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Counselling - Mental Health - Support Groups

Vancouver Friends For Life Society

FFL serves as a catalyst to enhance wellness of individuals living with a life threatening illness by providing complementary and alternative health and support services. We provide free-of-charge support services such as massage, counselling, social/nutritional support and naturopathic clinics.

Vancouver Community College - VCC

Drop-In or call to get more information. You can get cheap haircuts, food, and baking.*Note: Some services are only offered during school terms.Haircuts: 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm   5 days a weekCafeteria: breakfast 7:30 am - 9:00 am,lunch 11:30 am - 1:00 pm,dinner 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5 days a weekCall for information on courses and Learning Centre Programs

Trans TCB  Drop-in Group

Drop-in dinner group for current and former Trans Indetified Sex Trade Workers.

Self Mutilators Anonymous - (SMA)

Self-Harm? Do you have a problem with self harm? If so, there is a place for you…SMA (self mutilators anonymous) is a group of young women who meet once a week to share their experience, strength, and hope with each other, that they may solve their problem and help others to recover from physical self-mutilation.

Sancta Maria House

For young women 18 years and older with social problems. Length of stay varies. Often, the program is full, so you may have to be put on a waiting list.

Salvation Army Thrift Store

Offers clothing, small appliances, toys, games, furniture, etc, at a really cheap price.

Mood Disorders Association of BC

Offers support groups and information on mood disorders to sufferers and their families.

Mental Health Empowerment Advocates Program

Conducts workshops designed ro share self help skills. Provides one-to-one advocacy for individuals with a mental health disability. Offers direct assistance with obtaining benefits available through MEIA and the Canada Pension Plan. Educates clients about their rights, promotes self-help skills, and provides information and referral. Also offers year-round income tax form completion assistance for people with mental health issues and people with low incomes. Outreach locations include the Dowtown Eastside, Maple Ridge and Richmond. Call for an appointment.

Jessie's Hope Society (formerly Awareness & Networking Around Disordered Eating ANAD)

Jessie's Hope Society is BC's only nonprofit, volunteer, grass roots organization providing prevention, education, support, training, and research in building resiliency in our children, youth and adults by focusing  on the individual's inner strength an innate wellness thereby naturally supporting healthy self-esteem and body image. We offer training to teachers, counsellors, community professionals and parents to implement our resiliency program Celebrating EveryBODY. In grades 4, 5, & 6 classrooms around the province of British Columbia.

Information and Referral Line for Problem Gambling

Free and confidential (no medical necessary). Education, testing and treatment for HIV and STI's. Located in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Community Centre.- For 25 yrs and younger. No Care Card Needed. Birth Control and Emergency Contraceptive. Pregnancy Options Counselling. STI Testing/Treatment, Pap Tests.

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.

Gamblers Anonymous (GA)

SHRA provides information, resources and support to self-help groups, peer support initiatives, networks and they work for social and systemic change through peer support approaches.

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.

Emotions Anonymous (EA)

Support group for people needing to achieve and maintain emotional, psychological, and spiritual health. Based on the 12-step philosophy of AA. Call for information on meetings held in Vancouver.

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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