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We offer services to youth between 12 and 18 years old and their families in the community through a variety of programs. Most of our services are outreach based, meaning we will meet you where it is most convenient for you. Our individualized services look different for each youth and family depending on their needs and goals. There is no charge for our services. We are well connected in the community and make sure you will be, too. Referrals can be made by parents, teens, teachers, and social workers.

Family Services

Family Outreach

Individualized service for youth and families experiencing conflict: Help with communication skills, providing conflict resolution and getting connected to community resources. (Ministry referrals only)


Rapid Response

A 6 week intensive program for families with children 0-18 years to reduce the family's crisis or conflict and promote harmony in the home. (Ministry referrals only)


Family Counselling

Short-term counselling for youth and families, who don't have other options to obtain counselling.

Youth Services

Street Outreach

Youth will be supported as they attempt to leave street involvement and homelessness and/or reconnect with their families. The focus is on basic safety needs such as help to find food, shelter or medical attention.


Independent Living and Youth Agreement Support

Outreach services for youth living on their own supporting them in the transition to independence. The focus is on life skills and increasing confidence, health, communication skills and supporting education or work. (Ministry referrals only)


SEY (Stop Exploiting Youth)

Intensive outreach services for youth who are sexually exploited or at high risk of sexual exploitation.


Youth Education Support (YES)

Youth are supported in maintaining or transitioning back into school with a comprehensive program that assists in academic achievement, personal development and developing family and community supports.


Youth Mentorship

Youth are provided with a positive adult role model to increase youth resiliency and success.


Autumn House

A youth housing program for youth with a live in youth mentor and an Outreach worker, who will help with development of independent living and personal management skills. (Ministry referrals only)


Bridges

This program focuses on bridging youth services to clients that have aged out of other programs. The goal is to provide continued support and advocacy when needed.

 


Basic Lifeskills Training (Langley)

The Langley Basic Lifeskills Training (BLT) Program is a safe place for youth (ages 14-21) living with mental health challenges, to meet and build skills through support, education and recreation. We strive to empower youth, promote healing and foster healthy social connections. Find out more...


Talia's Closet

Talia’s Closet

Helping Abbotsford Graduates one dress at a time.

Talia’s Closet strives to help graduates to celebrate their success in alleviating the monetary pressure associated with graduation by provided grads with a free dress.

We collect gently worn gowns and accessories as well as gift certificates and services for hairdressing, alteration, nails, photography. Find out more...

In It Together


A project funded by the National Crime Prevention Centre supporting youth at risk of gang involvement, and their families, through outreach services, skill building and recreation, as well as offering prevention services such as parent education.

Youth Justice Services

Intensive Support and Supervision Program (ISSP)

Youth are supported in participating in pro-social activities and programs. A worker will also monitor compliance with court orders and facilitate rehabilitation and reintegration in the community. (Probation referrals only)


Community Work Service

Providing community work service opportunities for youth probationers and allowing them a sense of accountability and an opportunity to build positive relationships within the community. (Probation referrals only)

Groups

Parent of Teen group

An 8 week group for parents of teenagers, which offers support, tools and strategies for effective parenting of this age group. This group is offered in English and Punjabi.


Teen groups

Series of groups are offered addressing a variety of issues that can cause conflict for youth. Topics include self care, self esteem, anger management, communication, critical thinking. Currently we are running the following teen groups:

  • Girls Circle ( girls age 11-14)
  • Anger Management (co-ed age 15-18)
  • Healthy Relationships Group (girls age 15-18)
  • Growing Healthy, Going Strong (boys age 11-14)
  • Independent Living Skills group (co-ed age 15-18)

Women's Wellness

This group is a fit for moms with teens 13-19 who are experiencing burnout and the impact of living in a high stress environment.

Drop-In Groups

Mom of Teens: 4th Monday of the Month

Dad with Teens: 2nd Monday of the Month