The First Response Youth Addiction Outreach Program, in partnership with the Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS), provides addiction outreach services to at-risk, vulnerable youth under the age of 19. These young people are provided services that may decrease their substance use and addiction. Services are provided seven days a week with morning and evening shifts in Surrey.
· Delivering naloxone training and kits to youth.
· Offering prevention and harm-reduction materials.
· Supporting youth with referrals to Surrey youth centre’s, addiction programs, prevention programs, medical facilities, and culturally-appropriate services.
· Connecting with youth at safe consumption sites.
· Supporting youth in accessing shelters, safe houses, detox, and medical appointments.
· Providing one-on-one and group training for naloxone administration and drug and alcohol education in youth centres, alternate schools, and other community agencies.
· Offering the Choices* group within youth centre’s that can help youth make healthier choices for themselves through education and addiction intervention-style group counselling.
*The Choices group is a four-week program — available three times per year (January, April, and August of 2018) — offered out of the FRAFCA Youth Hub and PCRS Surrey Youth Resource Centre’s. The Choices group supports youth in making healthier decisions, gaining support, and giving support to themselves, others, and their communities.
Youth under the age of 19 who may be at high risk for substance use, overdose, and homelessness.
For more information please contact Youth Services Program Manager, Kyla Bains Phone: 604-996-9602 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Indigenous Youth Connections Program aims to assist Urban Indigenous Youth between the ages of 15-24 to explore their full potential and develop strategies for their personal growth, and success, which enhances their ability to successfully integrate education, the work-world, and community.
Youth Drop IN
Youth engagement – connecting with youth
Weekly youth drop in program and weekly activities including elders and facilitators
Monthly outings that are engaging and educational
Collaboration with other youth serving programs, leadership and mentorship opportunities that support youth to learn about their history, culture, identity, and strengths
Elders, and other facilitators to provide culturally appropriate workshops and sessions
Advocacy and Support:
Using a case-management approach, work with individual youth to support their goals
Advocacy for individual youth to access other supports that will lead to improved health, social, educational, or financial outcomes
Connect youth through referral, and at times, attending appointments with youth
Advocate on behalf of youth, including forms completion, securing identification, and accessing provincially mandated, and funded youth services in the Circle 5 region
Life skills Program:
Weekly Life skills Program – identify resources, create workshop materials, and facilitate workshops aimed at increasing youth’s knowledge, skills, and abilities
Access to culture and land based activities
Youth Culture Night 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. We welcome all youth to attend this Drop-in. There is dinner, an opportunity to engage with elders, and participate in a variety of cultural activities.
Come and broaden your abilities at our life skills based workshops. We offer a variety of new skills to learn! Snacks will be provided. From 3:30-5:30pm.
Wednesday from 1:30- 3:30 p.m. Youth can book a 1-1, to work towards your goals.
Youth drop-in, come hangout in our youth room and work on activities/ on-going projects, connect with our youth team workers and enjoy some light snacks and beverages.
Where We Gather, is an all ages culture night, from 5:00-8:00 PM and meals are provided.
Provide a safe drop-in space for youth.
Offer a weekly life-skills based workshop
Connect youth to supports and services to achieve their goals.
Work with youth from a strengths based perspective
”You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own and you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”
– Dr. Seuss
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Moving Forward Family Services Society is a no barrier counselling and support service open to anyone in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. What this means is that we do not have waiting lists and serve our clients as soon as professionally possible with the helping hands of registered clinical counsellors, registered social workers as well as Masters level Counsellors. We have an open mandate, meaning we serve children, youth, adults, seniors, couples and families who present with any concerns i.e. substance use, mental health, victim support, anger management, stress management, family conflict, parenting, etc. Our services include language and culturally responsive services in English, Punjabi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Hindi, Vietnamese, Russian and Urdu. All counsellors are skilled in delivering evidence-based therapeutic interventions, such as motivational interviewing, cognitive- behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy and narrative therapies. In just two years, we have opened offices in Mission, Abbotsford, Langley, White Rock, Surrey, New Westminster and Vancouver and currently serve over 2000 active clients and receive 35-50 new requests for service per week.
Furthermore, we operate out of over two dozen partner sites, such as Health Authority sites, Ministry sites, transition homes, recovery centres, medical clinics and other non- profit agencies, collaborating with these partners to provide holistic care to our communities. So come out for a night of dancing, good food and a great cause which will help thousands of our communities.
Gary Thandi, MSW RSW
Founder and Executive Director, Moving Forward Family Services