Assists families with a special needs child: medical, cognitive, physical, behavioural, language or requiring extra supports to attend daycare. Ages 0-13, consultation and service no charge
ABORIGINAL SUPPORTED CHILD DEVELOPMENT
COASTAL FAMILY RESOURCE COALITION
The Coastal Family Resource Coalition is an interdisiplinary group of service providers in the West Coast Central Region who meet monthly to plan around child, youth, and family development and health.
AMBULANCE - FIRE - POLICE
CHILD & YOUTH FAMILY ADVOCATE
The Representative for Children and Youth supports children, youth and families who need help in dealing with the child-serving system, provides oversight to the Ministry of Children and Family Development and advocates for improvements to the child-serving system.
CHILDREN WHO WITNESS ABUSE COUNSELLING, WCRS
The Children Who Witness Abuse Counselling Program offers: - Individual or group counselling for the child or youth - Support for the parent or caregivers
When it concerns abuse, anyone can call the Helpline for Children ... anytime, day or night. Simply dial "310-1234 (no area code needed)".
COAST GUARD/SEARCH & RESCUE
Marine, Air Search & Rescue (EMERGENCY NUMBER)
COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSES - NTC
Esowista, Opitsaht - Christine Curley - 250-725-1232/fx 2158
Ahousaht - Karyn Bernard, Kelsey Rix - 250-670-9678/
Hesquiaht, Kelsey Rix, Tues - 250-670-1104
Toquaht - Michelle Eng - 250-726-4230
Hitacu - Michelle Eng - 250-726-2993
COMMUNITY YOUTH/ FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER, WCRS
The Community Youth Worker Program Offers: Individual or group counselling for the child or youth Support for the parent or caregivers
Anonymous reporting of crimes
Contact for diabetes resources.
Port Alberni Health Unit
FAMILY SUPPORT - NTC
supports at-risk families and youth in making positive lifestyle choices and in strengthening their parenting skills.
Provides counselling for youth who are experiencing difficulties related to their own or another person's alcohol or other drug use, as well as support for parents of adolescents regarding substance use concerns
To connect toll-free to any government service. Available 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
HEALTH LINK BC
By calling 8-1-1 you can speak to a health services representative, who can connect you with a registered nurse, registered dietitian, or a pharmacist. They will help you get the information you need to manage your health concerns or those of your family. Available 24 hours. Call to speak to a Nurse 24/7 about non-emergency health concerns. Pharmacists are available 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Dietitians are available 8:00am - 8:00pm Monday to Thursday, 8:00am - 5:00pm Fridays.
FAMILY TIES OUTREACH PROGRAM
Family Ties is a perinatal program open to all Westcoast parents from Tofino, Ucluelet, Hitacu, Opitsat, Esowista and Ty-Histanis. Expectant and new parents can call the office directly, ask their Doctor or speak with the Public/Community Health Nurse to receive services. We are committed to strengthening and supporting all birthing families on the west coast.
We offer a weekly drop in with topics ranging from healthy nutrition, to childbirth, parenting your new baby and the latest in health news. Guest speakers include the Community Nutritionist, Dental Hygienist, Infant Development workers and other resource people. Participants can receive free pre-natal vitamins, individual nutrition information, and home visits if requested.
Transportation can be arranged, please call for details
Tofino Coastal Family Place Health Unit: 250-725-4020 ext 64183
Ucluelet Health Unit office: 250-726-2224
EARLY YEARS OUTREACH PROGRAM - NTC
Promotes healthy development for pregnancy, infants and children (ages 0-6) through home and community visits. We offer:
health promotion and support for women who are pregnant or have infants in their home
support to families whose children may be at risk for developmental delays
infant and child development screening
consultation support to childcare programs and caregivers to meet children’s individual needs
support and advocacy for families to access services for their children and family
strength-based parenting skill development
Laurie Hannah, Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, 250-725-3367
Iris Frank Ahousaht 250-670-9558
Jennifer Touchie, Yuułuʔiłʔath , Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquart, 250-725-3367
KUU-US CRISIS LINE
If you are facing a difficult situation, call us now. We can help.
Adult Crisis Line: 250-723-4050
Youth Crisis Line: 250-723-2040
West Coast Toll Free: 1-800-588-8717 (24 hour)
NUU-CHAH-NULTH COMMUNITY & HUMAN SERVICES TOFINO OFFICE
Nuu-Cha- Nulth Community and Human Services office for central region.
Laverne Frank, Reception Jennifer Touchie, Infant Development Margaret Bird, Counsellor Ed Mack, USMA Family Development Anita Charleson, Child and Youth MH Christine Curley, Ccommunity Health Nurse Laurie Hannah, Aboriginal Supported Child Development Ann Marshall, Quu?usa Program