ABOUT SALMO COMMUNITY RESOURCE SOCIETY
- 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
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.
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.
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
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Maureen Berk, Executive Director
Maureen’s Bio Coming Soon
Charlene Bonderoff, Administrative Assistant
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Theresa Dornan, Financial Assistant
Theresa’s Bio coming soon
Adult Mental Health Worker
Bio coming soon
Diana Gonzalez, Victim Services
Diana’s Bio coming soon
Gabriel Keczan, Family Support Worker
Gabriel’s Bio coming soon
Lorraine Kruezer, Family Support Worker
Lorraine’s Bio coming soon
Mary Ann Gould, Food Security Coordinator
Bio coming soon
Theresa Swan, Women's Counsellor
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!