Youth Services

Etcetera

A weekly facilitated program where youth ages 11-14 and 15-18 who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ and their allies can meet supportive peers in a safe environment. Etcetera sessions include social activities, special events and empowerment and healthy relationship discussions.

Therapeutic Equine Program

This program provides youth with a healthy activity and information to encourage healthy habits.   Horses have a great capacity to help with healing and overall wellness.  Working with horses can encourage skill development around boundaries, connection, communication, work habits, and emotion recognition and regulation.

 

Kelowna Youth in Care Network

A forum for youth ages 14-24 presently and previously in Ministry care to discuss matters affecting them and participate in positive group activities. The program provides opportunities for leadership and encourages healthy lifestyles.

Youth Outreach

Provides support for youth who are resistant to conventional office-based services and remain at risk of homelessness, exploitation, self-harm or abuse. Assists youth in meeting their basic needs, engaging with services to improve their wellbeing and support with housing. Clinical counselling services are available.

 
 

Youth Transitions

A community-based living experience for youth aged 15-19 transitioning to adulthood and out of Ministry care. Transition counsellors help to enhance life skills, resilience and well-being of youth as they move toward independent living.

Youth Recovery House

The Youth Recovery House is a voluntary live-in program for young people aged 12 to 18 who are experiencing problematic substance use.   It is well-suited for youth with complex mental health and addiction needs, and for whom other less intensive community-based approaches have not been effective. The program provides a continuum of service, which can include withdrawal management, stabilization, treatment, and/or after-care.