ICS News & Events

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and events from Interior Community Services.

Better at Home - Nicola Valley

Interior Community Services is pleased to announce the Better At Home Program is now in the Nicola Valley. Better at Home offers an umbrella of services aimed to assist seniors, over 65 years old, in their independence by providing non-medical support services. Offered in partnership with the United Way Lower Mainland, this program will tailor our services to the senior population of Merritt.  For further information about our services or to become involved in the program, please contact the Program Coordinator, Amanda Pryzner-Dunn, at 250-280-3015

Interior Community Services staff, management and Board of Directors send their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Katherine McParland, Executive Director of A Way Home Kamloops. Her tragic and unexpected loss will be felt by the entire community.  Katherine will be remembered as a fierce advocate for youth homelessness and for her tenacious and passionate personality.  She was brave and brilliant and will be missed.

A HUGE thank-you to our local RBC Wealth Management Group for the generous donation of $2500 to our Meals on Wheels program!  Your kindness is very appreciated.

In picture from left to right: Tanya Tynan, Branch Administrator RBC Wealth Management.  Dawn Christie, Manager of the Mount Paul Community Food Centre.  Val Janz, Chief Operating Officer of Interior Community Services.  Mike Edwards, Vice President & Branch Manager / RBC Wealth Management.

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Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus donated $500 to Interior Community Service’s Youth Street Outreach Program that operates out of the drop-in Outreach Centre at 404 Seymour St. The money will be used to buy food and supplies.

In the photo are Gordon Wourms (left) and Peter Pel (right) of the Knights of Columbus, along with Interior Community Services COO Val Janz (second from left) and CEO Kelly Kelland.

 

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Barriere House was renamed Terry's Place, enjoy a video clip of this special event. 

Supporting Families & Strengthening Communities

Supporting Families & Strengthening Communities

This program, a partnership between ICS and the Red Cross, is offering free counselling services to individuals and families directly impacted by the 2017 Elephant Hill fire.

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Seasonal Yard Waste Pick-Up

Seasonal Yard Waste Pick-Up

The seasonal yard waste pick-up is available to assist residents 65 years of age or older on limited incomes. Find out more about the eligibility criteria and pick-up guidelines etc.

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Youth Mindfulness Group - Kamloops YMCA

Youth Mindfulness Group - Kamloops YMCA

The Youth Mindfulness Group offers a free 7-week psychoeducational and support group for young adults ages 18-30 who experience anxiety.

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Second Helping

Second Helping

Second Helping is a free weekly meal for youth ages 13 to 24

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Kamloops Community Programming

Kamloops Community Programming

Kamloops Community Agencies
2020 Programs of Support for Children, Adolescents, and Families

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