Elders play an essential role in incorporating cultural traditions into all programs and services offered at VAHS. Through culture, Elders provide guidance that supports the individual in finding their strong sense of identity and ensure our health services stay true to Indigenous teachings and knowledge.
We provide access to trauma- and violence-informed care in a safe, supportive environment that understands and accounts for an individual's unique circumstances and experiences. When an individual feels as though their journey is understood, they will be encouraged and empowered to continue to seek out healing through their community.
Our Elders are deeply committed to providing guidance through teachings that create opportunities for individuals to improve their health and well-being and connect to their community.