Children & Youth Services

Community Programs

Community & Family Services | Community & Family Services Centres are available to children in need in 40 locations across British Columbia. In 2014 alone these Centres assisted 54,547 teenagers and children with: drop-in programs; meals; material assistance; Christmas hampers; toys; counseling & referral services; recreational activities; school supplies; spiritual formation and summer camp admissions.

Safehouse Program | Kate Booth House and Esther’s Place provide safe locations in which women and children can begin the healing journey following experiences or threats of violence. The program provides first and second stage housing that includes counseling and support for women and children to debrief their experience and move forward with achieving safety goals; such as obtaining restraining orders and connecting with lawyers and social workers. 

School Feeding Program | The Salvation Army assists in school feeding programs in British Columbia. One example is the Pantry34 program, it ensures that all youth in Abbotsford have access to  nutritious snacks and beverages at any time of the school day. The program runs from September-June each year and currently serves 17 schools in  Abbotsford’s   School  District  34.  Each school has an average of 10-25 kids who regularly use the program.

Youth Treatment Program | Youth Addiction services have been identified as one of the critical needs in this community. Services are provided on a full continuum of care basis, incorporating a bio-psycho-social-spiritual therapeutic approach. The Salvation Army strives to create a structured environment through regular programming, recreation, and support with continuing education and obtaining employment.

Facilities

Camp Mountainview | Camp Mountainview has been operating in Northern BC since 1985. It covers 125 acres of Northern woodland facing Vallee Lake. The 125 acres encompasses a lake shore, a bog, a large hay field, the camp infield and forest made up of pine with spruce and aspen. It lends itself, ideally, to wilderness type activities. Programs include Holiday Camps, Teen Camp and Arts & Nature Camp.
Camp Sunrise | Camp Sunrise operates as a full-programming summer camp. It often represents the first and only vacation for many disadvantaged children. As they embrace the expansive outdoor setting and participate in activities that are both fun and challenging, young campers develop friendships with peers based upon shared experiences. Capable and caring camp counselors serve as mentors to their young charges, encouraging their growth emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually.
Esthers’s Place | Esther’s Place is a second stage housing program for women and children who require safe housing following their stay at Kate Booth House.

Hope House | Beacon of Hope House opened its doors in April of 2007. It’s a 6 bed supportive residential recovery facility, and is the first residential recovery home for male youth on Vancouver Island.  Youth admitted to the program receive: supportive counseling; life skills training; addiction education; relapse prevention strategies and recreational outings. Aftercare includes advocacy, referral, and family support.                                                                                                                                                                                 Kate Booth | is a confidentially located shelter, which provides a safe, caring environment for women and their children fleeing domestic violence.Residential services and crisis line are offered 24 hours a day throughout the year, to give support and advocacy and help battered women and children regain their self-esteem and rebuild their lives.Kate Booth House programs include daily counseling to educate women on issues such as parenting, assertiveness, the battering cycle and the dynamics of abuse. Information for skills training and employment resources are also provided. The children’s program offers weekly children’s group, parent counseling, individual child counseling and children’s activities.In November 2006, Kate Booth House’s new facilities were officially opened. This high security building provides 10 bedrooms and shelters for 25 women and children.Kate Booth House serves all women and children who are victims of abuse regardless of race, colour, religion, marital status, sexual orientation or age. After their departure, Kate Booth house continues to support women and children with follow-up support groups, clothing exchange, house drop-ins, mom’s and tot’s camp, and a telephone crisis line.

Locations

Gibsons | Camp Sunrise | 604.886.7232 |  campsunrise.ca

Houston | Camp Mountainview | 250.845.7046 | campmountainview.ca

Undisclosed | Esther’s Place

Undisclosed | Hope House victoriahopehouse.ca

Undisclosed | Kate Booth | 604.872.7774