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Addictions Counselling

Our prevention and treatment programs are centred around the holistic teachings of the Medicine Wheel. The goal is to assist clients to recover to a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual state of wellness. Through counselling in a culturally appropriate framework, each client receives the respect they need in order to grow and develop a healthy sense of pride and personal well-being. Culture is an important component of recovery, and cultural knowledge helps to greatly strengthen the treatment and successful recovery of individuals dealing with addiction issues. Referrals are provided to treatment facilities, and other resources.

Weekly Wellbriety meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and Alcoholics Anonymous meets each weekday (except holidays) from 9:30 am – 10:30 am–both at the Friendship Centre. Contact the Friendship Centre for more information.

Funding for this program is provided by Interior Health.


Mental Health

Our Mental Health program serves urban Aboriginal clients in the Kelowna area with one-on-one counselling, group workshops, anger management, and referrals to additional mental-health resources. All services are provided in a culturally relevant and appropriate way.

Funding for this program is provided by Interior Health.


Trauma Counselling

Our Trauma Counsellor works as part of our Tupa’s Lodge transitional housing program. Working one-on-one from a culturally-sensitive perspective, our trauma counsellor helps clients identify, come to terms with emotions arising from traumatic experiences. To access this service, please contact our Reception at (250) 763-4905.

Funding for this program is provided by the B.C. Womens’ Hospital & Health Centre.