What Is This Website about? Our team will endeavor to build a site that is geared for the people of Chilliwack who are on low income and especially those that are Living on a PWD, Persons with Disability Income. Our hope is to gather all the information and help a person with all you could possibly need to to take advantage of all that is available to live a vital and healthy life.
Please feel free to email us if you have any questions or suggestions regarding this site.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome
I had a recent request for some information regarding Autism links to information and Aspergers system
So here are some links I have found, I hope they may be of use for someone
The Fraser Valley Autism Society @ http://www.fraservalleyautism.com/
Autism Community Training @ http://www.actcommunity.ca/
Here To Help online family mental illness support groups @ http://www.reachingfamiliesproject.org/phpBB/
BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) @ http://www.bcss.org/category/branches/lower-mainland/fraser/
Pivit Point @ http://www.pivotpoint.ca/our-services/adult-services
ACT Autism Community Training @ http://www.actcommunity.ca/
Chilliwack Community Living @ http://cscl.org/programs-services/services-for
Pwd List Of Benefits and Links
Here is link to a pdf file created to list benefits that are available to people who receive Persons With Disabilities (PWD) benefits
The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health
Youth as Gatekeepers
“The Youth as Gatekeepers (YAG) program is a mental health literacy and suicide prevention program that is being implemented within the Chilliwack School District. It is sponsored by the F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health and supported by the Chilliwack Ministry for Children and Family Development.
The goal of the project is to prepare students for difficult conversations as they spontaneously arise—so that they are cognisant of mental health matters, assist in reducing stigma related to mental illness, and are aware of who to talk to when there are concerns. To address this mandate, YAG works with small groups of interested students within each school by supporting, educating, and fostering their leadership skills. These students then use their knowledge to collaboratively create presentations to present to their peers, students in middle school, and the surrounding community. Our vision is that every young person is equipped to know what to do and who to go to if someone they know is struggling. To learn more about the program and see what Chilliwack youth have to say,”
Checkout Their website for more information and to view a short video, as well as download a Chilliwack Brochure here:
The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health
“At First Avenue – Kyeta Place located in Chilliwack, British Columbia, we provide a psychosocial rehabilitation-focused program in a residential apartment setting, for adults who have a mental illness and a goal of independent living.
Residents are assisted in forming and implementing their own rehabilitation plans that target the critical skills necessary to meet their holistic needs and to learn to live independently or semi-independently within the community.
Individuals are supported toward meeting their goals through structured group teaching sessions and individual follow-up by staff.
Independent Living Skills mentored at First Avenue – Kyeta Place include:
Personal care, medication management, and maintaining physical health, including visits to the doctor
Cleaning the apartment, doing the laundry, shopping for groceries and preparing nutritious meals
Budgeting, banking, making and keeping appointments
Learning how to communicate in person and on the telephone, assertiveness training and conflict resolution
Potential residents are 19 years or older and are recommended by the Chilliwack Mental Health Centre. Individuals must be relatively stable with their mental illness and able to control their behaviour. Residents are people who have lived in a supported setting or on their own and are committed to their goal of independent or semi-independent living.” ( info taken direct from their website – For more information go here at:Communitas Supportive Care Society-Kyeta Place
Creative Centre Society
Direct quote from their website:
“Creative Centre Society is a non-profit organization that focuses on healthy living. We provide rehabilitation and recovery based programs and services which support people who live with a severe and persistent mental illness.
We provide a supportive environment where people are able to have a real sense of belonging. Staff and members work side-by-side as a team. This allows our programs to change to meet the ongoing needs of our members and aim towards enhancing independence for community living.
Creative Centre Society has been serving the mental health needs of people in the Fraser Valley since 1979. We have 2 clubhouses, Abby House in Abbotsford and Cheamview Clubhouse in Chilliwack. We also have staff in the communities of Hope, Chilliwack, Mission and Abbotsford that work one on one with mental health clients in the community. “
For More Information Check out their website Here:
Child and Youth Mental Health
Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Services are under the umbrella of the Ministry for Children and Family Development. CYMH is a voluntary service. The CYMH team works closely with other services within MCFD, School District #33, Fraser Health, Chilliwack Community Services and other community partners to provide mental health services to children, youth and their families.
Contact us at:
Child and Youth Mental Health Services, MCFD Chilliwack
8978 School Street
Chilliwack BC V2T 4L4
Website: Chilliwack Child and Youth
Bell Let’s Talk
Bell Canada Mental Health has created a charitable program dedicated to the promotion and support of mental health across Canada dedicated to implementing programs and practices that support mental health
to Get your Bell Let’s talk Toolkit go here:,
Let’s talk Toolkit
Bell Let’s Talk Day 2014: On January 29, let’s talk about mental health and end the stigma around mental illness
The Salvation Army, Chilliwack
The Salvation Army has a long history of helping people in need.
The many Community Programs and Services Include:
The Food Bank
Provides emergency food to many of the hungry in our town.
To apply, you must provide the intake workers with photo ID, proof of income, proof of residency, and a birth ceritificates or medical cards for each member of the household. The Food Bank is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 12:00 p.m.and 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Free bread donated by local grocers, is also available to clients Monday to Friday through a self service counter.
The Soup Kitchen is available for adults only, specifically targeting the homeless. It provides a hot nutritious meal, Monday to Friday, 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Five partner churches take turns providing meals for out clients on weekends.
Ann Davis Transition Society
The Ann Davis Transition Society Is a wonderful organization that has been around for a long time. Most people I’ve talked to Think it’s only for women but their are programs there for men too. Check Them Out Please !
They have a website Here at:
Ann Davis Transition House
Ann Davis Transition House Services
Administration and Councelling office is located at:
9046 Young Road , Chilliwack
Ph. no. 604-792-2760
591F Wallace St. Hope
The Ann Davis Transition Society councelling services assists over 1000 people a year, 500 of whom are children.
Provides shelter and support for abused women and their children.
Mental Health After Hours Service
Chilliwack Mental Health After Hours Service :
Call toll free
Monday – Friday 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
If you are in a crisis and need immediate assistance, don’t delay and call 911!
To provide clinical support and referrals for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis outside of regular Mental Health and Addiction Centre hours.
Who Is Eligible?
Any individual who is experiencing a mental health crisis who resides in Abbotsford, Agassiz, Anmore, Belcarra, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, Hope, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New WEstminster, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, south Surrey or White Rock.
It is also available to friends, family members, mental health workers, doctors, etc. looking for advice regarding someone in crisis.