8-1-1 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. The 8-1-1 phone line is operated by HealthLink BC, which is part of the Ministry of Health.
Call 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia to speak to:
– Health service navigators – anytime day or night
– Registered nurses – anytime day or night
– Registered dietitians – Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm PT.
– Exercise professionals – Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm PT
– Pharmacists – anytime day or night
New Westminster, BC
Phone: (604) 540-8374 ext. 523
Toll Free: 1-800-441-5403
Fax: (604) 540-9374
The purpose of the Family Support Institute of BC is to strengthen, connect and build communities and resources with families of people with disabilities in BC. We believe that families are the best resource available to support one another. Directed by families, the Family Support Institute provides information, training, and province-wide networking to assist families and their communities to build upon and share their strengths.TOP
Phone Device for the Deaf (TDD) Vancouver: 604 775-0303 or elsewhere in B.C.: 1 800 661-8773
Drug coverage through:
– The PharmaCare helps B.C. residents with the cost of eligible prescription drugs, certain medical supplies, and pharmacy services. It provides assistance through several drug plans.
– Fair PharmaCare programs. Coverage under this plan is based on family net income. It is available to single people or to families.
If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance, call the Poison Control Centre at 604-682-5050 or 1-800-567-8911TOP
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2G9
Phone: (604) 734-1313 – Main centre
(604) 737-6291 – Referral intake office
Fax: (604) 730-7904
GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre is British Columbia’s largest rehabilitation centre. As a freestanding facility with 68 rehabilitation beds, GF Strong provides inpatient and outpatient outreach and clinical support services to clients.
Please click on the “Access Services” blue tab on the webpage to see a full list of GF Strong programs and services.TOP
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X8
Suicide/Crisis Line: 604-872-3311 or 1-800-784-2433
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and others dealing with a crisis.
– Training for Community and Service Providers
– Youth Programs
– Suicide Loss Support Groups
– Suicide Prevention Planning
40 beds in North Vancouver.
705 West 2nd Street
North Vancouver, B.C., V7M 1E6
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.
544 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 1B1
Address: 555 W 12th Avenue, Suite 650 (West Tower)
Phone: Toll-free: 1-8660-786-0444
At Saint Elizabeth we provide a full range of integrated care solutions that creatively respond to client, community and health system needs across Canada.TOP
New Westminster, BC
EFry is a non-profit organization uniquely focused on delivering gender-specific support. The reasons for this are simple:
>Women are primarily convicted of non-violent transgressions. There are not enough women in Canada’s prisons to financially merit equal access to the counselling, educational opportunities or transitional housing options available to men.
Gender plays a key role in women’s personal circumstances. Two-thirds of female inmates are parents and the vast majority are sole caregivers. Many struggle with addiction and mental illness. Virtually all live below the poverty line and some are homeless.
Our goal is to support criminalized and marginalized women, girls and children in achieving their potential. With the right support, we know females from difficult circumstances can transform their lives – and those of their families – for the better. Dignity, opportunity and equality are the gateway to a world of potential.TOP
North Vancouver, B.C.
Phone: 604 -988-5281, extension 241
Jessie’s Legacy, is a program of Family Services of the North Shore, provides eating disorders prevention education, resources and support for BC youth, families, educators and professionals. Family Services of the North Shore is one of the seven BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information.TOP
P3-4500 Oak Street
The Provincial Specialized Eating Disorder Program at BC Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, specialized program to assess and treat children and adolescents with eating disorders. The program emphasizes the involvement of parents / caregivers in the delivery of care. The Program has outpatient, day treatment and inpatient services.TOP
North Vancouver, BC
The North Shore Youth Eating Disorders Program (NSY EDP) partners with paediatricians to offer medical monitoring in a clinic setting along with counselling and nutritional support to youth who are struggling with disordered eating/clinical eating disorders. Our services include assessment, early intervention, and treatment, and are free of charge. – Eating Disorder Services (18 and under)TOP
The Discovery Vista House is a partnership between the Provincial Adult Specialized Tertiary Eating Disorders Program and Vancouver Coastal Health. 10 Bed residential treatment program. Two for follow-up and transitional support, and eight for clients participating in the Discovery Program. The Discovery Day Program at St. Paul’s Hospital involves intensive group and individual psychotherapy.
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4 North, Burrard Building
1081 Burrard Street
The provincial adult tertiary eating disorders program provides specialized care for adults 17 years of age and older, who have a DSM V diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa or Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED).TOP
Entrance #85 BC Children’s Hospital
Room P3-302 – 4500 Oak Street
Phone: Local: 604-875-2084 CRISIS LINE: 310-6789
Phone: (604) 878-4575
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.
OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine. We take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.TOP
The Looking Glass Foundation is a caring community of prevention and support for those suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders — and those who love them. We are about getting to the other side of eating disorders, to eventually achieving a world without this devastating disease.TOP
Event Page: http://real-talk.org/events/2018-11/
Questions or feedback: http://real-talk.org/about/contact-us/
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.TOP
PovNet provides online tools that facilitate communication, community and access to information around poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada. We work to collect relevant news and resources of use to advocates, community workers, marginalized communities and the general public.TOP
AIDS Vancouver plays a special role in providing quality health care to people affected by HIV/AIDS living in the Lower Mainland. It is clearly more than just a community health care organization. It is an organization whose presence and continued strength is essential to the quality for life of this community and of each individual and family who draws on its services. Our Agency is a vital community asset which everyone affected by HIV/AIDS can share, and in which we all have a stake.TOP
The British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA) is a non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives. As specifically outlined in our constitution, our purposes are to:
– Provide treatment and support services to male survivors of sexual abuse and support significant-others and relatives of the survivors.
– Acquire and develop educational material concerning the sexual abuse of males.
– Gather statistics for dissemination to professionals and the community at large.
– Assist in establishing within British Columbia new agencies dealing with male survivors of sexual abuse by providing training opportunities, whenever – possible, to interested personnel.
– Ensure clear, consistent communication in dealing with other involved agencies or professionals in order to guarantee comprehensive case management.
– Consult with community and government groups in the areas of prevention, treatment, therapy, and other matters relating to sexual abuse of males.
Family Network for Deaf Children (FNDC) is a parent-run, non-profit, charitable organization supporting families with deaf and hard of hearing children & youth that use sign language or are interested in learning sign language. Even though technology and methodology have changed over the years, we seek the wisdom of parents, professionals and Deaf/Hard of Hearing adults so that common themes of access, equity and a sense of belonging continue to be highlighted in areas such as: social/recreation, leadership, education, employment, general services, and community involvement.TOP
227 6th Street
New Westminster, BC
Phone: (604) 540-8374 ext. 523
Toll Free: 1-800-441-5403
Fax: (604) 540-9374
Find Supports BC connect families of persons with disabilities with resources available to them. It’s simple; just select your criteria below to get started.TOP