1. Do I still have to pay the $2 drop-in fee once I purchase a membership?
Yes. Main site programs still collect a $2 drop-in fee.
The money we receive from membership fees helps us to provide low cost or free programs for all families. It also allows us to provide such things as child minding for parenting workshops, low cost or free field trips and special events such as the Santa Breakfast, quality toys, books, and equipment, as well as regular updates on our website.
As a non-profit agency the Main site $2 drop-in fee helps us to support building incidentals such as lighting, heat, as well as, coffee and tea supplies, and craft supplies.
2. Where does funding for the programs come from?
Richmond Family Place has a solid, diverse funding base. A United Way agency, Richmond Family Place receives funding from the Ministry for Children and Families, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, The City of Richmond, and BC Gaming Commission. Additionally, Richmond Family Place relies on self-generated revenue, donations, and grants from a variety of partners and contributors.
3. Is my baby too young to come here?
No! Family Place drop-in sessions are for parents and children. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents, access community resources, learn songs, and spend quality time with your baby.