Stop the Violence

Family Awareness, Counselling, and Advocacy

Program Description

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.

Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Society
Victim Services

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.

(250) 774-4511

Mental Health and Addiction

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:

  • Misuse of alcohol or drugs
  • Feelings of loneliness
  • Isolation
  • Sadness or depression
  • Anxiety
  • Or any other addiction or mental health concern

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."

-Peter Marshall

Women's Outreach

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 Awareness / Harm Reduction

This department provides the Fort Nelson community and surrounding areas with methods on how to live HIV/AIDS and STI free, while maintaining an active lifestyle.

This program offers 4-6 workshops a year, and is open to the public.

We have a harm reduction office, and we offer prevention methods such as male and female condoms; Safe disposal of sharps; and new and clean drug paraphernalia. We aim to keep drug use as safe as possible.

We can also offer referrals to the appropriate health care professionals. Our goal is to promote a safe and confidential environment here at the Center.

Tel: (250) 774-2993 ext. 1011 Fax: (250) 774-2998
Email: hiv.fnafs@northwestel.net

Tel: (250) 774-2993 ext. 1011
Fax: (250) 774-2998

Food Bank

Food Bank Program: Run entirely on donations, this program occurs every second Thursday—providing food hampers to unemployed/underemployed individuals and families in the community. Thank you to all that sponsor and donate and continue to make this program successful!

Women's Transition / Men's Shelter

Men's Shelter

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.

Tel: (250) 774-3816 Fax: (250) 774-3818

Tel: (250) 774-3816
Fax: (250) 774-3818

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.

Tel: (250) 774-4742 Fax: (250) 233-8636

Tel: (250) 774-4742
Fax: (250) 233-8636

Youth Drop-In

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.

Tel: (250) 774-4132
Fax: (250) 774-2998
Email Us

Elder's Wellness Program

Programming for Elders: Led by Elders, this program provides interactive activities to socialize, and to receive support and holistic health information.

Elders Social: 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.