Welcome to Lower Mainland Society for Community Living

Who We Are

The primary mission of our agency is to enable people with developmental disabilities to attain their full potential in life.

 

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.

Values

 

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.

CARF Accredited

 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. 

What We Offer

Community Support Services

 

LMSCL offers a variety of community supports throughout the Lower Mainland. Participants have the opportunity to choose programs and activities. A variety of activities is provided in small and large groups and one-to-one settings. Through the planning process, each individual’s interests, desires, strengths and abilities are explored and programs developed to meet those needs. Opportunities to participate in educational activities and other activities designed to enhance participants’ smooth transitions into family homes and support systems from more institutional and populous settings.

Programs hours are usually flexible and are designed to suit the needs of participants. As with our residential services, community integration and participation is a cornerstone of our community support services.

 

Residential Support Services

 

Areas of support and teaching include health and safety, community access, money management, nutrition, problem solving, relationship building and other aspects of daily living.


All residential services focus on community inclusion.


Our agency provides services for individuals 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 for persons who require intensive medical or behavioral support.

 

How Can You Get Services From LMSCL?

 

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
http://www.communitylivingbc.ca

Children with Special Needs
http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/spec_needs/index.htm


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 

 

Contact Us

Connect With Us

Give us a call anytime or fill out the form above and we’ll contact you.

Feel free to fax any forms to 604.569.9545

Lower Mainland Society for Community Living

2105 - 13700 Mayfield Place, Richmond, British Columbia V6V 2E4, Canada

(604) 620-9545

We Service the Following Areas:

Email: lowermainlandsociety@shaw.ca


Metro Vancouver

Tri-City (Coquitlam, Poco, Port Moody)

Richmond