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WISH Drop In Centre Society

Operated by women for the exclusive use of female survival sex workers aged 19 and over, the WISH Drop-In Centre Society furnishes a variety of services within a nurturing and non-judgmental environment. In addition to meeting essential needs by serving nutritious, hot meals, providing showering facilities, dispensing make-up, hygiene items, and clothing, WISH offers on-site nursing care, referrals to detoxification centres, rehabilitation houses, and shelters for upwards of 150 women per night.

Vancouver Detox (referral thru ACCESS CENTRAL)

Provides a safe, supportive residential environment for individuals withdrawing from the acute effects of alcohol or other drugs and who require on-site monitoring.Provides medical withdrawal management for adults 19 years and older living in the VCHA region.

UBC Hospital

Sexual Assault Recovery Anonymous (SARA)

Offers self-help support groups for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. This includes groups for adults and Sarateen for female victims ages 13 to 18. Meetings are held at several locations on the lower mainland. All inquiries and meetings are confidential and first names only are used at the group level. Also offers educational materials and public speakers. Non-profit society,

Helpline for Children

To report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect.After-hours LineFor emergencies outside office hours (8:30-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday) call us 24-hours at:Vancouver, the North Shore & Richmond: 604 660-4927Lower Mainland from Burnaby & Delta in the west to Maple Ridge and Langley in the east: 604 660-8180Rest of the province: 1 800 663-9122

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Safe House is a voluntary seven-day co-ed residential program for youth aged 16 - 18 years who are absent from home and street-involved or in danger of becoming so. Safe House also accepts parenting teens. The program has access to support services for assistance in finding accommodations, education, and work. It provides referrals for addiction issues, pregnancy, legal problems, medical concerns/care cards, and advocacy with the Ministry of Children and Family Development and issues relating to income assistance.

Battered Women's Support Services

Battered Women's Support Services provides counselling and advocacy for women survivors of violence in relationships, childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault. We also provide education and training on violence against women and related issues.

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