Impact Parent Merge Group Starts Sept 24

From Brian Gross. It’s been a busy summer at Impact Substance Use Services, with collaborative programs running throughout the summer, professional and team development with our staff, and gearing up for new programs and projects in the new school year.

Our Summer Newsletter is now out and in it you will find:

A summary of our 2012-2013 Annual Report (which is also now available on our website at

An article detailing how Impact uses a growing body of evidence to set its course for effective prevention initiatives with youth.

Information about and an invitation to join the growing VYPER (Valley Youth Partnership for Engagement and Respect) collaborative.

And more opportunities and reasons to get involved with Impact when we start our membership drive in the fall.

Impact PARENT Merge Group

Impact will be holding a 7-Week Parent Merge Group for caregivers of substance using youth & young adults.

NOTE: The youth you may be concerned about do not need to be seeking services at Impact in order for you to attend this group (or for you to access other supports, such as

The Impact Parent Merge Group provides support, awareness and skills for caregivers of youth involved with substance use.

September 24 to November 6
Tuesdays for 7 weeks
6:00-8:00 p.m. at Impact
33228 Walsh Avenue, Abbotsford, BC

To register for this 7-week group or for more information, please contact Michelle at (604) 853-1766 or email

About Impact

The Matsqui Abbotsford IMPACT Society is a non-profit organization with major funding from the Fraser Health Authority and significant funding from the Province of British Columbia. Special activities and projects are also generously funded by numerous Abbotsford, Mission and Fraser Valley area service organizations, as well as through donations from corporate foundations and concerned individuals and businesses.

Our clinical staff members all hold certifications as addictions counsellors from accredited educational institutions, and they receive regular clinical supervision, as well as on-going professional development and training throughout the year.

The Society’s board of directors consists for professionals with diverse backgrounds and both personal and professional ties to the vision and mission of the IMPACT Society.

You can donate to Impact either by using the button below, by sending a cheque to Matsqui-Abbotsford Impact Society, 33228 Walsh Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V2S 1Z8, or by calling (604) 853-1766.

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