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For further information about this Scam, please contact Charlene at or call our office at 250-357-2277.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.   

Salmo Community Services believes your health and safety is first priority.

We are not open for public walk-ins, so please call ahead for an appointment.

Update:  COVID-19:  Where are we now?
We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe.  This is what we are doing here at Salmo Community Services:
Most of our services are still available through phone and email or Zoom contact.  These include Family Support, Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Support, Child and Youth Mental Health Outreach, CAPC – Children 0-6, PEACE – Children and Youth, Stopping the Violence and Safe Homes, Police Based Victim Services and Food Security.
For more information about how to connect call us at 250-357-2277.
We have added the social distancing protocol to the enhanced cleaning and hand washing practices.   Staff schedules have been adjusted to have fewer people in our buildings at one time.
We have developed a Seniors Friendly Caller Program if you know a senior who may want a wellness check or help with groceries/medication delivery, etc., please call our office 250-357-2277 or email
Groups are resuming but will look different as we need to keep our participants safe.  We are introducing smaller groups and an afternoon group on Tuesdays.  Please note the following changes: 

*Baby Group – SVYCC – Groups for children under 1 year, Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 am, maximum of 4 families
*  Adult Relapse Prevention – Tuesday afternoons – no drop ins, call ahead to register
*  Ymir Play Group 
-morning birds – Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:15 am – maximum of 5 families
-Poppies – Tuesdays 1:00-2:15 pm – maximum of 5 families
*  Parent and Tot
-Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30 – no childminding – maximum of 4 families
-Thursdays 10:00-11:30 – no childminding – maximum of 4 families
*  COINS’ Family Gathering – –  Phone for more info 250-231-4968
We strive to find creative ways to provide support for the many unique needs this crisis has created as well as for the other issues that continue to impact peoples’ lives despite an active pandemic.
The staff, volunteers, and management of SCRS are working to promote everyone’s health and wellness.  We wish you the best of health.

For more information on programs and support call:   250-357-2277.  If you have any concerns or questions, please contact Maureen Berk, Executive Director at the above number (ext 201 or

Telephone messages will be checked daily (Monday – Thursday) and requests will be prioritized. Counsellors will be managing individual sessions as needed.

Phone Numbers that may be of interest:

Salmo Community Services – 250-357-2277

Crisis Response Services – 1-888-353-2273

Kids help or Phone:  250-668-6868 or text 686868

MCFD Youth Helpline: 24 hour helpline 310-1234 (no prefix needed)

The Advocacy Centre – 250-352-5777

Kootenay Career Development Society – 1-855-365-6515

911 if you are in a crisis



To prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19 and provide food for people in need, Salmo Community Services procedures are as follows:

FOODBANK Hours will remain


9:30 am – 11:45 am

We encourage you to phone ahead (1 week) to secure an appointment time for the Wednesday Foodbank

250-357-2277 (and leave a message with contact information)

Are you new to this program? Please call 250-357-2277 and leave a message and staff will follow-up to register you and your family.

-Eligible Participants will be greeted at the front door and a worker will register the participant.

-Please follow the directions posted outside the office.  

-The building is closed to the public, you will be asked to wait outside for your box of food.

For further information, please contact Salmo Community Services at 250-357-2277

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