Resources

Below is a list of resources and organizations that may be helpful to you on your journey.

Trixie Hennessey Counselling

Awakening Through Grief program

http://www.trixiehennesseycounselling.com/courses.html

Mamas for Mamas 

Their mission is to change the landscape of poverty through innovative approaches to financial barriers faced by struggling families.
https://www.mamasformamas.org/about/

Crisis Services Vancouver Crisis Centre
Business Phone: 604-872-1811
www.crisiscentre.bc.ca

YouthInBC.com              
Crisis line: 604-872-3311 
Toll Free 1-866-661-3311 


Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-SUICIDE  (784-2433)
Operates two 24/7 crisis phone services and an online youth live chat website with trained volunteers providing support and referrals. In addition, the community education team facilitates suicide prevention and stress management workshops.

S.A.F.E.R. (Suicide Attempt Follow-up, Education & Research)
Phone: 604-879-9251               
Vancouver residents: People age 12 and over who have made a suicide attempt, are currently suicidal, or have suicidal ideation, and are assessed as fitting program criteria, can receive free individual counselling, advocacy, and hospital liaison within a six-month time frame. Also provides up to three one-on-one psychoeducational sessions to people concerned about suicide in a significant other. Anyone with concerns related to suicide can speak with an intake worker from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.
BC-wide services: Anyone bereaved by a suicide death who can attend the office may access one-on-one counselling and a structured support group.

RX Dangers
RXDangers.com is a trusted resource you can use to learn about the latest information regarding defective medical devices and harmful drugs. This website is where you go to get the comprehensive information you need to make informed healthcare decisions.
www.rxdangers.com/

Drug Rehab Connections

An informational website that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together. Our goal is to help these individuals and loved ones by providing them with information and support on different addictions and recovery resources available to them
DrugRehabConnections.com

Drug Dangers
Our goal at Drug Dangers is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market today.
www.drugdangers.com 

Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)
Business Line: 604-255-6228      

Rape Crisis Line 24 hrs/day
Lower mainland – 604-255-6344 
Toll-free – 1-877-392-7583


WAVAW provides the following free services

  • STV (Stopping The Violence) counselling: Individual and group support

  • Accompaniments to hospital, police and courts

  • Assistance with Crime Victim Assistance forms, Victim Impact Statements and Third-Party Reports

  • Outreach and Public Education

  • Aboriginal Outreach services for women and youth

  • Community and advocacy work

www.wavaw.ca


GLBTQ Resources Prideline BC
QMUNITY’s peer support/information/referral phone line
Open: weeknights (Mon to Fri) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Vancouver/ Lower Mainland: 604 684-6869 
1 800 566-1170  (toll-free) in BC

Qmunity – BC’s LGBT Adult & Youth Resource Centre
www.Qmunity.ca
Provide the following services: Gab Youth, Generations, Education/Outreach, Prideline Information and Referral line, Anti-Violence resources, Coming Out and Social Support Groups, Free Counselling, Meeting Spaces and an ‘Out on the Shelves’ Library.

Physical Health BC NurseLine – 24 hours a day
Puts you in touch with an RN who will answer your medical questions about symptoms, medications, health concerns, and health resources. Pharmacist available 5pm-9am Mon- Fri. Available in over 130 languages.
Toll free in BC:1-866-215- 4700 
Vancouver: 604- 215-4700 
www.bchealthguide.org

Dial -A- Dietician
Provides quality, reliable nutrition services and resource information to British Columbians in 130 languages
toll-free in BC: 1-800-667- 3438 
or Vancouver 604-732- 9191 
hours of operation: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00 pm
www.dialadietician.org

BC Health Guide
A variety of web-based info, including the health guide online. Search topic areas include: healthy living, family child and youth health, women’s health, men’s health, senior’s health, aboriginal health, multicultural health, community supports, health tools, Ministry of Health, BC Health Authority, BC Centre for Disease Control
1-800-465-4911
www.bchealthguide.org

Addictions Treatment Pacifica Treatment Centre
Provides three levels of in-patient substance addiction treatment – Level I Stabilization, Level II Intensive Therapy, Level III Transition & Re-entry. The co-ed facility aims to promote health and recovery from addiction through treatment, education and support that strengthens individuals, families and communities.
Phone: 604-872-5517 
www.pacificatreatment.ca

Central Access – Detox Referral Line
Links people to detox and addiction housing services. Adults who require detoxification receive immediate screening by health care workers, who set up appointment times with the provider that most suits a client’s needs. Will accept methadone-using clients wanting to withdraw from other substances.
Toll-Free 1-866-658-1221 

Mental Health The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), BC Division
Promotes mental health awareness and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. They provide information resources, educational events, direct services, and research and advocacy.
Phone: 604-688-3234 
www.cmha.bc.ca

Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia
Provides support and education for those struggling with mood disorders and their families. In addition, MDABC provides a rapid mental health assessment walk-in clinic (doctors referral needed) for individuals requiring needing quick access to psychiatric assessment services. Follow up is offered in the form of psycho-educational groups facilitated by doctors.
Phone 604-873-0103 
www.mdabc.net

Men’s Services BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

The BCSMSSA is a non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives. Phone: 604-682-6482 
http://bc-malesurvivors.com/site/

Sexual Health Options for Sexual Health
Non-profit provider of sexual health services through clinics, advocacy, education programs, and the 1-800 SEX SENSE 
1-800 SEX SENSE  information and referral line.
Phone: 604-731-4252 
www.optionsforsexualhealth.org

Sexual Health Rehabilitation Service
An opportunity for individuals with a physical disability and their partners or families to express their concerns about sexual health as well as to receive information.
4255 Laurel Street (GF Strong Rehab Centre), Vancouver
604-737-6233 
http://www.vch.ca/gfstrong/services/sexual/resources.htm

SexualityAndU.ca
www.sexualityandu.ca
A Canadian website that offers sexual advice for teens, parents, teachers, and health care professionals.

Debt Management/Credit Counselling Credit Counselling Society

Providing Free Credit Counselling, Budgeting Help and Planning for Debt Repayment. Phone: 1-888-527-8999 
 www.nomoredebts.org

Chronic Conditions Living a Healthy Life with a Chronic Condition Course – Free
Free 6 week courses on various chronic pain conditions – Offered through the Centre on Aging, UVIC, funded through BC Ministry of Health. Offered at various cities throughout the province – Course teaches skills such as: developing a suitable exercise program, cognitive symptom management, nutrition management, use of medications, breathing exercises, problem-solving, communicating with family, friends and health care providers, dealing with emotions such as anger and depression.
Karen Hannah, Program Coordinator
1-866-902-3767 
www.coag.uvic.ca/cdsmp

Caregiver Relief / Respite
Respite care can give the caregiver temporary relief from the emotional and physical demands of caring for a friend or family member. Respite may take form of service in client’s home, or client maybe admitted on a short-term basis to a residential care facility, hospice or other community care setting.
http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/hcc/respite.html

New Immigrant Resources S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Multiple locations across BC. A non-profit service agency, which serves diverse communities in BC and strives to encourage Canadians and immigrants to overcome language and cultural barriers, achieve self-reliance, and contribute fully to Canadian society.
28 Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
604-684-1628 
www.success.bc.ca

Mosaic Interpretation and Translation Services
A multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in their settlement and integration into Canadian society.
1720 Grant Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver, BC
604-254-9626 
www.mosaicbc.com

Looking Glass Foundation  

A Vancouver based charitable foundation that offers support for people suffering with eating disorders with a focus on young women.
www.lookingglassbc.com

SoulStrong

Offers coaching certifications and programs with a mission to ignite their own innate knowingness/intuition and live a truly aligned, intuition-directed life.
https://www.soulstronglife.com 

Sarah Rzemieniak 

Certified Recovery Coach that provides one-on-one recovery coaching in Vancouver B.C Canada and online worldwide. Carolyn Costin Institute Certification.
https://sarahrzemieniak.com/services/

Agathe Regina Holowatinc

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach specializing in building healthy relationships to food. Agathe is a passionate advocate of real food, and uses a holistic approach as a Health Coach. 
fuelledlife.com

Something Fishy 

Contains information and resources pertaining to anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating.
www.something-fishy.org/

Mental Health Foundations 

Offer a number of services for parents and clinicians, including parenting webinars, caregiver workshops, masterclasses, psychotherapy and clinical supervision and training.
http://www.mentalhealthfoundations.ca/services