Indigenous adults, couples, and families in the Surrey area.
Community Counselling Fund
What This Grantee Is Doing for Community Counselling
The Native Courtworker and Counseling Association of BC (NCCABC) is an Indigenous-led and Indigenous-serving organization that provides culturally-appropriate services to Indigenous people and communities who are involved in the criminal justice system; access to counselling and referral services for clients with substance abuse and detox support issues; and advocate services for Indigenous family and youth.
CAI Community Counselling Funding supports the work of a full-time, mobile Indigenous Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor, who meets with individual clients where they are in community. The counsellor also facilitates group counselling, healing circles and wellness events alongside an Elder. The counsellor works with individuals to develop a healing and wellness plan, which prioritizes holding onto their traditional and cultural practices. This approach emphasizes interconnectedness between family, community and spirituality, and incorporates traditional teachings and spiritual practices with the involvement of Elders and Healers. NCCABC is an LGBQT friendly organization.
"I trust [the NCCABC counsellor]. We call each other brother. He answers my messages when I'm having good and bad days. Just recently he has helped see that substance abuse was not the way. He saved my life."