Services for Indigenous Peoples
Circle of Indigenous Nations Society
Programs rooted in Indigenous practices for cultural connection and holistic healing /learning
Kootenay Métis Association
Culturally relevant, social, and economic programs, and services for Métis communities.
Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency
Indigenous Peoples in Trades
Okanagan Development Training Council
Kootenay Kids - Aboriginal Early Intervention
Selkirk College - Indigenous Services
Accepts community-donated food and donates to those in need on Fridays between 10:00am and 12:00pm.
Meals on Wheels
Tasty and nutritious meals delivered to your home by volunteers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12pm – 1pm.
Frozen Meal Program
Home service for seniors and recently discharged patients who require balanced nutritional and special dietary options. Meals must be paid for at the time of ordering.
Firehall Soup Kitchen
Welcomes anyone who would like a warming (and free) bowl of soup. Vegetarian options always available. Tuesdays, 11am to 1pm.
Safe Home Program
205 6th Avenue NW, Nakusp
Safe, confidential, and free temporary housing to women (and their children) fleeing from abuse or risk of abuse. The service is available 24/7.
Affordable Housing (Arrow Heights)
Affordable rentals for individuals, families, seniors or those with disabilities who are earning a low-to moderate-income.
Arrowtarian Rotary Villa
212 7 Ave NW, Nakusp
Low cost and affordable housing for independent residents 55 and over, of low and moderate income.
Services for Survivors of Violence/Abuse
RCMP Victim/Witness Service
Provides victims and witnesses of all types of crime with information, support, police and court updates, court accompaniment, and assistance with crime victim assistance application forms and referrals.
Stopping the Violence-Outreach & Counselling
Supports women who have experienced abuse in their relationships through advocacy, education, supportive counselling and active referrals. Free counselling for women experiencing current or historical trauma and abuse.
Supports men who have experienced abuse or are themselves abusers in their relationships. It is also for any man 16+ who require help and advocacy, education, supportive counselling and active referrals.
Nakusp Mental Health & Substance abuse – Interior Health
Mental health and substance use services for all ages. Call for an intake.
Interior Crisis Line Network (24 hours)
Confidential, accessible, research-based, and empowering support by phone or chat.
Toll-free, confidential, multilingual services for victims of crime needing information or support. Available 24/7.
MCFD CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES
Call if you think a child or youth (under 19 years of age) is being abused
SENIORS ABUSE & INFORMATION LINE
Call 7 days/week (8 AM – 8 PM) for a referral to legal
advocacy and other programs.
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A program for women to identify
strengths, reduce barriers to employment and develop career related skills.
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A group program for men to build self-confidence, identify strengths, and develop job/community engagement skills.
Services for Francophones
AFKO– Association des Francophones des Kootenays Ouest
Relie les Francophones et les Francophiles grâce a des activités socioculturelles, éducatives et communautaires.
Annuaire des services en français en BC
La façon simple de trouver un professionnel Francophone près de chez vous!
Fédération des Francophones de la BC
L’organisation mère des 40 Associations Francophones partout en BC.
Vivre en Colombie-Britannique
Programme d’immigration pour les Francophones en BC.
Connecter les Francophones aux professionnels de la santé en BC.
Offres d’emplois en Français/Job Postings in French
ESL - SELKIRK COLLEGE
Développez vos compétences en Anglais grâce à ce programme d’Anglais Langue Seconde.
Services de soutien aux femmes Francophones victimes de violence en BC/Yukon.
The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy
Support aux citoyens de tous âges à améliorer leurs compétences en littératie afin de s’engager dans leur apprentissage tout au long de leur vie.
Conseil Scolaire Francophone de BC
Conseil Scolaire pour toutes les écoles Francophones de la BC.
Nelson Public Library – Pronunciator
Une façon amusante d’apprendre l’une des 163 langues avec des cours, des films et de la musique personnalisés.
Services for Young Adults
Nakusp & Area Youth Society
Works with the community to develop the full potential of youth in a safe and inclusive environment. Programming offered Tues/Wed/Thurs: 3-9pm
Child Youth Mental Health
Therapeutic response, assessment, counselling, referral and follow up services to children and youth under the age of 19 who may be experiencing difficulties.
Province-wide initiative for children and youth, aged 3 to 18, who have witnessed and/or experienced abuse.
Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)
Supports families with children from birth to six years old. Works with families to promote the health and well-being of young children and infants.
Safe Kids and Youth (SKY)
Ensures children and youth who come forward about their experiences of abuse, violence or neglect receive the best possible response from services they connect with.
Kids Help Phone
Children and teens can speak to a counsellor day or night.
Call anytime if anyone needs to talk about suicidal thoughts or ideas.
Youth in BC Distress Line
Speak with counsellors and trained volunteers who are committed to helping youth in crisis, 24 hours a day.
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Smart Launch is a free program for
Young Adults that offers training
and job search support.
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Get paid to get trained!
Employment training for young adults
between the ages of 15 and 30.
Services for Seniors
Better at Home
Helps seniors with simple non-medical, day-to-day tasks so they can live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities.
Assists clients with activities of daily living including: bathing, personal hygiene, hand and skin care, continence management, mobility and transfer assistance.
Adult Day Program
Offers social activities in a group setting and health services including a hot lunch meal for people living at home.
Services for LGBTQI2S+
Nakusp Options for Sexual Health Clinic
Confidential, nonjudgmental, youth-friendly, pro-choice, and sex-positive services for all ages, all genders, and all orientations.