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 & assist 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
This program is funded by Interior Health and community donations
Nova Vita Second Stage Housing is a supportive, independent accommodation for women (with or without 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.