The main goal of Ravens Lodge is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices to create positive change in their lives. We do this by providing a safe environment, using culture as therapy, making referrals to community resources, and offering one-to-one support, cultural activities and ceremonies. We work with youth on connecting them with their culture, learning life skills, focusing on their health, keeping family ties strong (when appropriate), and much more.
We have five beds for Indigenous female youth ages 11-15 years old who in the care of the Vancouver Aboriginal Children & Family Services Society (VACFSS). Our program also offers support to youth and their new potential foster homes to assist with a smooth transition.
- Cultural activities and ceremonies
- Recreational activities
- 'Conversations’ life skills programming
- One-to-one support
- Youth transition support
- Foster Parent transition support
- 24-hour staffing in a safe and judgement free environment
How to get involved
This program serves Indigenous female youth ages 11-15 years old in the care of the Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society. Youth can only be referred to the program through VACFSS.
We appreciate donations for youth in our program. In particular, the following would be very useful for our programming:
- Bus tickets
- New toiletries
- Food vouchers
Depending on the type, size and value of the donation, UNYA may be able to provide a tax receipt for donations. Please call the Program Manager at 604-254-7732 to discuss your possible donation.
Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society (VACFSS)
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