Community & Social Services


The Fruitvale Memorial Centre, the most modern facility in the West Kootenays, has a capacity of 300.  With its modern kitchen, bar, sound system, handicap elevator and more, it's the perfect place to hold your special event.

located at 1917 Columbia Gardens Road (small house beside the Anglican Church overlooking Creekside Park)
For more information contact Melva at 250-367-6481.

Christmas Food Hampers and Gifts for Children
Contact:  Doug or Barb Hall, 250-367-6349

Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre (Trail F.A.I.R. Society) has been offering free, confidential, professional services for members of the community since 1977.   A non-profit agency, a fully registered CRA Charity and fully accredited through the Council on Accreditation


Bright Beginnings (previously called C.O.R.E. for Parents)
An innovative education program plus pre-school, for parents with children from 30 months to 5 years. This program runs weekly from September to May and pre-registration is essential.

Building Beautiful Babies
A pregnancy outreach program that offers support, information and resources for pregnant women, new mothers (with babies up to 6 months) and families. Weekly groups with lunch and guest speakers, plus outreach visits. Food vouchers and free prenatal vitamins available.

Children's Communications Program
For children 6-12 years of age, this program focuses on building communication and social skills, enhancing self-esteem, managing emotions, dealing with bullying, and coping with change.

Dental Access Program
Fund-raised dollars assist low-income community members experiencing dental pain or infection to access dental work.

Family Counselling Program
Provides counseling to parents and children or youth in times of family conflict or crisis.

Family Support and Children's Services Programs
These two programs provide one-to-one services for families requiring additional supports.

Mental Health and Addictions Support
The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Consumer, Family and Peer Support Program works with those with mental health and addictions issues and their families.

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program
There are no perfect parents. Nobody's Perfect can help you do your best and help you feel good about yourself and your children ages 0-5 years.

Nova Vita Second Stage Housing Program
Supportive, independent accommodation for women (with or without children) who have left abusive relationships or experienced past abuse and can benefit from a 1 year individualized program in order to deal with these issues. The focus is on the development of lifeskills, achievement of individual goals, and connections to community resources. A brief stay in a Transition House is required prior to admission.

Specialized Victim Services
Support for victims of spousal assault, adult sexual assault, child sexual assault\abuse, adult survivors, criminal harassment and stalking. Information and emotional support to victims, witnesses, and families during the court process and legal appointments. This program also provides the LAW CLINIC and LEGAL AID community connections.

This Ministry of Education program offers a free drop-in program for parents or caregivers and their children under 5. Qualified Early Childhood Educators lead literacy activities, including stories, music and crafts to help children grow linguistically, physically and socially, and become comfortable in a school-like environment.

Trail and Castlegar Child Care Resource and Referral Program
Provides assistance and guidance to anyone seeking information on child care and parenting issues. Includes toy lending library, caregiver registry, educational workshops and drop-in playgroups.

Violence and Abuse Counselling
The Stop the Violence Program for women and the Sexual Abuse Intervention, and the Children Who Witness Abuse programs for children and teens, offer counseling for a wide range of abuse issues.

West Kootenay Boundary Regional Crisis & Info Line and Suicide Prevention program
Trained staff and volunteers are available to listen, provide information and support in an anonymous and confidential manner. Suicide intervention, referrals to community services and non-judgmental support during challenging times. Serves the entire West Kootenay\Boundary area. This program also offers Suicide Prevention information and educational workshops in area schools.

WINS Transition House
A 24 hour shelter for women (with or without children) leaving abusive or violent situations. A safe place to explore options & obtain information in a supportive environment. Includes outreach support for women who don't choose to stay at the Transition House but require support around abusive or violent situations. Also includes a Supportive Recovery Bed for women working towards recovery from substance abuse.

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