SAY (Stabilization & Assessment of Youth) is a short-term, four bed residential staffed resource for youth experiencing transition in their lives. The program assists youth to identify goals and plan for a long-term placement. Referrals are through the Ministry of Children & Family Development.
Spakwus Lam (Eagle House) Program is a therapeutic residential home located in Vancouver that is contracted to provide residential care, assessment, treatment and traditional healing to five youth in care with the Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Service Society (VACFSS). Its target population is Urban Aboriginal youth between the ages of 13 – 18 who are considered high risk or high profile.
Spakwus Lam ensures and recognizes the importance of adequate planning between the youth and care team from intake to discharge. This ensures youth specific assessments, recommendations and supports are provided and in place prior to discharge. Youth have the opportunity throughout their stay to participate fully in the decisions and planning affecting them. Spakwus Lam represents spiritual protection, healing, strength, courage and wisdom.
10 - 24 yrs