Caregiver (Foster Parent) Support Program

Providing support to foster families and family caregivers

Caregiver (Foster Parent) Support Program

The Caregiver (Foster Parent) Support Program (CSP) was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) to provide support to foster families and family caregivers in order to maintain ministry placements.

CSP provides services to assist caregivers in managing a wide range of challenges and behaviours related to trauma, diagnoses, attachment, and transitions. CSP staff promote self-advocacy and provide support through individual in-person sessions, phone/text/email support, care team meetings, resources, and training opportunities.

Caregiver Training

CSP regularly provides training for caregivers in Abbotsford and Mission, as well as caregivers in the Fraser East who are contracted by the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society (FVACFSS). Trainings with FVACFSS have an Indigenous elder in attendance to help with cultural safety.

The curriculum is customized with the latest educational information and centered around peer learning. Topics include trauma-informed practice, strategies for challenging behaviors and attachment and development.

Who We Help

  • Foster parents or family caregivers in Abbotsford and Mission

How to Access

  • All new and existing foster and family contracts are offered a minimum of three months of service, initially, to support homes in maintaining placement stability with the children and youth in their care.
  • Please talk to your MCFD Resource Social Worker for referral options in Abbotsford and Mission.

“I feel very supported in my growth, as a caregiver for the child, and as a person.”

Family Caregiver

Did You Know?

The Caregiver (Foster Parent) Support Program began in 2005, and Archway has been providing services since 1969.


Office Hours

8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday

Office Location

#102 – 33832 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford

Mailing Address

2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9

In Partnership With:

Emergency Support Lines

Foster Parents: Foster Parent Support Line 1.888.495.4440
Family Caregivers: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 1.855.474.9777

“My CSP worker was the most supportive care worker, with a plethora of great information to help us.”

Foster Parent

“Our CSP worker always has an open ear for us and assists us with all our needs. She is Great!!”

Foster Parent

“With their support I have learned to confidently navigate the system.”

Family Caregiver

“This support has been a wonderful experience for both my husband and I. We are so glad this has been made available.”

Foster Parent

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