East Kootenay Friends of Children

Friends of Children is a free and confidential service helping families from the East Kootenays whose children must travel to receive medical care and services. Expenses such as fuel, parking, accommodations and food can be reimbursed and access to other agencies and assistance provided. The Support Coordinator works with each family to lessen the demand, stress, and financial burden that their child(ren)’s medical condition places on their family.

Sheila Hall
[email protected]
Visit Site

16 12th Ave N (Kootenay Child Development Centre)    

V1C 3V7       


Parent Services

If this is a crisis

  • Call 911 or make your way to a hospital emergency
  • For 24-hour help, call: 1-888-353-CARE (2273) for the Crisis Line or 310-6789 for the Mental Health Crisis Line or 1-800 Suicide (1-800-784-2433) if you would like information, resources, or support during a suicide-related crisis for suicide-specific concerns