Aboriginal Addictions and Mental Health Outreach

Outreach Worker will work in the community with Aboriginal individuals who are dealing with addictions and mental health issues. Will make appropriate referrals to other agencies. Will accompany clients to their appointments. Will respond to crisis situations by referring to appropriate agencies. Will work closely with Mental Health and other such agencies in regard to addictions and mental health clients. Will liaise with Mental Health and Addictions Services to develop a treatment plan and follow-up for clients who are assessed with addictions. Will provide information and support to clients. Can do admissions, assessments and referrals to Treatment Centres.

Address / Contact Info

Cariboo Friendship Society
99 South Third Avenue Williams Lake, BCV2G 1J1
Addictions & Mental Health Outreach Worker : Tamra Mayoh

Phone Numbers

Cariboo Friendship Society Reception : (250) 398-6831
Addictions & Mental Health Outreach Wo : (250) 305-5365
Fax : (250) 398-6115

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-5:00pm


Accessibility features: wheelchair accessible

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This program was last updated on 27 Jan 2017.