Astra

Astra assists Fraser Valley youth who would like to change their relationship with alcohol and/or drugs.

  • Addictions
  • Counselling
  • Youth
  • Youth 13 - 24

Available in Aldergrove Chilliwack Delta Langley Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Surrey Tsawwassen White Rock

Astra assists Fraser Valley youth who would like to change their relationship with alcohol and/or drugs through outreach and individual counselling.

Program Features

Astra staff will provide services to you that are based on your goals and needs. We work with you to make a plan, and together we will regularly review it. We will support you in meeting your goals. You may want to work towards a healthy body, improving emotional health, family/significant relationships, friends, education, employment, legal issues, or housing. We can talk with you about harm reduction, using less, or stopping using.

Program Details

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Youth between 13 and 24 who want to change their relationship with alcohol and/or drugs.
People over 19 may be referred to adult counsellors, if that is a better fit.

LOCATIONS

Chilliwack, Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen, White Rock, South Surrey, Langley, Aldregrove, Cloverdale, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and North Surrey.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

Program staff are accessible by cell phone and work in the community, and are able to meet you wherever you are. Messages can be left for our counsellors at any time. They normally return calls within 24-48 hours on regular business days Monday to Friday.

  • Astra counsellors can make referrals to appropriate detoxification, intensive day programs and residential services
  • Aftercare and follow-up counselling services are available for youth who have attended residential programming, the Youth Detention Centre and the Detox Centres
  • Astra counsellors are not crisis workers. If youth are in crisis, they can call 604-310-1234 or 1-800-668-6868

THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY

  • fraserhealth

Contact Information

Chilliwack
Phone: 604-798-1418
Fax: 604-795-5225
aesau@pcrs.ca

Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen, White Rock, South Surrey
Phone: 604-836-6273
Fax: 604-598-8443
gmaccluskey@pcrs.ca

Langley, Aldergrove, Cloverdale
Phone: 604-312-5866
wsherer@pcrs.ca

Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge
Phone: 604-836-6580
crechkemmer@pcrs.ca

North Surrey
Phone: 604-836-6241
Fax: 604-951-4882
bmajoor@pcrs.ca

Rob Axsen
Supervisor of Addiction Services
Phone: 604-317-8498
Email: raxsen@pcrs.ca

Steve Esau
Manager
Email: sesau@pcrs.ca

How To Apply

Please complete this referral form and email directly to the counsellor responsible for services in the catchment area as listed above. If there are questions related to the referral process, please call the counsellor or supervisor directly.

  • Self-referred youth
  • Professionally referred youth
  • Youth who are required to attend counselling as a condition of probation or continued school enrolment