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You are never alone, your community is behind you!

 

Mental Health Resources

 
 

Kids Help Phone

Have a conversation with someone whom you can trust, who won't judge you, and who wants to help.
+1-800-668-6868 Website

Here to Help

A project of the BC Partners for Mental Health
and Addictions Information.
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Foundry BC

A province-wide network of integrated
health and social service centres for young
people ages 12-24.
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Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

A province-wide network of integrated health and social service centres for young people ages 12-24.
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START by Fraser Health

The Short Term, Assessment, Response, Treatment (START) Team provides confidential mental health crisis intervention services for children and teens.
604-951-8855 or 1-877-820-7444 Website

bc211

A Non-profit organization that specializes in providing free information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC.
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Concrete Needs

 
 

Affordable Child Care Benefit

On September 1, 2018, the Affordable Child Care Benefit replaced the Child Care Subsidy. The new funding will help families with the cost of child care, depending on factors like family size, type of care and household income.
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BC Housing  Assistance

Explore programs and services. Search for subsidized, low cost and supportive housing. Get tenant information. Find shelter.
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Income Assistance

If you are in need and have no other resources, you may be eligible for income assistance. This can help support your transition to employment.
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Find Support BC

findSupport BC is a central access point for locating programs and activities in your region from technology, recreation, and housing options to funding, financial security, and social service programs and services.
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BC Responsible Gambling Program

Find information and resources to support informed choices and healthy behaviours with respect to gambling participation. Free treatment and support are available for anyone struggling with their own or a loved one’s gambling.
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WorkBC and Employment Planning

WorkBC supports all British Columbians to be successful in B.C.’s economy. If you are a single parent, you may also be eligible for extra support and training. Find more resources for youth, mature workers, new to BC.
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Legal and Government Support

 
 

Report Child Abuse

Are you a child/youth? Need support? Call Helpline for Children 310-1234. Think someone under age 19 is being abused or neglected? Call 1-800-663-9122.
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Legal Aid

The law is complicated, but not everyone can afford a lawyer. Legal Services Society can help you with your legal issues: Family, Child protection, Criminal and Immigration.
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Fostering a Child in BC

Foster families in B.C. give needed care, safety and stability to children and teens who are unable to live with their own families.
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StudentAid BC

To assist with the cost of post-secondary education through student loans, grants, and scholarships.

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Adopt BC Kids

Adopt BC Kids streamlines the adoption process for families who are waiting to adopt a child or teen who has been in B.C. foster care, helping ensure that kids find the loving homes that they deserve, sooner.
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Indigenous Organizations & Services

The Guide to Indigenous Organizations and Services is a resource listing of Indigenous community-based services and organizations. 
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Family and Community Support

 
 

Family Resource Program

FRPBC is dedicated to promoting and supporting community-based Programs (FRPs) for parent/child (aged 0-6). The community hubs are where families access support, opportunities for engagement, and community resources.
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Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre provides information, referrals, training and resources to families, individuals and organizations who are seeking the best care and early learning for children.
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BC Council for Families

Access family support resources and training programs for professionals across the province that focus on prevention, inclusiveness and building skills and confidence.
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Family Fun Canada

Family Fun Vancouver is a complete resource of events and activities for your family to enjoy in Vancouver and Lower Mainland Area!
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S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. builds bridges, harvests diversity and fosters integration through service and advocacy. They promote the well-being of Canadians of all ethnic origins through programs, services and resources.
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Family Support Institute of BC

FSI was created to strengthen families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability.
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Multilingual Resources

 
 

Family Law in British Columbia

Family Law in British Columbia provides legal aid in BC. The law is complicated and not everyone can afford a lawyer. Family Law BC provides resources in numerous languages here.
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HealthLink BC

HealthLink BC provides health resources in some of the languages most common to B.C. residents. Here you can find resources for health information in multiple languages.
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Canadian Mental Health Association

Chinese Mental Health Service Resource list.
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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The Multilingual Resources section has been created to provide multi-language information on mental illness to people for whom English is not a first language and professionals who work with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse background. Click on the language to see the PDF files available.
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Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre:

Screening tools for common mental disorders have been translated into multiple languages. Screening for common mental disorders may be useful only when there is an integrated treatment system that can respond to potential needs with careful clinical assessment and appropriate stepped care. Choose the screening you’re interested in to see the languages it is offered in.
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Caring For Kids New To Canada

This website, from the Canadian Pediatric Society, is intended for health professionals working with immigrant and refugee children and youth. It helps health care providers understand how culture affects health, and what they can do to provide more culturally sensitive care.
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