Active Care Programs

Active care services

Our Programs

Active Care Youth and Adult Services is a trauma-informed organization that provides innovative person-centered, strength-based support and services within staffed programs designed to enhance and positively change the lives of youth, adults, and communities. Active Care programs are designed to guide and support individuals as they work to meet goals and overcome challenges that lead to the greatest degree of independence possible and the opportunity to be part of healthy, inclusive communities.


Active Care contracts with a variety of funders including the Ministry for Children and Family Development, as well as Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, Interior Health Authorities and the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (Community Living British Columbia), providing fully funded services to youth and adults throughout British Columbia. Supportive, staffed placements may be required on a short-term emergency basis, for stabilization prior to transition to other supports, short-term and long-term placements. Active Care provides services to children, youth and adults with Complex Behaviour, Developmental Behavioural Conditions such as Autism and FASD, as well as individuals faced with Mental Health and Substance Misuse challenges. All person served accepted for programs come through a direct referral from the funders.

Active Care facilitates the development and implementation of comprehensive goal-oriented care plans. These plans are developed in collaboration with the person served, their family, advocates, natural supports as well as other involved community professionals. The care plans provide a guideline for appropriate supports and interventions for each individual. The care plans are reviewed on a quarterly basis and as needed to remain responsive to the changing needs of the person served.
Our staffed programs are located in various communities throughout Northern British Columbia, the Okanagan and the Thompson Valley.

Each Active Care program is individualized for the person served with the goal of the services taking place in a nurturing environment that takes into account the individual's culture, preferences, needs and safety. Our goal is to provide trauma-informed services that create a space for the individual to feel safe surrounded by a community where they feel they belong.

All Active Care homes are staffed 24 hours 365 days a year by caring, committed staff who provide support and guidance in alignment with the individualized care plan. Homes are typically for one individual however Active Care has a few homes that have been developed for two individuals sharing a home and staff.

Child & Youth Program

This program is for children and youth up to the age of 19 who require a staffed supported home to meet their complex support needs. The home of each child and youth is designed to reflect their preferences and meet their particular needs.
We provide a person-centred care plan for each individual which is a guideline for how to meet their particular needs. Children and youth are supported to attend school – both traditional and virtual, take part in community activities and special events, learn life skills and coping strategies.

We work with families to ensure that family visits are taking place regularly and are a positive experience. The primary goal is always family reunification if that is a possibility.

A number of options are available within this model including Therapeutic Family Home Model and Supported Independence. Active Care works to provide the individual with the type of program that best fits their unique needs.
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Funded by including the Ministry for Children and Family Development, as well as Delegated Aboriginal Agencies

Adult Program

As part of a commitment to providing a continuum of care, Active Care Youth and Adult Services offers programs to individuals 19 years of age or older eligible for services through Community Living British Columbia. These individuals are provided a home that reflects their needs and their preferences.

Each individual is provided support to be active members of the community in a real way interests of the individual are promoted and they are also provided opportunity to explore other possibilities.

Clients are provided guidance in developing and improving life skills with the expectation that each person supported is living their life with dignity and as independently as possible. Those individuals who require only limited support are able to access a Supported Independence placement.

Funded By CLBC Services
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Active Care has partnered with Interior Health Authority in establishing Complex Care Housing in Kelowna and Kamloops. This venture is intended to provide wrap-around services for adults experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges as well as other health needs.

Support services from a multi-disciplinary team are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services provided include life skills development, recreational and leisure activities, medication management support, psychosocial rehabilitation supports. These services are provided by professionals including Nurses, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Addiction Medicine Physicians, Health Care Workers and others.

Safe housing without typical barriers is an immense first step in improving overall health and facilitating a path forward.

Funder By Interior Health Authority