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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.

Kelowna Nurse Honoured

  • December 27, 2018

The Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC) held its 2018 Nursing Awards of Excellence gala in Vancouver on December 17th honouring individuals who have exemplified outstanding nursing in the province of BC. Kelowna Registered Nurse, Brenda Epp was among the recipients, recognized in the category of Excellence in Nursing Practice. Brenda was recognized as an outstanding nurse leader and clinician in her work as the Program Manager and Registered Nurse for a twelve-bed Withdrawal Management Unit, operated by The Bridge Youth & Family Services Society in Kelowna. She leads a team of more than 20 staff and together they…

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So much more than a gift…

  • December 8, 2018

The staff of The Bridge Youth & Family Services are overwhelmed by the generosity of Melanie and the Life After Laundry Ladies Club volunteers. For the second year, Melanie has been gathering donors and donations to make Christmas a little brighter for the participants in The Bridge Youth & Family Services Recovery and Addictions Programs. Eight volunteers spent the evening of December 3 sorting, wrapping and packing gift bags for 20 individuals who will be receiving treatment services the week of Christmas. Adult Withdrawal Management Program Manager, Brenda Epp summed it up beautifully when she explained to the volunteers just…

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Time to Listen: Youth Voices on Substance Use

  • November 16, 2018

NOV. 15, 2018  Youth substance abuse. Working after 55. Jennifer Charlesworth, British Columbia's Representative for Children and Youth, Elizabeth Saewyc, the University of British Columbia's director of the School of Nursing, and Jamie McGregor, the Bridge Youth and Family Services' manager of its youth detox program. Alexander Bell, community and business engagement coordinator for the Pacific Community Resources Society. Shared from Listen to CBC Radio's live streams and shows on demand. Read the full report here

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What the candidate says…

  • October 17, 2018

Our Board of Directors asked all candidates in the upcoming Kelowna municipal election two questions related to The Bridge Youth & Family Services’ mission and values.  Check out what they had to say.  Make all voices count: please vote October 20th. Candidate Responses  

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$10M Campaign to Open Youth Recovery House

  • June 21, 2018

Early supporters attended an event at The Kelowna Art Gallery on June 20th where The Bridge Youth & Family Services announced the start of their campaign to raise $10M over the next two years to build a live-in Youth Treatment program in the Central Okanagan. Executive Director, Celine Thompson explained that The Bridge receives calls weekly from families in distress, looking for treatment for their son or daughter – only to be told that none exist here. According to Thompson, the extensive wait lists for the mere 45 publicly funded spaces in all of British Columbia wastes the small window…

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