Free support for families of a loved one with a mental illness and/or addiction since 1998

Supporting families with a mental illness and/or addiction since 1999

About Our Focus

We partner with the BC Schizophrenia Society of Prince George Branch as well as the Activity Centre for Empowerment to help support ALL families living with any type of mental illness including schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, depression and anxiety disorders. Our focus is on the health and well-being of the families and friends supporting loved ones with a mental illness and/or addiction.

Regional Support

We provide outreach services to the Omineca Region, including Burns Lake, Southside and Fraser Lake. Our territory includes Mackenzie, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, Prince George, McBride, Quesnel and Valemount. Check out a map of our free services available for FAMILIES near your area.

Culture of RAV


RAV is about a Culture of Acceptance


FAMILIES has embraced a culture of radical acceptance among peer staff, volunteers and the family members we serve with a RESPECT and VALUE (RAV) culture. Respectful valuing recognizes every individuals unique skills and links these strengths to the FAMILIES goals of emotional understanding plus power and action in our journey of adaptation to the trauma of mental illness. At FAMILIES everyone is recognized as having the capacity to be a leader in moving us forward.

Charter of Rights

FAMILIES have a right…

Trauma Informed Practice

We provide emotional understanding and healing for all family members affected by any mental illness and encourage power and action among families in our journey of adaptation.