Ladysmith Family and Friends (LaFF) provides a safe, inclusive, accessible, supportive environment where parents and caregivers of children 0 to 6 years old meet to promote the development of happy, healthy, and nurturing families through interactive play, as well as family related resources and programs.
LaFF’s professional trained staff and volunteers deliver programming designed to offer families a hand up by facilitating opportunities for them to make connections in the community, acting as a point of access to supportive resources, and providing hands-on learning opportunities on parenting skills, nutrition education and other skills essential to independence.
Proud recipient of the 2009 & 2012 Distinguished Service Award for Commitment to Quality for Family Resource Programs of BC.
LaFF was established in 1995 and currently serves 475 families and logs over 16,000 visits per year.
About LADYSMITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS SOCIETY
Ladysmith Family and Friends Society (LaFF) is an accredited member of the BC Assn of Family Resource Programs offering 21 hours per week of drop-in programming for families with children ages 0-6. Parents, children, grandparents, volunteers, and care givers meet at LaFF to access programming that addresses the key Determinants of Health. LaFF’s early intervention and prevention programming is designed to reduce isolation, strengthen parenting, promote healthy child development, provide access to public health within the community, and ensure food security that will improve the health and well-being of children and their families. LaFF’s Family resource program includes Morning’s with LaFF, Family Frolics, SEWcial Night, LaFFternoons, LaFF Outside and numerous special events and programs offered seasonally within the community.