Elders Circle of Care Program

The program also runs an Elders Mentoring Youth Project that is Elder driven. The children and youth attend one day a week to participate in traditional and cultural activities such as story telling, food gathering and preparing, arts and crafts.

Address / Contact Info

Cariboo Friendship Society Eagles Nest
228 South Third Avenue Williams Lake, BCV2G 1J4
The Elder's Circle of Care Program is located at the Eagle's Nest Building at 228 South Third Avenue, Williams Lake, BC

Phone Numbers

Elder's Circle of Care : (250) 398-7921
Cariboo Friendship Society Reception : (250) 398-6831
Fax : (250) 398-6115

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Walk-in hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm


Accessibility features: wheelchair accessible

Service Details

Referral protocol: self
Accepting new patients / clients: Accepting new clients

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Other Programs from This Organization

Aboriginal Addictions and Mental Health Outreach Aboriginal clients who are dealing with addictions and mental health issues will be assisted in their daily challenges and life skills on an as need basis.
Aboriginal Child & Youth Mental Health Using a holistic approach, which matches the individual's needs and beliefs, the Aboriginal Child and youth Wellness team will work with children, youth and their families to promote wellness for those suffering from multiple barriers, social, emotional and/or behavioural disorders
Aboriginal Infant Development Program Will deliver individual appropriate services to Aboriginal infants, young children and their families. This is a family centred, home-based program and works in partnership with parents/caregivers to develop useful strategies to promote child development.
Aboriginal Supported Child Development To support the inclusion of Aboriginal children with special needs who require additional support in Child Care settings chosen by their families.
Children Who Witness Abuse A counsellor on staff offers one-on-one, group and family group counselling, and assistance to children and youth between the ages of 3 and 18 who have witnessed domestic violence.
Chiwid Transition House A 16 bed unit which provides a haven for women and their children who have been physically, sexually, and/or emotionally abused. The Transition House provides counselling, education and support for women and children in such programs as: In-house group meetings, one-to-one counselling sessions with a contracted therapist. Chiwid also offers educational presentations/workshops on domestic violence as part of its community outreach program.
Mental Health Liaison This program is to assist Aboriginal individuals who are dealing with mental health issues. The Mental Health Worker will provide this service to individuals and their families who live in Williams Lake and the surrounding area.
Pregnancy Outreach Program This program, under the direction of a nurse, provides lifestyle counselling to prenatal women in areas of nutrition, breast feeding, budgeting and substance abuse. Food supplements are provided for low income clients. A free luncheon with guest speaker (car seat safety, infant massage, mother sewing group) is offered on a weekly drop-in basis.
Shelter Services The Shelter is available 24 hours a day and provides no cost overnight accommodation to transients and those temporarily without housing and in crisis situations. The Shelter has thirty beds including a family unit.

This program was last updated on 01 Feb 2017.