Safety and Abuse

Suicide/Crisis Line 604-872-3311 or 1-800-784-2433

Suicide/Crisis Line 604-872-3311 or 1-800-784-2433
Website: https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/get-help/

Help is available! We are here to listen, here to help – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contacts:
– Anywhere in BC 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433
– Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789
– Vancouver: 604-872-3311
– Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311
– TTY: 1-866-872-0113
– Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
– Online Chat Service for Youth: www.YouthInBC.com (Noon to 1am)
– Online Chat Service for Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca (Noon to 1am)

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24 Hour Women’s Support Line 604-987-3374

24-Hour Women’s Support Line: 604-987-3374
Website: https://nscss.net/

For immediate support and information, call our Women’s 24-Hour Support Line. Free and confidential. Run by the North Shore Crisis Service Society.

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Seniors First BC (formerly known as BC Centre for Elder Advocacy & Support)

Address: #150-900 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-688-1927 (Vancouver)
Email: info@seniorsfirstbc.ca
Website:http://seniorsfirstbc.ca/
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SAIL – Seniors Abuse and Information Line
Call: 604-437-1940 or Toll Free: 1-866-437-1940
Language Interpretation Available: 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
TTY (for the deaf): 604-428-3359 | 1-855-306-1443 (toll-free).

The Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL) is a toll-free telephone line which is staffed 7 days a week (excluding holidays), 8am to 8pm.

SAIL is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder abuse prevention.

Other Services:
– Worshops
– Events
– Victim Services Program
– Legal Programs

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Lookout Society

Address: North Shore Housing Centre -705 West 2nd Street
North Vancouver, B.C., V7M 1E6
Phone: 604-982-9126
Fax: 604-982-9127
Website: https://lookoutsociety.ca/
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Dovercourt (Abstinence-based Living Residence)
1606 Lynn Valley Road
North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 2B4
Phone: 604-770-0469
Fax: 604-770-0712
Email: dovercoord@lookoutsociety.ca

Lookout Housing and Health Society provides non-judgmental, non-sectarian, services to adults who cope with a wide variety of challenges including mental illness, addictions, chronic health conditions (including HIV/AIDS), physical disabilities, social dysfunctions, legal concerns or more frequently a combination of issues. Currently, Lookout operates shelters, transitional, independent and permanent supportive housing, drop-in resource centres, outreach, and health services from our 32 sites in 11 municipalities.

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VictimLINK BC

Phone: 1-800-563-0808
TTY at 604-875-0885; to call collect
Telus Relay Service at 711
Text: 604-836-6381.
Email: victimLinkBC@bc211.ca
Website: www.victimlinkbc.ca

VictimLink BC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across BCand Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.
 
VictimLink BC provides service in more than 110 languages, including 17 North American aboriginal languages.

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Public Guardian and Trustee

Address: 700-808 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604.660.4444
Fax: 604.660.0374
Website: www.trustee.bc.ca

The Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) provides services to clients through three broad operational program areas: Child and Youth Services; Services to Adults; and Estate and Personal Trust Services. These programs are in turn supported by Client Finance and Administrative Services; Corporate Projects and Strategic Operations; and Legal Services. The Executive Office provides overall direction and coordination.

Child and Youth Services: Click Here…
Services to Adults: Click Here…
Estate and Personal Trust Services: Click Here…

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ReAct Adult Protection Program

Address: 3rd floor 2121 Marine Drive,
West Vancouver BC
Phone: (604) 904-6173 or 1 (877) REACT-99 or 1 (877) 732-2899
Fax: (604) 904-6179
Email: react@vch.ca
Website: http://www.vch.ca/locations-services/result?res_id=1238

ReAct Adult Protection Program receive reports, provide consultation and coordinate responses to adults who are abused, neglected and self-neglected and are unable to seek support and assistance on their own due to:

•Physical restraint
•Physical handicap that limits their ability to seek help, or
•An illness, disease, injury or other conditions that affect their ability to make decisions about the abuse or neglect.

Brochure: Click Here…

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North Shore Community Response Network (CRN)

Mail: BC Association of Community Response Networks
15008 – 26th Ave Surrey, BC
FAX: 604-531-9498
Website: http://www.bccrns.ca/generated/homepage.php

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North Shore Coordinator: Kari Chambers
Email: northshorecrn@gmail.com

North Shore Community Response Network (CRN) offers support to adults who may be abused or neglected, and provides access to some new legal tools. As well there is a need for increased coordination at the community level, not only of responses to individuals who are abused or neglected, but also coordination in terms of working towards prevention over time.

The North Shore CRN is hosted by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre. The North Shore CRN prints materials about abuse and neglect in English, Farsi, and Chinese. For brochures or bookmarks please contact the Coordinator.
 
To ASK QUESTIONS about abuse, neglect and self-neglect: Please call the Seniors Abuse and Information Line (8am-8pm, multilingual) at 604-437-1940; or VictimLink (24/7, multilingual) at 1-800-563-0808.
 
To REPORT ABUSE, NEGLECT or SELF-NEGLECT:
call the Abuse & Neglect Consultant at Vancouver Coastal Health: Phone: 604-904-6173
Toll free: 1-877-REACT-99
 
For financial Abuse call the Public Guardian and Trustee: 604-775-1007.

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Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Website: http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/index-eng.htm

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (e.g., telemarketing), advance fee fraud (e.g., West African letters), Internet fraud and identification theft complaints.

Report an Incident

– By Phone
Toll Free: 1-888-495-8501
Hours of operation Monday-Friday 6:00 am – 1:45 pm

– Online – CAFC Fraud Reporting System
Fraud can now be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) through a new, easy to use, Fraud Reporting System (FRS).

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Seniors First BC

Address: #150-900 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4
Phone: 604-688-1927 (Vancouver)
Email: info@seniorsfirstbc.ca
Website:www.seniorsfirstbc.ca

Seniors First BC works to prevent elder abuse across the entire province. We provide assistance and support to older adults who are, or may be, abused and those whose rights have been violated. We provide programs that educate, support and advocate on behalf of our clients.

Services:
– Seniors Accessing Justice Programs
– Education & Outreach Programs

SAIL – Seniors Abuse and Information Line
Call: 604-437-1940 or Toll Free: 1-866-437-1940

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Lookout – Emergency Shelters

Address: North Shore Shelter
40 beds in North Vancouver.
705 West 2nd Street
North Vancouver, B.C., V7M 1E6
Phone: 604-982-9126
Email: nsshelter@lookoutsociety.ca
Website: https://lookoutsociety.ca/

Lookout’s shelters include 341 beds in nine shelters that serve Vancouver (both the Downtown Eastside and Central Vancouver), Surrey, the North Shore, Abbotsford and New Westminster. Lookout makes a concerted effort to focus on case plans and work with clients to find suitable housing options – a challenge given the lack of affordable housing in the Lower Mainland.

Offers 45 short-term, emergency shelter beds to North Shore adults over 18 years of age who have no other housing options. Also offers 25 co-located, transitional housing suites for those who are already regular habitants of the shelter. 24-hour staff address housing, financial, and mental/physical health and addiction issues through crisis intervention, case planning, and referral/liaison services. Meals are provided. Wheelchair accessible. Pets are welcome. Clients must call first or be referred.

This society operates shelters which provide free accommodation and food and also provides services including support, crisis intervention, advocacy, liaison/referral, planning, needs assessment, free phone and internet access, laundry and liaison/referral services.
Lookout services include shelters, supported housing, and outreach services as well as transitional and permanent supported housing, emergency shelters together with health and community services to vulnerable adults.

Administration Office:
544 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 1B1
Phone: 604-255-0340
Email: info@lookoutsociety.ca
Website: www.lookoutsociety.ca

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Vi Fineday Family Shelter Society

Address: 1906 15th Ave W,
Vancouver BC
Phone: 604-736-2423
Fax: 604-736-2330
Email: viffss@vcn.bc.ca
Website: http://vcn.bc.ca/viffss/

Vi Fineday Family Shelter Society provides 24-hour emergency accommodation for families, single women, single parents (male or female) with their dependent children, and couples without children; 18 beds available in dorm-style bedrooms; not wheelchair accessible. Provides three meals and two snacks daily. Small lockers and bus tickets may be available, although there is no room for carts. A case manager helps clients with resources to find housing and employment; clients have access to internet, phones, and a fax. Zero tolerance for alcohol and drug use; must be clean two weeks prior to admission. Accepts referrals from other agencies and self-referrals. Funded by BC Housing.

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Real Talk – Sexual Health Support

Address: Events happen in and around the Lower Mainland area
Event Page: http://real-talk.org/events/2018-11/
Questions or feedback: http://real-talk.org/about/contact-us/
Webpage: http://real-talk.org/

Real Talk creates a safe space to have honest conversations about dating, love, relationships and sex for everyone. We are a sexual health initiative aimed at people with cognitive disabilities and their supporters. We host educational/social events where people can have open, honest conversations about dating, love, relationships, and sex.

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