The Cariboo Friendship Society strives to provide comprehensive response to peoples’ needs and is constantly identifying evaluation gaps, examining options, and creating solutions. It is able to maintain specialized services, with the goal of providing seamless support.
A 16 bed unit which provides a haven for women and their children who have been physically, sexually, and/or emotionally abused. The Transition House provides counselling, education and support for women and children in such programs as:
In-house Group meetings
One-to-one counselling sessions with a contracted Therapist
The House also has a Therapist that is contracted for one day per week to work with staff and clients in dealing with abuse issues, in working with children, and in case conferencing. Chiwid also offers educational presentations/workshops on domestic violence as part of its community outreach program.
Chiwid Transition House Phone: 250-398-5658
P.E.A.C.E. Program for Children and Youth Experiencing Violence
This program is to assist Aboriginal individuals who are dealing with mental health issues. The Mental Health Worker will provide this service to individuals and their families who live in Williams Lake and the surrounding area.
Located at 228 South Third Avenue, Williams Lake, BC Phone: 250-267-3119
This program, under the direction of a Nurse, provides lifestyle counselling to prenatal women in areas of nutrition, breast feeding, budgeting and substance abuse. Food supplements are provided for low income clients. A free luncheon with guest speaker (car safety, infant massage, mother and sewing group) is offered on a weekly drop-in basis.
Program located at 202 Fourth Avenue, Williams Lake, BC Phone: 250-392-3583
Delivering individual appropriate services to Aboriginal infants, young children and their families. This is a family centred, home-based program and works in partnership with parents/caregivers to develop useful strategies to promote child development.
Located at the Pregnancy Outreach Program Phone: 250-305-2430
Little Moccasins Learning Centre/Aboriginal Head Start Program
A cultural based preschool program for Aboriginal children from 3 to 5 years of age. Program is directed and driven by parents, Elders and staff who work together in a culturally sensitive environment to prepare children for entry into kindergarten.
Little Moccasins Learning Centre is located at 228 Fifth Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC, Phone: 250-398-6841
Using a holistic approach, which matches the individual’s needs and beliefs, the Aboriginal Child and Youth Wellness team will work with, children, youth and their families to promote wellness for those suffering from multiple barriers, social, emotional and/or behavioural disorders.
Aboriginal Child & Youth Mental Health Program is located at 228 South Third Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, Phone: 250-267-2377
Provide a setting that is safe and comfortable for families to enjoy time together during supervised visitation session. Our goal is to encourage children, youth and families to support personal growth, development and change in a positive way.
Family Ties Program is located at 624 Oliver Street, Williams Lake, BC, Phone: 250-267-3703
This program brings Elders together to share their knowledge, to story tell, to meet and visit each other. Elders involved in this program are providing direction regarding culture, language, traditions and teachings.
Elder’s Circle of Care is located at 228 South Third Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, Phone: 250-398-7921