Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health (ACYMH)

ACYMH ensures mental health services are respectful of traditional teachings and accessible to the Aboriginal community. The program strives for a holistic view of health as set out on the medicine wheel, taking into account the spiritual, the physical, the mental and the emotional.

Call 604-858-0113 or see their brochure for services provided and emergency numbers.

Caring & Sharing Family Support Group

Chilliwack BC Schizophrenia Society provides a Family Support group for people who have a family member with a mental illness. Not limited to those with schizophrenia, it is for all kinds of diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illnesses.
For more information email prov@bcss.org or call 1-888-888-0029.

Chilliwack Addictions and Prevention Services (CAPS)

Chilliwack Addictions and Prevention Services provides effective and coordinated alcohol and drug prevention, intervention, and treatment services for adults, youth, and families living in Chilliwack. CAPS is a non-judgmental program that works with participants to find the right service to meet their needs.
The program offers a range of options, depending on the need of the participant, including:

  • Individual and group counseling for adults and youth experiencing or affected by alcohol and drugs
  • Secondary prevention and early intervention programming to people who are misusing drugs
  • substance affected counselling for people who are not using drugs or alcohol, but instead affected by the use of someone they care about
  • Referrals to other programs such as in-patient treatment at Fraser Health approved facilities
  • Alcohol and drug information
  • Outreach services

Open referral process, office ours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact CAPS at 604-795-5994 or visit www.pcrs.ca/caps. Office located at 45921 Hocking Ave.

Chilliwack Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH)

Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) provides specialized mental health treatment to children and youth  (0-18) and their families, who are experiencing mental health symptoms that impact thoughts, behaviours and feelings. View their brochureprogram descriptions, and Community Referral Guide.

Also see the Chilliwack Mental Health & Substance Resources for Children, Youth and Families.

Contact CYMH at 604-702-2311 for more details, or for more information about Child and Youth Mental Health Programs in British Columbia, visit http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/mental_health/.

Chilliwack Church Youth Groups

The benefits a youth club can bring are very varied, ranging from the fun to the serious. For a listing of local Church Youth Groups, see this pdf.

Chilliwack Youth Health Centre

The Chilliwack Youth Health Centre has two sites dedicated to wellness for youth and young adults ages 12-26 years. You don’t need a referral, it’s free, confidential, and you can drop-in. Teams of service providers can address your medical and mental health needs. You can see them for anything from acne to sexual health to counselling for issues related to anxiety, depression, substance use, gender identity, family conflict, peer conflict, and school and life planning.

Location: Neighbourhood Learning Centre (attached to Chilliwack Senior Secondary)
Address: 46361 Yale Road
Date and Time:
Every Tuesday from 1-7pm
Providers: Counsellors 1-7pm, last drop-in 6pm; Doctors 3-6pm, last drop-in 5:30pm.
Bus Route: 1 Vedder, 3 Chilliwack, and 11 Agassiz/Harrison
Phone: 604-819-4603
Email: chilliwackyouthhealthcentre@gmail.com

Location: Stó:lo Primary Health Care Clinic
Address: 7201 Vedder Rd, Building #7
Date and Time: Every Thursday from 2-7pm
Providers: Counsellors 2-7pm, last drop-in 6pm; Doctors 2-5pm, last drop-in 4:30pm
Bus Route: 1 Vedder and 5 Yarrow/Greendale
Phone: 604-824-3219 or 1-844-827-2473

For the most up to date information, check out www.chilliwackyhc.com or www.facebook.com/chilliwackyhc.

Community Recreation

Recreational programs for youth who cannot afford or are unable to access other recreational options in the community. Emphasis on healthy activity as a lifestyle in a safe, supportive environment. Program also includes special events such a field trips and special outings during breaks in schools schedule. Summer programs designed to provide unique opportunities to experience new recreational choices. Drop-in access for after school programs. No pre-registration required. Funded by the City of Chilliwack.
For more information call Chilliwack Community Services at 604-792-6632 ext 102 or visit www.comserv.bc.ca.

Early Psychosis Intervention Program

Early intervention in psychosis involves early detection and treatment of first-episode psychosis; sustained intensive treatment during the early years or ‘critical period’ in the course of a psychotic disorder; and early detection and treatment of psychotic relapses. Emerging evidence suggests that the benefits of early intervention include improvement in both short and long term outcomes, and reduction of immediate suffering and danger. This EPI Training Program is an online training program designed for Mental Health Clinicians and Physicians to enhance their knowledge and skills in order to provide evidence-based early intervention in psychosis.
For more information visit http://www.epitrainingbc.org/.

Family Night

Every Saturday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Swimming, crafts, sports and games. All families welcome.
Contact the Chillliwack Family YMCA at 604-792-3371 or chilliwack@vanymca.org.

F.O.R.C.E. (Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality)

Offering support, advice and advocacy for parents who are working within the Mental Health system.

Contact Lina at 604-799-5099, or chilliwack.pir.force@gmail.com. Learn more at www.forcesociety.com.

OPT Chilliwack

Opt clinics provide sexual and reproductive health services for all genders, all orientations and all ages. Our clinicians are committed to providing you with confidential, nonjudgmental, youth-friendly, pro-choice, and sex-positive services. Our services include low-cost contraception, STI care, pap screening, pregnancy testing and pregnancy options counselling.

Drop-in Tuesdays from 4:45-6:45pm, 45470 Menholm Rd. Note: There are limited drop in spots available. Making an appointment will guarantee you will be seen.Appointments are required for Pap screening: 604-997-7526.

START Team

The Short Term, Assessment, Response, Treatment (START) Team provides confidential mental health crisis intervention services for children and teens (ages 6 – 18). Services may include mental health and risk assessment, safety planning, short term individual or group therapy, resource and referral coordination, and family support.

Youth, families and professionals can directly access services by contacting the START Team at 1-844-START11 (1-844-782-7811). For more information see Fraser Health’s website.

STI Clinic

We can help you by helping to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases, and providing information about substance abuse services, a needle exchange, cleaning needles, mental health services, sexual assault services, and Hepatitis B vaccine.
Contact the Chilliwack Health Unit, 45470 Menholm Rd, at 604-702-4900.

Sto:lo Health

Dana Jones, Nurse Practitioner, can diagnose medical problems, prescribe birth control, order tests such as blood work and ultrasounds, and manage illnesses and pregnancy.
Sto:lo Nation Health, Building 7, 7201 Vedder Rd. 604-824-3200. Every Thursday and Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Teen Clubs (13-18 year olds)

Teen Clubs promote and facilitate growth and independence within the home and community by teaching social, vocational and personal life skills to Youth within a peer group setting. This service is offered to Youth with special needs aged 13 through 18 years of age. An MCFD-CYSN Social Worker (Ministry of Children and Family Development – Child & Youth with Special Needs) completes eligibility for this service and will complete the referral process. Once referred, Youth and their families are able to select their preference of Teen Clubs each semester. There are three annual semesters that run from January to June, July to August, and September to December.
Teen Clubs vary by semester but can include: Glee Club (Singing Program), Girls ONLY (Lifeskills Program), Culinary Crew & Breakfast Club (Cooking Programs), Health, Fitness & Wellness (Sports and Nutrition Program), REC Club (Recreation, Exercise & Comradery). Other seasonal offerings may include Snapshot Club  (Photography Program), Film Club (Movie Making Program), Great Outdoor Eco-Warriors Club (Outdoor Program), etc. Registration and activity fees apply.

For more information contact the Chilliwack Society for Community Living at 604-846-7777 or aileen.mathews@cscl.org.

Teen Fitness Orientation

Completion of this 1 hr. session with a trainer (to set up a basic fitness program), allows youth (ages 12-15) to use the Cardio room unaccompanied.
Contact the Chillliwack Family YMCA at 604-792-3371 or chilliwack@vanymca.org.

Telecare Crisis and Caring Line

You may be feeling down, lonely worried. Life can be pretty overwhelming at times. Give the Telecare Crisis and Caring Line a call at  1-888-852-9099, and tell them what’s on your mind. Calls are free and are answered by fully trained, life experienced and caring volunteers.

For more information go to www.telecarebc.com.

Youth Reconnect

Provides outreach services to youth ages 12 to 18 who are homeless, street involved, or at risk of becoming so; including possible sex trade involvement. Offers support and advocacy, helping youth to choose a healthier, safer lifestyle and reconnect with their families, schools, and communities. Services include help accessing shelter, food, and other community resources or services; working towards developing long term stability. Funded by MCFD.
Contact Chilliwack Community Services at 8937 School St, 604-792-6632 Ext 101 or 604-798-3246.