Kids Help Phone

On the phone, Kids Help Phone provides immediate, bilingual, professional counselling to kids 24-hours a day. On the web, Kids Help Phone provides counselling to young people in the “Ask a Counsellor” section. Kids can also get help through our online “Help Yourself” services: reading questions from other kids in the “Ask a Counsellor” section and benefiting from the counselors’ responses; visiting the “Express Yourself” section; and visiting the informational topic library.

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.

Kate Booth House

Provides a safe, secure residential environment in a confidential location for women and children fleeing family violence. Program includes a 24-hour crisis line and child support program. Funded by MCS.

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.

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.

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 Services Vancouver (ISV)

Provides information and referrals on community and social services.Two help lines for the Lower Mainland, both of which share the same telephone number - 604-875-6381Inform Vancouver and Shelter and Street Help Line

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.

Indigent Burials

Helps cover the cost of transportation and burial, when no other funds are available. Serves North Vancouver, Richmond, Squamish, and West Vancouver. Inquiries for similar services in other cities should be directed to the local Employment and Assistance Office.

Independent Community Television - ICTV

ICTV's mandate is to create the opportunity for public access television. ICTV offers training and access to equipment so that individual members of the community can make television that is relevant to their lives. The content of television made through ICTV is determined by the members.

Hustle - Men on the Move

HUSTLE: Men on the Move is an outreach program supporting male sex workers and street involved youth who may be at risk in Vancouver communities. Our services are offered on certain weeknights and weekend evenings (late night) both on street as well as at various drop-in centres in Downtown, Yaletown and the Westend of Vancouver.Services offered:Harm Reduction/Safer Sex itemsSafe Needle ExchangeNutritional snacks/BeveragesHygiene productsOne on One Peer/Crisis SupportLinks to Community Resources I.E Life Skills/Drop-in ProgramsReferrals available upon request I.E Detox/Shelter/Medical

Housing Support - Directions Youth Services Centre  (Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Providing support to Vancouver's homeless youth and youth at-risk. 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 required. Ages served: The Housing Support program is primarily available to youth aged 18 and under, although additional support is offered to youth aged 19 - 24.

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.

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

Helping Spirit Lodge Society

Transition House 24/7. Helping Spirit Lodge Society is a Family Violence Centre. We have six programs: SPIRIT LODGE Transition House, SPIRIT WAY Second Stage Housing, RECLAIMING OUR SPIRIT (community resource centre), E.A.G.L.E. Spirits Parenting Program,CHOICES Pre-Employment  Bridging Program and the BERNIE WHITEFORD MEMORIAL WELLNESS CENTRE. Kingsway Sierra Social Housing.Visions & Decisions - CHOICES Pre-employment Bridging Program -  a 16 week pre-employment program for Aboriginal women age 19 and up, on social assistance.

Healthy Attitudes Program (HAP)

Provides free counselling and nutrition services for Vancouver and Richmond residents ages 11 to 24 who have eating disorders and/or body image issues (without previous hospitalization). Team includes a nurse, doctor, counsellor, and dietitian. Accepts self-referrals and referrals from family physicians.

Healthiest Babies Possible

Healthiest Babies Possible is a pregnancy outreach program supporting pregnant women of all ages living in Vancouver or Richmond. Services are free and available in many languages. Healthiest Babies Possible supports women to have healthy pregnancies and improved lifestyles, with a focus on nutrition. Our staff believes that each woman’s situation is unique and that she is the expert in her own life.

Health Contact Centre

First point of contact between health/social services & individuals in the downtown Eastside.Provides basic health care through nurse & healthcare workers:clients may or may not have medical coverage.(certain conditions may apply)

Healing Our Spirit (BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Society)

The mandate of Healing Our Spirit is to prevent and reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS and provide care and support services to Aboriginal peoples infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The objectives of Healing Our Spirit programs and services are to: Increase the awareness of HIV and AIDS in both urban and rural Aboriginal communities. Provide educational workshops throughout BC on the prevention of HIV and AIDS. Provide support to individuals living with HIV and AIDS, as well as to their families and caregivers.


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