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Affordable housing, shelters, housing subsidies in Vancouver, British Columbia.

RainCity Housing And Support Society - Triage Shelter

Triage is the only 24-hour resource in the surrounding 3 block radius where women in particular can come inside and feel safe on a drop-in basis. There are 28 private one-bedroom rooms, each with a lock on the door, a window, a bed, a lamp, a night stand, and a secure wardrobe…

Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter

Operates a shelter for women and children trying to prevent or escape male violence…

United Seniors Housing Society

The society owns and manages a low income, government-subsidized housing complex for low-income seniors under a non-profit operating agreement with BC Housing Management Commission…

Lookout - North Shore Housing Centre

Offering 25 bachelor suites in North Vancouver. Tenants in transitional housing require additional supports before moving towards independent housing. TSWs work with each tenant to develop case plans that address tenant needs…

Tikva Housing Society

Affordable below-market housing development and management for low income families and individuals in BC. Provision of rent subsidies to low income families and individuals to allow them to acquire affordable private market housing…

Food Services

Food services in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB)

While we continue to provide assistance to help address the immediate needs of the community, we also recognize that emergency food as a stand-alone is not a long-term solution to the hunger crisis. Our goal is to build strong, connected communities through the power of food. Each week we provide healthy food to over 8,500+ clients in need, and approximately 80 Community Agency Partners…

Food Stash Foundation - Rescued Food Box Program

We provide weekly deliveries of fresh, nutritious, and delicious rescued food to families experiencing food insecurities in and around Metro Vancouver. The program is offered as a monthly membership which costs $10 per week to ensure the accessibility of our service. New clients can subscribe to the program to receive a weekly box filled delivered right to their door…

GWFC - Free Dinner, Feast Of Flavours

Free prepared meals/snacks are provided by food donations from various organizations and groups in the community…

Gordon Neighbourhood House - West End Food Series

Gordon Neighbourhood House is excited to present the West End Food Series, a year-round series of seasonal workshops and events that celebrate food and community. Our main focus is to bring public attention to various issues and concerns in our food system and facilitate skill development in areas like urban farming and food preparation…

AMS Of UBC Food Bank

The AMS Food Bank is an emergency food relief service for UBC students in need. We offer various non-perishable foods, personal hygiene supplies, budgeting tips and information on additional resources in and around Vancouver…

Domestic Violence

Service listings related to domestic violence in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Domestic Abuse Services Helpline (BC)

The Domestic Abuse Services OLGCS Helpline is available to women who need help, emotional support, and resources about domestic abuse. It is also open to anyone in the community who is concerned about a loved one, friend, neighbour or co-worker and would like to have information about domestic abuse…

BWSS - Victim Services Program

BWSS Victim Services Program provides direct services, legal aid and systems-based information, crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy, justice system support, court accompaniment and referrals to women and female youth survivors of violence in intimate relationships and/or criminal harassment….

Family Services Of The North Shore - Group Counselling

We offer group counselling for a range of issues including childhood sexual abuse, abusive relationships, couples communication, and eating disorders. Groups are both educational and experiential, offering you a powerful opportunity to get support from others with similar issues…

WISH - Transitions

A transition house/ project that supports women in moving to safer sex work, or to reduce their reliance on sex work, or to eventually exiting altogether…

DEWC - Women’s Shelter (412 Shelter)

DEWC’s Emergency Drop-In Night Shelter at 412 East Cordova Street provides emergency shelter for women who are homeless, hard-to-house, at risk of homelessness or at risk of violence…

Mental Health

Service listings and resources related to mental health and addictions in Vancouver, British Columbia.

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services - 1800SUICIDE

BC Mental Health and Substance Use offers a network of crisis line services for anyone in B.C. experiencing suicidal thoughts, mental health issues or a substance use disorder. Two crisis lines offer immediate, 24-hour access to services for anyone in the province…

DCHC - Addiction Medicine

We provide access to methadone treatment programs for adults with opiate addiction who live in Vancouver. Offers clinical assessment, counselling, specialized treatment planning, aftercare, and follow-up…

Providence Crosstown Clinic

The Crosstown Clinic is the only clinic in North America to offer medical-grade heroin (diacetylmorphine) and the legal analgesic hydromorphone within a supervised clinical setting to chronic substance use patients…

Turning Point Therapy - Low Cost Counselling

Turning Point Therapy is able to offer low-cost counselling through our Interns who are professionally trained counsellors completing their training…

MDABC - Peer Support Group - The Counselling And Wellness Centre

At a Mood Disorders Association of BC support group you can get a sense of belonging, informal education about your mental health challenges, and the support of others who have ‘been there‘. Support groups promote mental wellness and are facilitated by a mental health team of trained volunteers with lived experience of mental health concerns…

Training & Education

Training & education programs in Vancouver, British Columbia.

ISSofBC - Skills And Supports For Job Success

Skills and Supports for Job Success helps immigrants prepare for a job and overcome employment barriers…

The Society For The Education Of Children With Specific Learning Disabilities

Maplewood Alternative High School is an independent school. This is an alternative secondary school programme for students with learning differences and specific challenges…

Gathering Place - Adult Learning Centre

The Vancouver Board of Education offers classes to all adults, at all levels, regardless of whether one has a high school diploma…

Developmental Disabilities Association - The Infant Development Program (IDP)

The Infant Development Program (IDP) is a family-centered, home based, consultative program that serves children from birth to three years of age. Children are eligible if they are considered at risk for developmental delays, are already experiencing a delay or have a diagnosis…

Gordon Neighbourhood House - English Conversation Circle

The English Conversation Circle at Gordon Neighbourhood House provides an opportunity for people of all ages to practice reading, writing, and speaking the English language in a group setting…


Service and resource listings related to COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Coronavirus Hotline

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause a range of illnesses in humans, from the common cold to SARS…

BC Non-Medical COVID-19 Hotline

Service providers at the new phone line will help answer questions about travel recommendations, social distancing, and what kinds of support, resources and assistance are available from the provincial and federal governments…

BC Housing - The Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

The Province is introducing a new temporary rental supplement, halting evictions for non-payment of rent, and freezing rent increases. This new program will provide a temporary rental supplement to assist eligible low- and moderate-income renters who are struggling to pay their rent as a result of income loss or income reduction due to COVID-19…

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - BC Division

Stay Well in Uncertain Times. Anxiety, stress, worry, fear, uncertainty, dread, sadness, grief: these are all normal and expected responses to a massive disruptive event like a pandemic. CMHA has a range of services to support your well-being during this troubling time…

COVID-19 Scholastic Canada Online Courses

Free online courses for young people in K-6. We are also continuing to add online resources, activities and other features to help parents who are carrying on their children’s education at home, as well as teachers who are faced with teaching remotely…

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