Changes Youth Alcohol and Drug Program

Provides a range of alcohol and drug services in school and community settings including but not limited to:

  • substance misuse, assessment, prevention and early intervention services, brief counselling intervention, intensive individual treatment, referral and case
  • management within the addictions/mental health system of care, aftercare planning and
  • support services, parent consultation and education

Changes School-Based services are offered in Middle and High Schools in the School District 23 catchment area. Youth may also be seen in the community setting and ARC’s Bernard Street office in Kelowna

Program name (alternate):  Changes

Address / Contact Info

ARC Programs Ltd.
513 Bernard Ave Kelowna, BCV1Y 2A7
Program Director : George Curran,
Agency Director : Shane Picken

Phone Numbers

Office : (250) 763-2977

Hours of Operation

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm


Accessibility features: fully accessible

Service Details

Referral criteria: Ages: 12 - 18
Services provided are individualized according to the client’s needs and preferences, and/or may correspond to specific admission screening criteria or the referral source
How to apply: Please phone our office to speak with a Changes counselor or the Program Director for referrals to any of the services provided by the Changes
Languages spoken: English

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School-Based Mental Health Services Provides services to children and youth experiencing significant challenges coping with their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, or are experiencing mental health challenges that are affecting their ability to function in the school setting

This program was last updated on 17 Oct 2016.