An innovative education program plus pre-school, for parents with children from 30 months to 5 years. This program runs weekly from September to May and pre-registration is essential.
A pregnancy outreach program that offers support, information and resources for pregnant women, new mothers (with babies up to 6 months) and families. Weekly groups with lunch and guest speakers, plus outreach visits. Food vouchers and free prenatal vitamins available.
For children 6-12 years of age, this program focuses on building communication and social skills, enhancing self-esteem, managing emotions, dealing with bullying, and coping with change.
Fund-raised dollars assist low-income community members experiencing dental pain or infection to access dental work.
Provides counseling to parents and children or youth in times of family conflict or crisis.
These two programs provide one-to-one services for families requiring additional supports.
The Mental Health and Substance ABuse Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program works with those with mental health and addictions issues and their families.
There are no perfect parents. Nobody's Perfect can help you do your best and help you feel good about yourself and your children ages 0-5 years.
Supportive, independent accommodation for women (with or without children) who have left abusive relationships or experienced past abuse and can benefit from a 1 year individualized program in order to deal with these issues. The focus is on the development of lifeskills, achievement of individual goals, and connections to community resources. A brief stay in a Transition House is required prior to admission.
Support for victims of spousal assault, adult sexual assault, child sexual assault\abuse, adult survivors, criminal harassment and stalking. Information and emotional support to victims, witnesses, and families during the court process and legal appointments. This program also provides the LAW CLINIC and LEGAL AID community connections.
This Ministry of Education program offers a free drop-in program for parents or caregivers and their children under 5. Qualified Early Childhood Educators lead literacy activities, including stories, music and crafts to help children grow linguistically, physically and socially, and become comfortable in a school-like environment.
Provides assistance and guidance to anyone seeking information on child care and parenting issues. Includes toy lending library, caregiver registry, educational workshops and drop-in playgroups.
The Stop the Violence Program for women and the Sexual Abuse Intervention, and the Children Who Witness Abuse programs for children and teens, offer counseling for a wide range of abuse issues.
Trained staff and volunteers are available to listen, provide information and support in an anonymous and confidential manner. Suicide intervention, referrals to community services and non-judgmental support during challenging times. Serves the entire West Kootenay\Boundary area. This program also offers Suicide Prevention information and educational workshops in area schools.
A 24 hour shelter for women (with or without children) leaving abusive or violent situations. A safe place to explore options & obtain information in a supportive environment. Includes outreach support for women who don't choose to stay at the Transition House but require support around abusive or violent situations. Also includes a Supportive Recovery Bed for women working towards recovery from substance abuse.