New Youth Suicide Intervention Toolkits Available - Salt Spring Island

Community Health Notice posted: 14-Oct-2016 2:08 PM PDT

These toolkits were initiated and developed to help parents, caregivers and professionals, like teachers and healthcare providers, reach out to children and youth who may be at risk for suicide on Salt Spring Island, as well as for youth themselves.

Download the toolkits from Salt Spring Island Community Services website

Social Services - Special Needs

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities

The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities raises public and political awareness around issues that affect the lives of people who live with a disability.more info

Address / Contact Info
toll free: 1-800-663-1278
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Choices Too Services Ltd.

Choices is a Day Program and Supported Employment program for adults who are intellectually challenged.more info

Address / Contact Info
225 Wildwood Crescent
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2N7
Store: (250) 537-1115
office: (250) 537-1954
Fax: (250) 538-1700

Community Initiatives Day Programming

Community Initiatives provides day programming for adults who are intellectually challenged.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-9971
Fax: (250) 537-9974
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Community Living British Columbia

Community Living BC delivers support and services to adults with developmental disabilities and their families in British Columbia.more info

Address / Contact Info
220-174 Wilson Street
, Victoria, BC, V9A 7N6
toll free: 1-877-660-2522
Fax: (250) 952-4203
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Community Living Summer Program

The Summer Program provides a structured activity-based day program for children with mental challenges.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-9971
Fax: (250) 537-9974
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Gulf Islands Families Together Society (GIFTS)

GIFTS supports people with disabilities by recognizing their right to employment, social, recreational, educational access and housing.more info

Address / Contact Info
152 McPhillips Avenue
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2V8
Phone: (250) 537-4744
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Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD)

The Ministry provides programs and services to ensure that healthy children and responsible families are living in safe, caring and inclusive communities.more info

Address / Contact Info
Saanich Peninsula & Gulf Islands Integrated Services
103-7851 E Saanich Road
, Saanichton, BC, V8W 9S3
Phone: (250) 544-3300
Fax: (250) 544-3315
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Red Cross Short Term Equipment Loan Program

The Short Term Health Equipment Loan Program alleviates the pressures that come along with injury or illness, assists seniors with mobility issues, allows people to return home from hospital earlier, and supports those in palliative care who wish to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home. The Canadian Red Cross provides aids such as wheelchairs, walkers, bath seats and benches, commodes and toilet seats, crutches and canes, bed handles and other durable medical equipment.more info

Address / Contact Info
Canadian Red Cross, Salt Spring Island Office
135 Crofton Road
, Salt Spring Island , BC, V8K1E2
Phone: (250) 538-4834
Fax: (250) 537-4359
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Salt Spring Therapeutic Riding Association

A registered not for profit organization offering services to promote the well being and education of individuals having physical, intellectual or emotional disabilities through the development of equine skills and structured programs with horses.more info

Address / Contact Info
1860 Fulford Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2A5
Phone: (250) 653-4979
Fax: (250) 653-9212

Special Needs Child Support

Child Support services are available to assist with the care, supervision and support of children with mental challenges.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-9971
Fax: (250) 537-9974
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