The ASK Wellness Society would like to acknowledge that our programs and facilities operate on Secwepemcúl'ecw, Nłeʔkepmx Tmíxʷ, and Syilx tmixʷ traditional and unceded territories.
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We have a team of qualified staff to help clients improve their health. Whether it be to help manage medications or finding a doctor or drive to Kelowna/Vancouver for a specialist appointment, we can help and provide hope. Through this service, we create a common purpose of building capacity to have positive impact on the quality of life of individuals living with complex health needs. We also provide needle exchange and harm reduction supplies at all of our locations and housing facilities. This program is funded by Interior Health.

The ASK Wellness Society Health Navigation Team has a health educator who provides medical advocacy, health assistance, connection to treatment, education about treatment and disorders, transportation to medical appointments, and referrals to services we are unable to provide. This is the only HIV/Hep C community-based program in Kamloops and has a focus on reducing stigma and providing education.

ASK Wellness recognizes the lack of options available for 2SLGBTQ+ people throughout ASK programs. With the health navigation program, the health educator will now offer specified assistance, education, and resources to those who are transitioning, questioning their gender identity and/or sexual orientation, and/or are in the coming out process. Services also include information and assistance with finding access to medical and social resources, sexual health education, and emotional support.
In partnership with Interior Health, we provide supports and housing to those individuals who have successfully gone through detox and wish further assistance to become contributing community members. Through 24hour supports, wellness planning and group meetings, many have seen success. This program always has several people on a wait list.  This program is funded by Interior Health.

The Maverick Supportive Recovery and Career Development Program is a three-phase recovery program. The recovery program is operated by the ASK Wellness Society, in conjunction with the Interior Health Authority and registered through the Ministry of Health’s Assisted Living Registry. Program participants are provided with individual-based supports, including substance use treatment, relapse prevention planning, life skill support, addictions counselling,  peer coaching, and career development opportunities. This three-prong approach transitions individuals from support through early recovery, to stabilization and transition into the Adult Addiction Supportive Housing (AASH) Program, and finally to work experience and support for successful transition into independent living. For a full description of the program overview, including a breakdown of the three phases, please click the following link.

For information on how to apply for the Maverick Supportive Recovery and Career Development Program or to speak to someone, contact maverickinfo@askwellness.ca

Provides supports and housing to those individuals who are struggling with mental health issues and wish further assistance to become contributing community members. Through 24hour supports, wellness planning and group meetings, many have seen success.  This program is funded by Interior Health.
Through a contract with Community Living BC (CLBC), a provincial crown agency, we assist by delivering supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities and those struggling with mental illness to create communities where people have more choices about how they live, work and contribute. This program is funded by Community Living BC.
The TiOAT office located at 433 Tranquille RdTiOAT is a program for people living with opioid use disorders who have not had success with traditional treatment options like Methadone, Suboxone, or Kadian.

Clients will be assessed by a physician and if eligible, will receive one or two Dilaudid 8mg tablets (aka dilly 8’s) up to 5 times daily as needed. Clients my apply for dose increase once stable on the program. They may inject the tablets (under supervision) or they make take them orally (witnessed). There are no take home doses.

Clients are encouraged to continue or restart Opioid Agonist Treatment (Methadone or Kadian) while on the program, but it is not a requirement to participate.

This is a pilot program and will be evaluated by the BC Centre on Substance Use.

The TiOAT office located at 433 Tranquille Rd
Purpose:
- Engagement with health care
- Decrease or stop illicit drug use
- Create community and build relationships
- Decrease risk of overdose
- Connection to services
- Stabilize addiction

Criteria:
- Able to consent and participate in treatment goals
- Diagnosed with Severe Opioid Use Disorder, with an established history of using opioids like fentanyl or heroin
- Has tried Opioid Agonist Treatment in the past (such as Methadone, Suboxone, or Kadian) without success or continues to use illicit opioids despite treatment
- History of opioid overdoses
- At high risk for other health conditions related to their substance use, such as HIV, Hepatitis C, infections, or death
- 19 years or older
Referral Process:

- Complete the referral form by clicking the button below
- Clients may self-refer by calling 250-682-3223
- Once referrals are received and processed, the client will be scheduled for an intake appointment with the physician
- After the intake is completed and approved, you will be contacted with a start date. If the program is full, the client will be added to a waitlist
Complete Referral Form

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We have a team of qualified staff to help clients improve their health. Whether it be to help manage medications or finding a doctor or drive to Kelowna/Vancouver for a specialist appointments, we are able to help and provide hope. Through this service, we create a common purpose of building capacity to have positive impact on the quality of life of individuals living with complex health needs. We also provide needle exchange and harm reduction supplies at all of our locations and housing facilities. This program is funded by Interior Health.

The ASK Wellness Society Health Navigation Team has a community educator who provides medical advocacy, connection to treatment, education about treatment and disorders, transportation to medical appointments, and referrals to services we are unable to provide.

Through a Community Health Navigation Program, we deliver support services/life skills to support clients with chronic health/mental illness and addictions.
AASH runs in partnership with Interior Health and is a six-bed, abstinence-based program which offers 24-hour/7-day per week supports, housing, wellness planning, life skill development, and recovery focused group meetings. Participants in this program address their substance-use challenges and are supported in their recovery and transition to healthy living. Progression to independent living is supported with the exploration of educational and employment opportunities.
Through a contract with Community Living BC (CLBC), a provincial crown agency, we assist by delivering supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities and those struggling with mental illness to create communities where people have more choices about how they live, work, and contribute. This program is funded by Community Living BC.
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