Day, Evening, Weekend for Youth (DEWY)

This program helps young people reduce or abstain from substance use through intensive group counselling and activities.

  • Addictions
  • Counselling
  • Youth
  • Youth 13 - 18

Available in Surrey

DEWY assists youth ages 13 through 18 who are working to overcome substance use issues. The goal of the program is to help youth reduce or abstain from substance use through intensive group counselling and activities.

Program Features

  • Structured counselling group and recovery-oriented recreation services that will enhance the youths’ motivation toward healthier decision-making including reducing or abstaining from substance use
  • Allows for continuous intake. Core Program is Tuesday to Friday from 1 p.m. -5 p.m. with adjustments weekly for evening and weekend programming. We typically request a minimum attendance of 6 hours per week.
  • Serves youth in the Fraser Health region. Our programs is accessible via transit.

Program Details


Youth who are:

  • Aged 13 to 18
  • Assessed as needing intensive services by a Fraser Health funded Youth Substance Use Counsellor or Youth Concurrent Disorder Therapist
  • Currently in stable housing
  • Worried about relapsing and/or wanting to change substance use impacts in their life
  • Able to get to and from the program


  • DEWY

    10453 Whalley Boulevard, Surrey, BC V3T 5B1


Group sessions are flexible to youth needs including gender specific, Aboriginal, and multi-cultural content.

Core Components

  • Personal health and safety
  • Goal setting
  • Personal values
  • Family and friends
  • Substance misuse education
  • Coping skills
  • Relapse prevention

Optional Components

  • Alumni groups and services are offered


  • fraserhealth

Contact Information

Program inquiries can be sent to

DEWY Team Lead

Jessica Hilton
Phone: 604-951-4821

Manager – Substance Use and Mental Health, Fraser Region

Rob Axsen
Phone: 604-317-8498

How To Apply

Referrals are accepted from substance use counsellors (Fraser Health direct service and contracted service providers including Creekside Withdrawal Management) and youth concurrent disorders therapists.

Referrals must be emailed to Shannon Smith, Fraser Health Youth Intake Specialist, at

Once completed referrals have been received by email, they will be forwarded to the Fraser Health Screening Committee for review. Screening is typically completed in 24 – 72 hours. Once screened, DEWY staff will contact the youth directly to set up an intake meeting.

Counsellors are available to provide program orientation visits prior to, or during, the referral process.