Parent Support

TRAINED RESOURCE PARENTS WHO OFFER ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT
At times, coping with your child’s diagnosis and care can be stressful and feel overwhelming. Talking to another parent who’s been there can make a world of difference. If you’d like to connect one-on-one with another heart parent, we have a province-wide network of resource parents trained to support other parents. Resource parents are in communities all over British Columbia and are available to listen and offer support and information through phone calls, e-mails, or in person. Please contact our coordinator Sam Aitken if you would like to connect with a resource parent.

HEART PARENT COFFEE GROUPS
To help connect parents, we offer regular coffee groups in many communities throughout the province, including Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Maple Ridge, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Victoria, Nanaimo, and others. Coffee groups provide the opportunity to meet other heart parents over coffee and treats provided by the Children’s Heart Network. We are also looking to start up new heart parent coffee groups, so please contact us if you’d like to start a coffee group in your community.For more information please contact:

ABBOTSFORD
Rachel footballmama02@hotmail.com

CHILLIWACK
Melissa Martz  MellyMartz@outlook.com

MAPLE RIDGE/TRI-CITIES
Amy Watkins amylouwatkins@hotmail.com

NANAIMO
Andrea Van Rossum andrea.vanrossum@gmail.com

RICHMOND
Kate Walker kwalker@childrensheartnetwork.org

VANCOUVER
Sam Aitken saitken@childrensheartnetwork.org

VICTORIA
Teri Godin terigodin@gmail.com

YOUNG ADULT HEART NETWORK COFFEE GROUPS
We also have two coffee groups for graduates of the Hearts of Gold program and any young adult living with heart disease. For more information please contact:

VANCOUVER
Corey Zinger zinger92@telus.net

VICTORIA
Lauren Fougner lfougner@uvic.ca

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