Support groups for friends and relatives of drug addicts.

Mount Pleasant Public Library

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

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

You must be at least 16 yrs of age. If you are under 19, you must have a parent or guardian’s consent. You must bring in a birth certificate and another piece of ID. When you go to the office, you will be required to take your “learners licence test” which involves an eye test, a road sign test and a knowledge test. This costs $15.00 and an additional $10.00 for picture ID. This licence is good for 12 months. After 6 months, you can apply to take two road tests, and if you pass, you will receive your driver's licence (class 7 - novice).

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.

Mount St. Joseph's Hospital

Pre-recorded tape messages offering practical information on the law.

Mount Pleasant Family Centre

Drop-in centre for women and children who live in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Provides basic needs such as hot lunches, showers, mailing address, telephone access as well as advocacy, outreach, victims services and skills development. The centre is open 7 days per week including all statuary holidays. No referral necessary.

Mount Pleasant Community Centre

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.

Mosaic Legal Advocacy Project

Provides services in the areas of poverty, law and immigration to low income immigrants and refugees.

Mood Disorders Association of BC

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

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.

Mission Possible

Mission Possible is a Christian humanitarian agency that has served among the poor and homeless of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside by offering meals, clothing, counselling, and support services since 1990.Worship Service - Sunday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmA hot meal is served every Wednesday afternoon. A hot meal is served after the service Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 pm.Recovery Club Power Breakfast - Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 am.Job Bank - Resumes -  Personal Hygiene.We cut hair (women's and men's) one afternoon a week. Please call.

Ministry for Children and Families After Hours Line

For emergencies outside office hours (usually 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday) call the ministry's 24-hour. After Hours line: In Vancouver, the North Shore and Richmond, call 604-660-4927. In the Lower Mainland from Burnaby and Delta in the west to Maple Ridge and Langley in the east, call 604-660-8180.

Mid-Main Community Health Centre

Referral through ACCESS CENTRAL)Community based residential safe, supportive environment for individuals withdrawing from the acute effects of alcohol or other drugs.

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.

Methadone Clinics

Royal Oak Clinic - 103-1638 East Broadway604-438-6184 |Three Pillars - 412 East Hastings Street604-216-2530 |Pender Clinic - 59 West Pender Street604-669-9181 |Bioscan - #714-750 West Broadway604-879-1196 |Gardell & Associates - 3617 Kingsway604-436-1636 |Spectrum Health Clinic - #702-1080 Howe Street  604-681-1080 |Commercial Health Clinic - 2703 Commercial Drive  604-874-3445 |Yaletown - 1280 Granville Street604-682-2141

Meow Aid

No kill cat shelter.

Mental Health Emergency Service (Car 87)

Car 87 teams a Vancouver Police constable with a registered nurse or a registered psychiatric nurse to provide on-site assessments and intervention for people with psychiatric problems.  

Maurice McElrea Place - UGM

This location provides the next step for men and women who have gone through treatment, providing them affordable clean, drug and alcohol free housing for as long as they have need.Staff are on site should they require any assistance. In addition, one block away at Union Gospel Mission (616 East Cordova) the staff are available should they require additional help.


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