Welcome to the Moving Forward Family Services’ website. Moving Forward Family Services consists of like-minded counsellors and social workers who are committed to supporting our most vulnerable communities. We operate with little bureaucracy and hierarchy, with the goal of providing responsive services to our clients.

We are a counselling service that is not funded and therefore operate on cost recovery. Our low cost and free services are delivered by fully insured, fully supervised interns on practicum or volunteers with a background in counselling or social work.

Our services are for those who are not eligible for other services in community (or face long wait lists) and/or who cannot afford traditional counselling service rates.

We also can refer clients to private fee-based clinical counsellors who provide services at a subsidized rate ($35 individual, $50 for couples/families) to those who cannot afford traditional private therapy rates.

Free/low cost services are offered in Surrey and Vancouver.
$35-$50 services are offered in Abbotsford, Langley, Victoria, Surrey, White Rock and Vancouver (Downtown Eastside).
Please visit our fees page for more information.




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We offer drop-in Open Intake at our Newton location! At intake you will see our intake workers who will conduct a short assessment/intake (no cost).

Effective immediately our intakes will be held:

FRIDAYS 12 pm – 2 pm

SUNDAYS 12 pm – 2 pm

Address: 103 – 12827 76th Avenue   Surrey
(corner of 128th and 76th, look for the All Care Medical Clinic). Entry is through room 101 (which faces out towards 128th Street).

Please do not drop-in at other times as sessions are otherwise by appointment and we have no admin available to meet with you

If you cannot attend drop-in, you are still welcome to text/call 778-321-3054 or e-mail counsellor@movingforwardfamilyservices.com. If emailing please fill out the pre-intake form below and send with your email:


For fastest reply, consider contacting us via email or text.



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