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The Bridge Youth & Family Services has made the difficult decision to suspend all of its group activities for the time being. This includes our parenting and family programs, Naloxone training, and Etcetera – amongst others. Should any participants of our social support programs need our assistance during this time, please call us and we’d be most pleased to touch base with you by phone, text, email or – if possible – in-person. Call our main number at 250.763.0456 and ask to speak to anyone you’re familiar with. We are still here for you. All other programs of The Bridge are open for business and we look forward to serving you through our Family and/or our Recovery and Addictions services.

A highly-structured, intensive 6-week program for an alternating group of 20 adult men or women, aged 19 or older, seeking substance use treatment. Treatment is offered in a safe, live-in environment at our facility on Gray Rd. It is best suited for individuals with more complex and/or chronic use for whom other community-based treatment approaches have not been effective.

What Is the Service

  • Highly structured and intensive
  • Tailored to each individual’s unique healing process
  • Offered in a safe, substance-free, live-in environment
  • Begins with a comprehensive intake assessment that will inform and direct individualized treatment goals and transition planning
  • Provides a therapeutic and safe environment to examine the underlying factors of participants’ substance use
  • Focuses on practicing skills to deal with issues such as boundary setting, communication, stress management, anger management and relapse prevention
  • Addresses mental health and substance use simultaneously
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How to Access the Service

  • Download the Bridgeway Application:
  • Submit the completed application to Interior Health:
    • Fax: 250-868-7791
    • 250-469-7070
  • For any questions about Bridgeway, please contact:

Intake Dates 2020:

Monday March 30, 2020 will be the last day of service delivery for Bridgeway. We are suspending delivery of facility based treatment services for adults  to deliver services that support the broader health system.

We are committed to resuming these services as soon as the current health system pressures subside.

Although we will no longer be accepting referrals for these programs, we will prioritize those individuals who were on the wait list or were scheduled to attend.

We appreciate the ongoing support of Interior Health and our community partners and look forward to our resumption of delivering exceptional treatment service in the near future.

What to Bring

  • Toiletries
  • Running shoes & suitable clothing for recreation and swimming
    • Gym bag & towel recommended
  • Face cloth if needed
  • Appropriate clothing for the season
    • No clothing with drug or alcohol advertising.
    • No racial, sexist, gang emblems or designs
  • Cell phones & iPods etc.
    • A telephone is available for local calls and where messages can be left for you from outside callers. Calling cards are recommended for personal long-distance calls.
  •  Refillable water bottle and/or travel mug
  • Participants may bring a vehicle but should be aware parking is on-street only

Do Not Bring

  • Large sums of money
    • Small safes are provided in each bedroom for each participant. Reminder, you are sharing your space so please leave valuables at home
  • Cameras and/or video cameras
  • Perishable food items
  • More than 2 pieces of luggage
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What Happens Next

All residents will participate in creating a plan for their return to the community with the support of treatment staff. Work on a transition plan will begin early and will be a collaborative process between the participant, staff and the appropriate community-based resources. It will also involve the participant’s family or other supports and, whenever possible, a family session will be held with the participant and family members to review the transition plan prior to discharge.

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