Richmond Addiction Services Society

Supporting Youth

Offers intervention and support for youth and young adults aged 12-24 who are struggling with substance use and mental health challenges. The program delivers life skill coaching such as financial literacy, employment and academic support, recreational and creative opportunities, and educational programming for individuals from different ethnic, cultural, socio-economic backgrounds. Benefits from the program include an increase in physical and mental well-being while reducing social and behavioral challenges.

Mission:

To provide a safe, drug-free and supportive transition for youth recovering from substance misuse to successfully re-integrate into the school and community.

Vision:

Our Program graduates will have the skills, support and resources to prevent relapse and recidivism and graduate from school.

Supporting Youth Admission Criteria:

  1. Youth aged 24 years old and under
  2. In recovery or seeking recovery of a substance misuse and/or other addictive behaviors.
  3. Able to participate in group activities.

Service starts with an initial phone call to 604.270.9220. Our staff will gather information to determine which of our services are appropriate, or if a referral to detox, residential treatment, recovery and/or community resources is necessary.