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 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.
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.
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 with Special 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
We are like one family! If you would like to work in a family-like and friendly environment, please apply to one of our available job positions using the below button and follow the steps.
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Feel free to fax any forms to 604.569.9545
#313-8495 Ontario Street, Vancouver, BC V5X 3E8, Canada
09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.
Tri-City (Coquitlam, Poco, Port Moody)
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