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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.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
A province-wide network of integrated health and social service centres for young people ages 12-24.
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
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.
BC Housing Assistance
Explore programs and services. Search for subsidized, low cost and supportive housing. Get tenant information. Find shelter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To assist with the cost of post-secondary education through student loans, grants, and scholarships.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.