An after hours crisis program is aiming to reach out to educate Tsuut'ina youth who are dealing with substance abuse, mental health issues, suicide and family violence.
The program has two after-hours youth crisis workers, a female and male, so clients have a choice. The workers meet clients and develop a plan for each youth.
Staff work four days a week after hours, out of the Healthy Living building — which also operates a 24/7 crisis line with the hope of creating relationships and programs, including medicine wheel recovery programming, crisis intervention, aftercare support groups, relapse prevention, sweats, harm reduction, cultural and traditional healing circles.
The short term program started in December 2018 with federal funding set to expire at the end of March.