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Legal - Advocacy

Legal - Advocacy

Odyssey 1 - 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.

Mental Health Patients Basement Court Services (MPA)

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.

Legal Aid - Legal Services Society - Vancouver Regional Centre

If you have a legal problem, but cannot afford a lawyer, the Legal Services Society (LSS) has a range of free services that may help you. Legal Aid services include: Legal advice from duty counsel lawyers at most courthouses. You can also get help from family advice lawyers at several family justice centres, and the lawyers and the paralegals on LawLINE. Legal representation from a lawyer for those who qualify and have serious family, child protection, or criminal law issues.

Law Students Legal Advice Program (LSLAP)

In order to speak to a law student, please call to book an appointment at one of our clinics.

The Kettle Friendship Society

Provides a drop-in space that is welcoming and open to all, though specializes in support to adults with mental health concerns. They have support workers, advocates, bingo, free food and coffee.Mental Health Advocates are available to provide advice on rights, information and referrals to community mental health treatment and resources, residential tenancy issues and child and family matters. Advocates provide assistance in applying for the provincial disability program and onr-to-one support in resolving a wide range of problems.

John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland

Providing services to people affected by the criminal justice system. The society works for effective and humane criminal justice through advocacy, reform, direct service and public education in order to promote a safe and peaceful community.

First United Church

overnight refuge, drop-in, emergency clothing, advocacy, free showers, basic literacy, foot care, healing touch.  Meals: Monday – Friday:8:30 am soup;9:30 am coffee/sandwiches;Noon lunch;6:00 pm dinner.Meals - Saturday – Sunday:  9:00am fruit and muffins; Noon lunch;6:00pm dinner;

Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks

The FBCYICN is a provincial non-profit organization driven by youth in and from government care (ages 14-24 yrs). They provide peer support, education about the rights of youth in care, and systematic advocacy as well as assisting with the development of community abused local networks for youth in and from care. (Care includes social services, youth justice and mental health services).

Downtown Eastside Resident’s Association (DERA)

DERA is an organization of residents working towards improving the living conditions in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.DERA organizes around issues of concern to the community as well as providing housing, advocacy, and community support programs and services. DERA assists neighbourhood residents with welfare rights issues, pensions, Employment Insurance, and income tax preparation.DERA also provides information and assistance for those seeking accommodation in the neighbourhood, and advocacy in residential tenancy disputes.

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD)

The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities is a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia. Our mission is to raise awareness around issues that affect the lives of people who live with a disability.

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