Youth & Family

We provide support and education to promote change, encourage personal growth and enhance healthy families. The following programs are funded through the Ministry of Children and Family Development and are offered at no cost to participants.

Statement on Family

Family members are often close and feel they can depend on one another for caring guidance and support. Whether it’s grandparents, aunts and uncles or even close friends who make up a family, what is important is the love or common interests that bind them together.


Resilience has been defined as the maintenance of healthy ⁄ successful functioning or adaptation within the context of a significant adversity or threat. The Strengthening Families Approach includes; parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children. According to the Center for the Study of Social Policy, research shows that these protec­tive factors are also “promotive” factors that build family strengths and a family environment that promotes optimal child and youth development.

Protective Factors within the family and community that help promote resiliency among children and teens:

  • Strong cultural identity
  • Access to health care
  • Stable housing
  • Economic stability–ability to earn a livable wage
  • Social support–connections to family and friends
  • Affiliation with a supportive religious or faith community

Youth & Family Services

Key Worker Program

Key Workers work closely with people of all ages who may be experiencing a variety of challenges, concerns and or stressors. This strength based service is designed to build capacity and connect individuals with relevant resources.

Family Therapy

This program offers individual, couple and family counselling in a wide range of areas such as family of origin issues, trauma, parent & teen conflict, etc.

Youth Coordinator

Supports a collaborative mobile youth health and wellness outreach program for youth. Prevention and intervention programs will include suicide prevention, health education, recreational activities, employment resources, mental wellness and substance use services.

Boston Bar School/Community Program

This program offers social and emotional support to students who are attending Boston Barr Elementary/Secondary School from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Family Connections

This program facilitates meaningful visits between children and their families who are involved with MCFD or FVACFSS.

Hope and Area Transition Society provides services, advocacy and education to build resiliency, empowerment and inclusion.

Main Office: (604) 869-5111

400 Park Street, PO Box 1761, Hope, BC V0X1L0

House of Hope Emergency Shelter: (604) 869-7574

650 Old Princeton Hwy. Hope, BC V0X1L4

Jean Scott Transition House: (604) 869-5191

I acknowledge our agency provides services within the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Stó:lō and Nlaka’pamux.