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Education - (Other)

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 Youth Services - Ministry of Children and Families

Drop-in or phone in service for youth under 19 that offers child protection, youth agreements, mental health and drug and alcohol counselling.

Vancouver Recovery Club

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.

UBC Life and Career Centre

The mission of the LCC is to promote lifelong learning to women and men in an accessible, non-threatening environment. Programs and services include free peer counselling, personal and career assessments, courses and workshops, as well as advanced skills development through certificate programs in the helping professions. LCC Also customizes programs on related topics for groups and organizations.

Tupper Alternate Program

General Advocacy, referrals, information, welfare, EI, landlord/tenant, housing. No barriers or boundaries. Service is free.

Strathcona Community Centre

Primary care, methadone, alcohol and drug counselling.

South Community Health Office

Call in for hours. Alcohol and drug counselling services are available.

Reach Community Health Clinic

Not a free clinic. Appointment required.Dental clinic. Appointment required.

Pacific Animal Foundation

Helps stray and feral cats.

Options for Sexual Health

Options for Sexual Health is a non-profit society supporting reproductive choice and healthy sexuality.  We offer information and services for all aspects of sexual and reproductive health through 50 clinics across BC, the 1-800 SEX SENSE Line, and educational materials.  Sexual health education programs are available for students, parents and professionals.

Onyx Voluntary Safe Care

Providing support to Vancouver's homeless youth and youth at-risk. The Onyx Voluntary Safe Care program is offered in conjunction with PLEA Community Services Association to provide resources and case planning for sexually exploited youth aged 18 years and under.

Mount Pleasant Public Library

Centralized access for youth detox (withdrawal management) services.Community resources in the Downtown Eastside data base.

Kiwassa Education Program Downtown East Education Centre @ Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

The Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange offers reliable, confidential phone service to answer all your HIV/AIDS questions.

Joe Fortes Public Library

*Childcare available.Primary health care for new immigrants and refugees who have little or no health coverage. Interpreters available . Care Card not required.

Fresh Start Quit Smoking Program

Quest offers volunteer opportunities to individuals who want to give back to their communities, learn new skills for re-entering the job market, or gain experience and confidence after a period of absence from employment. Volunteers may be eligible for an emergency food hamper, which will be made available for them at the end of their shift commitment. Call  or e-mail if  you would like to find out more about volunteer opportunities with Quest.

Fraserview Public Library

Drop-In for women with HIV Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. Positive Women's Network provides support, education and referrals to women living with HIV in BC. We also provide education and referrals to communities serving women with HIV. All services are free to women with HIV, although we do require confirmation of status.

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.


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