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South Asian Community Resource Office (SACRO)

Disrupting the flow of young people into organized crime or gangs

South Asian Community Resource Office (SACRO)

In It Together 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.

Mentorship Program
Low to moderate risk South-Asian youth (ages 13-18) are matched with a trained volunteer mentor. Youth learn how to have a pro-social, positive relationship with a role model who engages in extracurricular activities with them.

Elementary School Support

There is a parent support worker in westside elementary schools offering:

  • One-on-one support for parents and grandparents of children in elementary school
  • Parent education sessions and parent forums which include topics such as parenting, digital literacy, family communication, nutrition, etc.
  • Chai and Chat Sessions where parents and grandparents talk about everyday topics and issues
  • Connections with community resources

Partners in this program are the Abbotsford Police Department and Abbotsford School District.

Who We Help

  • South Asian youth ages 11 – 24 and their families who live in Abbotsford
  • At-risk of gang involvement or currently involved in gang activity

To Access SACRO

  • Community professionals can make referrals and youth and families can self-refer.
  • We currently have a waitlist for services, and it can take up to two weeks to receive a response due to heavy workloads. 

Emergency Lines

If a person requires urgent police or medical attention, call 911.
If a youth is in need of immediate assistance call 310-1234.

“Without support we would not have been able to take steps to support our son and moving him out of Abbotsford away from his negative friend group. Our son is successful in the community we have moved to and has graduated high school.”

Mother of youth client

Did You Know?

The South Asian Community Resource Office has been open since 2007. 

“Maybe if my parents were willing to address the problems in their relationship earlier, we wouldn’t have these problems now.”

Youth Client, Age 14

Office Hours

9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday – Friday

Some evenings/weekends depending on the needs of the clients

Address

Archway Community Services
102-31943 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1V5

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