Group Lecture

Community Support

Gustavson House

Adult Mental Health Program:

Gustavson House is a place to meet friends, share a hot meal every Wednesday afternoon and participate in group activities

What is the Purpose of Gustavson House?

The purpose is both social and therapeutic. A place to meet and make friends, and share good times. It is also a place where you can find out information about mental health to help you be proactive in helping yourself.


Gustavson House provides its members with a positive, safe and supportive environment. It is designed to help individuals who have mental health issues increase their quality of life through peer support, access to relevant information and opportunities to gain new skills, interests and friendships.

Who can join?

Adults suffering from serious and persistent mental illness. Referrals are made through the Adult Mental Health Clinicians at the Interior Health Authority.

A trained facilitator is available for support and resources.

Group is on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 6:30 pm

For more information about Gustavson House contact:

250 499 2352 ext. 120 or Email:

Women’s Counselling

Counselling for women who have experienced violence

Men’s Counselling

Counselling for men who have experienced violence

Legal Services Community Partner

The Lower Similkameen Community Services Society has partnered with The Legal Services Society as one of 24 new Community Partners around BC to improve access to their services in rural, remote, and Aboriginal communities, where people often face barriers to accessing legal aid.

Our role is to provide access to public legal education and information materials, to act as a link between LSS 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.

If you have any questions about our community partnership or need any information, please call The Lower Similkameen Community Services Office at 250-499-2352.

Community Outreach Medical Advocacy


The program was developed to strengthen the quality of connection between patients and family doctors so that primary care treatment is optimized and more efficient, thus reducing the burden on GPs and improving the patient-provider experience. Connecting clients to the appropriate resources and alleviating the psychosocial challenges assists the doctors and patients to have a more medically centered, quality consultation.


The services provided are based on the client’s needs, and may include assistance with applications for housing, Income Assistance, Persons with Disabilities designations, accompaniment to doctor’s appointments, and other basic life skills supports which enable health care to become manageable.

Who can Participate:

This program is by physician referral.  People seeking assistance through this program should contact their doctor to ask for a referral.

Similkameen Seasonal Workers

Similkameen Seasonal Workers