In addition to speaking with people needing treatment for themselves or a loved one, we also collaborate regularly with therapists and counselors whose clients are in need of specialized programs for their addiction and dependency issues. Jake* made a deal with the devil to get his substance-abusing parents sober. His counselor called us, after observing Jake’s struggles, looking for youth PTSD programs and programs for substance-affected family members. Unfortunately for Jake and many others, there are few programs out there for family members struggling with a loved one’s addiction; only seven that we are aware of. We sent this link to Jake’s counselor. It details all native alcohol and drug abuse programs by type and region throughout Canada. We sent information specifically for family support and treatment: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/substan/ads/nnadap-pnlaada_dir-rep-eng.php#famil FAMILY PROGRAMS FOR FIRST NATIONS Armstrong Native Residential Services Round Lake Treatment Centre Armstrong Phone: (250) 546-3077 Open to all first nations and non-natives. Programs are 32 to 41 days and are offered on a closed-group basis. Jake will need a referral to attend this facility located on the Okanagan Indian Reserve near Vernon. Program focuses include holistic healing and First Nations’ culture. Funded by the First Nations & Inuit Health Branch and Interior Health Authority. Kitwanga Native Residential Services Wilp Si’Satxw House of Purification Kitwanga Road, Kitwanga Phone: (250) 849-5211 Wilp Si’Satxw hosts a family program for all age groups in the summer (June to July, July to August). All programs have an addiction focus. For psychiatric services, the psychiatrist spends the last week of each program with clients. For aftercare, a counselor provides direct follow-up and support for alumni. Prince’George’Na-ve’Residential Services Carrier Sekani Family Services 987 4th Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 3H7 Phone: (250) 562-3591 Email: email@example.com Camp runs 6 months out of the year from May to October and 7 days long. This camp includes smudging, prayer, circle, workshop, and an evening activity. Port Alberni Native Residential Services Kackaamin Family Development Centre 7830 Beaver Creek Road Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8N3 Phone: (250) 723-7789 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Williams Lake Native Residential Services Nenqayni Wellness Society Williams Lake Phone: (250) 989-0301 For family program, all ages and genders can participate. Programs are 42 days and include daycare. There are 19 beds for the family program. If one person has a status number, then the rest of the family qualifies for NNADAP funding. Fort Alexanders Native Adult Primary Treatment Sagkeeng’Mino’Pima-ziwin Family Centre Box 4 For Alexanders, MB R0E 0P0 Phone: (204) 367-2172 Email: Intake@familytreatment.ca A 10-bed family program that last 7 days. Moosonee Native Adult Primary Treatment Sagashtawao Healing Lodge Moosonee, Ontario P0L 1Y0 Phone: (705)-336-3450 E-Mail: email@example.com A co-ed first nations residential program for individuals 18 years and over. Languages spoken: English and Cree. Also have a residential program for the entire family (The ”Family Healing”...
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