RESOURCES IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Online

 

Aged Out: (AgedOut.com) provides you with a variety of resources, life skills, and information for your

journey out of care.

 

Provincial

Anxiety Canada (http://www.anxietycanada.com/): Increasing awareness about anxiety disorders,

providing education and increasing access to evidence-based resources and treatments

 

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (http://www.bcmhsus.ca/) BC Mental Health & Substance

Use Services provides a network of services for BC residents across the province.

 

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (http://www.bcss.org/): Providing support to people with serious

mental illness and their families, public education, advocacy, and research

 

Canadian Mental Health Association (http://www.cmha.bc.ca/)- British Columbia Division: Promoting the mental health of all British Columbians through education, advocacy, research and direct services

 

Federation of BC Youth in Care (http://fbcyicn.ca/): The Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks

(FBCYICN, or the Fed) is a youth-driven, provincial, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the

lives of young people in and from care in BC between the ages of 14 and 24. Our programs create a safe

space for youth to come together, build connections, identify challenges and feel at home. Throughout

the year we host youth retreats, provide bursaries for education and skills development, support youth

with training and leadership opportunities and distribute resources and information to young people and their allies across the province.

 

HereToHelp: (http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/) HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information. We are a group of seven leading mental health and addictions non-profit agencies. Since 2003, we've been working together to help people live well and better prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems.

 

Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia: A branch of Lookout Housing and Health Society

(mdabc.net) Providing support, education, and hope of recovery for all British Columbians living with a

mood disorder or other mental illness

  • Support Groups
  • Speakers Bureau
  • BC Resources
  • Family Resources
  • Education Videos
  • Resources For Seniors
  • Useful Resources on the Web

 

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA): (http://www.phsa.ca/) PHSA plans, coordinates and

evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost effective health care for people throughout the province.

 

Abbotsford

Foundry BC – Abbotsford (https://foundrybc.ca/abbotsford/): Foundry Abbotsford is a place where any

youth or parent in our community can find easy access to the help they need, when they need it. It is an

integrated youth and family initiative that will transform how mental health and substance use services

are delivered in Abbotsford; providing early intervention to support young peoples’ well-being. Click the

green button below for a list of services offered at our centre.

 

Abbotsford Community Services (https://www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com/programs/youth)

  • Abbotsford Youth Health Centre (AYHC)
  • Autumn House
  • Basic Life Skills Training (BLT)
  • Foundry
  • Immigrant Youth & Young Adults
  • In It Together
  • Sentinel House
  • South Asian Community Resource Office
  • Stop Exploiting Youth (SEY)
  • Talia's Closet
  • Youth Buddy
  • Youth Education Support (YES)
  • Youth Resource Centre (YRC)

 

Burnaby

Burnaby Youth Hub (http://www.burnabyyouthhub.org/): The Burnaby Youth Hub is a safe, inclusive space where youth can access a variety of resources, programs, and services for their personal health, development, and wellbeing.

 

Cameray Child and Family Services (http://cameray.ca/): Cameray Child & Family Services is a community-based agency committed to the strengthening of individuals and families through a spectrum of services including counselling, education, outreach and advocacy.

 

Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families (http://www.purposesociety.org/youth-programs/):

  • Youth and Family Development Work
  • North Fraser Youth Outreach Services – Youth Outreach Workers
  • Youth Source and Youth Clinic
  • The Burnaby Youth Hub
  • Youth Groups
  • Kids & Teens in Control
  • Studio Central

 

St. Leonard's Youth and Family Services Society (STLEO) (http://www.stleo.ca/):

Services offered as part of Outlook include

  • Youth justice
  • Community work service
  • Family support
  • Youth development
  • Outlook Alternate Education Program
  • Outreach to sexually-exploited youth

 

Chilliwack

PCRS- Annis (http://pcrs.ca/our-services/annis/): The Annis residence provides 22 individual units and

offers tenants access to supportive services aimed at helping them obtain long-term housing and lead

healthy, engaged lives.

 

Fraser Valley

PCRS- Astra (http://pcrs.ca/our-services/astra/): Astra assists Fraser Valley youth who would like to

change their relationship with alcohol and/or drugs through outreach and individual counselling. Astra

staff will provide services to you that are based on your goals and needs. We work with you to make a

plan, and together we will regularly review it. We will support you in meeting your goals. You may want

to work towards a healthy body, improving emotional health, family/significant relationships, friends,

education, employment, legal issues, or housing. We can talk with you about harm reduction, using less, or stopping using.

 

Keremeos

Pacific Community Resources Society : Ashnola at the crossing (http://pcrs.ca/our-services/ashnola-atthe-crossing/): Program Details

  • Individualized counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Psycho-educational groups
  • Recreational therapy
  • Skills development groups
  • High school completion and continuing education classes
  • Relapse prevention
  • Indigenous and cultural programming
  • Smoking cessation program
  • Family program
  • Aftercare planning/support

 

Langley

Encompass Support Services Society (https://www.encompass-supports.com/youth-and-familyservices.

html):

  • Youth and Family Supports
  • Youth and Family Groups
  • Youth Homelessness
  • Cardinal House ERH
  • After School Programming
  • Langley Youth Hub: A resource that provides support and services to youth ages 12-24,
  • and Fox House, a 4-bed, Transition to Semi-Independent Living program through the Ministry of Child &
  • Family Development.

 

Maple Ridge

Alouette Addictions Services Society (http://alouetteaddictions.org/programs-services/):

  • Counselling for any person or family member affected by alcohol and/or drug misuse.
  • Education programs and group experiences geared toward the special needs of our client population.
  • Assessment and referral to other resources as appropriate
  • Outreach and education to groups who may be at risk of developing a substance misuse problem.
  • Specialized programs for high risk youth and their families.
  • Parents Group.
  • Outreach Team with outreach workers and tenant support workers.
  • Funding support for individuals who are at risk of losing their housing and/or are currently without housing.
  • Information and training for professionals in the community on a variety of substance misuse topics.
  • Prevention programming and promotion of the healthy community concept.
  • Fun In Recovery for individuals in Sober Living, learning to enjoy life without substances.
  • Consultation with Mental Health Therapists.
  • Opioid Replacement Therapy Clinic with two doctors accepting patients for methadone and/or suboxone.

 

Mission

Mission Community Services Society (https://missioncommunityservices.com/youth-services) : Youth Services

Programs include

  • Community Work Service
  • Conflict Management
  • Therapy
  • Transitional Housing Support
  • Independent Living Support
  • Life and Social Skills Development

 

New Westminster

Aunt Leah's Independent Lifeskills Society (https://auntleahs.org/about/): For 30 years, Aunt Leah’s Place has been helping kids in foster care and young mothers achieve a better future by providing guidance, supported housing, job training and coaching on essential life skills.

 

North Vancouver

 

Jessie’s Legacy: Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness (http://www.jessieslegacy.com/): Providing

eating disorders prevention education, resources and support for BC youth, families, educators and

professionals

 

North Shore Crisis Services Society (https://nscss.net/programs/#_child):

  • 24 Hour Women’s Support Line
  • Sage Transition House
  • HOPE’s Place Second Stage Transition House
  • SAGE Second Stage Housing Program
  • Outreach Services
  • Multicultural Outreach
  • Homeless Prevention Program
  • Adolescent and Child Empowerment Program
  • Good Stuff Connection Clothing Program and Thrift Store

 

North Shore Neighbourhood House (https://www.nsnh.bc.ca/youth/): The goal of the North Shore

Neighbourhood House Youth Services is to provide youth outreach services to our community through

our various neighbourhood locations and through partnership with other community service providers.

We believe youth are valued members of our community; we work to support young people in a variety of ways. If you are interested in meeting new friends, taking part in fun local road trips or just want a place to hang out or an ear to listen, give us a call or drop by to see what we have to offer.

 

Parkgate Community Services Society (http://www.myparkgate.com/youth/overview/) :

  • Opportunities for leadership and youth engagement
  • Individual support (immediate and ongoing one-to-one support)
  • Crisis intervention and family mediation
  • Opportunities for positive change for youth, such as learning life skills and skill
  • development
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Access to information for youth
  • Small group and classroom presentations on youth issues
  • Opportunities for drug and alcohol education, assessment and referral
  • Opportunities for mental health screening and referral
  • Youth advocacy

 

Prince George/Vanderhoof/Burns Lake

Carrier Sekani Family Services (https://www.csfs.org/services/youth-services):

  • Therapeutic 1:1 Services (Prince George)
  • Walk Tall (Prince George & Burns Lake)
  • After School Programming (Prince George)
  • Culture Camps
  • Saik'uz Elder Youth Mentorship Program
  • CSFS Youth Council

 

Richmond

Chimo Community Services (http://www.chimoservices.com/get-help/Counselling/for-youth): Chimo provides diverse services from community building to prevention, from individual crisis support to advocacy, and from peer support to education. Chimo engages in collaborative community planning and develops innovative resources to address emerging needs.

 

Options Community Services: Supports (https://www.options.bc.ca/):

  • Finding Housing
  • Crisis Support
  • Gaining Independence
  • Finding Work
  • Community Inclusion & Integration
  • Family Supports
  • Substance use

 

PCRS- Family and Youth Information (FYI) (http://pcrs.ca/our-services/fyi/): The FYI Program

provides support to families with youth affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and

other complex needs.

 

PCRS- Inter-Regional At-Risk Youth Link (IRAYL) (http://pcrs.ca/our-services/inter-regional-atrisk-

youth-link-irayl/): IRAYL is a unique partnership/youth outreach program providing support

and resources to youth who gather together on and around the SkyTrain stations in the Lower

Mainland. Youth outreach workers identify and connect with youth to provide support and build

relationships, as well as offer resources, food, and other items.

 

PCRS- Surrey Youth Resource Centres (https://pcrs.ca/service-resource-centres/surrey-youthresource-

centre/): Alternative education programs, alcohol and drug programs, youth justice services, family support programs, and youth support programs.

 

PLEA: Waypoint Addictions Treatment Program (http://www.plea.ca/youthprograms/

addictions/waypoint/): Waypoint is a four-month residential substance use treatment

program that serves young men aged 12 to 18

Sources Community Resource Centres (https://www.sourcesbc.ca/):

  • FAMILY CONNECTIONS CENTRE
  • MENTAL HEALTH CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM
  • YOUTH JUSTICE PROGRAM

 

Prince George/Vanderhoof/Burns Lake

Carrier Sekani Family Services (https://www.csfs.org/services/youth-services):

  • Therapeutic 1:1 Services (Prince George)
  • Walk Tall (Prince George & Burns Lake)
  • After School Programming (Prince George)
  • Culture Camps
  • Saik'uz Elder Youth Mentorship Program
  • CSFS Youth Council

 

Richmond

Chimo Community Services (http://www.chimoservices.com/get-help/Counselling/for-youth): Chimo provides diverse services from community building to prevention, from individual crisis support to advocacy, and from peer support to education. Chimo engages in collaborative community planning and develops innovative resources to address emerging needs.

 

Surrey

Options Community Services: Supports (https://www.options.bc.ca/):

  • Finding Housing
  • Crisis Support
  • Gaining Independence
  • Finding Work
  • Community Inclusion & Integration
  • Family Supports
  • Substance use

 

PCRS- Family and Youth Information (FYI) (http://pcrs.ca/our-services/fyi/): The FYI Program

provides support to families with youth affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and

other complex needs.

 

PCRS- Inter-Regional At-Risk Youth Link (IRAYL) (http://pcrs.ca/our-services/inter-regional-at-riskyouth-

link-irayl/): IRAYL is a unique partnership/youth outreach program providing support and

resources to youth who gather together on and around the SkyTrain stations in the Lower Mainland.

Youth outreach workers identify and connect with youth to provide support and build relationships, as

well as offer resources, food, and other items.

 

PCRS- Surrey Youth Resource Centres (https://pcrs.ca/service-resource-centres/surrey-youthresource-

centre/): Alternative education programs, alcohol and drug programs, youth justice services,

family support programs, and youth support programs.

 

PLEA: Waypoint Addictions Treatment Program (http://www.plea.ca/youthprograms/

addictions/waypoint/): Waypoint is a four-month residential substance use treatment

program that serves young men aged 12 to 18

Sources Community Resource Centres (https://www.sourcesbc.ca/):

  • FAMILY CONNECTIONS CENTRE
  • MENTAL HEALTH CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM
  • YOUTH JUSTICE PROGRAM

 

Vancouver

Covenant House (https://www.covenanthousebc.org/): Providing love and hope to Vancouver's homeless and at-risk street youth. We help young people aged 16 to 24 who have fled physical, emotional and sexual abuse; those who have been forced from their homes; and those who have aged out of foster care.

 

Directions Youth Services (https://directionsyouthservices.ca/): Directions Youth Services is a Vancouver based resource that provides support to at-risk, homeless, or street-involved youth and young adults under 25. Our resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We provide safe spaces to connect with supports, detox from substances, and access transitional or short-term housing options. Directions currently has 4 locations to serve our clients.

 

Family Smart (http://www.familysmart.ca/): Raising the awareness and need for early intervention for the mental health of children and youth and assisting families in finding information and help

 

Foundry BC – Granville: From counselors to doctors, from occupational therapists to income assistance specialists, the skill and diversity of our team is the key to the centre’s success. Each team member uses their expertise and talents to connect a young person with the care, community resources, and fun activities they need to lead a healthy, fulfilling life.

 

McCreary Centre Society (https://www.mcs.bc.ca/about_us): McCreary Centre Society is a BC-based charity which conducts community-based research, evaluation, and youth engagement initiatives to improve youth health.

 

PCRS- Kwayatsut (http://pcrs.ca/our-services/kwayatsut/): Kwayatsut youth housing is a two-year supported-housing program. Program participants will receive the support of a Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC) housing worker to help them meet their housing, personal, and life-skills goals, and they will be assisted in transitioning to their next phase of housing when their time in the program ends.

 

PCRS- BYRC Resource Room (http://pcrs.ca/our-services/byrc-resource-room/): The BYRC resource room offers a drop-in space where young people can connect directly with a support worker, connect with services, and meet other youth in a safe and fun environment.

 

PCRS: Thompson Court (http://pcrs.ca/our-services/thompson-court/): Thompson Court offers 15 individual apartment units to youth who face multiple barriers, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and need extra support to independently maintain housing.

 

South Vancouver Youth Centre (https://www.vancouveryouth.ca/node/1948): We support youth by providing personalized education and planning, vocational preparation, parenting skills, foster care counselling, life transitions, housing support and recreation with a goal of creating positive, contributing members of our community.

 

University of Victoria (https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/index.php) – Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research: The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR), formerly CARBC, is a network of individuals and groups dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm. Our research is used to inform a broad range of projects, reports, publications and initiatives aimed at providing all people in Canada and beyond with access to happier, healthier lives, whether using substances or not.

 

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

  • EDUCATION & TRAINING
  • HEALTH & WELLNESS
  • HOUSING & TRANSITION
  • COMMUNITY & CONNECTION

 

Warriors Against Violence Society (http://www.wav-bc.com/): We believe there is a need to restore the traditional Aboriginal values of honour, respect and equality. The Circle of Life includes elders, lifegivers, men, and youth. All have a right to live in non-violent families and communities.

 

Salt Spring Island

 

Salt Spring Island Community Services Society (http://saltspringcommunityservices.ca/)

  • Counselling and Family Development
  • Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • Shelter and Housing
  • Seniors’ Wellness
  • Family Place
  • Food Security
  • Core Inn Youth Centre
  • Outreach and Mental Health Support
  • Victim Services

 

Nanaimo

Nanaimo and Area Resource Services for Families Programs (NARSF)(http://www.narsf.org/)

Youth Services Programs include

  • Community Work Service
  • Conflict Management
  • Therapy
  • Transitional Housing Support
  • Independent Living Support
  • Life and Social Skills Development

 

Parksville

Forward House Community Society (https://www.forwardhouse.com/): Young Adult Drop-In - Every

Monday and Saturday, a group of young adults gathers at Forward House. Together, we navigate the

world of anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges through conversation, activities and

fun community outings specifically designed for young people. Young adults are an important part of

our Forward House family.

Quadra

Quadra Village Community Centre (https://www.quadravillagecc.com/youth-and-family-programs): At

Quadra Village Community Centre we are committed to building community and personal capacity.

Our Mission is to work together to nurture community well-being by providing services and programs

to meet social, educational, health, employment, environmental and recreational needs of people in our

neighbourhood in a safe and welcoming environment. We offer various programs, outreach, support

and drop-ins for children, youth, families, adults and seniors. We collaborate in constructive

community initiatives.

 

Victoria

Foundry BC – Victoria (https://foundrybc.ca/victoria/):

  • Health Care
  • Sexual Health
  • Peer Support
  • Mental Health Support and Counselling
  • Substance Abuse Support and Counselling
  • Outreach
  • Harm Reduction
  • Trans Care
  • Income Assistance Support
  • Navigation Support

 

James Bay Community Project (http://www.jbcp.bc.ca/youth/) : JBCP’s Family Resource Program has a Youth & Family Outreach Worker who provides support, information referrals, parent-teen mediation and mentoring. Young parents can also benefit from our Family Centre programs.

 

Pacific Centre Family Services Association (https://www.pacificcentrefamilyservices.org/) : Since 1968, Pacific Centre Family Services Association has been promoting dignity and quality of life for families and individuals across Greater Victoria, especially on the West Shore, through education, counselling and creative programming. We offer a wide range of vital services for people dealing with substance use, mental health issues, and day-to-day life challenges. Across 14 core programs, our services are improving the lives of an average of 1,700 youth-at-risk, adults, families and seniors each year.

 

Victoria Youth Empowerment Society (http://www.vyes.ca/):

  • Daytime Youth Drop-In
  • Alliance Club
  • Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter
  • Life Skills Program
  • Outlet
  • Supported Independent Living Program
  • Summer Opportunities Program
  • Specialized Youth Detox
  • Youth & Family Support Services
  • YOU(th) Can Cook
  • You(th) Can Garden
  • Youth Services Outreach Program

 

Burnside George Community Centre Youth Outreach: (http://www.burnsidegorge.ca/youth-outreach):

Youth outreach workers providing

  • Individuals and group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Family support and mediation
  • Conflict resolution and peer mediation
  • Anger management
  • Life skills training
  • Assistance in meeting basic needs
  • Employment assistance
  • Assistance in setting goals, identifying services and programs required to meet those goals and establishing
  • a holistic plan
  • Direct support at the youth centre

 

Victoria Youth Clinic (http://www.victoriayouthclinic.ca/): CONFIDENTIAL Primary Health Care Clinic for all youth aged 12 to 24 years.