First Response Youth Addiction Outreach Program

Providing addiction outreach services to at-risk, vulnerable youth.

  • Addictions
  • Outreach
  • Youth
  • Youth 12 - 19

Available in Aldergrove Chilliwack Cloverdale Langley Surrey

The First Response Youth Addiction Outreach Program, in partnership with the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA), provides addiction outreach services to at-risk, vulnerable youth under the age of 19. These young people are provided services that may decrease their substance use and addiction. Services are provided seven days a week with morning and evening shifts in Surrey.

Program Features

  • Delivering naloxone training and kits to youth.
  • Offering prevention and harm-reduction materials.
  • Supporting youth with referrals to Surrey youth centres, addiction programs, prevention programs, medical facilities, and culturally-appropriate services.
  • Connecting with youth at safe consumption sites.
  • Supporting youth in accessing shelters, safe houses, detox, and medical appointments.
  • Providing one-on-one and group training for naloxone administration and drug and alcohol education in youth centres, alternate schools, and other community agencies.
  • Offering the Choices* group within youth centres that can help youth make healthier choices for themselves through education and addiction intervention-style group counselling.

*The Choices group is a four-week program — available three times per year (January, April, and August of 2018) — offered out of our Surrey Youth Resources Centres and the FRAFCA Youth Hub. The Choices group supports youth in making healthier decisions, gaining support, and giving support to themselves, others, and their communities.

Program Details

Eligibility:

Youth under the age of 19 who may be at high risk for substance use, overdose, and homelessness.

Locations:

  • Surrey, Cloverdale, langley, and aldergrove

    Phone: 236-886-1481

  • Chilliwack addictions and prevention services (caps)

    Phone: 604-795-5994

This program is funded by:

  • fraserhealth

Contact Information

Fraser Regional Office
10328 Whalley Boulevard,
Surrey, BC V3T 4H4

For more information, please contact Becky at 236-886-1481.

How To Apply

Please print the referral form, fill it out, and then email it to Becky at bmajoor@pcrs.ca.