ABOUT SALMO COMMUNITY RESOURCE SOCIETY

 

Our Vision

To provide a facility that is fully accessible and suited to the needs of participants and staff

To build on current programs, based on priorities established in consultation with the community and service network

To work in partnership with the people and organizations of the Salmo area



 

Our Values

As an Agency, we provide service that, to the extent of our resources and abilities, is:


Responsive to the diverse needs of people in our community

Supportive of all people, regardless of their choices

Specific to the personal interests and circumstances of the participants

Connected to the community and to the service network.

Our Mission

Salmo Community Resource Society (SCRS) develops, delivers, and maintains a broad range of services that help individuals and families in the Salmo area deal effectively with personal, social, and poverty-related issues.


 

Why Was SCRS Created?

The Salmo Community Resource Society was incorporated under the Society Act in British Columbia on November 4, 1988. Originally, it was intended to serve as an "umbrella organization" for a range of community activities including the coordination of recreational, cultural, and historical service. It evolved primarily into an organization offering social services and adjusted its constitution accordingly.

The Organization

Salmo Community Resource Society works with participants that include very young children, children and youth, families, and adults. There is a staff of eight who work out of 311 Railway Avenue. Some of our group activities for young children meet at the Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre. Salmo Community Resource Society is a member of the Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative

SCRS Team Members


Click on each team member's name to read their full bio

Councelors Bio Coming Soon

Sabina Fleschutz graduated from the Kutenai Art Therapy Program in 2006 with the equivalent of a master’s degree in Art Therapy. She worked for 5 years at the Nelson Women’s Shelter before taking on the position of Children’s Counsellor at Salmo Community Resource Society in the summer of 2012. She has furthered her education in mental health by many professional trainings since then, most notably the work around trauma and brain development with leading neuroscientist Dr. Bruce Perry and trauma specialist Dr. Janina Fisher, as well as mindfulness training with Dr. Ron Siegel. Her practice is centered on these approaches to mental and emotional wellness.

Diana's Bio coming soon

Theresa has long been passionate about working with women in many different contexts. She has been working with women who have experienced abuse in a professional setting for 5 years, and joined the amazing team at Salmo Community Services three years ago. She loves this work and puts her heart into it. She has a BA in Psychology and a Master’s equivalent in Art Therapy. She wrote her thesis on working from a feminist perspective with women who have experienced abuse. She firmly believes that you can recover and live a life beyond your wildest dreams!