Wellness Services provides services to individuals, families, and communities utilizing holistic and generalist approach to Health and Wellness. The program seeks to improve the physical, mental and social well-being of community members by providing prevention and intervention services.
Community Wellness Workers
Community Wellness Workers provide addictions prevention counselling, support services and client navigation services to all on-reserve residents of the communities that are members of the Health Transfer Agreement (Aitchelitz, Popkum, Skowkale, Shxwha:y Village, Tzeachten, Yakweakwioose, and Skawahlook). These services are as also provided to people living off-reserve.
Aboriginal Mental Health
The Aboriginal Mental Health Liaison Worker can assists clients in accessing Mental Health Services from Mission to Boston Bar, and achieves this through:
- Public Awareness Activities
- Workshops/ Information Sessions/ Education and Training
- Support Groups
- Case Management and Advocacy
- Traditional Aboriginal Healing and Wellness
Upon request, other Aboriginal cultural awareness and resources workshops, education and training sessions, and support groups can be designed to reflect a community's specific needs.
Aboriginal Suicide and Crisis Intervention Response Team (ASCIRT)
This program aims to increase awareness of Aboriginal Youth Suicide, facilitating collaborative approaches and linkages within other services, while improving and strengthening crisis response efforts and enhancing the development and knowledge of successful youth suicide prevention strategies.
This program includes ensuring youth have a strong sense of identity, meaning, and purpose, along with resilience.
The Qwí:qwelstóm Stó:lō Service Agency Justice Program focuses on relationships and interconnections of all living things and healing individuals, families and communities.
Qwí:qwelstóm is the Halq'eméylem word that best describes "justice" according to the Stó:lō worldview. It reflects a "way of life" that focuses on relationships and the interconnectedness of all living beings. It is based upon traditional Stó:lō forms of dispute settlement: whereby, affected family and community members are called together to discuss what has happened and to reach an agreement on how to best repair the harm and restore balance and harmony to the disrupted relationship.
Qwí:qwelstóm empowers Stó:lō community members by providing an opportunity to become directly involved in the justice process in a meaningful way.