Where does the funding come from?
If you have First Nations Health Benefits and you are a BC resident; funding is covered by FNHA. If you are from another province, funding is covered by Health Canada. If you do not have First Nations Health Benefits, funding might be covered by social assistance programs, EI, Friendship Centres, EAP, or personal funding.
Are groceries covered?
No, but assistance may be provided by your band, friendship centre, or social program.
Must I be First Nation's to Attend?
No, but persons with no status must cover their own cost.
How is travel paid for?
First Nations Health Authority, Health Canada, or your band (noninsured).
How is pre-admission medical paid for?
For status persons, your band will cover medical costs.
Must I have children to attend?
In most cases, yes, we are a Family Development Centre. Exceptions may be made for elders and long term couples on a case-by-case.
Can pregnant women attend?
We accept mothers in their first trimester, however, as the emotional work can be difficult we recommend they wait until the baby is born.
What do you consider a family?
A family usually consists of one or both parents and a child or children. Immediate family of the parents may also be included (i.e. parents or siblings).
How do I get Referred?
Clients must be referred by an alcohol and drug counsellor, mental health counsellor, family counsellor social worker, medical person, etc. Clients must have a counsellor to provide post-treatment care.
Can I attend if I'm not from British Columbia?
We have limited admission for Yukon families only.
When can I start?
There is typically a waitlist of 1-2 family programs. Pre-admission requirements and complete applications are needed to be considered for waitlist.
How soon do I need my application completed?
As soon as possible, admission is first come first serve.
Are there waitlists?
Yes, usually 1-2 sessions, the wait may be reduced by quick and satisfactory completion of the application package. There may be cancellations near intake day. Clients on the waitlist may be put on standby and must be able to travel here with few days notice.
Does everyone in my family need to fill out an intake package?
Yes, all family members must have an intake package filled out.
Do children need a medical exam?
The children need a medical exam if a parent tests positive for TB, if the children have been in foster care, or if there is an existing medical condition.
What forms are required prior to confirmation of attendance?
Complete application packages, complete medical exams for adults, immunization records for children, travel to and from the centre, all copies of court orders (probation, parole, suspended sentence), all MCFD or DAA orders, and grocery funding confirmation for six weeks.
Do we accept patients on methadone?
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