This section contains community resources available in Kamloops and surrounding areas.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Updated JULY 2022
- We are happy to be seeing most clients in-person again
- Phone or video conference appointment are available for those who would prefer to reduce in-person contact
- Physical distancing of 2-meters will be maintained by counselling staff and clients when possible
- Limited numbers of family members / support people are able to stay in the waiting area during appointments
- Masks are optional and your choice to wear one will always be respected
- Clients who are feeling unwell are asked to reschedule their in-person appointments or arrange an alternative method of meeting (i.e. phone or video conference)
- Staff will reschedule appointments if they are feeling unwell
- High-touch and high-traffic areas are cleaned regularly
Resources for Parents & Caregivers
Helping Your Sexually Abused Child
Parents and Caregivers Information
Sexual Abuse Counselling: A Guide for Parents and Children
Sibling Sexual Abuse
What Happens When You Tell
When Boys Have Been Sexually Abused
When Girls Have Been Sexually Abused
When Males Have Been Sexually Abused
When Teenage Boys Have Been Sexually Abused
When Teenage Girls Have Been Sexually Abused
When Your Partner Has Been Sexually Abused As a Child
Anti-Violence Crisis Response Brochure
STV Counselling Brochure
Third Party Reporting Brochure
Responding to Disclosures
resources created by ksacc
SALAL – SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT CENTRE
We provide free-of-charge individual counselling for Indigenous survivors of sexualized violence, self-identified families of the MMIWG2S+, survivors of residential school and/or intergenerational trauma, and childhood sexual abuse. Our programming also includes support circles, and a virtual workshop series called Remembering Our Ancestors. Salal acknowledges the importance of ceremony and medicines for healing, and works to provide both to survivors and community. We recognize the diverse experiences of Indigenous survivors, and do require survivors to disclose their nation or status. Survivors are invited to share about their culture to support the counselling sessions if they choose.
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN INTERVENTION & SUPPORT SERVICES
Violence Against Women Intervention & Support Services offers a continuum of services to help women and children find safety and support when leaving violence. If you or someone you know is looking for safety these programs can help.
KAMLOOPS AND DISTRICT ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY
The Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society is a non-profit society providing services to people who are or, or could be, criminalized, with an emphasis on the needs of women and youth. The Society provides education, advocacy, capacity building and safe, secure affordable housing within an environment of respect for each person’s right to self-determination and freedom from discrimination.
INTERIOR COMMUNITY SERVICES
Interior Community Services (ICS) is a non-profit, accredited, multi-service agency providing supported programming to people of all ages.
ICS enriches the lives of individuals and families by providing integrated family support, individual life skills development, and safe, nurturing home environments designed to assist people to live to their potential in the community.
We offer support and services to about 1,100 people a day, providing programs from prenatal to seniors. Interior Community Services offers a wide range of prevention and supports to children, youth and family, community living and affordable housing.
AXIS FAMILY RESOURCES
Axis Family Resources Ltd. has been providing services for children, youth, adults, and families with challenging issues for over 25 years. We are proud of how we have developed in partnership with the people we serve, our staff, caregivers, and contractors, other community agencies, and our funders.
ASK Wellness Society provides a range of outreach support services designed to assist members of our community who are facing homelessness, mental health, substance misuse, or a combination of these factors. This is achieved by providing a range of services with a two-pronged approach of Harm Reduction and Education. The Society also provides Third Party supports for clients who need to access government services but are unable to attend at Ministry of Social Development sites.
Social and Health Options for Persons engaged in survival-based Sex Work
This long-running and well-established program seeks to deliver Social and Health Options for Persons engaged in survival-based Sex Work. In partnership with the City of Kamloops, this is done with a three-part approach of Community Development, Outreach, and Programming. In SHOP, we are rooted in harm reduction services and social justice practices. Our client-centered approach ensures people are heard, valued, and supported.
A Safe place for LGBTQIAP2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual and Two Spirit) youth (ages 12-26) & their allies to meet and receive education and supports.
The Loops Sex Workers Association
We are a peer support organization for Kamloops based sex workers providing intelligent peer led programs including a check-in system for in person workers, and a curated resource list on our Discord server! Contact us to make a bad date report.
Wellness Together Canada
We provide free resources for mental health and substance use support. Tell us a little bit about yourself and we’ll find the ones best suited to you. Your answers will remain private and confidential.
KAMLOOPS LEGAL AID
Kamloops Legal Aid
2nd Floor of the Kamloops Courthouse
2nd Floor, 455 Columbia Street
Box 28069, Lansdowne PO
Kamloops BC V2C 0C9
Hours- Mon to Thu: 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3:30 pm
E-mail- [email protected]
RISE WOMEN’S LEGAL CENTRE
Rise is a pro bono community legal clinic and teaching facility serving women and gender diverse people all over BC.
We provide unbundled legal services (primarily in family law) for clients otherwise unable to access legal help.
Our clients include people who are economically disadvantaged, members of marginalized groups, and people seeking protection from family violence.
We also provide legal support to advocates, transition house workers, settlement, and community workers across the province.
LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE
Our Lawyer Referral Service helps British Columbians find a suitable legal professional to resolve their legal problem. Any BC resident can call us at 604-687-3221, or use our 24/7 online booking service, to meet with a lawyer or a lower-cost articling clinician (see below for details).
FAMILY JUSTICE CENTRE
205-150 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC V2C 1Z7
phone: 250-828-4688 or 1-888-764-3663
hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday and Friday, and 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday to Thursday. In-person services are available Tuesday to Thursday, virtual services are available during all business hours.
Appointment strongly recommended.
Preparing an Application about a Protection Order
Victim Safety Unit, Notification Application
Crime Victim Assistance Program (“CVAP”)
(The crime does not need to have been reported to police. Family members and/or witnesses may be eligible to apply also. This program can cover a number of costs including counseling. There is a one year limitation period for offences other than sexual assault.
With over 20 years of experience as a Registered Clinical Social Worker, working with a variety of clients with diverse needs; Cheryl prides herself on a deeper, more gentle approach using EFT techniques and understanding the deeper unconscious influences. Cheryl has in depth experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, relationships, LGBTQ issues and more.
Billed to: Veterans Affairs Canada, FNHA, ICBC, Metis Nation of BC, ComPsych Canada, HumanaCare, CVAP, and Family Services EAP
Susie is a former KSACC employee with over 30 years counselling experience. She has worked in Chase and Salmon Arm in the mental health field as a Child and Youth Mental Health Counsellor, a Sexual Abuse Intervention Counsellor, a Parent Group Facilitator, a Stopping the Violence Counsellor, and a PEACE Counsellor for children and youth who have experienced violence. For the past few years, she has specialized in working with women who have experienced sexualized violence. This includes historical childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence.
Billed to: FNHA, CVAP, Sunlife
Nadine (she/her) is a registered social worker (#08802) with a masters degree in social work and post graduate certificates in emotion focused family therapy, trauma informed interventions, including EMDR and Aboriginal Family Systems.
Nadine brings to the team counselling approaches that are person centred, response-based and which locate the problems people experience within the sociopolitical context of our society and community. Nadine attends regular therapy and clinical consultation to best serve her clients. Nadine also volunteers on the crisis line for the local domestic violence sexual assault response team, is a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre and works with both Crime Victim Assistance, Veterans Affairs, and First Nations Health Authority.
Billed to: FNHA, CVAP, veteran’s affairs
Anjela is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy & Spirituality from St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton AB. She is a Certified Hakomi Practitioner and Trainer and she loves teaching and group facilitation. She has training in EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Feminist Approaches, and Trauma-informed practice.
“I invite and include all humans; even if you feel alien, you are welcome. As a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community with mixed ancestry and a decolonizing lens, I see people as being impacted by their social, cultural and environmental circumstances. These factors intersect with the Self which includes spiritual, physical, mental and emotional aspects.”
Billed to: FNHA
Jeff has over 20 years of counselling experience specializing in: addictions, youth (16+), anxiety, stress, depression, men’s health, trauma, separation & divorce, anger management, family conflict, video games, crisis management, life transitions, psychedelics & EMDR.
Billed to: FNHA, ICBC, CVAP, Metis Nation of BC, insurance
Sharon Todd an Indigenous woman of Cree Metis ancestry. Sharon has been a counsellor for 25+ years; a Registered Social Worker and Registered Clinical Counsellor with extensive experience providing therapeutic counselling services to youth, adults and Elders. Sharon believes in the strength and resilience that each person brings to session. Sharon empathically engages with individuals to identify current or generational challenges and guide them into a path of wellness.
“I have extensive experience working with survivors of abuse, generational trauma and women’s issues. I respect all who wish to walk toward the path of healing. Individuals are greeted with kindness in a non-judgmental environment.”
Billed to: Ceridian, CVAP, FNHA, Homewood Health, LifeWorks, Morneau Shepell, Nisga’a Health Authority, Metis Nation of BC
“I am dedicated to helping couples and individuals improve their relationships and overall well-being. I have extensive experience in working with couples to navigate challenging times, overcome obstacles, and create a stronger, more fulfilling bond. My services include individual counselling for those seeking to improve their relationship skills and communication, as well as couples counselling for those who want to work on their relationship together. I also offer premarital counselling for those who are engaged or considering marriage, to help them build a strong foundation for their future together.
I have 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families in the Kamloops/Thompson School District. This includes extensive training in the areas of parent/youth conflicts, teen anxiety, substance abuse, and emotional regulation. I will provide you with practical strategies in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
If you are struggling in your relationship or just looking to improve your communication and connection, please contact me for a free consultation. I can accommodate sessions on evenings and weekends.”
Billed to: FNHA, RCMP members, Sun Life, Manulife, Pacific Blue Cross, Greenshield, Great West Life and others
Marian Anderberg is a Registered Social Worker in Private Practice. Located in downtown Kamloops she provides services in office, virtually or by telephone. Marian has been a practicing Social Worker since 1999. She holds an Undergraduate and Masters Degree in Social Work, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Child & Youth Mental Health and a Diploma in Family Therapy. Marian has extensive experience working with individuals and families in crisis. Marian believes that change is possible! A little support can help make that happen.
Billed to: CVAP, FNHA, Metis, and EAP
A Way Home Kamloops
A Way Home Kamloops provides a continuum of housing options. We provide a variety of programs including: life-skills, case management, employment readiness, peer navigation, and support groups; all with the intention of supporting youth in achieving “adulting” skills.
BC Mental Health Support Line
310-6789 | (do not add any digits before the number)
For any mental health related questions and support. Free, confidential, and available 24/7.
Call or text 211 for referrals to a wide variety of supports. Go to the website and use the search tool to find services in any community across BC.
Click Law BC
Provides legal information, education and support.
Canada’s National tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children.
The Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry Society is an active community based non-profit agency that offers programs and services in the areas of housing and community justice to people in the Kamloops area, with a focus on women and families.
Low barrier shelter for those experiencing homelessness.
Health Link BC
Call to speak to a Registered Nurse about any health-related issue.
Information about the criminal justice system and resource
KIS is a registered charity serving immigrants, refugees, migrant workers, visible minorities, first-generation Canadians, and their families in becoming full and equal members of the Canadian society.
Kamloops Mental Health Emergency Response Team
Crisis Response Teams help you with crisis intervention, including assessment and linkages to appropriate community and hospital resources when you are experiencing an acute mental health or substance use crisis.
Kids Help Phone
Free, confidential phone support for kids.
A range of free services for low income individuals in BC. Services include legal information, legal advice, and legal representation.
This is a provincial screening line. If you have reason to believe a child has been/ is at risk of being harmed, you have a legal duty to make a report.
Police-based victim service programs respond to police call-outs and provide critical incident response to victims and their family members in the immediate aftermath of crime or trauma.
Representative For Children and Youth
The Representative For Children and Youth provides support to children and youth who are in care or are seeking or receiving government services, and to young adults 19-24 years old who are eligible for Community Living BC services.
The switchboard can connect you to any department if needed.
Secwépemc Child & Family Services Agency (SCFSA) is a fully delegated agency that provides a range of voluntary, guardianship, child protection services to Indigenous families and children living in the seven Secwépemc communities and Kamloops area.
Shelters Across Canada
Online resource for women fleeing violence. This website provides and extensive list of shelter options in Canada.
For those experiencing distress. This hotline is free and available 24/7.
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers. Call us if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.
Emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Youth Health Clinic Kamloops
Sexual Health Clinic for youth in Kamloops. Testing, supplies, and harm reduction care. By appointment only.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.
We’re here to support you.
MONDAY – FRIDAY
8:30am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 4:30pm
#601 – 235 First Avenue
Chase Wellness Centre, 830 Thompson Avenue
Logan Lake Health Centre, #5 Beryl Drive
South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society, 601 Bancroft St
We depend on our donors
Giving comes in many forms and we value each and every gift of time, money, services, and support.
Every gift from you can make the life of a survivor of sexualized violence a bit easier and more joyful. Your donation will support us in ending sexualized violence in our community.