Community Based Services are offered to youth living in the Thunder Bay community and surrounding area. The majority of these programs offered through Sister Margaret Smith Centre Youth Addiction Programs are in coordination with Thunder Bay Integrated Youth Services. The agencies involved with Thunder Bay Integrated Youth Services are:
- Sister Margaret Smith Centre - Youth Addiction Programs
- Children's Centre Thunder Bay - New Experience Program: this program offers services to youth with concurrent disorders of mental health and substance use.
- Family Services Thunder Bay - Assessment and Referral Program: this program offers intake, assessment, education, screening and referral of youth with substance use issues.
Thunder Bay Integrated Services have a common intake, assessment, referral, and case review system for all local youth receiving services in the Thunder Bay community. A team including members from all agencies involved meet every two weeks to review and refer clients to the most appropriate service.
|Program Name||Focus||Time Frame|
|Education & screening program||Screening and education in a group.||Every month|
|Drug and alcohol assessment||Comprehensive individual assessment.||As needed|
|Brief individual counselling||Individual goal setting and exploration or youth concerns.||As needed|
|Youth gambling||Children of problem gamblers and young gamblers assessment and treatment.||As needed|
|Early intervention program||Structured group focus life skills and education in a school setting.||As requested|
|Early prevention program||Prevention, education to a group.||As requested|
|Community presentations||Prevention, education to a group.||As requested|
|Continuing care program||Aftercare, relapse prevention in a group.||As needed|