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Community Programs

COMMUNITY ADDICTIONS COUNSELLING TEAM (CACT)

Watari’s Community Addictions Counselling Team work with individuals, couples and families in the Strathcona/Downtown Eastside around issues related to problem substance misuse.

S.T.A.R PROGRAM FOR KIDS

Watari’s ‘Stop Think Assess & Respond‘ program is presented in classrooms all around Greater Vancouver for grades 4 to 7, offering a ‘just say KNOW’ approach to drugs, safety, compassion and community.

LATIN AMERICAN OUTREACH AND COUNSELLING

A program for the Latin-American community in the Downtown Eastside that provides health promotion, education, substance-use counselling, counselling for temporary farm workers, and support around immigration issues.

INDIVIDUALIZED COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM (ICOP)

A one-to-one community outreach program focused on listening to what young Indigenous people need, and acting quickly to connect these youth to services, support, and people that meet their needs

VANCOUVER INTENSIVE SUPERVISION UNIT (VISU)

Our Vancouver Intensive Supervision Unit works with members of the community struggling with chaotic thinking, homelessness, and social isolation, who are often caught up in the court system due to their mental health and substance abuse issues.

SYSTEM NEGOTIATOR AT DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY COURTS

Watari’s Downtown Community Courts Program is partnered to work hand-in-hand with the Vancouver Intensive Supervision Unit, with an integrated framework providing probation, housing, mental health, employment and education to assist this group of individuals to be more stable and connected to their community.

Migrant 2 Migrant

This program supports under-resourced workers with information, and access to clothing, shelter, and medical care. Donations of refurbished bicycles from UBC Bike Doctor’s Bici Libre program greatly assist workers with their ability to access basic supplies off the farms. Outreach workers from this program, travel to farms all over British Columbia to bring food, clothing, bicycles, and other supplies for the workers, as well as to support them.

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