Children, Youth & Families

Early Years

Community Action Plan for Children

Infant Development Program & Family Resource Centre


Art with Elders

Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 at Kyalami Place.
Come out and be creative and entertained by our toddlers and babies!

Family Support Program


The Family Support Program is a flexible program designed to meet the needs of individual clients. The Family Support Worker (FSW) works as part of a team with a Social Worker to develop an individual support program for each client. The program provides enhanced one-on-one services that would not otherwise be available to the individual.


No! If you feel that you need support to improve your family life. For appointments call (250) 499-6320 


1. Parenting Skills Support, e.g. child/parent conflict resolution, consistency, taking responsibility;

2. Life Skills Training, e.g. budgeting, effective shopping and meal planning, household management;

3. Effective Communication Training; Self-Esteem Support

4. Crisis Support; Emotional Support; Client Support at Court/legal appointments;

5. Referrals to other agencies, professionals and community resources;

6. Other services can be arranged depending upon client need, and the availability of the Family Support Worker.

PEACE Program

Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling & Empowerment for youth who may have experienced violence

Similkameen Family Literacy

Children generally receive support through public school education and benefit from extra stimulation in the broader community.

With assistance from Literacy BC, Provincial Gaming Proceeds and other community partners, Similkameen Family Literacy aims to promote...

“the enjoyment and good use of language in heard, read, spoken and written communication. ”

Family Literacy activities occur throughout the year, including:

1. Community outreach in cooperation with the Okanagan Regional Library (Keremeos and Hedley Branches) where reading and writing events as well as special displays are a feature;

2. Parent education and support offered in partnership with the Canadian Action Plan for Children;

3. Support and Liaison with School District #53 and Ntna’mtquen Snm’alm’ayatn Education Centre;

4. Similkameen Family Literacy presents such programs as Story Theatre for young people, Reading, Recitation and Sing-along for the elderly in care.

People affected by literacy challenges include:

  • The elderly who need support to continue in the use and enjoyment of language.

  • Infants and toddlers whose parents are a key support to child’s use and enjoyment of the many forms of communication.

  • French-speaking people who are entitled to access to French language materials for home, work and recreation.

  • Adults who do not have enough schooling to use the language well.

  • First Nations people who are entitled to community respect for and continued use and enjoyment of their language.

  • Immigrants who need support to use English to get by better at work and in the broader community.

  • Persons with disabilities need access to information and support to manage written and spoken communication.

  • Children generally receive support through public school education and benefit from extra stimulation in the broader community.

Child & Youth Mental Health - Princeton

Jamie Holloway studied at Thompson Rivers University and graduated in 2005 with her Bachelor’s in Social Work and received her Reiki Master’s in 2005 from the Hope school of Reiki. Jamie is a certified hypnotherapist as of 2017 from Coastal Academy of Hypnotic arts and Science. Currently Jamie is finishing her Masters in Clinical Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University.

Jamie has an interest and focus in her studies including, but not limited to, Mental Health, Addictions, Grief and Loss, Healthy communications, Family systems, Complementary and Alternative Medicine/therapy and strives to work from an inclusive lens of culturally sensitive and appropriate care with her clients. Jamie has 13 years’ experience in telephone counselling, 10 years’ experience in video based counselling and 16 years’ experience with face to face counselling support.

Jamie has worked in the non-profit sector as well as government in roles as a rural Community Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor, health authority Medical Social Worker, and Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Counsellor, Stopping the Violence (STV) Women’s Counselling, and has successfully run a private practice since 2007. Currently Jamie is working for Lower Similkameen Community Services Society (LSCSS) as the Princeton and Hedley Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician.

Jamie works from a holistic approach to support clients in their healing journey focusing energy and intention on the clients Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Physical. Jamie is guided and supported in her CYMH role using evidence based standards of practice, and is supported with clinical supervision.

Jamie is regulated and responsible to the British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW), the British Columbia Association of Social workers (BCASW), and the International Medical Dental and Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA). All regulating bodies have high standards of practice and ethics which she is proud to follow. For more information please click on the appropriate link.