Ka-Na-Chi-Hih is a 6 bed, 12-week residential treatment program for individuals with polysubstance use and mental health challenges.
The program serves First Nations between the ages of 18 to 29, rotating male and female intakes, regardless of gender identity, from across Canada.
Our programming is holistic in nature and we use traditional as well as contemporary models of treatment to help our clients overcome and heal from their substance use.
Our strengths-based, trauma informed program allows the opportunity to connect with traditional culture and will support the needs of the individual throughput the duration of the 12-weeks. The client centered program provides community connection to ensure continuity of care, collaboration and wrap around supports services are met post discharge.
Initial contact will likely be through a verbal inquiry. At this point, information will be exchanged to determine whether there is a match between the client's needs and the Centre's program. If it seems that the potential client meets the eligibility criteria and that they could benefit from the program, the the Referral and Intake Information forms will be sent to the referring agent for completion.
Aftercare begins prior to discharge; the client is given support in accessing services for his transition back into the community. The client and primary counsellor begin working on a relapse prevention plan specific to the individual, his family/friends and environment. Periodic follow-ups are done to see how well the client is doing. If there is any additional support that may be required, referrals to the appropriate community resources or other support services will be recommended.
Ka-Na-Chi-Hih provides Solvent Abuse Education to communities, schools, parents and support workers upon request. A booth consisting of Ka-Na-Chi-Hih and Solvent Abuse information is set up at local events and forums, on occasion. Ka-Na-Chi-Hih provides Crisis Intervention services to communities and families when an emergency arises.