Family Awareness, Counselling, and Advocacy
The Stop the Violence program offers professional individual or group counselling for women over the age of 19, or minors leading adult lifestyles, who have experienced sexual assault, violence/abuse in relationships, or childhood trauma, within the Fort Nelson community and surrounding areas.
Assessments, counselling, and referrals are provided in a safe, respectful, and compassionate environment, with a client-centered focus and a culturally-aware approach.
We are dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy for all women who experience violence in their lives, with the end goal of self-empowerment and holistic wellness.
The Victim Services is a non-profit program funded by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is contracted to the Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Society and located at RCMP. It provides information, practical assistance and support services to those who have become a victim of crime (under the Criminal Code of Canada) or believe they are a victim under of crime.
Victim Services provides support and information to all victims of crime, including those affected by crime where the perpetrator is not identified and/or charged. The crime does not have to be reported however the Victim Services will encourage you to speak to the RCMP.
Victim Service provides services to all people in the Fort Nelson area. Police-based Victim Service program will provide Critical Incident Response, Criminal Justice Information and Support, Safety Planning, Information and Referrals as well as Emotional and Practical Support to clients. The Victim Services Program Manager work out of the RCMP Detachment.
There is help available!
This program offers confidential and professional counselling sessions for individuals or groups.
If you or a family member is suffering from:
This program may be for you!
"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oak grow strong in contrary winds, and diamonds are made under pressure."
This program provides information, advice, referrals, and representation on a variety of issues, including:
Income Assistance: Disability Applications & Appeals.
Housing: Residential Tenancy Issues, Applications and Affordable Housing.
Medical Applications: Medical Travel, Northern Health Benefits, First Nation Health Benefits.
HIV/AIDS Harm Reduction: To provide low barrier access to safer sex and drug use supplies along with information/education to all surrounding areas in the community. Provide education in plain language to reduce stigma and encourage Participaction. To educate safe sex and drug use supplies. All done in a culturally safe environment, no matter what age, race or gender. Support and promote groups such as those who choose to take intravenous drugs, men who have sex with men, and sex trade workers. Reduce risk of high at-risk drug users by providing education on proper use of drug supplies. Provide HIV and HCV prevention including information on local support groups.
Fort nelson aboriginal friendship society HIV/AIDS Harm reduction program offers an array of services.
On site full Harm reduction supplies
TAKE HOME NALOXONE
HIV Testing kits- these are taken home if you want- or done on site
Onsite fentanyl testing strips
Disposal of needles
One-on-one information sessions on drug use/ safe sex
FIRETALK- Substance users’ group. Every other Thursday
Ready-made substance supply kits available upon request.
Fully certified Harm Reduction coach
Food Bank is located at 4903 50th St. It runs every second Thursday from 11:00-3:00. Food Bank provides healthy non-perishable foods to help out for a couple days. From time to time we are able to offer some perishable foods when available. If you are needing assistance please inquire through the Fort Nelson Friendship Centre (250-774-2993) to get signed up.
Father Poullet Men's Emergency Shelter: Minimal barrier emergency shelter for men ages 19 years and older. Provides six beds and a refuge area. We provide a safe, secure environment and appropriate accommodations for all clients on a short-term basis. Light meals and food vouchers, clothing, toiletries, showers and laundry facilities are available.
You will also receive referrals to appropriate community services and resources that include Medical Services, Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Drug Treatment, and Employment Programs. Also offers transportation to shelter and to appointments. Zero tolerance for alcohol and drug use. Funded by BC Housing. Please contact for more information.
Women's Transitional House: Provides shelter for women and their children who are fleeing family violence. If you need help we are only a phone call away. Take advantage of the services we offer such as 24-hour support, free services, advocacy, safety plan creating, referral service, transportation, and follow-ups. Funded by BC Housing. Please contact for more information.
The Youth Outreach Program offers a wide range of programming/services for youth. Programming includes Life Skills training, one-on-one advocacy/support, structured group activities, development of positive support systems, healthy lifestyle choices, cultural activities and healing arts, as well as participation in community events and activities.
The Youth Centre is a free drop-in program funded by the
Ministry of Children and Family Development. The mission is
to provide a safe, healthy, and non-judgmental environment
for all youth between the ages of 7-18. Activities
may include homework help, career planning, life skills, baking, game nights, movie nights, cultural activities, swimming, snowshoeing, crafts, and so much more.
Hours: Monday - Friday 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Programming for Elders: Led by Elders, this program provides interactive activities to socialize, and to receive support and holistic health information.
ELDERS SOCIAL IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
Every second Wednesday there is an Elders Social that takes place at the
Friendship Center. It runs from 12 - 4 p.m. and bingo calling begins at 12:30. Everything for bingo is provided and there are snacks/desserts.
Community Gatherings: Community celebrations, and recognition of nationally-identified health and social-related days of importance, including Mental Health and Addictions Week, Sisters in Spirit, HIV Harm Reduction Awareness Week, and many more.
The Poverty Legal Advocacy Program is funded by the Law Foundation of BC. The goal is to ensure fair access to income support and services through information referrals, support and one-on-one advocacy in the following areas:
*Provincial Programs: Income Assistance, PPMD, PWD, Tenancy
*Federal Benefits including: CPP, OAS, CPP-D, Survivor Benefits, EI applications and reconsiderations, Disability Tax Credit. Overpayments and Benefit Reviews, Disability Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit
*Any other issues including Debt, WCB and more