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Everyday, we see lives around us being changed and lost to overdose. Overdose does not discriminate, it could be you or someone you love, a friend, colleague or your neighbour. This year on International Overdose Awareness Day, Golden needs your support. Get involved to prevent the tragedy of overdose. Knowing the drugs you take, its [read more]
The Glacier Raft Company in Golden very generously donated a River Rafting trip to a number of youth who work with the Golden Family Center. Together with Glacier Raft Company staff and Golden Family Center staff, the youth enjoyed a wonderful day on the Kicking Horse. A huge thanks to Glacier Raft Company for giving [read more]
A big thank you to Canwest Propane in Golden for their support of all programs at the Golden Family Center! Canwest Propane held their annual customer appreciation BBQ on Friday, August 18, and has donated all funds raised from propane refills and raffle tickets to the Golden Family Center. Customers also made donations to the [read more]
This beautiful piece was donated to the Golden Family Center by the Columbia River Métis Nation. We are honoured to have been given this collection of sacred medicines. You can see this piece in our reception area. [read more]
Come and learn about Jordan’s Story It has almost been a year now since we tragically lost an amazing guy in our community to substance use. Jordan Hood was many things one of which was a great lover of the outdoors, particularly fishing, so in his memory we have organized a fishing day for 10 [read more]
What is Harm Reduction? Published on 02-Nov-2016 by EKASS This article examines the Philosophy of Harm Reduction and was written by East Kootenay Addiction Services’ Executive Director, Dean Nicholson. The article below does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of East Kootenay Addiction Services.   With all the talk about the Fentanyl crisis, the term Harm [read more]
After close to 30 years as the Infant Development Program Consultant in Golden, Rhonda Smith will be retiring at the end of January. We would like to thank Rhonda for her unwavering belief in and dedication to the well being of children in our community. Over the years, Rhonda has been instrumental in getting a [read more]
Are you looking for support from other parents because you are parenting a child or youth with mental health challenges or are hoping to help your youth deal with their substance use? Come check out this group – run by parents for parents. The first Parents helping Parents Group will take place at the GSS [read more]