The Prince George Native Friendship Centre (PGNFC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to servicing the needs of Aboriginal people residing in the urban area and improving the quality of life in the community as a whole. Fundamental to this is the recognizing the inherent worth of all peoples regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation or culture, and to promote this view in the community at large. The PGNFC has grown and continues to be one of the largest and busiest community service delivery agencies in Prince George.
PGNFC - Friendship Home (Housing for Youth)
Friendship Home is a Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) contracted residential resource providing safe, stable, secure and nurturing long-term residential services to youth who are in the care of MCFD. Friendship Home is a six-bed co-ed resource providing service to youth ages twelve to eighteen.
PGNFC - Emergency Resource Program
The Emergency Resource Program, funded by staff donations and contribution from the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, serves persons in need in the Prince George area. It includes emergency food hampers, which are provided based on completion of an emergency needs assessment, and, when funds allow, support for other emergency needs such as medically-required travel.
PGNFC - Family Law Legal Advocacy Program
We work with families considering separation, separated caregivers, parents, grandparents or other family members seeking custody, very young parents, and families who are involved with the Ministry for Child and Family Development. We can assist you in setting reasonable goals and in navigating the court systems to obtain a legal solution.
PGNFC - FUBU (For Us By Us) Youth In Care Network
The Prince George Youth in Care Network is dedicated to a holistic approach to the development and promotion of local youth in and from government (MCFD) care. The primary function of our group of our Youth Peer Support Workers is to give support, friendship, self-help, information, representation and advocacy to our local youth in and from government care.
PGNFC - Aboriginal Career Development Counsellor
The Aboriginal Career Development Counsellor provides employment assistance services to all unemployed and underemployed Aboriginal individuals by assisting clients to overcome employment barriers and achieving success in the workforce.
PGNFC - My Way Youth Program
For More Information contact the Prince George Native Friendship Centre, Youth Services Team Leader.
PGNFC - Native Healing Centre
The Native Healing Centre provides a holistic and culturally sensitive program to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people who live in Prince George and surrounding areas and who have been affected by trauma, addictions, or grief and loss. The Native Healing Centre’s philosophy and approach to healing is embodied in a basic set of three principles that are reflected throughout the entire structure of the program: 1) The program is culturally sensitive and grounded in Aboriginal values; 2) The therapeutic interventions employ both traditional and non-traditional techniques for healing; and 3) Healing involves the individual and their family, as well as the whole community.
PGNFC – Aboriginal Victim Services
The Prince George Native Friendship Centre’s Victim Services program provides support for Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members, who may be struggling after an incident of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, or human trafficking.
We offer a genuine, caring and empathetic approach to being present with a survivor, to hear his or her story and to help with the process of moving toward healing.
This can include supporting community members during their time attending court, and helping to navigate the complexities of the legal system as well as with referrals to counselling and human rights complaints.