Starting the conversation…
On behalf of numerous family and community serving organizations in the Central Okanagan, The Bridge Youth & Family Services is initiating a dialogue to discuss how we can best support the young people in our community who are experiencing problematic substance use.
Our conversation to date has included focus groups with professionals, young people, and their families. Moving forward, we are expanding the circle in an effort to hear from as many people as we can to determine our community’s priorities for service.
The Bridge will be encouraging completion of this survey and will be inviting dialogue via Twitter and Facebook over the summer months. On September 21, we will be hosting an event open to the entire community at the Laurel Packing House. The event will give us the opportunity to reflect what we’ve heard, invite further dialogue, and to update families on new services now available to them.
We believe this dialogue is important, and timely. Please join the conversation by completing the survey, and inviting your friends and family to do the same.
If you need help now:
Kelowna Community Resources Crisis Line 1-888-353-2273
http://youthspace.ca/ & text 778-783-0177
Helpline for Children 310-1234
Distress Line (BC Wide), 1-800-784-2433
Kids Help Phone, 1-800-668-6868
Addictions and Counselling Services, Westbank First Nation, 250-768-0227 (not a crisis line)
Online chat options:
MCFD: Youth Response Team, 250-861-7610
Okanagan Boys and Girls Club, Overnight Program, Kelowna
Youth Shelter, 250-868-8541
Jaycees Downtown Youth Centre, Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, 250-868-8541
Familysmart PiR 250-212-3030 familysmart.ca.
The Bridge Youth & Family Services, 250-763-0456
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program, Support Line, 1-855-474-9777
Changes Youth Alcohol and Drug Program, ARC Programs Ltd., 250-763-2977
Kelowna Alcohol and Drug Services, 250-868-7788
Alcoholics Anonymous, 250-763-5555
Cocaine Anonymous, CRISIS LINE, 1-866-662-8300
Narcotics Anonymous, 1-877-604-7613
Youth Addiction Services, 1-604-871-0450
Kelowna Family Centre, 250-860-3181