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Support Services

Support Services

Youth Net Vancouver

Poor mental health is endangering youth lives. Suicide is the second highest cause of death amongst Canadian youth. We'd all like to feel less depressed and be better able to deal with the things that stress us out in every day life; school, drugs, parents, abuse, expectations, no jobs, friends, life on the streets, relationships....Youth Net Vancouver creates a space for young people to discuss all of these important issues. What's more, we support youth to take action in their communities around issues that are important to them.We'd like to tell you three things: You're not alone.

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 School Board - High School Completion for Adults

Roberts Education Centre - 1666 Comox St. 604-713-5752  www.roberts.vsb.bc.caGathering Place Education Centre - 609 Helmcken St. 604-257-3850  www.gathering.vsbeducation.caDowntown East Education Centre - 101/105 Powell St. 604-713-5760  Main Street Education Centre - 4th floor, 333 Terminal Ave. 604-713-5731www.hastings-ec.vsb.bc.caSouth Hill Education Centre - 6010 Fraser

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS)

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) is a non profit society providing delegated (Guardianship, Residential Resources and Aboriginal Intake and Family Services) and non-delegated (Family Preservation and Reunification) services to Aboriginal children and families in the Greater Vancouver area. VACFSS helps urban Aboriginal children, youth and families become stronger through culturally actualized programs and support.

Total Education

Street Youth Job Action

SYJA provides work for street youth ages 24 and under  to work show up at SYJA at 8:00 am ready to work we pay $8.00/hour. Most jobs between 3-6 hours.

Street Church

Helps cover costs depending on income.

Storefront Orientation Services (SOS)

Advocacy and outreach workers assist refugee claimants and refugees, mainly Chinese and Spanish-speaking, by processing immigration applications, interpreting, making referrals to legal aid and social services, and providing settlement information and referral. Educates and supports the Spanish-speaking gay community with respect to AIDS through health promotion. Member of Vancouver Refugee Services Alliance (VRSA).

Société Inform’ Elles Society

Inform Ells is a free provincial service. It provides emotional support, information and referrals to all French-speaking women living in BC, and who:- Are abused- Are feeling isolated and need to talk- Are re-assessing their lives and would like guidance- Have questions on parenting, health or legal issues- Need information in French/English about community resources in BC.

Seniors Services Society

Seniors Services Society is a non profit agency located in New Westminster, part of Metro Vancouver BC, that provides local and provincial programs and services that support older adults to live as independently as possible.

Self-Help Resource Association of BC (SHRA)

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.

Ravensong Community Health Centre

Primary Care, Prevention Services for Youth, Needle Exchange, Counselling, Home Detox and Methadone Maintenance Program.Primary care and alcohol & drug counselling.


PFLAG Canada is a national voice that speaks for a more accepting Canadian society by providing support, education and resources on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Through our PFLAG Chapter and Contact network, we actively assist in the recognition and growth of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, trans-sexual, two-spirit, intersex, queer and questioning persons and their families and friends within their diverse cultures and societies.

Pacific Community Resources

The agency provides special education, employment, addiction counselling and prevention services, housing search support, and cultural enrichment for children, youth, adult and families. We partner with individuals, businesses, other agencies and governments to ensureaccess to effective, high quality community resources for people who are often vulnerable or marginalized from society.

PACE (Prostitution Alternatives Counselling and Education)

By, with, and for sex workers - PACE Society promotes safer working conditions by reducing harm and isolation through education and support. We believe that sex workers are valuable members of our community and are entitled to the same rights as all other human beings. At PACE Society , support is one of the most important services we provide to men, women, and transgendered sex workers. PACE Society's Support Workers provide:One-on-one support for individual goal planning, case coordination, advocacy and accompaniment. Ongoing day-to-day support for immediate/crisis issues.

Outreach Services - Directions Youth Services Centre  (Family Services of Greater Vancouver)

Providing support to Vancouver's homeless youth and youth at-risk. The Outreach team at Directions Youth Services Centre is in place to identify new youth on the streets of Vancouver and connect them to resources and services. Outreach workers assist homeless youth and youth at-risk in immediately accessing services such as health, mental health, MCFD or police; in returning youth to home or home community, where appropriate; and coordinating a response with other resources and service providers.

Ombudsman For Youth

Call and an “Investigator” will get back to you. They investigate complaints about the Provincial government, local government, hospitals, universities, colleges, public schools, governing bodies of professionals and occupational associations. For example; if you are having trouble dealing with your social worker or rehabilitation worker, you may want to give this number a call.*Note: The Ombudsman in unable to deal with complaints against the Federal government, for example; Employment Insurance.

North Shore Community Resources Society

Information North Shore, Volunteer North Shore, NS Legal Advocacy Program, NS Caregiver Support Program, Senior's One Stop Information Program, NS Child Care Resources and Referral Program, Community Housing Action Committee.

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.


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