community resources

Emergency Support Lines

BC211
Call: 211
If you are looking for information about finding a certain service or support group, the 211 operators will help you find what you are looking for at the location that is most convenient for you.
BC Nurseline
Call: 811
Nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide emergency medical consultations.  
BC Poison Control Centre
Call: 1-800-567-8911
Call: 604-682-5050
VictimLink BC
Call: 1-800-563-0808
Email: VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca
A free, 24/7 confidential help line for BC residents that provides information and referrals to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to those affected by family or sexual abuse.
Vancouver Rape Relief
Call (604) 872-8212
TDD (604) 877-0958
A 24/7 crisis line providing support to women who have experienced any form of male violence, include rape, wife battering, incest, prostitution, and sexual harassment.
Battered Women’ Support Services (BWSS)
Call: 604.687.1867
Toll Free: 1.855.687.1868
Email: information@bwss.org
Crisis and Intake Line, has Indigenous-specific programs and services.
Aboriginal Health Program, BC Women’s Health Centre
Call: 604.875.2348
First Nations Patient Advocate
Call: 604.875.3440
Residential School Healing Centre
Call: 604.254.9900 email: vnhs_healing@telus.net

Abortion and Contraception

Vancouver Area

Mental Health

AIDS Vancouver
(604) 893-2201
http://www.aidsvancouver.org/

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
(604) 806-8477
www.cfenet.ubc.ca/

Canada Aboriginal AIDS Network
http://caan.ca/

Indigenous Health & Community Services

Lu’ma Medical Centre
Access to an Indigenous GP and allied Physicians, a Nurse Practitioner, Traditional Healers/Elders, Mental Health Counsellors and Social Workers
Location: Nanaimo St. & Grandview Hwy
http://lnhs.ca/luma-medical-centre/

List of Vancouver Community Services via Sheway’s website
http://sheway.vcn.bc.ca/resources/community-services/

Raven Song Community Health Center
Includes mental health and addictions services, acupuncture, child and youth health care, harm reduction, breast milk donation drop off, nutrition services, prenatal and early years health care, trans speciality care, immunization
http://www.vch.ca/Locations-Services/result?res_id=1365

Jordan’s Principle
Provides access to public services for First Nations Children in Canada. To learn more about eligibility and services that may be covered visit: http://www.fnha.ca/what-we-do/maternal-child-and-family-health/jordans-principle

Pacific Association of First Nations Women
Culturally relevant programs and Services for Indigenous women
https://pafnw.wordpress.com/

Youth
Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA)
https://unya.bc.ca/

UNYA Youth Health Clinic
Access to programs, services, Elders, and Midwives
https://unya.bc.ca/programs/native-youth-health-wellness-centre/

Aboriginal Transition Team (one-to-one support to Indigenous youth ages 12-19 transitioning out of Ministry care and preparing to live independently) https://unya.bc.ca/programs/aboriginal-transition-team/

Programs for Youth
https://unya.bc.ca/programs/

Housing
Ravens Lodge https://unya.bc.ca/programs/ravens-lodge/
Aboriginal Youth Safehouse https://unya.bc.ca/programs/aboriginal-youth-safehouse/

Youth Pregnancy & Parenting Program

Robert and Lily Lee Family Community Health Centre (604) 675-3983

The Youth Pregnancy and Parenting Program (YPPP) is a free program for pregnant women age 24 and under living in Vancouver or Richmond. Our program offers a wide variety of services such as:

  • Prenatal care/postpartum care
  • Prenatal classes – Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Hot lunch is offered before the prenatal class on Thursdays at 2 p.m.
  • Nutrition counselling

http://www.vch.ca/locations-services/result?res_id=282

Nurse-Family Partnership Program

https://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/nurse-family-partnership

For youth who are in their first pregnancy, 24 years and younger

Youth Clinics

http://www.vch.ca/public-health/children-youth-schools/youth-health

Healthy Aboriginal Network

https://thehealthyaboriginal.net/

Midwives

To find a Midwife near you:

Breastfeeding

La Leche League
https://www.lllc.ca/
Breastfeeding Referral Line 1-800-665-4324
Vancouver 604-520-4623
Find a group in BC https://www.lllc.ca/find-group-british-columbia

Breastfeeding Buddy interactive tool
https://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/home/articles/breastfeeding-buddy

Breastfeeding After Breast and Nipple Surgery
http://www.bfar.org/index.shtml

Sexual Health

Sex Sense
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (PST)
Call us at 1-800-739-7367 throughout BC* or 604-731-7803 in the Lower Mainland
*The 1-800-739-7367 line is toll-free for callers within BC and the Yukon, Canada. For callers outside of these areas, regular long distance charges may apply

Options for Sexual Health Clinics
https://www.optionsforsexualhealth.org/

Bute Street Clinic – Qmunity
https://qmunity.ca/get-support/bute-street-clinic/

LGBTQ/2S

Three Bridges Community Health Centre
http://www.vch.ca/Locations-Services/result?res_id=805
Qmunity
https://qmunity.ca/

Families

Services for Pregnant and new Mothers via Sheway’s website http://sheway.vcn.bc.ca/resources/womens-health-care/

Services for Infants and Children via Sheway’s website
http://sheway.vcn.bc.ca/resources/infacts-and-children/

Public Health Prenatal Support Program – VCH 1 (855) 550-2229 http://www.vch.ca/Documents/Public-Health-Prenatal-Program-Contact-Form.pdf

Parent Support Services Society of BC
http://www.parentsupportbc.ca/

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society
http://www.vacfss.com/

Crabtree Corner YWCA
https://ywcavan.org/programs/crabtree-corner/programs-and-services-crabtree

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
Offers programs, services, intake workers and childcare programming
htttp://www.vafc.org or call: 604-251-4844

YMCA Childcare Programs
http://sheway.vcn.bc.ca/resources/womens-health-care/

Aboriginal Head Start Programs (Singing Frog and Eagles Nest preschools)
http://www.ahsabc.net/index.php/ahs-in-bc/singing-frog-ahs
http://www.ahsabc.net/index.php/ahs-in-bc/eagles-nest-ahs

Spirit of the Children Society (serving Burnaby, New Westminster, and the Tri-Cities)
http://www.sotcs.ca/

Warriors Against Violence (programs for Indigenous men)
http://wav-bc.com/home.html

Single Parents

North Shore Family Support

Connect for Kids
Information for North Shore Families
https://www.connectforkids.ca/

Housing

List of affordable housing (including emergency shelters, Native housing services, low-cost family housing, second stage/transitional housing, women and children’s housing) via Sheway’s website

Food Banks & Food Services

Quest Food Exchange (requires a referral from a community outreach partner). More information here: http://www.questoutreach.org/access-food/

Vancouver Harvest Project (Metro Vancouver and the North Shore)

http://www.harvestproject.org/programs-2/

Police and Legal Supports

Police Non-Emergency
Call: 604.717.3535

Native Court Workers
Call: 604.687.0281

Vancouver Police & Native Liaison Society
Call: 604.687.8411

The Legal Services Society/Legal Aid
Call: 604-601-6000

Vancouver Aboriginal Policing Community Centre (also offers culturally relevant community programming)
Call: 604-678-3790

 

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