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 Resources 

General resources

BC211 Resource directory

https://bc.211.ca/ | Call 211

 

211 is a free and confidential service that connects people to helpful and vital resources in their community.

We provide information and referral to a broad range of community, government, and social services that assist with:

  • basic needs like food and shelter,

  • mental health and addictions support,

  • legal and financial assistance,

  • support for seniors, and much more.

 

HELPLINE FOR CHILDREN

https://nsyouth.ca/services/mcfd-youth-help-line/ | Call 310-1234
 

Provides a helpline for children and youth who feel scared, confused or unsafe or who are experiencing abuse at home, at school or in the community, and would like to talk with someone. The phone line is available day and night and you do not have to give your name.

Anyone concerned about the safety of a child or youth who they suspect is being abused or neglected, can call child protection services to report their concerns.

 

 

CRISIS LINE 

http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca | 604-872-3311 (Lower Mainland Region)

The Distress Phone Services provide confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair

We are here for you if you are worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone.  The phone lines below are available in over 140 languages using a language service.  Let us know which language you require, and we will try and provide an interpreter.

KIDS HELP PHONE

https://kidshelpphone.ca/  | 1-800-668-6868 or TEXT 686868

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, multilingual and confidential support to help all young people Feel Out Loud.

 Sex Education 

YouthCO HIV and HEP C Community Outreach:

www.youthco.org | 604-688-1441


A non-profit organization building capacity with youth between the ages of 15-29 throughout BC to reduce vulnerability to HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis C through peer support, peer education and shared leadership.

 

Options for Sexual Heath (OPT):

https://www.optionsforsexualhealth.org/ | 1-800-739-73673


A reliable sexual health services and support provided non-judgmentally and confidentially. “If you’ve got questions we’ll help you get the answers — it’s not weird to ask.”

 Mental Health and Wellness 

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre:

www.http://keltymentalhealth.ca | 604-875-2084


Kelty Mental Health is located in BC and can offer services including the following: professional help; information on mental health, substance abuse, eating disorders, and more; options for other support and treatments facilities in BC; free educational events for families, educators, and clinicians.

 

 

Crisis Centre BC:​

http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca | 604-872-3311


Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of B.C.‘s goal is to reduce youth suicide through education about suicide prevention and stress management and operate  YouthInBC.com (http://youthinbc.com/) : a web-based hotline for youth in distress covering all of BC. If you are in crisis and require immediate response, call the Distress Line at 604-872-3311 or 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).

 

 

 

RISE Community health centre:​

https://www.cnh.bc.ca/rise/ | 604 558 8090

The RISE (Resilient, Integrative, Socially Just and Equitable) Community Health Centre connects Renfrew-Collingwood community members who have difficulty accessing health care to a health care team and social supports.  RISE also provides health promotion programs and events to the broader Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood. Although their main location has moved to the Evergreen Health Centre (5198 Joyce Street), RISE will continue to provide services throughout the Renfrew-Collingwood Community at Collingwood Neighbourhood House. 

foundry:​

https://foundrybc.ca/youthcare/ 

We provide support BC youth ages 12-24 accessing mental health care, substance use services, physical and sexual health care, youth peer support and social services. As a caregiver, you do not need to have a youth accessing Foundry’s services to seek support for yourself. All of Foundry services are free and confidential, no referrals or assessments required. 


2slgbtq+

covenant house, qmunity

https://www.covenanthousebc.org/2022/07/18/under-one-roof-caring-for-queer-youth/ | 1-877-685-7474

 

Our Drop-In Centre holds an event for 2SLGBTQAI+ youth on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

There are 63 beds in our short-term Crisis Program: 

  • 24 beds for female-identified, trans, and non-binary youth

  • 35 beds for male-identified, trans, and non-binary youth

 

Trans, gender queer, non-binary and two-spirit youth may request to stay in which ever space they feel most comfortable in. 

INDIGENOUS YOUTH

UNYA: URBAN NATIVE YOUTH ASSOCIATION

https://unya.bc.ca/ | 604-254-7732

 Urban Native Youth Association is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices. Our Vision: Empowered Indigenous youth leading and inspiring all Nations.


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