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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.

yd 33 logoA licensed 4-bedroom environment at our Hwy 33 facility for young people aged 18 and under to safely withdraw from addictive substances. Participants can stay up to 15 days and have access to nursing care, physicians, discharge planning and clinical counselling services.

What Is the Service

  • Lightly structured and flexible
  • Tailored to each individual’s unique healing process
  • Offered in a secure, substance-free, live-in environment
  • Begins with a comprehensive intake assessment that will inform and direct individualized 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 issues simultaneously
  • Provides prepared meals in line with the Canadian Food Guide
  • Provides ample opportunity for recreation and physical engagement in order to promote healthier lifestyle and remind the youth how to have fun substance free

How to Access the Service

  • Self-referrals are accepted
  • Download and complete the following 2 applications:

Monday March 30, 2020 will be the last day of service delivery for  YD33. We are suspending delivery of  withdrawal services for youth 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

  • Comfy clothes, slippers, favourite pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Long-distance calling card and comfort money for supplies
  • Medications and money for meds (if you are not covered) should our doctor order something which we do not normally provide (i.e. antibiotics for ear infection)
  • Things to do should you become bored such as crafts, books or an instrument
  • Clothes for swimming, going to the gym and doing yoga
  • Cigarettes if the youth smokes

Do Not Bring

  • No illicit drugs or paraphernalia
  • No pornography
  • If you bring your cell phone it will be placed in a separate locked space until discharge
  • No clothing with drug or alcohol iconography
  • No weapons of any kind
  • All bags will be searched upon entry

Visitation

  • Immediate family may visit between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • No visitation past 9 p.m.
  • Occurs on property and may be supervised by staff
  • Must be arranged with staff the day before visitation is meant to occur

What Happens Next

YD33 staff work with each participant on planning their discharge from the program. This includes assistance with safe housing, income assistance and follow-up with counsellors. Family will be involved in the process and have access to transitional counselling to ensure a smoother integration. Although staff at YD33 will do their best to set up housing and supports for youth after they leave, there is a lack of resources and it may not be possible with each individual.

Funding Partners

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