PO Box 1266 | 5012 49th Ave | Fort Nelson, BC | V0C 1R0
Tel: (250) 774-2993 | Fax: (250) 774-2998
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed from 12-1 for lunch
Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Society
FNAFS Programs and Services
Mental Health & Addictions Awareness and Advocacy
- We offer professional counselling for personalized needs: Drug and alcohol, individual and family counselling, self-wellness, drop-ins, and referrals. Evening counselling is available.
Stop the Violence Family Awareness, Counselling, and Advocacy
- The Stop the Violence Counseling Program offers professional, confidential counseling within a client-centered approach. Individual counseling is available to women ages 19 years of age and older, and to youth living an adult lifestyle, that may have experienced sexual assault, domestic/relationship violence (mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, dating/relationship) or childhood trauma.
Women's Outreach and Advocacy
- The Outreach/Advocate works Monday through Wednesday assisting those who require support with: (1) Completion of documentation, (2) Referrals for various community services, and (3) Referrals/info regarding government programs.
Job Placement Coordinator
- The Job Placement Coordinator is responsible for activities intended to support and increase Indigenous People accessing training and supports towards job placement.
Youth Outreach Program
- The Youth Outreach Program offers a wide range of programming/services for youth. Programming includes Life Skills training, one-on-one advocacy/support, structured group activities, development of positive support systems, healthy lifestyle choices, cultural activities and healing arts, as well as participation in community events and activities.
HIV/AIDS Awareness and Outreach
- This department provides the Fort Nelson community and surrounding areas with methods on how to live HIV/AIDS and STI free, while maintaining an active lifestyle. Harm Reduction supplies are available.
Food Bank Program
- Run entirely on donations, this program runs every second Thursday—providing food hampers to unemployed/underemployed individuals and families. Bread pick-up is available at any time.
Women's Transition House
- Provides shelter for women and their children who are fleeing family violence. Funded by BC Housing.
- Minimal barrier emergency shelter for men ages 19 years and older. Provides six beds and a refuge area. Offers snacks and food vouchers, clothing, toiletries, showers, free off-site laundry services, information and referrals to community services, and case planning for all guests. Zero tolerance for alcohol and drug use. Funded by BC Housing.
- The Youth Centre is a free drop-in program funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The mission is to provide a safe, healthy, and non-judgemental environment for all youth between the ages of 7-18. Activities may include: homework help, career planning, life skills, cultural activities, game nights, movie nights, swimming, snowshoeing, crafts, baking and so much more.
Men's Support Group
- Supports men with their holistic needs—addressing fellowship, peer support, and health. Every Tuesday from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. A light meal is provided.
Women of Wellness Group
- Weekly meetings offer a safe, relaxing, and confidential environment to build fellowship and develop supportive relationships within the community. Every Monday night from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. A light meal and free child care on site are provided.
- Crafts are for sale by Regional Elders. We sell a variety of moccasins, rubbers, wraps, jewelry, birch bark baskets, dream-catchers, key chains, card cases and more. All Craft Sales are cash only.
- Led by Elders, this program provides interactive activities to socialize, and to receive support and holistic health information. A light snack is provided. This program runs every second Wednesday from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Community celebrations, and recognition of nationally-identified health and social-related days of importance, including Mental Health and Addictions Week, Sisters in Spirit, HIV Harm Reduction Awareness Week, and many more.
- The victim service program offers services to all people in the Fort Nelson area. This police-based victim service program will provide Critical Incident Response, Criminal Justice Information and Support, Safety Planning, Information and Referrals as well as Emotional and Practical Support to clients. The Victim Services Program Manager works out of the RCMP Detachment.
Soup and Bannock
- This food program runs from October through June, and includes participation by volunteers. Every Tuesday, a soup and bannock lunch is available from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. It is $6/person and you get soup, bannock, tea/coffee/juice, and dessert.