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RCMP Police

RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law. 24/7.

RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law.

24/7
1419 11th Ave North, Golden

 

Abuse and neglect of children - who do I call

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect – Child Protection Services 24/7.

If a child is in immediate danger, call police at 911 to intervene.

If you think a child or youth under 19 years of age is being abused or neglected, you have the legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker. Phone 1 800 663-9122 at any time of the day or night.

24/7
All Local - Golden and District Hospital

24/7 Services include inpatient, obstetrics, and emergency

Acute and Emergency Care

24/7
835 9th Street North
All Local - Golden Safe Homes and Crisis Line

Emergency shelter for women and children fleeing violence. 24/7.

  • Emergency shelter for women and children fleeing violence
  • 24 hour crisis line for women and female youth
24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year
Office hours Monday to Friday 10:00am. – 4:00pm. Thursday 10:30 – 4:00pm.
419C 9th Avenue North
Next to Brent’s Boardshop
BC Drug and Poison Information Centre

If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance. 24/7.

If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance.

If someone is unconscious, having a seizure, difficulty breathing or chest pain, immediately call 9-1-1.

24/7

Separate Drug Information Line for BC healthcare professionals:  1-866-298-5909 (Monday – Friday; 9:00 – 4:00)

bc211

211 is a free, confidential telephone and texting service for kids and youth and their families. We can connect you with services in your area. 24/7.

211 is a free, confidential, multilingual telephone and texting service for children, youth and their families with information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services.

24/7
East Kootenay Crisis Line

Crisis Line for children, youth and adults. 24/7.

Crisis Line for children, youth and adults – serving the entire East Kootenay region including Golden.

24/7
Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling. Online or on the phone. English or French.

Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling and referral service for children and youth.

The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

 

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends

(menu button is in the top right corner).

You can chat with a counsellor between 4:00 pm – midnight on Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

24/7
KUU-US Crisis Services Line

For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people. 24/7.

For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people.

24/7
MCFD Child and Youth Help Line

A 24-hour after hours / emergency service for children & youth and for those who are concerned about them.

A 24 hour  comprehensive help line for Children and Youth and for those who are concerned about them, including after hours /emergency service.

MCFD – Ministry of Children and Family Development

24/7
Mental Health Support Line

This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal. 24/7.

This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal 24/7. Crisis line workers are trained to help provide emotional support as well as mental health information and resources.

24/7
Suicide Help Line

Please call. You are not alone. 24/7.

Please call. You are not alone. Support available in 140 languages.

24/7
VictimLink Help Line

Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. 24/7.

Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. Support available in over 110 languages.

24/7
Youth Against Violence Line

Are you in danger? Is someone you know being threatened? Want to make a difference? 24/7.

If you’re in any way concerned about your safety or the safety of others, we can help. Anything you say is kept completely confidential and you remain totally anonymous – we don’t have call display either. And, because the YAV Line is a multilingual service, we can talk to you in your language.

24/7
Youth Crisis Line

Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

24/7
Youthspace.ca

Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

Mental Health

All Local - Child and Youth Mental Health Golden

Assessment and treatment for children and youth with mental health challenges.

Walk-in Intake Clinic, no appointment needed. Services available include:

 

  • Local assessment and treatment for mental health challenges.
  • Referral for psychiatric out-patient assessment.
  • Referral to residential assessment and treatment.
Walk-in Intake: Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
Regular opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
1104 9th St South, Golden
Across from Wolf’s Den
All Local - Child and Youth Support - Golden Family Center

As a mentor, the Child and Youth Support worker will be involved with your child or youth in indoor or outdoor activities either at the Golden Family Center or in the community. A mentor is a role model, who can work with your child or youth on problem solving, skill-building, and conflict resolution. For youth, the worker can also help explore educational or vocational opportunities.

Monday to Friday – please phone for an intake appointment.
421 9th Avenue South
Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
All Local - Child and Youth with Special Needs

Specialized service and funding options for children or youth who have special needs and their families.

Services for At-Home Medical Assistance; Intellectual disabilities; Autism Spectrum disorder; Complex health needs.

Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30
1104 9th St. South
Across from Wolf’s Den
All Local - Golden and District Hospital

24/7 Services include inpatient, obstetrics, and emergency

Acute and Emergency Care

24/7
835 9th Street North
All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

Family doctors accepting new patients.

When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

Monday to Friday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
826 9th Street South
Across from the Court House
All Local - Parents Helping Parents support Group

Support group by local parents for local parents with children and youth experiencing challenges with mental health and substance use.

Support group by parents for parents with children and youth experiencing challenges with mental health and substance use.

3rd Thursday of each month during the school year
7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Room 5 at Golden Secondary School
All local - TREKK - Therapeutic Rehabilitation for East Kootenay Kids

Occupational and Physical Therapy for emotional, sensory and physical limitations.

Occupational and Physical Therapy for emotional, sensory processing and physical limitations – to promote independence and participation in everyday life. Available in Golden.

by appointment
All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
421 9th Avenue South
Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
Anxiety BC

Living with too much anxiety? Resources, Results, Relief. 24/7.

Living with too much anxiety? Resources, Results, Relief.

Create an Anxiety Plan for you. Use the MindShift app – located on the website.

Autism Spectrum

Local Autism Spectrum support services and referral.

Local staff in the Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) program can help you find out what services might be available to you and can provide information, referral and support.

 

Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30
1104 9th Street South
Across from Wolf’s Den
bc211

211 is a free, confidential telephone and texting service for kids and youth and their families. We can connect you with services in your area. 24/7.

211 is a free, confidential, multilingual telephone and texting service for children, youth and their families with information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services.

24/7
CMHA Family Navigator

The Family Navigator helps parents and caregivers access programs and services based on their family’s needs.

The Interior Region Family Navigator works with CMHA branches throughout the Interior region to help parents and caregivers access programs and services based on their family’s needs.

Early Psychosis Intervention
BC early psychosis information online
BC early psychosis information online
Email counselling for youth - regional

The Youthtalk program provides email counselling, information and referrals by professional counsellors in a secure and confidential format, for a variety of youth issues.

This service is offered through the Pacific Centre on Vancouver Island

Family Smart

The FamilySmart website has information and tools for youth with mental health challenges and their families.

FamilySmart™ is about achieving better mental health outcomes for children and youth. The FamilySmart website has information and tools for youth and their families.

Foundry

Foundry offers health and wellness resources, services and supports for young people ages 12-24. Information, self-checks, tips, apps & tools, resources and stories

A website to help children, youth and young adults in BC to connect to mental health resources and support. You will find information, self-checks, tips, apps & tools, resources and stories from other young people.

(This site used to be called Mindcheck)

Foundrybc.ca is powered by BC Children’s Hospital

IHCAN ( Interior Health Children's Assessment Network ) - Regional

The Interior Health Children’s Assessment Network (IHCAN) provides assessment and diagnosis for children and youth living in the Interior Health region who demonstrate significant impairment in a number of domains of functioning.

Referrals through a pediatrician or through a psychiatrist or other medical specialist.

826 9th Street South
Across from the Court House
Kelty Mental Health

Mental Health and Substance Use information, resources and peer support to children, youth and their families

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across BC. We also provide peer support to people of all ages with eating disorders.

24/7
Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling. Online or on the phone. English or French.

Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling and referral service for children and youth.

The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

 

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends

(menu button is in the top right corner).

You can chat with a counsellor between 4:00 pm – midnight on Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

24/7
KUU-US Crisis Services Line

For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people. 24/7.

For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people.

24/7
Mental Health Support Line

This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal. 24/7.

This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal 24/7. Crisis line workers are trained to help provide emotional support as well as mental health information and resources.

24/7
Mindyourmind.ca

Mindyourmind provides resources to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and increase access to community support.

Mindyourmind provides resources to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and increase access to community support.

Psychiatric consultation - regional

Access through local referral from Child and Youth Mental Health

Access through referral from CYMH (Child and Youth Mental Health)

CYMH Walk-in Intake: Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
Regular opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
CYMH
1104 9th Street South
Across from Wolf’s Den
Residential psychiatric assessment services ( Adolescent Psychiatric Unit - regional )

The APU provides assessment and treatment planning for youth from 12 to 18 years of age

The Adolescent Psychiatric Unit provides assessment and treatment planning for youth from 12 to 18 years of age. We are all here to provide you and your family with tools to help cope with life’s struggles… what’s buggin’ ya.

Accessed through CYMH ( Child and Youth Mental Health ) by referral.

by CYMH referral, 2-4 week stay
Kelowna
Suicide Help Line

Please call. You are not alone. 24/7.

Please call. You are not alone. Support available in 140 languages.

24/7
Youth Crisis Line

Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

24/7
Youthspace.ca

Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

Substance Use

Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral services - regional

Free, confidential information and referral services for anyone with any kind of substance use issue

Free, confidential information and referral services for anyone with any kind of substance use issue.

 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Golden

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women of ALL AGES, whose purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women of ALL AGES, Youth are Welcome. Follow link below for meeting times and locations.

They share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Everything shared is kept confidential. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. The purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

All Local - Golden and District Hospital

24/7 Services include inpatient, obstetrics, and emergency

Acute and Emergency Care

24/7
835 9th Street North
All Local - Golden Harm Reduction

Harm reduction supplies and Naloxone kits are available through the Public Health Unit at the hospital.

Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
835 9th. Ave South
Golden Hospital – West entrance
All Local - Parents Helping Parents support Group

Support group by local parents for local parents with children and youth experiencing challenges with mental health and substance use.

Support group by parents for parents with children and youth experiencing challenges with mental health and substance use.

3rd Thursday of each month during the school year
7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Room 5 at Golden Secondary School
All Local - Public Health Unit - Golden

Confidential – birth control, pregnancy testing, harm reduction supplies, mother & child health

  • emergency contraception
  • pregnancy testing
  • contraception education
  • harm reduction supplies
  • Naloxone kits
  • Overdose prevention
  • Vaccinations for all ages
  • mother and child health
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
(Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
835 9th Avenue South
Golden Hospital – West entrance
All Local - Youth substance use counselling - East Kootenay Addiction Services Society EKASS

Free and confidential counselling for youth dealing with their own or someone else’s addiction or substance misuse.

Free and confidential counselling for children and youth dealing with their own or someone else’s addiction or substance misuse.

Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
421 9th Avenue South
Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
BC Drug and Poison Information Centre

If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance. 24/7.

If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance.

If someone is unconscious, having a seizure, difficulty breathing or chest pain, immediately call 9-1-1.

24/7

Separate Drug Information Line for BC healthcare professionals:  1-866-298-5909 (Monday – Friday; 9:00 – 4:00)

bc211

211 is a free, confidential telephone and texting service for kids and youth and their families. We can connect you with services in your area. 24/7.

211 is a free, confidential, multilingual telephone and texting service for children, youth and their families with information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services.

24/7
CMHA Family Navigator

The Family Navigator helps parents and caregivers access programs and services based on their family’s needs.

The Interior Region Family Navigator works with CMHA branches throughout the Interior region to help parents and caregivers access programs and services based on their family’s needs.

Detox - regional

The Golden youth substance use counsellor can help you access detox.

The Golden youth substance use counsellor can help you access detox.

The youth substance use counsellor works for the East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) but has an office at the Golden Family Center.

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 am. Please call or drop by to make an appointment.
421 – 9th Avenue North
Second floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
East Kootenay Crisis Line

Crisis Line for children, youth and adults. 24/7.

Crisis Line for children, youth and adults – serving the entire East Kootenay region including Golden.

24/7
Kelty Mental Health

Mental Health and Substance Use information, resources and peer support to children, youth and their families

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across BC. We also provide peer support to people of all ages with eating disorders.

24/7
Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling. Online or on the phone. English or French.

Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling and referral service for children and youth.

The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

 

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends

(menu button is in the top right corner).

You can chat with a counsellor between 4:00 pm – midnight on Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

24/7
KUU-US Crisis Services Line

For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people. 24/7.

For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people.

24/7
Psychiatric consultation - regional

Access through local referral from Child and Youth Mental Health

Access through referral from CYMH (Child and Youth Mental Health)

CYMH Walk-in Intake: Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
Regular opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
CYMH
1104 9th Street South
Across from Wolf’s Den
Residential psychiatric assessment services ( Adolescent Psychiatric Unit - regional )

The APU provides assessment and treatment planning for youth from 12 to 18 years of age

The Adolescent Psychiatric Unit provides assessment and treatment planning for youth from 12 to 18 years of age. We are all here to provide you and your family with tools to help cope with life’s struggles… what’s buggin’ ya.

Accessed through CYMH ( Child and Youth Mental Health ) by referral.

by CYMH referral, 2-4 week stay
Kelowna
Suicide Help Line

Please call. You are not alone. 24/7.

Please call. You are not alone. Support available in 140 languages.

24/7
Youthspace.ca

Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

Talk To Someone

Alcoholics Anonymous Golden

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women of ALL AGES, whose purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women of ALL AGES, Youth are Welcome. Follow link below for meeting times and locations.

They share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Everything shared is kept confidential. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. The purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

All Local - Child and Youth Mental Health Golden

Assessment and treatment for children and youth with mental health challenges.

Walk-in Intake Clinic, no appointment needed. Services available include:

 

  • Local assessment and treatment for mental health challenges.
  • Referral for psychiatric out-patient assessment.
  • Referral to residential assessment and treatment.
Walk-in Intake: Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
Regular opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
1104 9th St South, Golden
Across from Wolf’s Den
All Local - East Kootenay Employment - Golden

We can help you find work, plan for a new career, or upgrade your skills.

We can help you find work, plan for a new career, or upgrade your skills.

The services we offer include:

 

  • Self-help Job Search through the centre’s resources, public computers, faxing and photocopying, local public telephone, job board and friendly assistance and support from our staff.
  • Information and referrals to local agencies, labour market info, employment standards, EI, and other community resources.
  • Employment Coaching available for those individuals who are having challenges in achieving and maintaining employment. Coaching can include resume and interview workshops, computer help, literacy and essential skills workshops.
  • Monday to Friday 8:30 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:30 pm
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
All Local - Golden Hospice Society

Support in times of grief

The trained volunteers of the Golden Hospice Society provide support to individuals and families facing a terminal diagnosis.

The Hospice Society volunteers also provide support to those who are grieving the death of a person close to them.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
413 9th Avenue North
Next to Bacchus Books
All Local - Golden Women's Resource Centre

A safe and positive place for women and girls to get support, access services, relax and unwind

A safe and positive place for women and girls to get support, access services, relax and unwind

 

  • coffee
  • computers
  • Good Karma clothing exchange
  • resource Library
Hours : Monday – Friday 10:00 am. – 4:00 pm. Thursday 10:30 – 4:00
Closed weekends and civic holidays
419C Avenue North Golden
Next to Brent’s Board shop
All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
421 9th Avenue South
Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
Anxiety BC

Living with too much anxiety? Resources, Results, Relief. 24/7.

Living with too much anxiety? Resources, Results, Relief.

Create an Anxiety Plan for you. Use the MindShift app – located on the website.

East Kootenay Crisis Line

Crisis Line for children, youth and adults. 24/7.

Crisis Line for children, youth and adults – serving the entire East Kootenay region including Golden.

24/7
Email counselling for youth - regional

The Youthtalk program provides email counselling, information and referrals by professional counsellors in a secure and confidential format, for a variety of youth issues.

This service is offered through the Pacific Centre on Vancouver Island

Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling. Online or on the phone. English or French.

Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling and referral service for children and youth.

The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

 

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends

(menu button is in the top right corner).

You can chat with a counsellor between 4:00 pm – midnight on Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

24/7
KUU-US Crisis Services Line

For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people. 24/7.

For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people.

24/7
MCFD Child and Youth Help Line

A 24-hour after hours / emergency service for children & youth and for those who are concerned about them.

A 24 hour  comprehensive help line for Children and Youth and for those who are concerned about them, including after hours /emergency service.

MCFD – Ministry of Children and Family Development

24/7
Mental Health Support Line

This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal. 24/7.

This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal 24/7. Crisis line workers are trained to help provide emotional support as well as mental health information and resources.

24/7
Youth Crisis Line

Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

24/7
Youth in BC

Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

1:00 pm – 2:00 am (MST)
Youthspace.ca

Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

Physical Health

All Local - Child and Youth with Special Needs

Specialized service and funding options for children or youth who have special needs and their families.

Services for At-Home Medical Assistance; Intellectual disabilities; Autism Spectrum disorder; Complex health needs.

Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30
1104 9th St. South
Across from Wolf’s Den
All Local - Eating Disorders

Local access to assessment and treatment planning

Local access to assessment and treatment planning. Connected with Cranbrook pediatricians and the BC Children’s Hospital.

Contact Child and Youth Mental Health or the Golden Medical Clinic

Child and Youth Mental Health
1104 9th Street South
Across from Wolf’s Den
Golden Medical Clinic
826 9th Street South

 

All Local - Golden and District Hospital

24/7 Services include inpatient, obstetrics, and emergency

Acute and Emergency Care

24/7
835 9th Street North
All Local - Golden Food Bank

Food Hamper Pick-Up days are: Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm and  Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Closed on Holiday Mondays)

First Visit to the Food Bank…  Register on any Wednesday or Monday during our hamper distribution hours.

We will need information about your residency here in Golden, employment status and number of people in your household.  We will also require identification for EACH member of your household.  Please be sure to bring these things with you on your first visit to the Golden Food Bank.

Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1115 9th Street South
Next to the Wolf’s Den
All Local - Golden Harm Reduction

Harm reduction supplies and Naloxone kits are available through the Public Health Unit at the hospital.

Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
835 9th. Ave South
Golden Hospital – West entrance
All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

Family doctors accepting new patients.

When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

Monday to Friday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
826 9th Street South
Across from the Court House
All Local - Public Health Unit - Golden

Confidential – birth control, pregnancy testing, harm reduction supplies, mother & child health

  • emergency contraception
  • pregnancy testing
  • contraception education
  • harm reduction supplies
  • Naloxone kits
  • Overdose prevention
  • Vaccinations for all ages
  • mother and child health
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
(Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
835 9th Avenue South
Golden Hospital – West entrance
All local - TREKK - Therapeutic Rehabilitation for East Kootenay Kids

Occupational and Physical Therapy for emotional, sensory and physical limitations.

Occupational and Physical Therapy for emotional, sensory processing and physical limitations – to promote independence and participation in everyday life. Available in Golden.

by appointment
ANKORS - regional

AIDS Network, Outreach and Support Society

For those living with and at the greatest risk of acquiring HIV/ AIDS and/ or HCV, who have difficulty obtaining services elsewhere, especially due to substance use, mental illness, sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity, and/ or other social barriers.

Trans connect – support and resources for Transgender and Gender Variant folks in the East and West Kootenays.

#209 – 16th Ave. North Cranbrook BC VOA 1HO
BC Drug and Poison Information Centre

If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance. 24/7.

If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance.

If someone is unconscious, having a seizure, difficulty breathing or chest pain, immediately call 9-1-1.

24/7

Separate Drug Information Line for BC healthcare professionals:  1-866-298-5909 (Monday – Friday; 9:00 – 4:00)

bc211

211 is a free, confidential telephone and texting service for kids and youth and their families. We can connect you with services in your area. 24/7.

211 is a free, confidential, multilingual telephone and texting service for children, youth and their families with information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services.

24/7
Healthlink BC

Health information – speak with a nurse anytime of the day or night

HealthLink BC can help you with health information, help you navigate the health care system and find health services across the province, or connect you with a registered nurse, registered dietitian, qualified exercise professional, or pharmacist.

 

24/7
IHCAN ( Interior Health Children's Assessment Network ) - Regional

The Interior Health Children’s Assessment Network (IHCAN) provides assessment and diagnosis for children and youth living in the Interior Health region who demonstrate significant impairment in a number of domains of functioning.

Referrals through a pediatrician or through a psychiatrist or other medical specialist.

826 9th Street South
Across from the Court House
Jessie's Legacy

Eating disorders prevention and awareness

Special Needs

All Local - Child and Youth with Special Needs

Specialized service and funding options for children or youth who have special needs and their families.

Services for At-Home Medical Assistance; Intellectual disabilities; Autism Spectrum disorder; Complex health needs.

Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30
1104 9th St. South
Across from Wolf’s Den
All Local - Infant Development Program - Golden Family Center
  • Support services for young children – birth to three years old – who have a delay in their development or who are at risk for a delay in their development.
  • This service is also for very young children who have been diagnosed with a disability or who have a medical condition.
    Monday to Friday – please call for an intake appointment.
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
All local - TREKK - Therapeutic Rehabilitation for East Kootenay Kids

Occupational and Physical Therapy for emotional, sensory and physical limitations.

Occupational and Physical Therapy for emotional, sensory processing and physical limitations – to promote independence and participation in everyday life. Available in Golden.

by appointment
Autism Spectrum

Local Autism Spectrum support services and referral.

Local staff in the Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) program can help you find out what services might be available to you and can provide information, referral and support.

 

Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30
1104 9th Street South
Across from Wolf’s Den
FASD - Regional

CYSN in Golden can connect you with an FASD Key Worker at Axis Family Resources.

Axis Family Resources in Cranbrook offers FASD Key Worker Support for families.
The Child and Youth with Special Needs program (CYSN) in Golden can help you get connected with Axis in Cranbrook or you can call the program in Cranbrook yourself.

Axis Family Resources: 125 – 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2N1

Golden CYSN: 1104 9th St. South
Across from Wolf’s Den

Sexual Health

All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

Family doctors accepting new patients.

When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

Monday to Friday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
826 9th Street South
Across from the Court House
All Local - Golden OPT Clinic

OPT – Options for Sexual Health.

 

Drop in 1st & 3rd Wednesday
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
835 9th Ave South
Golden Hospital – West entrance
All Local - Public Health Unit - Golden

Confidential – birth control, pregnancy testing, harm reduction supplies, mother & child health

  • emergency contraception
  • pregnancy testing
  • contraception education
  • harm reduction supplies
  • Naloxone kits
  • Overdose prevention
  • Vaccinations for all ages
  • mother and child health
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
(Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
835 9th Avenue South
Golden Hospital – West entrance
All Local - SAIP - Sexual Abuse Intervention Program - Golden Family Center

Counselling and therapy for children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, and their family members.

Counselling and therapy for children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, and their family members.

Monday to Thursday – please call for an intake appointment.
421 9th Avenue South
Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
ANKORS - regional

AIDS Network, Outreach and Support Society

For those living with and at the greatest risk of acquiring HIV/ AIDS and/ or HCV, who have difficulty obtaining services elsewhere, especially due to substance use, mental illness, sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity, and/ or other social barriers.

Trans connect – support and resources for Transgender and Gender Variant folks in the East and West Kootenays.

#209 – 16th Ave. North Cranbrook BC VOA 1HO
bc211

211 is a free, confidential telephone and texting service for kids and youth and their families. We can connect you with services in your area. 24/7.

211 is a free, confidential, multilingual telephone and texting service for children, youth and their families with information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services.

24/7
Healthlink BC

Health information – speak with a nurse anytime of the day or night

HealthLink BC can help you with health information, help you navigate the health care system and find health services across the province, or connect you with a registered nurse, registered dietitian, qualified exercise professional, or pharmacist.

 

24/7
Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling. Online or on the phone. English or French.

Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling and referral service for children and youth.

The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

 

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends

(menu button is in the top right corner).

You can chat with a counsellor between 4:00 pm – midnight on Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

24/7
Rape crisis line

If you have been sexually assaulted, we can support you. 24/7.

Women Against Violence Against Women ( WAVAW ) Rape Crisis Centre, Vancouver

Call us. Free and confidential.

24/7

Victim Services

RCMP Police

RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law. 24/7.

RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law.

24/7
1419 11th Ave North, Golden

 

All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

Family doctors accepting new patients.

When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

Monday to Friday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
826 9th Street South
Across from the Court House
All Local - Golden Safe Homes and Crisis Line

Emergency shelter for women and children fleeing violence. 24/7.

  • Emergency shelter for women and children fleeing violence
  • 24 hour crisis line for women and female youth
24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year
Office hours Monday to Friday 10:00am. – 4:00pm. Thursday 10:30 – 4:00pm.
419C 9th Avenue North
Next to Brent’s Boardshop
All local - PEACE program - Golden Family Center

Counselling and support for children and youth experiencing violence.

The PEACE program offers Counselling and support for children and youth aged 4 to 18, who have been affected by abuse, and/or who have witnessed abuse, assault, threats or violence in the home. The program also offers supportive services to the child or youth’s parents/caregivers.

PEACE stands for: Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling, Empowerment. The PEACE program used to be called the CWWA program.

Monday to Thursday – please call for an intake appointment
421 9th. Avenue South
Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
All Local - SAIP - Sexual Abuse Intervention Program - Golden Family Center

Counselling and therapy for children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, and their family members.

Counselling and therapy for children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, and their family members.

Monday to Thursday – please call for an intake appointment.
421 9th Avenue South
Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
All Local - Victim Services Golden - RCMP

Emotional and practical support to victims of crime and trauma

Emotional and practical support to victims of crime and trauma

  • Crisis intervention
  • Information and support about the justice system and making a report to police
1419-11th. Ave North
Child and Youth Legal Centre

The Child and Youth Legal Centre provides legal help for young people who are experiencing problems relating to family law, child protection, a breach of your human rights and many other legal issues.

The Child and Youth Legal Centre provides legal help for young people who are experiencing problems relating to family law, child protection, a breach of your human rights and many other legal issues.

When you phone, an intake worker will listen to you and probably ask a few questions. Depending on what you need, you may be given an appointment with a lawyer.

This program is offered by the Society for Children and Youth BC.

East Kootenay Crisis Line

Crisis Line for children, youth and adults. 24/7.

Crisis Line for children, youth and adults – serving the entire East Kootenay region including Golden.

24/7
Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling. Online or on the phone. English or French.

Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling and referral service for children and youth.

The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

 

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends

(menu button is in the top right corner).

You can chat with a counsellor between 4:00 pm – midnight on Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

24/7
KUU-US Crisis Services Line

For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people. 24/7.

For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people.

24/7
Needhelpnow.ca - internet history, cyberbullying

NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way.

  • NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way.
  • If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self / peer exploitation incident, we are here to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it and #ChangeTheStory.
Rape crisis line

If you have been sexually assaulted, we can support you. 24/7.

Women Against Violence Against Women ( WAVAW ) Rape Crisis Centre, Vancouver

Call us. Free and confidential.

24/7
VictimLink Help Line

Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. 24/7.

Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. Support available in over 110 languages.

24/7
Youth Against Violence Line

Are you in danger? Is someone you know being threatened? Want to make a difference? 24/7.

If you’re in any way concerned about your safety or the safety of others, we can help. Anything you say is kept completely confidential and you remain totally anonymous – we don’t have call display either. And, because the YAV Line is a multilingual service, we can talk to you in your language.

24/7
Youth Crisis Line

Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

24/7

LGBTQ+

All Local - Gay - Straight Alliance at GSS

The Gay-Straight Alliance at Golden Secondary School has been active for years. Come and join us.

Golden Secondary School
1500 9th Street South
All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
421 9th Avenue South
Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
ANKORS - regional

AIDS Network, Outreach and Support Society

For those living with and at the greatest risk of acquiring HIV/ AIDS and/ or HCV, who have difficulty obtaining services elsewhere, especially due to substance use, mental illness, sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity, and/ or other social barriers.

Trans connect – support and resources for Transgender and Gender Variant folks in the East and West Kootenays.

#209 – 16th Ave. North Cranbrook BC VOA 1HO
Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling. Online or on the phone. English or French.

Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling and referral service for children and youth.

The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

 

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends

(menu button is in the top right corner).

You can chat with a counsellor between 4:00 pm – midnight on Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

24/7
Trans Care BC

Trans Care BC aims to enhance the coordination of trans health services and supports across the province, bringing gender-affirming care closer to home wherever possible.

Trans Care BC aims to enhance the coordination of trans health services and supports across the province, bringing gender-affirming care closer to home wherever possible.

 

Trans Connect - Regional

Trans Connect is a project that provides support and resources for Transgender and Gender Variant folks in the East and West Kootenays

Trans Connect is a project that provides support and resources for Transgender and Gender Variant folks in the East and West Kootenays.

Cranbrook and Nelson BC
Trans Lifeline

A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. 9:00 am – 3:00 am / Mountain Time

A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

9:00 am – 3:00 am Mountain Time
Youthspace.ca

Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

First Nations

All Local - Metis Nation Columbia River

A Metis cultural alliance and support in the community of Golden for all Indigenous people.

A Metis cultural alliance and support in the community of Golden for all Indigenous people.

Various activities and services at different times
bc211

211 is a free, confidential telephone and texting service for kids and youth and their families. We can connect you with services in your area. 24/7.

211 is a free, confidential, multilingual telephone and texting service for children, youth and their families with information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services.

24/7
Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling. Online or on the phone. English or French.

Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling and referral service for children and youth.

The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

 

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends

(menu button is in the top right corner).

You can chat with a counsellor between 4:00 pm – midnight on Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

24/7
KUU-US Crisis Services Line

For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people. 24/7.

For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people.

24/7
Youthspace.ca

Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

Early Childhood

All Local - CBAL - Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

Basic reading, writing and computer help; one-to-one help with forms; Job skills workshops and much more

 

  • basic reading, writing and computer help
  • One-to-one help with forms
  • English language tutoring
  • One-to-one adult tutoring
  • Job skills workshops
  • Family Night Out
  • Volunteer opportunities

 

Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
#107 421 9th Ave North, Golden
Main floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
All Local - Early Years Centre Golden

A warm and inviting place for kids and families – we have toys, coffee, comfy couches and a change table.

The Golden Early Years Centre is a warm, inviting, inclusive place for children and families to learn and grow together.

Come in for free coffee, comfy couches and lots of toys. We have a big washroom with a change table.

We offer scheduled programs, unscheduled drop-in time, pamphlets, posters, calendars and a library of other printed materials and resources. The toy lending library and CCRR are right next door.

Ages & Stages Questionnaire clinics are offered on the last Thursday of every month from 10-12pm, to provide parents with current information and age-appropriate information on their child’s developmental milestones.

 

Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
423 9th. Avenue North, Golden
Main floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
All Local - Golden CCRR - Child Care Resource & Referral

Referrals to child care, Early Childhood toy library and much more

CCRR offers many services for young children and their families:

  • Referrals to child care providers
  • Child care subsidy information
  • Child care business start-up information and guidance
  • Early Childhood toy library: activity theme boxes/bags, felt board stories, toys, games
  • Networking opportunities – free coffee, baby change table, large washroom in the Early Years Centre next door
  • Newsletter and activity calendar
  • Photocopier access
  • Fax service
  • Free access to internet
  • Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    423 9th. Avenue North
    Main floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
All Local - Infant Development Program - Golden Family Center
  • Support services for young children – birth to three years old – who have a delay in their development or who are at risk for a delay in their development.
  • This service is also for very young children who have been diagnosed with a disability or who have a medical condition.
    Monday to Friday – please call for an intake appointment.
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax

Parents

All Local - CBAL - Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

Basic reading, writing and computer help; one-to-one help with forms; Job skills workshops and much more

 

  • basic reading, writing and computer help
  • One-to-one help with forms
  • English language tutoring
  • One-to-one adult tutoring
  • Job skills workshops
  • Family Night Out
  • Volunteer opportunities

 

Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
#107 421 9th Ave North, Golden
Main floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
All Local - Early Years Centre Golden

A warm and inviting place for kids and families – we have toys, coffee, comfy couches and a change table.

The Golden Early Years Centre is a warm, inviting, inclusive place for children and families to learn and grow together.

Come in for free coffee, comfy couches and lots of toys. We have a big washroom with a change table.

We offer scheduled programs, unscheduled drop-in time, pamphlets, posters, calendars and a library of other printed materials and resources. The toy lending library and CCRR are right next door.

Ages & Stages Questionnaire clinics are offered on the last Thursday of every month from 10-12pm, to provide parents with current information and age-appropriate information on their child’s developmental milestones.

 

Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
423 9th. Avenue North, Golden
Main floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
All Local - Family Counselling - Golden Family Center

This program can help address different family issues:

 

  • Family issues and parenting concerns
  • Parent-child or parent-teen conflict
  • Challenges of living in a step-family or blended family
  • Challenges of being a new parent
  • Concerns about attachment with your child
  • Relationship between parents

 

  • Monday to Friday – please call for an intake appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
All Local - Family Support Services and Child Protection - Ministry of Children & Family Development

Voluntary supportive services and child protection services. 24/7.

Voluntary supportive services and child protection services to support families to care safely for their children

New requests for support or reports of child protection concerns can be made 24/7 by calling 1-800-663-9122

 

Regular hours : 8:30 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:30 pm. Summer hours ( June – September) 8:00 am – noon and 1 – 4:00 pm.
Closed Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons.
1104 9th Street South
across from Wolf’s Den
All Local - Golden and area Schools

All our schools in Golden have support services for children and youth.

 

  • Golden Secondary School :                  250-344-2201
  • Golden Alternate School :                    250-344-4548
  • Lady Grey Elementary School :           250-344-6317
  • Alexander Park Elementary School :  250-344-5513
  • Nicholson Elementary School :           250-344-2370
All Local - Golden CCRR - Child Care Resource & Referral

Referrals to child care, Early Childhood toy library and much more

CCRR offers many services for young children and their families:

  • Referrals to child care providers
  • Child care subsidy information
  • Child care business start-up information and guidance
  • Early Childhood toy library: activity theme boxes/bags, felt board stories, toys, games
  • Networking opportunities – free coffee, baby change table, large washroom in the Early Years Centre next door
  • Newsletter and activity calendar
  • Photocopier access
  • Fax service
  • Free access to internet
  • Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    423 9th. Avenue North
    Main floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
All Local - Infant Development Program - Golden Family Center
  • Support services for young children – birth to three years old – who have a delay in their development or who are at risk for a delay in their development.
  • This service is also for very young children who have been diagnosed with a disability or who have a medical condition.
    Monday to Friday – please call for an intake appointment.
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
All Local - Parenting and Family Support - Golden Family Center

This program helps families build strength and develop positive relationships.

This program helps families build strength and develop positive relationships.

Monday to Friday – please call for an intake appointment
421 9th Avenue South
Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
All Local - Parents Helping Parents support Group

Support group by local parents for local parents with children and youth experiencing challenges with mental health and substance use.

Support group by parents for parents with children and youth experiencing challenges with mental health and substance use.

3rd Thursday of each month during the school year
7:00 – 8:30 pm.
Room 5 at Golden Secondary School
All Local - Public Health Unit - Golden

Confidential – birth control, pregnancy testing, harm reduction supplies, mother & child health

  • emergency contraception
  • pregnancy testing
  • contraception education
  • harm reduction supplies
  • Naloxone kits
  • Overdose prevention
  • Vaccinations for all ages
  • mother and child health
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
(Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
835 9th Avenue South
Golden Hospital – West entrance
bc211

211 is a free, confidential telephone and texting service for kids and youth and their families. We can connect you with services in your area. 24/7.

211 is a free, confidential, multilingual telephone and texting service for children, youth and their families with information and referral to a full range of community, social, and government services.

24/7
CMHA Family Navigator

The Family Navigator helps parents and caregivers access programs and services based on their family’s needs.

The Interior Region Family Navigator works with CMHA branches throughout the Interior region to help parents and caregivers access programs and services based on their family’s needs.

Family Smart

The FamilySmart website has information and tools for youth with mental health challenges and their families.

FamilySmart™ is about achieving better mental health outcomes for children and youth. The FamilySmart website has information and tools for youth and their families.

MCFD Child and Youth Help Line

A 24-hour after hours / emergency service for children & youth and for those who are concerned about them.

A 24 hour  comprehensive help line for Children and Youth and for those who are concerned about them, including after hours /emergency service.

MCFD – Ministry of Children and Family Development

24/7

Spaces, Places and Faces

All Local - Early Years Centre Golden

A warm and inviting place for kids and families – we have toys, coffee, comfy couches and a change table.

The Golden Early Years Centre is a warm, inviting, inclusive place for children and families to learn and grow together.

Come in for free coffee, comfy couches and lots of toys. We have a big washroom with a change table.

We offer scheduled programs, unscheduled drop-in time, pamphlets, posters, calendars and a library of other printed materials and resources. The toy lending library and CCRR are right next door.

Ages & Stages Questionnaire clinics are offered on the last Thursday of every month from 10-12pm, to provide parents with current information and age-appropriate information on their child’s developmental milestones.

 

Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
423 9th. Avenue North, Golden
Main floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
All Local - East Kootenay Employment - Golden

We can help you find work, plan for a new career, or upgrade your skills.

We can help you find work, plan for a new career, or upgrade your skills.

The services we offer include:

 

  • Self-help Job Search through the centre’s resources, public computers, faxing and photocopying, local public telephone, job board and friendly assistance and support from our staff.
  • Information and referrals to local agencies, labour market info, employment standards, EI, and other community resources.
  • Employment Coaching available for those individuals who are having challenges in achieving and maintaining employment. Coaching can include resume and interview workshops, computer help, literacy and essential skills workshops.
  • Monday to Friday 8:30 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:30 pm
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
All Local - Golden and area Schools

All our schools in Golden have support services for children and youth.

 

  • Golden Secondary School :                  250-344-2201
  • Golden Alternate School :                    250-344-4548
  • Lady Grey Elementary School :           250-344-6317
  • Alexander Park Elementary School :  250-344-5513
  • Nicholson Elementary School :           250-344-2370
All Local - Golden CCRR - Child Care Resource & Referral

Referrals to child care, Early Childhood toy library and much more

CCRR offers many services for young children and their families:

  • Referrals to child care providers
  • Child care subsidy information
  • Child care business start-up information and guidance
  • Early Childhood toy library: activity theme boxes/bags, felt board stories, toys, games
  • Networking opportunities – free coffee, baby change table, large washroom in the Early Years Centre next door
  • Newsletter and activity calendar
  • Photocopier access
  • Fax service
  • Free access to internet
  • Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    423 9th. Avenue North
    Main floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
All Local - Golden Settlement Services

Newcomers can get help with community information, citizenship, language training, referrals and more.

Newcomers can get help with community information, citizenship, language training, referrals and more.

Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
#107 421 9th Ave North, Golden
Main floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
All Local - Golden Youth Centre - Golden Youth Network

A free, fun and respectful space for those 12-18.

A free, fun and respectful space for those 12-18.

Drop-in: WIFI, computers, fireplace, pool table, Foosball, computers, music, movies and more

Wednesday and Friday 3:15 – 7:00 pm
421 9th Avenue South
Main floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
All Local - Metis Nation Columbia River

A Metis cultural alliance and support in the community of Golden for all Indigenous people.

A Metis cultural alliance and support in the community of Golden for all Indigenous people.

Various activities and services at different times