Resources and support for parents and their children 0-6 years old. Providing training for Family Navigators (FAN) and Traditional Family Parenting (COINS).
Family Advancement: Group and/or individual support and education for families in order to develop new skills and strategies that address family risk factors. Includes the provision of Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program, Circle of Security Parenting Program and Motherwise groups.
A free, school-based Early Learning Program located at Fruitvale Elementary school. For children aged 0-5 years and their parent/caregiver. 9am to 11am Monday to Friday following the school calendar.
All children must be registered with the school district before attending. Child/Student Registation forms may be downloaded, printed, completed and presented with the child’s birth certificate on the child’s first day.
For the October 1, 2020 re-opening, new health protocols will be implimented, such as extra cleaning, daily health checks and a mask requirement for adults. There will also be daily attendance limits, therefore families must book a spot in advance. If you wish to attend, please visit the StrongStart Facebook page and send a private message to the facilitator with your name and the number of children you will be bringing. Your details may also be e-mailed at: SFlux@trailfair.ca if Messenger is unavailable for you. Please book your spot by noon the day before you wish to attend, and Shauna will reply to confirm. For now, we are requesting that families book no more than two spots per week, maximum two weeks in advance .
Thank you for your on-going support as we learn new ways to do things to help keep our families healthy and happy.
Trail & Castlegar Childcare Resource and Referral (CCRR)
Assistance to anyone seeking information regarding childcare or becoming a caregiver. Includes toy lending library, caregiver registry, workshops and playgroups.
Provides counselling to parents and children or youth in times of family conflict or crisis.
PEACE Program for Children and Youth
Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment for children and youth who have experienced family violence.
Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP)
Counselling for children and youth who have reported sexual abuse and support for their families.
Stop the Violence Counselling for Women
Counselling for women who have experienced violence or abuse in adult relationships, sexual assault, or childhood sexual abuse
Crisis & Legal Assistance
Community Based Victim Services
Information and emotional support for victims of spousal assault, adult sexual assault, child sexual assault/abuse (and adult survivors) and criminal harassment (stalking).
Interior Crisis Line
Trained staff and volunteers listen, provide information and support in an anonymous and confidential manner. Suicide intervention, referrals to community services and non-judgmental support during challenging times. Serves the entire West Kootenay/Boundary region. This program may be contacted directly 24 hours per day by calling 1-888-353-CARE (2273)
If you would like to be a Volunteer in this program, please click here to download an application which you can print out, fill in and return to us. If you do not have access to a printer, just call us at our main office or the Crisis Line Office at 250-364-0274 and we can mail you a copy.
Legal Aid BC Community Partner
Refer and assist people to access Legal Aid BC representation or brief advice services (e.g., duty counsel, Family LawLINE).
The WINS Transition House is a 24 hour shelter for women (with or without children and pets) leaving abusive or violent situations. A safe place to explore options and obtain information in a supportive environment. Includes outreach support for women who don’t choose to stay at the Transition House but require support around abusive or violent situations. This program may be contacted directly 24 hours per day at 250-364-1543.
Building Beautiful Babies Pregnancy Outreach
A pregnancy outreach program that offers support, information and resources for pregnant women, new mothers (with babies up to 12 months) and families. Weekly groups with lunch and guest speakers, plus outreach visits. Food vouchers and free prenatal vitamins available. Meets at the Trail Presbyterian on Tuesdays during the school year.
A weekly drop in at the “Little House” on Rossland Ave for support, resources, clothing, coffee and socialization. NOTE: due to COVID-19 restrictions, this group is currently on hold. Please contact the Transition House for more information.
Hands on, practical skill building group for parents offered twice per year; childcare provided.
Circle of Security
This popular program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strenghened. Offered several times per year. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Family Advancement program for more information.
Munchkins and Muffins
Drop-in group for parents and their toddlers/preschoolers. Meets Wednesdays 10-11:30am at the Trail Presbyterian church. NOTE: due to COVID-19 restrictions, THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY MEETING VIA ZOOM. Contact the Family Advancement program for more information.
Mental Health and Substance Use Family Support drop-in
Support and resources for families of people living with mental health and/or substance use concerns.
Meets 6-8pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month at our Columbia Ave building. This is a drop-in group and all are welcome to attend. As of August 2020, Masks must be worn and will be provided at group.
Click here to download a copy of the poster for this group. Contact Lisa in the Mental Health and Substance Use program at FAIR’s Columbia Ave office for more information.
Other Community Services
Community Service Directories
Responsible for the creation and updating of several compilations of community services including: KB FETCH(www.kb.fetchbc.ca) an online, searchable directory of services in the Kootenay Boundary region, CLOSING THE GAP IN SENIORS CARE: 20 page directories of seniors services in the Kootenay Boundary region and the LOWER COLUMBIA CARING COMMUNITIES MAP of local services.
Lower Columbia Better at Home
Help for older adults to continue living independently by providing non-medical home support services. Some services may have a fee depending on the senior’s income. Better at Home programs are funded throughout BC by the United Way. The Lower Columbia Better at Home program serves the communities of Rossland through to Fruitvale and surrounding communities.
Mental Health & Substance Use Consumer, Family & Peer Support Programs
Works to support families and individuals in understanding mental health services and develop initiatives for change. Provides resource information and family and peer support options and works to reduce stigma.
Nova Vita Second Stage Housing
Supportive, independent accommodation for women (with or without children) who have left abusive relationships or experienced past abuse The focus is on the development of life skills, achievement of individual goals, and connections to community resources.
Poverty Law Advocate
Provides advocacy services for income assistance, disability assistance, to maintain tenancy, Canada Pension Plan Disability, Employment Insurance, debt, and other income support related programs. The advocate does not provide legal advice, is not a lawyer and does not cover Family Law concerns.