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Helping Families Help Themselves

CVFSA is a dedicated group of staff and volunteers, committed to promoting health and well being of families in our community. We serve the Comox Valley which includes Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and South up to Bowser.

Comox Valley Family Services Association first opened its doors in the fall of 1974 to address the lack of services to struggling children and families in our community. Over 30 years have passed since our beginnings, but our non-profit organization has remained true to our vision of active and compassionate support for those who receive our services.

Our mission is to build on individual and family strengths, which support growth and healthy lifestyles.

We believe that family is the foundation of our community; we believe that children who live in nurturing, stable environments will mature into healthy, productive members of community and society.

Our programs focus on identifying and strengthening existing family support systems and assisting families in using these resources, as well as community resources.

Did You Know?

More that 70% of our clients have low income issues - they often struggle with... parenting, unemployment, transportation, finding affordable daycare and housing, along with other stresses and mental health related issues.

We will work together with you, one-on-one and/or in groups, to assist you to better use your abilities and strengths to build your confidence. By building self-confidence, you can gain new learning and skills in order to reach your personal goals and become more independent and self-sufficient.

We provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere that promotes learning, well-being and personal growth, while encouraging your individual growth using strength based approach to our services.

Overall the success of our work depends on strong partnerships with you our clients, our funders and sponsors, and our services. We reach across all racial, ethnic, cultural and economic lines.

You Can Help

As one of the community’s enduring charitable organizations, we invite you to join with us – either as a volunteer or as a donor – to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable among us.