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Things to do... Places to be

Things to do... Places to be

Boulevard Youth Clinic

For 25 yrs and younger. No Care Card Needed. Birth Control and Emergency Contraceptive. Pregnancy Options Counselling. STI Testing/Treatment, Pap Tests.

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society

Please call for more info. Some of the programs are House of Culture, Elders Speak Wisdom,  Infant Development Program, Recreation Program, Building Blocks Program, Young Parents Support Services, Recreation Program and an Information Referral Program. This electronic information kiosks holds current data on family needs programs in the Lower Mainland area. An outreach worker is also on site to provide assistance to those with unique needs.Tuesday Family Night 7:00 - 9:00 pm

UGM Women's Drop-in Centre

The Women's Drop-in Centre is open to women and their children, and provides a loving and safe environment for all who visit. Free clothing, personal care items, counselling, referrals and prayer are also offered. Hours are listed above.On Tuesdays and Thursdays, coffee, tea and snacks are provided between 3:00 pm -4:30 pm, and a hot, nutritious meal is served at 5:00 pm.Free Clothing - Available during drop in hoursKaraoke and Knit Crochet Group - TuesdaysBingo - Thursdays: 4-5pmMovie Matinee and Crafts - Friday

The Gathering Place Community Centre

Drop-in membership $1.00 per year. Pool Room ($5.00 membership per year), Card/Games Room, TV Room, Cafeteria with low cost meals, Arts and Crafts, Pottery and Photography programs, Fitness/Weight Room, a Learning Centre, Laundry and personal services. They have a youth worker and a volunteer program where people can work for 4 hours in most areas in the centre for meal tickets, arts and yoga.

Strathcona Public Library

Charlie's Food Bank provides pet food for low-income, people living outdoors and senior pet guardians. Offers: Free pet-food for dogs, cats, birds and small animals. Toys, treats, leashes, collars, litter, litter boxes and carriers. Information on behaviours, training, basic care and local animal by-laws. Free spay and neuters.

Lifeskills Centre

The centre provides a welcoming barrier-free environment for members of the community to access basic services such as laundry, showers, photo I.D., and long distance phone calls, as well as various programs, activities and classes. Our aim is to nurture a sense of belonging through providing opportunities for membership, and encouraging inclusion of members in a wide range of capacity building activities.

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.

Harbor Light - (Salvation Army)

Cordova DetoxHarbor Light Supportive Recovery CentreMen's/Women's Stabilization units - pre-treatmentEmergency Shelters: Anchor of Hope, The Beacon, The Haven, the CrosswalkCommunity Feeding Program - 10 times a weekThe Anchor of Hope Drop In Centre - 3 days a week

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;

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.

Evelyne Saller Centre

We offer 3 meals daily for $2.00 each.10:00 am - 2:50 pm for breakfast11:00 am - 2:50 pm for lunchclosed 2:50 - 3:30 pm3:30 pm - 5:00 pm for dinnerAs well as shower facilities, laundry service, basic first aid, delousing (by appointment only) and a variety of recreational programs. It is also a place where people can just come and hang out. All services are free.

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.

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