In It TogetherDisrupting the flow of young people into organized crime or gangs.
In It Together – Anti-Gang Program
The South Asian Community Resource Office (SACRO) program along with the Youth Resource Centre are part of the Archway Community Services program collaborative initiative called the In It Together Program.
The purpose of the In It Together program is to disrupt and/or interrupt the flow of young people into organized crime or gangs. We provide individual case management, youth outreach, parent and youth groups, recreation, essential skills and counselling for youth and their families (ages 11-25) who are at high risk of being involved in organized crime and gangs.
Partners in this program are the South Asian Community Resource Office, Youth Resource Centre, Abbotsford Police Department and Abbotsford School District.
Who We Help
- Youth ages 11 – 24 and their families, living in Abbotsford
- Who are at-risk of gang involvement or currently involved in gang activity
To Access In It Together
- Community professionals can make referrals and youth and families can self-refer.
- If you are a parent or youth making a self-referral please note that it can take up two weeks to receive a response due to heavy workloads. We currently have a waitlist for services
- To refer Mainstream and Indigenous Youth and Families:
Contact Wanda Phillips – YRC IIT Case Manager
- To Refer South Asian and Immigrant Youth and Families:
Contact Manpreet Sarai – SACRO IIT Case Manager
Phone: 604-859-7544 ext. 222
“Without this program I would probably be in jail or dead”
Did You Know?
The In It Together program began in 2013 and Archway has been providing services for youth since 1969.
“My friends got me into selling drugs. A while later I got stabbed. I know that, all this trouble that I was in, I got out of it with IITs help, their assistance”
Hours of Operation
9am – 5pm
Monday to Friday
(some evenings / weekends depending on the needs of the clients)
Emergency LinesIf a person requires urgent police or medical attention, call 911.
If a youth is in need of immediate assistance call 310-1234.
Abbotsford V2T 4V6
33780 Laurel Street
Abbotsford V2S 1X4
Archway Community Services
Abbotsford V2S 3S9
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Stories & News about In It Together
United Way of the Lower Mainland is generously providing $70,000 to our gang-prevention program In It Together. The funding was announced as part of the Fraser Valley Community Spirit Awards May 7. Together with $100,000 in support given earlier in the year and funds...
New funding for the Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) gang prevention program, In It Together, will keep the program running but services will be drastically reduced.Previously there was the equivalent of 14 full-time staff who helped over 1,500 youth and family...
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