The Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Society has grown over the past four decades and now boasts two floors in our large centre on 49th Avenue. Programming addresses all aspects of health, including family violence; HIV/AIDS; mental health & addictions; employment; Elders, women and youth outreach; a food bank; soup & bannock socials; a men’s emergency shelter and a women’s transition house.
FNAFS - Mental Health and Addictions Program
This program offers confidential and professional counselling sessions for individuals or groups. If you or a family member is suffering from: misuse of alcohol or drugs, feelings of loneliness, isolation, sadness or depression, anxiety, or any other addiction or mental health concern.
FNAFS - Youth Outreach Program & Drop-In Centre
The Youth Outreach Program offers a wide range of programming & services for youth. Programming includes: life-skills training; one-on-one advocacy & support; structured group activities; development of positive support systems; healthy lifestyle choices; cultural activities and healing arts; and participation in community events and activities.
FNAFS - Women's Outreach
This program provides information, advice, referrals, and representation on a variety of issues, including: income assistance (disability applications & appeals), housing (residential tenancy issues, applications and affordable housing), medical applications (medical travel, northern health benefits, First Nation health benefits).
FNAFS - Father Poullet Men's Emergency Shelter
Minimal-barrier emergency shelter for men ages 19 years and older. Provides six beds and a refuge area. We provide a safe, secure environment and appropriate accommodations for all clients on a short-term basis.
FNAFS - Women's Transition House
Provides shelter for women and their children who are fleeing family violence. If you need help, we are only a phone call away. Take advantage of the services we offer such as 24-hour support, free services, advocacy, safety plan creating, referral service, transportation, and follow-ups.