Nenan Dane ẕaa Deh Zona

Family Services Society

Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness provides an opportunity for community and Nenan to work together to address the needs and goals of community with tailored programs, services, groups and trainings.

If you'd like to discuss this further for your community, please contact Kyra Mason at kmason [at] nenan [dot] ca or 250 793 8903.

Current Programs:

Health and Wellness are essential parts of the overall well-being of children and families. We have developed group programs to promote health and wellness and help provide necessary skills to our families and youth.

Mom’s the Word! Provides a safe space for Aboriginal mothers to meet other Aboriginal moms, discuss the strengths and challenges of being moms and offer knowledge and strategies for being healthy mothers.

Halfway to Town: this series of workshops runs in September for three weeks and is intended for youth from Halfway River First Nation who relocate during the school year to Fort St. John in order to attend middle and high school. Topics include safety and boundaries, hygiene, attachment and safe spaces and places. Because so many youth have never lived away from home, Nenan will help ease the transition for youth from their home community to town.

Nenan Youth Group (For youth aged 13-17):  Nenan’s youth group was built off of the skills developed in the Halfway to Town workshop series. Youth continue to learn skills and tools needed to safely navigate the world as young adults. Culturally grounded, the group promotes healthy activities, creativity and learnings such as cooperation, identifying and utilizing safe places, spaces and individuals in Fort St. John and provide a fun after school activity for youth once a week.

This group will continue throughout the school year. If you are interested in attending, would like more information call or text Taryn at 778.256.1689 or call Nenan at 250.787.2151.

Young Women’s Group: this group is for young women age 13-17. They will learn about being safe and honoured as females, in a safe setting. Our young women’s group explores many topics important for young women including healthy bodies, rites of passage, personal well-being and safety, relationships, arts and crafts, health and cultural and traditional women’s teachings.

If you are interested in attending this group, call or text Taryn at 778.256.1689 or call Nenan at 250.787.2151

Nenan’s team incorporates physical activity, guest speakers and various learning models during the groups. We know it is important to teach youth how to stay safe in urban settings, harm reduction, drug & alcohol awareness, and developing social skills. We build a community for the youth in a safe space where they can hang out, do homework, and get to know each other.