Please note: Due to confidentiality and anonymity reasons Tsow-Tun Le Lum will not post Intake dates and/or Application documents. The intake schedule and application forms are available upon request by referral workers ONLY: either by telephone (250) 390-3123 or by emaling


KWUNATSUSTUL (Trauma)  "Holding Hands, Standing Together"

Second Stage Recovery Program

Funded by First Nations Health Authority



Kwunatsustul is a Second Stage Recovery program with a focus on trauma. This program is designed to address the multitude of Mental Health and Trauma issues being faced in community.

The program is holistic including traditional and contemporary methodologies: the program addresses emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health and well-being of First Nations Peoples.


Length of Program: This is a four (4) week residential program

To offer an intensive residential program the following:

  • Opportunities and experiences which permit individual and group sessions to facilitate the release of blocked emotions and unresolved trauma.
  • Consistent support for the validation of trauma and resolution.
  • The ability to identify the relationships between unresolved trauma and defense mechanisms, coping devices, survual techniques, and destructive behavior.
  • The provision of impactful approaches and healthy practices for addressing the challenges of life and acquiring spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional health and wellbeing.


Therapeutic sessions include:

  • Physical and sexual abuse healing.
  • Traditional ceremonies, traditional healers and elders.
  • In-house residential Elders (on a weekly basis).
  • Welcome Home Ceremony.
  • Education/Information sessions.
  • Group and Individual therapy, role playing, men�s and women�s groups, psychological counseling, and art therapy.
  • Daily journaling, physical and recreational activities, and craft activities.


Admissions and Assessment:

  • Each applicant to the program will meet basic criteria for attending, such as a minimum of six months sobriety.
  • Must be seeing a counselor/therapist on a regular basis or a minimum of six sessions whom would also provide aftercare once complete the Kwunatsustul program.


Referrals to the program may come from:

Application forms are available upon request by referral workers

  • Substance Abuse Treatment Counselors

  • Psychologists and Therapists


Services available:

Indian Residential School (IRS) Mental Health Support Program, telephone: 1-877-477-0775

  • Transportation, Accommodation
  • Professional Counseling