LMSCL Lower Mainland Society for Community Living was founded in 2006 and incorporated in 2009. In 2006, a group of dedicated professionals and paraprofessionals brought their individual experiences working with children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health, medical issues, drug and/or alcohol addiction together to form this agency.
The founders of LMSCL have extensive backgrounds in the medical profession, some dating back to over 30 years. Some of the founders have been host families for CLBC and contractors with MCFD for nearly two decades.
LMSCL has become a permanent home for our persons served through specialized staffed residential houses and day programs.
All the individuals served require extensive assistance and care for daily living. They have the unique gifts to offer, coping with particular challenges. Like all of us, they have hopes and fears, needs that can only be met with the help of others and dreams they cannot fulfill alone.
Our Values are to fulfill the above mission with compassion, empathy, professionalism, a deep sense of integrity, nurture and respect.
LMSCL supports children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities, physical challenges, mental health, medical issues, drugs & alcohol addiction.
LMSCL empowers the persons served so that they may assume control over their lives and expand their personal choices, thereby significantly improving the quality of their lives.
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization based in Tucson, Arizona that accredits a range of health and social service programs. They research and set standards for various programs throughout North America, and then conduct site surveys to determine whether appropriate standards are being met.
LMSCL offers Day Program to support individuals with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health, medical issues, and substance use to help them to lead meaningful lives and contribute to the community. Often health, behavioral or social challenges make it hard for our persons served to meet commitments and they require flexibility for motivation and success. Staff promotes the belief that every individual is a productive and contributing member of society. They work hard to match activities with individuals served goals to maximize success and independence.
LMSCL offers a continuum of community supports throughout the Vancouver and BC’s Lower Mainland. This includes community involvement, social and recreation and life skills development. Participants have opportunities to choose from a range of programs and activities in small or large groups and/or one-to-one settings. Through the planning process, each person’s interests, strengths, and abilities are explored and programs are developed to meet their specific needs. All planning is focused on independent living, personal wellness, and facilitating smooth transitions into home and community. Day Programs operates weekdays with flexible hours scheduled to meet individual needs.
LMSCL specializes in emergency placements (placements in less than 48 hours on weekdays and 72 hours on weekends and holidays of notice by the funders). The agency also provides regular residential services for children, youth, and adults with various housing needs, including short- and long-term placements. Specialized services are developed to support persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects (FAS/E), sensory impairments, dual diagnosis, and persons who may require intensive medical or behavioral support. The homes are committed to helping individuals to achieve stability, acquire independence and to promote healthier functioning. There are fully staffed 24-hour residences for persons requiring intensive daily support. Support varies according to the needs of the individuals in the home and may include personal care, health planning and support and psychiatric and/or behavioral support. Semi Independent/ Transitional Homes are lightly staffed homes available for persons who desire more independence and/or are working toward independent living. They focus on developing independent living skills and building upon existing strengths. All residential services facilitate community inclusion. Residential Support Services are funded by Community Living BC (CLBC) and the Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD).
1. Contact the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) to see if you qualify for funding. Contact information is available at the following websites:
Adult Community Living
Children and Youth with Specific Support Needs
Or, if you do not have the internet access please call Enquiry BC (a BC Government Directory Service), and they will transfer your call to the appropriate MCFD office:
In Victoria call: (250) 387-6121 In Vancouver call: (604) 660-2421 Elsewhere in BC call: 1- (800) 663-7867
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#313-8495 Ontario Street, Vancouver, BC V5X 3E8, Canada
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Tri-City (Coquitlam, PoCo, Port Moody)
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