SPCRS offers a range of support programs across four community locations. How may we help you today?
South Peace Community Resources Society (SPCRS) has been proudly serving residents of the Peace Liard Region for over 45 years. Our agency was first established in 1974, offering a small number of services for children and youth in Dawson Creek. As a result of the hard work and dedication from staff and community stakeholders alike, SPCRS now operates 26 programs in various communities throughout the region, including Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Fort St. John.
Our employees work with compassion and dedication to improve the lives of families, children and youth, adults with diverse abilities, victims of crime, seniors, and individuals of all ages struggling with the challenges of life. Throughout the growth and change we have experienced, both as an organization and within our service area, we remain firmly committed to building healthy, happy communities by connecting people to needed resources.
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The South Peace Community Resources Society seeks to build a better community through the empowerment of our clients. We value and accept people regardless of age, sex, religion, ethnicity or circumstance
No one expects to find themselves in a crisis situation and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. We offer several crisis-based programs that can help keep people safe, connect them to needed resources, and provide short-term supportive counselling.
Both our Police Based and Community Based Victim Services programs can assist with addressing the physical, financial and emotional impacts for survivors of crime and other trauma events. Staff can assist victims by helping them navigate the justice system, offering transportation and accompaniment, and connecting them with relevant legal, health, and social service resources.
We have a selection of services dedicated to assist women and their dependent children who have experienced or are at risk of violence, including our Transition House, Safe Homes and Outreach programming. All of these programs are able to offer assistance with crisis counselling, safety planning, and information and referrals to needed services, including legal advocacy and affordable housing. In addition, our Mizpah Transition House in Dawson Creek and Safe Homes in Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd are able to provide 24/7 access to safe, temporary shelter.
Recovering from trauma, abuse, and other interpersonal difficulties is challenging and may require additional supports once the initial crisis has passed. We help people take the ‘next steps’ after experiencing challenges in their lives, including housing support, legal advocacy and counselling services.
Having access to secure housing is foundational to maintaining personal safety and well-being. Our Homelessness Intervention and Prevention program supports eligible candidates to locate and/or maintain safe, affordable housing. Our Legal Advocacy program can provide assistance and information to anyone with poverty law issues, including but not limited to PWD and CPP Disability applications, income assistance issues, landlord and tenancy disputes, and some employment-related challenges.
Our counselling services emphasize skill development, empowerment, and healing so that women and families can address the challenges they are facing, whether it be trauma from intimate partner violence or parent/child conflict. Our Stopping the Violence Counselling program is tailored to female survivors of power-based violence, including sexual assault, relationship trauma, or childhood abuse through individual and group sessions. We assist individuals, couples and families with children who are experiencing difficulties though our Family Support Counselling program. The service focus is on providing tools and education to address a range of concerns, such as parental conflict, marital breakdown, conflict resolution, and other common challenges.
For women who are at risk of or who are experiencing violence, our Second Stage Housing program provides secure accommodations and staff support to assist women and their children to live safely and independently. Our 32-unit supportive housing facility, nee gin naw place, provides successful applicants with housing, access to support staff 24 hours a day, and a variety of other programming and services to help residents achieve and maintain housing stability.
At SPCRS we strive to support individuals from all walks of life, including persons with diverse abilities. Our agency operates two specialised housing facilities to support individuals who are connected with Community Living British Columbia and either require a staffed specialised home or community inclusion support. Our facilities provide specialised housing support workers who can assist service recipients to ‘live their best life’. Our staff can assist with all aspects of daily living such as health, recreation, employment, volunteering, life skills and pursuing personal goals. The services offered are tailored to meet individual needs by involving each service recipient or their family in our person-centred planning process.
Promoting the healthy development of children and youth is foundational to strengthening local communities. We offer several programs tailored to support children, youth and their caregivers by providing information, developmental support and a safe space to get connected to needed resources.
Our Child Care Resource and Referral program links families and childcare providers by offering up-to-date information on local child-minding facilities and available vacancies. In addition, our staff provide learning/training opportunities, outreach events, and resources to both families and childcare staff.
Sometimes children need extra support to be able to thrive in childcare, at home or in other community settings. The staff in our Supported Child Development program are able to assist children/youth (0-19 years) who currently have or are at risk for developmental delays or disability by providing training, information, referrals and where necessary, staffing to help children fully engage with their peers and social environments. Psychoeducational support is available to children/youth aged 13-18 who have witnessed abuse or violence in the home through our PEACE program. This service helps children keep themselves safe and understand that they are not to blame for the violence they have encountered, with the ultimate goal of breaking intergenerational cycles of violence and abuse.
Seniors’ health and well-being is more than just addressing medical concerns; safety, independence and social connection are key factors that impact overall health outcomes for aging populations. The Better at Home program provides services to seniors 65 years of age or older living independently in Dawson Creek who face barriers performing basic household tasks. Program staff can connect seniors to an array of services including cleaning, home maintenance, snow removal, and yard work. In addition to making sure the home remains a safe space, sometimes a ‘social prescription’ is needed to assist seniors who may be socially isolated or at risk of frailty. Staff at our Square One for Seniors program can work with seniors to select, access, and follow-up on local services/opportunities that will enhance senior’s well-being.
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