Other Support, Information and Resource Services

Mental Health & Substance Use Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program.  This program works with citizens with mental health & addiction concerns and their families in order to support & assist2013 June 019 them in understanding mental health services & to develop initiatives for change.  A twice-monthly support group is hosted for family members and friends to share, ask questions and connect.  Click here for more information about this drop-in group.

Also offers “Mental Health First Aid” training for front-line community workers.    Serves the entire West Kootenay Boundary Region.

Location: Our Main Office building at 2079 Columbia Ave  Trail BC  V1R 1K7
Contact: Lisa at 250-364-2326 ext 225.  LMelenka(at) trailfair.ca
Fax: 250-364-2326
This program is funded by Interior Health and community donations

Nova Vita Second Stage Housing is a supportive, independent accommodation for women (with or 045without children) who have left abusive relationships or experienced past abuse and can benefit from a 1-year individualized program in order to deal with these issues.  The focus is on the development of life skills, achievement of individual goals and connections to community resources.  A brief stay in a Transition House is required prior to admission.  All Mail can be sent to our Main office at 2079 Columbia Ave   Trail BC  V1R 1K7.
Contact: Doris – 250-364-2665.  e-mail: DElliottAdams (at)trailfair.ca
Contact: Laura – 250-364-2665.  e-mail: LBruckner(at)trailfair.ca
This program is funded by BC Housing and community donations.  Many thanks to Columbia Basin Trust and Kootenay Savings Credit Union for supporting our major renovation project in 2015-2016.

Specialized Victim Services is a local Legal Aid partner, which mean they can help you help you:
•get free legal information;
•call Legal Aid;
•find your nearest Legal Aid office;
•get legal help online; and
•connect with people who can help.
This program also collects and recycles used cell phones to either re-distribute as emergency phones to at-risk community members or send to recycling as a fundraiser (depending on condition)

Location: Our Main Office at 2079 Columbia Ave   Trail BC  V1R 1k7  Fax: 250-364-1255
Contact: Sherri – 250-364-2326 ext 234.  e-mail: SBond(at)trailfair.ca
This program is funded by the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General, and community donations

Advocacy Centre Staff Hosting.  FAIR is pleased to continue to host staff from The Advocacy Centre in Nelson on a regular basis who provide FREE legal Advocacy to community members.  Appointments must be made through the Advocacy Centre.
Location: 2079 Columbia Ave  Trail  BC
Contact: The Advocacy Centre – 1-877-352-5777 – for an appointment
Click here to download a PDF of the most current schedule for this program

The Volunteer Income Tax program has outgrown our space.  Each spring, the Volunteer Income Tax Program runs services in 5 locations in the Greater Trail area.  As of 2018 the Wednesday services have moved to the Royal Canadian Legion building just a few doors down from us.