BC young people can access long term residential treatment for addictions again – Ashnola at The Crossing is open!

The youth residential treatment centre at The Crossing in Keremeos, which was closed in March 2015, is now open again, thanks to the work of Central City Foundation and our partners.

Now called Ashnola at the Crossing, the facility took in its first residents in March 2017. The program is providing treatment support to youth and young adults, 17-24 years old, challenged by addictions.

For details on referring youth to the program, visit http://www.pcrs.ca/our-services/ashnola-at-the-crossing/.

Ashnola a the Crossing is operated by Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS). Central City Foundation owns the Crossing facility and is providing it rent-free to PHSA and BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) who fund the program.

For more informaThe Crossing at Keremeostion about the program, contact Jen Lowrey at jlowrey@bcmhs.bc.ca or 604-875-2354. To download the referral package, please go to www.bcmhsus.ca/programs-at-a-glance.

Additional program information is also available at http://www.bcmhsus.ca/programs-and-services/youth-and-young-adult-substance-use-treatment-program.

You can also find resources for help at the websites of Here to Help or From Grief to Action.

The Crossing at KeremeosCCF Commitment to BC Families

The support of Central City Foundation donors and partners in helping us build The Crossing in Keremeos enabled us to provide a home for BC’s long-term residential treatment centre for youth challenged by addiction for over six years, until its closure in March 2015. Since that time, we have been working hard to find a solution to reopen The Crossing, and have brought the support of more than 35 community groups across BC to our negotiations with the Ministry of Health.

The Crossing opened in 2009, and over 400 youth passed through the facility and received much-needed care and support from the program. A large number of those young peopleThe Crossing at Keremeos have successfully recovered their health, reclaimed their lives and reconnected with their families.

Our continued commitment to children, youth and families in BC who are struggling with the challenges of addiction has led to this success. We look forward to a continuing relationship with the Ministry to provide the facilities at The Crossing for this critically needed program.


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