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NARSF Programs Ltd.

We provide a range of innovative health, harm-reduction, and counseling services to individuals, children, youth and families. Over time, we have continued to learn and grow along with our clients and community. We operate a variety of programs with experienced, qualified and professional staff.

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Harm Reduction Programs

Our philosophy is client-centered, non-judgmental, authentic, caring, strength based and respectful of color, religion and ancestry.

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Child, Youth & Family Counseling

The family is viewed as the primary influence in the development of a solid self and the maintenance of strong, connected family relationships as a major determinant in positive life outcomes.

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Stop HIV!

NARSF Programs through Island Health Funding is able to offer free, confidential HIV testing at its 375 Franklyn Street location.

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Welcome to NARSF Programs Ltd.

Nanaimo and Area Resource Services for Families was created in 1990 and renamed NARSF Programs Ltd. in 1999, NARSF is a multi-service agency that delivers child, youth, family, and harm reduction services on Central Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Our services are provided through funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

Staff at NARSF are continually inspired by the efforts of children, youth, families and individuals to live their lives to the fullest abilities, skills and aspirations. Our goal is to provide strength-based programs and services that build upon the inherent wisdom of people’s experience in relationships, family and community. Please contact us for more information on our children, youth and family services.

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Our Programs & Services

Services and programs through NARSF include: Living in Families with Teens (a parent-teen counseling program), the Family Therapy Program, Eating Disorders and Sexual Abuse Intervention Program, Mental Health Outreach for children and youth, Transitions Withdrawal Management and Stabilization Program, and CVI Harm Reduction Services for individuals at risk to blood borne diseases. Pre post HIV testing is available on a drop in basis. For more information on these programs please click on the respective links from the menu on the left.

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Latest Press Release

CARF Survey

NOTICE: CARF Survey Coming October 23/24, 2014 Accreditation Survey, Nanaimo BC September 2014 Nanaimo-- NARSF Programs is preparing for its forth CARF Survey in September or October (dates to be announced in July) at its offices

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Media Advisory

SYMPOSIUM BUILDS ON HARM REDUCTION LEARNING AND INNOVATIONS NANAIMO -- NARSF Programs, in partnership with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), is holding a symposium in Nanaimo to exchange ideas and

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STOP HIV-Prevent, Test, Treat!

HIV Testing in Nanaimo!

NARSF Programs through Island Health Funding is able to offer free, confidential HIV testing at its 375 Franklyn Street location.

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