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Alcohol & Drugs - Support and Counselling Services

BC Women's Hospital

Call ahead, you must make an appointment. Provides information on volunteer opportunities in Vancouver.

Watari Youth Day Treatment Program

This is a  7 week non - residential alcohol and drug treatment program for youth and young adults aged 13 - 24 in the Greater Vancouver area. Our primary goal of the program is to facilitate positive change for at risk children, youth and families through the development and delivery of innovative services.

Watari Women's Support Group

Offers a 24 drop-in centre for recovering alcoholics and addicts who help each other stay free from ALL kinds of drugs. They offer AA & NA meetings, clean and sober dances on Fridays, TV and games lounge, information and referrals...and 24 hour phone service. Also offer meetings in French and Spanish. Individual counselling.

Watari Youth, Family & Community Services

Watari's Youth, Family and Community Alcohol and Drug Counselling services are for children, youth, adults and families primarily in the Downtown Eastside/Strathcona area, who are struggling with their own alcohol and drug use or who are affected by someone else's alcohol and drug use.

VAMP - Queer Men's Crystal Meth Treatment Program

Fully staffed intensive day/evening crystal meth treatment program. The queer men's groups run on Monday and Friday evenings, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, and a family component on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Union Gospel Mission

UGM Headquarters on East Cordova St. is a hub of activity. This is where to find our emergency shelter, regular meals and chapel services, residential alcohol & drug recovery program, educational programs, and our administrative operations.The following free services are offered at UGM's Cordova St.

Social Insurance Number (SIN) - Human Resources Development Canada

Varied hours. Phone or drop-in to any Service Canada office. It is best to drop in because the phone line is usually busy and it can be frustrating. You need a SIN number in order to work in and receive Employment Benefits (EI).Bring your birth certificate or other documentation that says you can work legally in Canada. There is no cost for the first card, but a replacement card will cost you $10.00.

Quest Program

LawLINE is a free phone service of the Legal Services Society (LSS) designed to help people who don't qualify for a legal aid lawyer to represent them. We provide brief information about print and website resources to help you resolve your legal problem referrals to other services if LSS cannot help legal advice

Pacific Animal Foundation

Helps stray and feral cats.

Odyssey II - Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver

Counselling, workshops and alcohol and drug awareness, parent education, peer groups and support groups, referrals and presentations are offered.Odyssey provides services to youth and their families who are affected by substance abuse. We provide a range of services: individual and family counselling, drop-in, social recreational activities, and referrals. We offer a supportive atmosphere where youth feel comfortable to explore alcohol and drug related issues and consider options for obtaining a healthier lifestyle.

Nexus - Substance Abuse Services for Youth and Families (Street Outreach)

Nexus is a program that provides services to street-involved youth who are affected by substance abuse. We provide a wide range of services: individual counselling, crisis intervention, referrals, and drug/alcohol information and education. We also offer support in an attempt to empower youth to effectively deal with substance abuse issues. Nexus is a confidential service.

Prism - Mixed LGBT Group

An ongoing, open group that provides support and addressess issues that may be coming up in recovery. It creates a safe space for clients to discuss any issues that may be related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. TO register or for more information, call 604-658-1278, or contact Ryan at 604-658-1254.

The Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families

Provides a variety of social, health and educational programs together with a continuum of services to Lower Mainland communities. Through our programs and services, the Purpose Society strives: for stronger communities, the healthier families, for safer neighnourhoods, for laughing children and to make a difference.

LGTB Youth Drop-In Group

An ongoing drop-in group for queer or trans youth ages 15-25 who have current or past challenges with substance use. Snacks provided.

Hey-Way-Noqu Healing Circle For Addictions

To develop a holistic approach to assist urban Native and Metis individuals and families through their healing journey from chemical addictions and co-dependencies. To help restructure their lifestyles to maximum functioning, in a culturally relevant way that enhances individuality, continual independence and uniqueness.

LGBT - Golden Oldies

A group for older LGBT people with alcohol and/or drug concerns. A safe place to talk and connect about struggling with alcohol and drugs.

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.

Evergreen Addiction Services

Evergreen Addiction Services provides the following:-Counselling-Prevention Services for Youth-Withdrawal Management-Needle Exchange-Methadone Maintenance*All services are free and confidentialEvergreen Community Health CentrePrimary care, needle exchange, alcohol and drug counselling.Evergreen Youth ClinicSTI Testing/Screening, STD Treatment, HIV Testing/Screening.

Directions - Family Services of Greater Vancouver

The Housing Support program at Directions assists homeless youth aged 18 years and under in securing safe and affordable housing. In addition to assisting with housing needs, housing workers also work with the youth to develop the life skills necessary to maintain housing, as well as any other resource planning. Additional support if offered to youth aged 19 - 24.


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