Osprey Place offers a fulltime attendance program Monday through Friday available to adjudicated youth who are living with substance use issues. The program works in partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society to provide 'care-home' beds in the Kamloops community. This care home model encourages safety, respect, and support for youth attending the program. The Osprey program is based on a holistic model of care where all realms of wellness are taken into consideration. Each youth has unique circumstnaces and is approached form a trauma-informed lens to provide treatment plans and approaches which reflect individual needs. The program runs for female groups with continuous intake throughout the year and is comprised of a wide range of activities which include but are not limited to school, recreation, groups, one-on-one support and volunteering. Referrals to the program come from the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Non-adjudicated youth may also be referred by Delegated Agencies (Aboriginal and MCFD) where a service agreement can be negotiated for care on a case-by-case basis. For futher information please call 250-374-4634 and ask to speak with the Osprey Program Supervisor.
At Osprey clients are given unique opportunities to learn more about themselves and the world around them. Programming is flexible and staff are interested in helping clients further develop their interests in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.
Kamloops BC is a beautiful community in the Thompson Cariboo Region offering an abundance of healthy activities to choose from.
Staff at Osprey want to involve clients in activities that will provide new experiences and build on each client's strengths
Client Comments from Osprey
- “I think my attitudes have changed at Osprey Program…arguments between me and my parents have completely gone away. I respect myself now, and I have respect for others.”
- “I have definitely become more responsible and I can set goals and achieve them”
- “I have become more outgoing, open, and assertive and confident in Osprey Program”
- “I can express myself now, and just be myself, I feel like I have a lot to look forward to. It was a new beginning for me”