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Cyrus Centre - Abbotsford
COVID-19 UPDATE: Our shelters are open for youth, lunches & dinners are being provided in to-go containers and youth workers are still responding to needs of youth on a individual basis offering support and hope.
WE ARE: a community-based response to community needs, working with the diverse communities to bring about creative solutions.
WE ARE: dedicated to vulnerable and homeless youth. We are called to offer programs and services to guide and equip youth for success and enhance their quality of life. Our services are designed to meet individual needs.
WE ARE: welcoming to everyone; we work to establish a non-threatening, non-judgemental and supportive environment. We love every youth who walks through our doors, indiscriminately and unconditionally, regardless of where they have been and where they are at today.
WE ARE: always there; Cyrus Centre strives to be a ministry of “being there”. We are available for service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Communitas Supportive Care Society - Abbotsford
Lookout Housing and Health Society - Abbotsford
Lookout’s Year-Round Emergency 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. Riverside Shelter is located in Abbotsford, BC.
Archway - Homelessness Prevention Program
The Homelessness Prevention Program aims to provide individuals in identified at-risk groups facing homelessness with portable rent supplements and support services to help them access rental housing in the private (non-subsidized) housing market.
Cyrus Centre Abbotsford
Tabor Home Society
COVID-19 Update: As of this afternoon (March 16), all non-essential visits to Tabor Village are suspended until further notice per Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer’s mandate.
Tabor Home Society is a vibrant community where seniors and their families experience ‘Care from the Heart’ with Christian compassion and respect. Offering three levels of care, Tabor Village operates (1) a Complex Care Home with 118 beds under an agreement with the Ministry of Health, (2) a 38 unit apartment building for seniors with no funding support from any sources, (3) a 104 unit assisted living facility for seniors with funding by the Ministry of Health, and (4) privately operates a 26 unit Complex Care Home for seniors with funding by the Ministry of health.
The Salvation Army Centre of Hope - Abbotsford - Meal Centre
Our program for feeding the hungry is strongly supported by local businesses that donate so much of the food and are heavily dependent on volunteers who willingly sacrifice their time.
Abbotsford Youth Commission - Dinner Nights
This program provides a healthy after school snack to the youth who attend our drop-in centres and a Family Style Dinner twice a month. Youth and staff prepare the meal together and everyone sits down around the tables to eat and interact. This program also provides education around cooking and healthy choices.
AOK - Community Services
Operating out of the Acts of Kindness Centre, we open our doors to the community every week to provide for those who are less fortunate in our community. We offer a FOOD PANTRY where those in need can have coffee, get a meal, and get groceries. We also have a CLOTHING CLOSET where individuals and families can get clean, gently used clothing.
Dormick Park - Breakfast Club
Breakfast Program: Each day, students are welcome to come for a healthy breakfast from 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. There is no cost to students, and it is a drop-in program.
MCSS Food Centre
A different item will be prepared each day, and those who are interested and qualify can call 604-756-0383. We ask that you call between 10 a.m. and noon to get on the list, but note that only 150 will be given out a day. The food will then be prepared from noon to 1 p.m. and ready for pick-up between 1 and 3 p.m. A delivery option is also available, but organizers wish to limit those due to the amount of time it would take. People picking up are asked to remain in their cars, and the food will be delivered to you curbside. The pick-up location is Patna Sweets and Restaurant, located at #102 2580 Cedar Park Place.
SARA for Women Society- Abbotsford Office
Archway - Crime Victim Assistance Program (Counselling)
Archway - Relationship Violence Prevention Program – Cultural Edition
The Relationship Violence Prevention Program- Cultural Edition program is a respectful relationship counselling group for men focusing on preventing violence in the home.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) - Home Improvement: Men in Relationships
Agora Employment Essentials - Bridging the Gap
Bridging the Gap provides a safe, caring environment for women who are survivors of abuse/violence, offering holistic support on the way to entering or re-entering the workforce. Our staff will walk alongside you as you develop tools to gain independence, heal from old wounds and grow healthy self-confidence.
Service listings and resources related to mental health and addictions in Abbotsford.
Phoenix Society exists to provide inclusive preventative health related services to ALL those affected by or at risk of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, TB and Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections with a primary focus on vulnerable populations impacted by Addictions, Mental Illness, Housing Insecurity and other related barriers such as racism, stigma and cultural challenges.
Raven's Moon Resource Society - Abbotsford
Supports people with disabilities, those leaving correctional facilities, and those wishing to move away from addictive addiction with housing, counselling, support, and assistance. Available to adult men and women. There are three programs: Sober Living, Low Barrier, and Home-To-Stay. Focuses on physical and mental health, education and employment, financial management, permanent housing, and the life skills necessary for fully independent living. There is no minimum or maximum length of stay.
Fraser Health - Abbotsford Mental Health and Substance Use Centre
Mental Health and Substance Use Centre offers a range of self-referral services that support people 19+ years of age who are experiencing mental illness and substance use problems in the community.
Matsqui Abbotsford IMPACT Society - Counselling
Our counsellors are just a phone call away. Youth don’t have to come to our facility – we can meet them in the community to hear what’s on their minds and offer support and resources over a soda and fries at a local restaurant.
HIM Abbotsford - Counselling / Support
Life can be tough, and a little perspective and support can help. We offer professional counselling (at no-cost or reduced fee) for gay men in the Lower Mainland. Our counselling and coaching sessions help you work through problems, challenges, and changes in a confidential setting. Our counsellors have worked with men like you to tackle substance use problems, coming out, racism, body image, ageing, sex, and more.
The Abbotsford and Mission Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT)
No Fear Counselling - Abbotsford
Training & Education
CNIB FV - Work
Literacy Matters Abbotsford
Literacy Matters Abbotsford is Abbotsford’s community literacy network. This is a membership of many organizations and programs, including the Fraser Valley Regional Library, Abbotsford Community Services, University of the Fraser Valley, and Abbotsford School District, to name a few. Literacy Matters Abbotsford is funded by Decoda, through the Ministry of Education (see Decoda for more information). The goal of Literacy Matters Abbotsford is to connect literacy services to individuals; to connect services, and to address the literacy gaps in Abbotsford.
Abbotsford Youth Commission - Life Skills
AYC Life Skills Programs are designed to teach basic skills and increase life skills in youth. All programs are offered in a fun, engaging, and safe atmosphere. Some of these programs are offered each month, and others only a few times a year. All Life Skill courses are offered to youth 12-18 years old. Make sure to check out our online calendar on our website for a complete list of upcoming Life Skill courses.
Archway - Discovery
The Discovery Program assists adults aged 19 years and over, who are diagnosed with diverse abilities to increase their self-esteem, socialization skills, and increase their independence by providing opportunities to participate in various community activities, including volunteer work experience. Our program is participant-centred, and our daily activities are designed to reflect individualized client interests and goals.
Abbotsford Learning Plus Society
Life changes, and with it comes new challenges! At Learning Plus, we acquire knowledge that is entertaining, informative and FUN! Together we reclaim our sense of adventure and curiosity as we listen, discuss and evaluate. Meeting new friends, sharing a cup of coffee and some homemade goodies is a wonderful way to spend a morning!
Our mission is simple: to fill empty seats in cars and help people travel together. We do this by connecting drivers with people heading the same way. By sharing trips, we create a new type of travel that is more social, affordable and sustainable.
Abbotsford Youth Commission - AYC Youth Centre at ARC
Our Youth Drop-in Centre located at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC) offers youth a safe, supervised, productive and fun place to spend their leisure time all year round. Youth can participate in sports, pool, video games, foosball, crafts, educational games, special events and more. Staff members build relationships with each youth who come into the centre and connect them to the programs. Fun activities are planned every day, and youth come in excited to see what we have ready for them. Healthy snacks are provided daily at no cost, and dinner once a month at both youth centres through our Nutrition Program.
Mennonite Benevolent Society
Fraser Health - Home & Community Care - Abbotsford
We believe that home, with appropriate support, is the best place to continue your recovery from illness and injury, manage chronic conditions and live out final days. Evidence shows that returning home from the hospital as soon as possible with the support you need gives you the best chance to regain your strength and independence, even if you are not yet totally able to care 100 percent for yourself. ‘Home’ may be any living space, whether a house, apartment, condo or shared accommodation.
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