Regional Programs & Projects


Multidisciplinary care providers support the needs of people with no fixed address. Provides trauma-informed, preventative care and health promotion to make connections with the community. Brings services to people directly, with health goals initiated and led by clients. IHART regions include Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack & Hope.

The service objectives of IHART include:

  • Stabilize and treat chronic health conditions people may experience including mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Support people’s transitions to new shelters or housing in collaboration with BC Housing and other social sector partners to ensure individuals’ health needs are met.
  • Support people’s stability in their new housing through continuity of care and quick response to escalating or destabilizing health, mental health or substance use concerns.
  • Reduce the risk of overdose and other serious and life-threatening incidents.
  • Address people’s health care concerns directly in their communities to prevent unnecessary visits to emergency departments.

Client Care Items

Toques, gloves
Sleeping bags
Feminine care products
Pet care items
Holiday treats

Seasonal Items

Sunscreen/bug spray
Thermos or Tupperware
Mylar blankets
Plastic cutlery, napkins, paper bags for treats, coffee cups, stir sticks


Any kind of granola bar or fruit/cereal bars that make a quick snack.
Gift cards to grocery stores for perishable items (bread, fruit, cheese, peanut butter, jam, hot dogs, ketchup, mustard, sugar, creamer etc.)
Drinks (Gatorade, juice boxes, water)


The Foundry Abbotsford is a collaborative community of services under one roof to make it easier for young people ages 12-24 to find help and support.  Three Fraser Health programs at The Foundry are in need of ongoing funding: EPI, ADTP and START program.

We are focusing on raising $5,000 for each of these programs so youth can continue to receive the best possible help.

To support purchasing items from the wish list, please visit here.

Early Psychosis Intervention Program (EPI)

The Early Psychosis Intervention Program is a specialized approach to providing services to individuals affected by psychosis. It is oriented toward the early recognition of psychosis and the provision of timely comprehensive treatments that are stage and age-appropriate. A fundamental principle underlying the provision of care is that identification, diagnosis and treatment should occur as early as possible in order to maximize the likelihood that intervention will successfully minimize the burden of suffering.

Adolescent Day Treatment Program (ADTP)

Established in 2010, the Adolescent Day Treatment Program is a regional, community-based program that provides a wide range of individualized mental health services and educational programming for youth from 13 to 18 years of age with psychiatric illness. The Program treats severe psychiatric difficulties such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, including major affective disorders, anxiety disorders or other severe mental health issues. It can also help youth struggling with academic, social and family functioning.

START Program

The Short Term, Assessment, Response and Treatment (START) Program provides confidential mental health crisis intervention services for children and teens, including:

  • Mental health assessments
  • Safety planning
  • Resource and referral coordination
  • Brief crisis stabilization treatment
  • Family support
  • Psychiatric assessment by a psychiatrist
  • Professional consultation