Gustavson House Mental Health Program
Gustavson House is a place to meet friends, share experiences, and participate in activities twice per week. Activities are FREE and targeted toward mental health goals, with emphasis on psychosocial rehabilitation and engagement
Gustavson House provides its members with a positive, safe and supportive environment. It is designed to encourage individuals to increase quality of life through peer support, access to relevant information and opportunities to gain new skills, interests and friendships. Individual assessment and goal-setting support are available, as well as drop-in activities
Nutritional goals: healthy meals and snacks, trying new foods, cooking and baking as a group
Support groups: Lived Experience group for sobriety maintenance, Men’s group, Art Therapy, Self-disclosure and sharing personal experience
Physical Activities: Exercise groups, fun new experiences
Self-reflective and Educational: Self-care, self-discovery, personal goal-setting and habit-tracking
Social Groups: Conversation groups, games, crafts, sharing circles, book club, stories, new experiences and outings
Who can join?
Gustavson House is committed to removing barriers to mental health support. Everyone is welcome to join any of the activities, enjoy drop-in participation, or register for personal goal-setting sessions.
For further information, questions, or suggestions please contact
Signe Percevault, Gustavson House Mental Health Program Coordinator
Phone: 250-499-2352 ext 120
Cell: 250-462-3234 (call or text)
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Stopping the Violence Women’s Counselling Services
We offer FREE, accessible and confidential counselling services to women. Individual, client-centred support for education, self-awareness, and empowerment. Safety planning and goal-setting, with an emphasis on the safety of the client and her children. The purpose of counselling is to offer safety, support, and information to encourage the client’s individual healing process and journey towards mental health – clients will not be forced, coerced, or pressured to make changes they are not comfortable with.
If you are experiencing abuse, or if you have experienced trauma in the past:
- You are not responsible for your partner’s violence.
- You may be feeling guilt, shame, helplessness, anger, and confusion. We can help sort through these feelings.
- Your children may have witnessed abuse or experienced trauma. We can help refer them to resources to support their healing.
- You can reclaim your autonomy and independence, learn about healthy, loving relationships, and process your past experiences.
What is abuse?
- Abuse can be physical – pushing, striking, restraining, deprivation of basic needs (food, sleep, shelter)
- Abuse can be sexual – forced or unwanted sexual touching or acts, unwanted comments, accusations, or demands.
- Abuse can be emotional/psychological – stalking, harassment, throwing/breaking objects, intimidation, threats of violence to you, your children, your pets, controlling your time, controlling your money, name calling, obscenities, jealousy, manipulation, isolation from friends, family, work, support resources.
Verbal and psychological abuse is still abuse, even if there was never physical injury.
Contact Women’s Counsellor, Signe Percevault to discuss what services would best meet your needs.
Phone: 250-499-2352 ext 106
Cell: 250-462-3234 (text or call)
The Keremeos Victim Services Program
The Keremeos Victim Services Program is provided by RCMP in cooperation with the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society. We provide emotional support and practical assistance to victims of crime, their family members, witness's of crime, and those who suffer from other trauma. Our area of services includes Keremeos, Ollala, Cawston and Hedley.
Legal Aid Community Partner Program
The Legal Aid Community Partner program helps to connect to people to legal services they might not otherwise be aware of or have challenges accessing. The community partner provides access to public legal education and materials, act as a link between Legal Aid and people who need to apply for legal aid services, and to raise awareness in the community of legal aid and other resources that can help resolve legal issues. In practical terms this means that the community partner can assist you with locating and accessing appropriate information and services. This includes assistance with form completion and support.
Community Outreach Program (CORP)
The Community Outreach Program (CORP) is a community-based program designed to assist people with navigating the medical system and to ensure everyone has the opportunity to access all appropriate and available resources. CORP can assist with applications, referrals to resources, attending medical appointments and accessing resources. CORP can also act as a medical advocate.
Housing Outreach Coordinator
310 Veterans Avenue
250-499-2352 ext. 105