Resources

SUICIDE

For Vancouver BC, the following are some crisis lines for suicide and suicide prevention:

  • National Suicide Prevention Line is: 1-800-273-TALK
  • 24 hour crisis line 1-800-SUICIDE
  • Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (604) – 872-3311
  • if you do not want to talk over the phone, there is an online crisis chat http://www.crisiscentrechat.ca

MENTAL HEALTH

Share Family and Community Services, Coquitlam, BC
(604)-936-3900
www.sharesociety.ca

  • Talking Helps – counselling services with a sliding scale for fees (604)-937-6969
  • Adult and Youth Substance Use Program – free counselling services for individuals with substance use issues (604)-936-3900
  • Responsible and Problem Gambling – free counselling services for individuals with problem gambling – 604-936-3900
  • Problem Gambling Helpline 1-888-795-6111(24 hours)

Family Services of Greater Vancouver, BC
(604)-874-2938
www.fsgv.ca

  • individual counselling with a sliding scale based on income
  • Victims of Violence Services
  • Community Development and Education

Mood Disorders Association of BC, Vancouver
(604)-873-0103
www.mdabc.net

  • individual counselling
  • cognitive-behavioural therapy groups
  • psychiatric assessment

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Women Against Violence Against Women, Vancouver, BC
604-255-6228
www.wavaw.ca

  • Provides a 24 hour Rape Crisis Line 604-255-6344 or 1-877-392-7583
  • Stopping The Violence counselling – individual and group
  • Victim Assistance

Tri-city Transitions: Breaking the Cycle of Abuse, Port Coquitlam, BC
(604) 941-7111
www.tricitytransitions.com

  • in crisis call (604) 464-2020 or 1 (800) 563-0808
  • Joy’s Place, an Emergency Shelter that provides temporary safe shelter and support for adult women and their dependent children (if any) who are victims of domestic violence or are at risk of experiencing abuse, threats and/or violence. The program is not intended for women with problems related exclusively to their mental health, alcoholism or drug abuse issues (604) 464-2020
  • Individual and Group counselling for women, children, and youth who have experienced sexual assault, relationship or childhood abuse.
  • Victim Assistance

If it is an emergency:

  • Emergency Dispatcher 9-1-1
  • Vancouver Police Department (604)-717-3321
  • Vancouver Victim Services Unit (604)-717- 2737
  • Mental Health Emergency Services (604)-874-7307

ADDICTION

Creekside Detox Centre, Surrey, BC
(604)-587-3755

  • ages 14 and up
  • withdrawal management services, which include assessment, counselling, medical and nursing care, and preparation for rehabilitative programs including 12-step groups
  • Daytox – outpatient withdrawal management, minimum commitment of 10 hours per week (604)-585-5610
  • Intake (press 1):604-587-3755

Harbourlight Detox
(604)-646-6844
www.harbourlightbc.com

  • call Access Central at 1-866-658-1221 to book an appointement
  • medically supported detox centre that provides acute withdrawal management services for clients struggling with drug addiction

Peak House, Vancouver, BC
(604)-253-6319
www.peakhouse.ca

  • a voluntary, ten-week, live-in, treatment program for youth experiencing problems with drugs, including alcohol

PLEA Community Services
(604)871-0450
www.plea.ca

  • Youth Detox (16 – 21 year old)
  • Daughters & Sisters Addiction treatment
  • Waypoint (Male youth addiction treatment 16-21 year old)

Pacific Oak Clinic & Royal Oak Clinic
(604-336-1304)  & (604)438-6184

  • methadone maintenance program
  • suboxone program

Maple Ridge Treatment Centre
(604)-467-3471

Homepage

  • operated by Fraser Health and offers a five week (35 Days) intensive residential treatment program for men experiencing problematic substance use. The program is based on the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model and therefore is designed to address the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs of each person who enters treatment

Charlford House Society for Women
(604)-420-4626
www.charlfordhouse.ca

  • a supportive recovery home for women who are ready to move on from their substance addiction

SEXUALITY

Qmunity – BC’s LGBT Adult & Youth Resource Centre, Vancouver, BC
(604)-684-5307
www.Qmunity.ca

  • free counselling services 604-684-5307 ext. 100
  • Addiction Groups – Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Codependents Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous
  • BiFocus – a peer-lead social and support group helping bisexual and pansexual individuals with the challenges of bi-phobia and heterosexism
  • Chronically LGTBQ (CQ) – a monthly facilitated group for LGTBQ people living with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities
  • Rainbow Refugee Committee (RRC) supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender individuals who are in Canada and looking information and support around making a claim for refugee status. RRC also provides information via email for LGTB people globally
  • Pride line- peer support/information/referral phone line (604)-684-6869 or 1 800 566-1170

 

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