Freedom Quest has been providing free, community-based, client-centered, low-barrier, confidential, voluntary, and non-judgmental services and programming to youth & families who have been negatively impacted by substance use in the West Kootenay Boundary Region. Freedom Quest’s services and programming support young people & their families in experiencing new opportunities, overcoming barriers, preventing further adversity, building positive relationships, and further developing the confidence and skills for life.
November, 2019 - Freedom Quest is hiring! It's time to join the team!
The Bike Shop Program is hiring a Coordinator.
The Bike Shop Program is an activity-based therapeutic program that supports young people aged 12-19 and their adult mentors in building healthy relationships with each other, other participants, and the facilitators of the program. The program is focused on supporting youth who have been adversely impacted by, or who are at risk of being adversely impacted by, substance use. With their adult mentors and through the shared experience of mountain biking and mountain bike repair and maintenance, youth will a) be invited into a sport that may have previously been inaccessible to them, b) be introduced to programming that facilitates healthy relationships, c) participate in physical activity to promote their overall wellness, and d) learn new skills.
The Care Wear Program not only demonstrates Kootenay Savings' commitment to our communities but it also provides a window into what matters to individual Kootenay Savings employees.
This year they chose to support youth!
Introduced in 2004, the Care Wear Program gives Kootenay Savings employees the option of dressing casually, every Friday, for a price. Each week participants pay one dollar for the privilege and Kootenay Savings Community Foundation matches their contribution. Then, on Credit Union Day, every branch and office location donates their accumulated funds to a local community group. This year, Freedom Quest was selected to receive this donation!
September, 2019 - Freedom Quest is the proud recipient of a large anonymous donation!
When lighting problems require more attention than new bulbs, it can be a struggle to find funds to replace old fixtures.
Three generous community members donated their time and money towards ensuring that Freedom Quest's Day Treatment & Bike Shop Programs have adequate lighting before programming starts this fall!
THANK YOU!!!! (you know who you are)
July 2019 - Looking for donations!
Freedom Quest's recreation equipment is due for replacement. We are hoping some of you lovely community members will be able to provide us with:
If you have some lightly used gear that you would like to donate, please contact:
June 2019 - Practicum Placements for September 2019 are OPEN!
Freedom Quest is looking for students who are motivated, passionate, and keen to learn about best practices in working with youth.
April 2019 - Freedom Quest is organization-of-the-month at the Kootenay Co-op in Nelson!
You may see some of us Freedom Quest'ers out at the Co-op this April hosting a table, answering questions, providing information about our services & programming, and accepting donations. You can also donate to Freedom Quest at the til or right here on our website! Hope to see you there!
August 2019 - A BIG THANK YOU to Community Foundation of Castlegar and District!
Freedom's Quest's Bike Shop Program is excited to announce the receipt of $1,500 from Community Foundation of Castlegar and District towards the purchase of mountain bikes for its programming. For more information about the Bike Shop Program click here!
August 2019 - Strategic Planning Survey is LIVE!
It is with excitement that Freedom Quest Youth Services Society begins a Strategic Planning process. It is with humble gratitude that we request the participation of our community partners.
As Community Partners, your engagement in this process and unique perspective on the needs of the region is absolutely integral to Freedom Quest being able to successfully plan for the future and deliver programming that best supports the communities we serve. The deadline for participation is September 3, 2019.
A big thank you to Columbia Basin Trust for financially supporting Freedom Quest through this process.
To assist us with the coordination of this process, we have engaged an experienced strategic planning consultant – Christy Anderson of Syringa Consulting. If you have questions about completing the survey above, you may contact Christy at email@example.com.
July 2019 - Trail Rainbow Sidewalk...complete!
Freedom Quest was proud to support the Trail community and Pride Trail in its efforts to install a rainbow sidewalk in Trail. A big thank you to Addison Oberg and our very own Meagan Zunti for spearheading this important work.
Find the way. Your way.