together sessions, Kids in Control & Teens in Control Sessions, Partnership Presentations, and Family Support Groups. Our Regional Educators and teams will continue providing support for family members through remote means (i.e. email or telephone).
We will continue to keep you, our families updated on future FAMILIES services, programming, and events.
FAMILIES Alliance on Mental Illness
FAMILIES reduces barriers to mental health &/or addiction treatment for a loved one through peer family support, education, systems navigation and advocacy in Prince George and B.C. Northern Interior communities. We offer professional training, participation in planning, and evaluation of services and families as partners in treatment. FAMILIES was trademarked in 2013.
Find Your Support Group
Consult our map with various locations for FAMILIES Support Groups in Prince George and B.C.’s Northern Interior. We are accessible by telephone or online, with on-site education programs and group support located in Prince George, Quesnel and the Omineca Lakes District in British Columbia.
Articles & Newsletters
Hi, I’m Kim Dixon, BA, MSc, CPS (F), FAMILIES Peer Specialist (&Co.) and
Area Manager for FAMILIES. Our team is here to support you in a number ways to help with a loved one who has a mental illness and/or addiction. Our newsletters contain a complete listing of all the programs and support we offer. And we have articles to inspire and inform you because we want you to know you are not alone.
Strengthening Families Together
Provides education and support to families who have a loved one with a mental illness. Families meet once a week for 10 weeks to learn positive coping strategies and to receive support. Courses available in Prince George and Lakes District. Click on EDUCATION in our menu for the SFT program near you.
Supporting Kids in Omineca/Lakes District
Check out Puppet Play & Puppet Talk for grades 1 to 6, which helps explain mental illness. Kids In Control is also an educational support group for children ages 8 to 12 who have a parent or sibling living with a mental illness.