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In 2014, East Kootenay Addiction Service Society (EKASS) served over 500 individuals and families looking for help around their own or someone else’s substance use in our region. Those clients were able to access free and confidential individual or group counselling services and access to residential treatment programs. In addition more than 300 presentations and training to various school and community groups were also delivered by EKASS.
Over the past 37 years EKASS has an established reputation in the East Kootenay as the primary provider of addiction education, prevention, assessment and treatment services to children, youth and adults. EKASS has been proactive in developing innovative programs to meet the needs of a rural and geographically spread out population. While EKASS services are contracted by Interior Health and the Ministry of Children and Family Development, some of the most collaborative and innovative programs operated through EKASS are possible through our not-for-profit status and other fundraising options.
Our goal for 2015 is to help broaden the scope and reach of our innovative programs. For example,
- $100 – Will help buy breakfast food for a weekly harm reduction group
- $150 – Will help buy food items for a Community Chow and Chat in Kimberley
- $250 – Will provide the weekly food necessary to run Families and Schools Together, a school-based substance prevention program
EKASS has been helping people see hope through their substance use since 1978. All donations to East Kootenay Addiction Services go directly to community programs and services not covered by our contracts with Interior Health and the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Donors can send gifts directly to us at East Kootenay Addiction Services at #202 1617 Baker Street Cranbrook, BC V1C 1B4 or, if you wish, you may use our online donation website here
Thank you for partnering with us to help our communities.