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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!

PLEASE TAKE PART: COVID-19 SURVEY OPEN UNTIL MAY 31: BC COVID-19 SPEAK:Your story, our future is a population health survey from the BC CDC to elicit citizen experience, knowledge and actions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Children, Youth & Families - Arrow & Slocan Lakes (Nakusp Area)

Aboriginal Early Years - West Kootenay Boundary

Offers cultural support and consultation to early years staff as well as cultural support and resources to local early years and childcare programs/agencies in the West Kootenay Boundary region. more info

Address / Contact Info
Circle of Indigenous Nations Society (COINS)
1005 2nd Street
, Castlegar, BC, V1N 1Y4
Jesie Britton : (250) 304-7481
Liam Fitzpatrick : (250) 509-0344
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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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Aboriginal Family Services Development Program - West Kootenay

Provides support and consultation to Family Support Counselors and other service providers in the West Kootenay region who work with Aboriginal families. Also offers support services, referrals and cultural information to Aboriginal families experiencing family issues.more info

Address / Contact Info
Circle of Indigenous Nations Society (COINS), Office
1005 2nd Street
, Castlegar, BC, V1N 1Y4
Phone: (250) 231-4968
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Adoptive Families Association of BC

Supports the adoption community at all ages and stages through education, counselling, family events, and advocacy.
more info

Address / Contact Info
200 - 7342 Winston Street
, Burnaby, BC, V5A 2H1
Adopt BC Kids Info Line: 1-877-236-7807
Office: (604) 320-7330
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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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Child and Youth Counselling - Nakusp

Serves children and youth with behavioural issues and mental health concerns. Includes assessment, counselling, referrals, and follow-up services.more info

Address / Contact Info
Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services (ASLCS)
205 6th Avenue NW
, Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R1
Ext 207: (250) 265-3674
Fax: (250) 265-3378
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Child Care Subsidy Program

The Child Care Subsidy is a monthly payment from the BC government that helps eligible BC families to meet the costs of child care.more info

Address / Contact Info
Child Care Subsidy Service Centre
Box 9953 Stn Prov Govt
, Victoria, BC, V8W 9R3
Toll-free: 1-888-338-6622
Fax (toll-free): 1-877-544-0699
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Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) - Nakusp

Supports families with children from birth to six years old to promote the health and well-being of young children and infants. more info

Address / Contact Info
Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services (ASLCS)
205 6th Avenue NW
, Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R1
Ext 208: (250) 265-3674
Fax: (250) 265-3378
Web Links Website Email

Community Literacy - Arrow & Slocan Lakes

Offers a variety of literacy programs for all ages including children and their families as well for individual adults, including seniors.more info

Address / Contact Info
Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL)
Nakusp CAP Site, 98 6th Avenue NW
, Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
Lisa: (250) 265-3736
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Edgewood Health Centre

Limited 24 hour emergency coverage and a 5 days a week acute care clinic. Staffed by nurses, with medical, public health and other resources coming to the Centre several times a month.more info

Address / Contact Info
Interior Health Authority
322 Monashee Avenue
, Edgewood, BC, V0G
Phone: (250) 269-7313
Fax: (250) 269-7520
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