The youth residential treatment centre at The Crossing at Keremeos, which was closed in March 2015, will be reopening soon, thanks to the work of Central City Foundation and our partners.
Now called “Ashnola at the Crossing”, the facility is accepting referrals now. Opening in early 2017, the program will provide treatment support to youth and young adults,17-24 years old, with substance use concerns.
For details, visit http://www.pcrs.ca/our-services/ashnola-at-the-crossing/.
Additional program information is also available at http://www.bcmhsus.ca/programs-and-services/youth-and-young-adult-substance-use-treatment-program.
New Operator Chosen
On September 20, following a comprehensive Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the new program, PHSA and BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) announced that Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) has been selected as the operator.
“It’s exciting to move forward towards a reopening of The Crossing, the facility Central City Foundation custom built to be home to a long term residential treatment program for youth with addictions,” said Jennifer Johnstone, president and CEO, Central City Foundation. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to BC families to ensure this urgently needed service is available in our province.”
Central City Foundation is delighted that PCRS has successfully won the contract to provide services at The Crossing for BC youth. PCRS was a key partner, along with From Grief to Action, in working to build the Crossing for BC’s first long term residential treatment centre for youth challenged by addictions as part of an integrated approach to youth services more than 15 years ago. We are confident that PCRS’ well-earned reputation for leadership, innovation and community partnerships will result in excellent programming and measurable improvements in the lives of BC youth and their families.
CCF Commitment to BC Families
The support of Central City Foundation donors and partners in helping us build The Crossing at Keremeos enabled us to provide a home for BC’s long-term residential treatment centre for youth challenged by addiction for over six years. Since the program was closed in March 2015, 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.
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 people 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 working with the Ministry to provide the facilities at The Crossing at Keremeos and implement a new program within months.
Watch CCF CEO Jennifer Johnstone explain how BC youth and their families will benefit from the reopening of The Crossing at Keremeos.