You can help us serve the health and well-being of all people in the Carrier and Sekani regions. Carrier Sekani Family Services is a not for profit organization and can provide tax receipts for contributions.

For the past 30 years, CSFS has been delivering culturally informed health, social, family, and legal programs to families from the 11 member nations we serve and in the urban centers of Burns Lake, Fort Saint James, Vanderhoof and Prince George. As a leader in policy development, advocacy work, and innovation, CSFS is viewed as a role model in Indigenous services in our region and beyond.

Your donations can help support various programs and initiatives, such as:

Tachick Lake Healing and Treatment Centre - Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) is asking for your help in supporting the development of Tachick Lake Healing and Treatment Centre for those people suffering from addictions and who are looking for help to get well. CSFS has lobbied for a permanent Healing and Treatment Centre for over 20 years. The current interim outpatient facility was developed in the context of limited federal funding. For over two decades, these limitations prevented CSFS from expanding operations beyond seasonal programming or improving the facilities, which continue to lack running water and plumbing. CSFS now owns a property (previously used as a resort) to house a new, year-round Healing and Treatment Center, and its completion requires financial commitment for completion.

This facility, currently planned for 60 beds, will form a much-needed service-delivery model tailored to the unique needs of local Indigenous people that is medically-based and grounded in Carrier Sekani healing and wellness models.

We thank you for your kind consideration of this project and our organization as we serve those in need.

To learn more about the Tachick Lake Healing and Treatment Centre, watch this video:

Youth Services Program –  The mission of the Youth Services Program is to provide high quality programming to children and youth aged 8-29 years old in Prince George, Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Burns Lake; and to facilitate service delivery within the 11 Carrier and Sekani member nations.

Sk’ai Zeh Yah Youth Centre – A Youth Centre in Prince George whose name means “Children of Chiefs House”. The centre is open seven days a week. Sk’ai Zeh Yah provides holistic services to at-risk youth and young adults. This includes continued supports post-care through this low barrier resource.

Foundry – Foundry Burns Lake will focus on bringing together primary care, mental health services, substance use supports, youth and family peer support, and other social services to provide an integrated and individualized approach for youth aged 12-24. The goal is to bring existing service providers together and work collaboratively to improve youth services in Burns Lake. Your donation helps build our centre and improve access to care - ensuring our youth find the help they need, when they need it.  Opening date TBA.

Family Services Program - Dzee Ba’Yugh Heart House Safe Home – A safe house located in Burns Lake, the name means “Heart House”. The program offers a safe place for women and their children who are fleeing family violence. They also include trauma-informed therapeutic life skills programming and culturally appropriate services delivered by qualified staff. Dzee Ba’yugh can support up to 6 women and their children.

Last modified: Thursday 30-Dec-21 14:00:41 PST