Local Services & Websites

Crisis Services

1 (800) 784-2433

After Hours Mental Health Outreach and Assessment
(250) 212-8533 (4pm-11pm)

BC Crisis Line
310-6789 (Do not add 250)

Kids’ Help Phone (ages 5 to 20 yrs)
1 (800) 668-6868

Ministry of Children and Family Development
1 (888) 663-9122 (centralized child protection reporting)

Dial 911 or (250) 762-3300


Mental Health Services & Organizations

 Local Programs and Groups

Autism Society of BC Parent Support Group
Please contact Lisa Watson at [email protected] or  (250) 212-4075.

Autism Funding Program
Access information and forms, such as theRequest to Pay Service Providers/Suppliers

Arion Farms
Theraputic horseback riding and miniature horse program for kids and adolescents.

Building Healthy Families
A non-profit organization whose aim is to preserve, stabilize, and strengthen families in our community through education, training and support.

Connected by 25
Program for 16-24 year olds who are vulnerable in their transition to adulthood.

Family Friend Program
Provides single parent families with friendship, support, mentoring and connections to community resources.

Parent in Residence (Lori Raible)
Parent In Residence with the Force Society for Kids Mental Health.  Lori can be reached at [email protected] or 1-855-877-8004 to find out about programs that may be appropriate for you and/or your child.

NatureKids BC
NatureKids BC helps children get outdoors to explore, play, learn about and take action for nature. They are a province-wide network of volunteer-led nature clubs for children ages 5-12 and their families.

Robotics & Coding for Kids (Sylvan Learning)
Robotics and coding classes for kids and teens who are interested in mechanics, video games, and computer animation.

Summer Reading Club (Okanagan Regional Libraries)
Summer Reading Club is for kids ages 5 to 12. Pick a theme, keep track of what you read during the summer and earn stickers.

Sole Girls – Girl Empowerment
Group for girls dedicated to physical activity and friendship building.

The Young Parents Program
Supports young parents under 25 to continue, or return, to high school and post-secondary education, achieve academic, employment, housing, family, and personal successes, and connect with community resources.

YMCA Employment Services for Youth
Free youth programs to provide job skills training and long term planning toward a rewarding career.