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.
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 Island Health.
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.
Services and programs through NARSF include: Living in Families with Teens (a parent-teen counseling program), the Domestic Violence Response 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 and other healthy issues. 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.
On July 28, 2022, people around the world will acknowledge World Hepatitis Day in an effort to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and the global effort to eliminate it. For more
We are planning to offer two EFFT Caregiver workshops this summer – one in July with an eating disorders focus and one in August with a general mental health focus.
NARSF Programs through Island Health Funding is able to offer free, confidential HIV testing.