Child and Youth Counselling - Nelson

Offers Art / Play therapy and counselling services for children / youth who have witnessed or experienced abuse, including sexual abuse.

Individual, parent-child and group counselling is available, including in school settings,

Services include  The PEACE Program (formerly CWWA) and the Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP).

Families can request services directly, and referrals to the program also come from school personnel, daycare workers, social workers, advocates, mental health clinicians, victim's assistance workers, transition house workers, parent support and family support workers.

Based on the child's or youth's needs, they may participate in one-to-one counselling, group work, or meet with the counsellor and a parent together.

Provides services to local schools, at times offering support and education.

Please inquire about Covid 19 protocols.

Address / Contact Info

Nelson Community Services (NCS)
201 - 518 Lake Street Nelson, BCV1L 4C6

Phone Numbers

Phone: (250) 352-3504
Fax: (250) 352-3750

Hours of Operation

Office: Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 12 noon; 1 - 4:30pm

Service Details

Geographic areas served:
Program fee notes:
Free

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This program was last updated on: 13 Dec 2020.