Goals / Purpose of Program
The main goal of Ravens Lodge is to empower youth to make positive lifestyle choices to create positive change in their lives. We do this by providing safe environment, using culture as therapy, offering one to one support, offering cultural activities and ceremonies and making referrals to community resources.
We have five beds for female youth ages 11-15 years who in the care of Vancouver Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society (VACFSS).
We work with the youth on connecting them with their culture, life skills, health, keeping family ties strong (when appropriate) and much more. Our program also offers support to the youth and the potential foster homes to assist with a smooth transition.
24 hour staffing
Safe and Judgement free environment
Youth transition support
Foster Parent transition support
Cultural Activities and Ceremonies
One to one support
"Conversations” Life skills programming
How Youth Can Become Involved
This program serves 11 -15 year old female Native youth in the care of Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society. Youth can only be referred to the program through VACFSS.
Due to the type of programming and concerns for youth safety, there are no volunteer opportunities for this program at this time.
We would be very grateful to accept donations for youth in our program. In particular, the following would be very useful for our programming:
- Bus tickets
- Unused toiletries
- Food vouchers
Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society (VACFSS)
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