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Responding to COVID-19 - Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail

Community Health Message posted: 29-Apr-2020 3:00 PM PDT

KB FETCH is continuing to include information about services and resources that might be helpful to residents of Kootenay Boundary (KB) communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are posting lists of resources and updates to services as well as adding specific changes to individual services pages.
If you want information specific to a particular area within the KB, go to the right-hand-side of the Home page, click on the applicable Community and then put "COVID-19" in the search bar.
Please contact us if you have information about a local service or community response to COVID-19 that you think we should include.
Many thanks to all who are working so hard to help us all get through this difficult time!

The Rural Evidence Review project in collaboration with the BC Rural Health Network has launched a provincial survey to understand rural and remote community experiences and responses to COVID-19. Participation is open to all residents of rural and remote BC communities. The survey is available on an ongoing basis, with no established end date.

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Children, Youth & Families - Foster Parents / Foster Children

Aboriginal Family Connections Program - West Kootenay Boundary

Offers support and counselling for Aboriginal families including helping to provide cultural and family connections for Aboriginal children and youth in care of MCFD.more info

Address / Contact Info
Circle of Indigenous Nations Society (COINS)
1005 2nd Street
, Castlegar, BC, V1N 1Y4
COINS Office: (240) 231-4968
Jessica: (250) 304-3679
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ARC Programs

Provides support, intervention, treatment and rehabilitative services to children, youth and families of the Interior and Kootenay Regions of BC Programs in the West Kootenay.more info

Address / Contact Info
625 Columbia Avenue
, Castlegar, BC, V1N 1J7
Office: (250) 365-5800
Fax: (250) 365-5811
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BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations

Provincial organization for foster parents and run by foster parents which has the objective of bringing together foster parents, social workers and other interested people working to improve the standard of care for children in BC.more info

Address / Contact Info
20641 Logan Avenue
, Langley , BC, V3A 7R3
Toll-free: 1-800-663-9999
Phone: (604) 544-1110
Fax: (604) 544-2223
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Boundary Foster Care Services

Foster families provide homes for children whose own families are going through difficulties and cannot look after them.more info

Address / Contact Info
Ministry of Children and Family Development - Grand Forks
486 B 72 Avenue
, Grand Forks, BC, V0H 1H0
Phone: (250) 442-4378
Toll-free: 1-888-431-3411
Fax: (250) 442-4324
Web Links Website

Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents

Represents foster parents providing quality care for Aboriginal children in a nurturing, culturally appropriate environment.more info

Address / Contact Info
3455 Kaslo Street
, Vancouver, BC, V5M 4W8
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Federation of BC Youth in Care Network

Information, resources and assistance for youth living in foster care in BC.more info

Address / Contact Info
500 - 625 Agnes Street
, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5Y4
Toll-free: 1-800-565-8055
Phone: (604) 527-7762
Fax: (604) 527-7764
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Foster Care Services

Foster families provide homes for children whose own families are going through difficulties and cannot look after them.more info

Address / Contact Info
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Web Links Website

Foster Parent After Hours Support Line

Toll-free line provides specialized support and assistance to foster parents.more info

Address / Contact Info
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Support Line: 1-888-495-4440
Web Links Website