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About us

We embrace the Okanagan community with two distinct arms of service. Since inception, we have focused on community and families by working preventatively with new parents and their infants, counselling families who are struggling with their role, and working on behalf of the Ministry of Children and Family Development with young people in our community who are the most marginalized, street entrenched and disenfranchised.

Our other arm of service includes our recovery and addictions programs. The Bridge is the largest provider of substance use services for the Interior Health Authority, we provide Supported Recovery Housing, Intensive Live-In Youth & Adult Treatment, community-based naloxone training, Outreach Overdose Prevention, and Withdrawal Management – detox – for both young people and adults.

We transform lives and build community

  • Our Mission

    We inspire healthy communities and resilient people through innovation, leadership and collaboration. The Bridge strengthens communities, families and people by offering a constellation of services and programs that reflect our commitment to the incredible potential of all we are honoured to serve.

  • Our Vision

    Resilient Communities Where Everyone Thrives

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Our Programs

Youth Recovery House

A voluntary live-in program for young people...

Creative Playtime

A family education program...

Supported Recovery

A transition housing program for adults...

Meet Our Team

Governed by a committed Board of Directors, led by a seasoned Executive Director, and supported by a team of more than 100 professional staff and volunteers, The Bridge consistently demonstrates its capacity to meet the needs of the community we serve.


John Yarschenko

Executive Director

Michele Hopkins

Director of Services

Kelly Paley

Director of Community Engagement

TyLynne Ball

Human Resources & Administration Manager
Our Impact






Professional staff and volunteers


Individuals & Families Served 2022/2023

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