Ashnola at The Crossing

Supporting youth and young adults who are in need of residential programming for substance use concerns.

  • Addictions
  • Counselling
  • Family
  • Youth
  • Youth and Young Adults 17 - 24

Available in Keremeos

Ashnola at The Crossing is now open!

Ashnola at The Crossing–a PCRS and BCMHSUS program–is a provincial, evidence-based, Tier 4 program located just outside of Keremeos, BC. The program supports youth and young adults ages 17 through 24, who are in need of residential treatment for substance use concerns, and is also able to support youth and young adults with concurrent disorders. Ashnola at The Crossing is a participant-centred program with an average length of stay from three to six months based on individualized client goals and treatment plans. The program is operated by Pacific Community Resources Society and is overseen and funded by BC’s Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

Program Features

The philosophy at Ashnola at The Crossing is positive, strengths-based, and participant-centred, with a vision of all people thriving in strong, healthy communities. To assist in accomplishing this, the focus of treatment is ultimately on healing and restoration through the development and fostering of healthy relationships, while supporting individuals to identify and build on their own unique strengths, resilience, and personal values.

A participant at Ashnola at The Crossing can expect staff to be welcoming, accepting, and non-judgemental. Ashnola at The Crossing has adopted a trauma-informed practice model which is reflected in all aspects of the program, the staffing model, and the overall culture.

Program Details

  • Individualized counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Psycho-educational groups
  • Recreational therapy
  • Skills development groups
  • High school completion and continuing education classes
  • Relapse prevention
  • Indigenous and cultural programming
  • Smoking cessation program
  • Family program
  • Aftercare planning/support

The Team

Ashnola at The Crossing provides an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to supporting all participants and their individualized treatment goals. The care team includes:

  • A clinical manager
  • Clinical counsellors
  • An operations manager
  • An intake and transition worker
  • Administration
  • A psychiatrist
  • Addictions physicians
  • A nurse practitioner
  • A registered nurse
  • A social worker
  • Youth Workers
  • A recreation worker
  • Two cooks
  • A homemaker
  • A cultural worker

This Program Is Funded By:

  • BCMHSUS Logo
  • PHSA Logo

Contact Information

Ashnola at The Crossing

3865 Highway #3

Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0

Phone: 250-499-0231

How To Apply

For more information about the program, contact Jen Lowrey at jlowrey@phsa.ca or 604-829-8658.

To download the referral package, please go to www.bcmhsus.ca/programs-at-a-glance.