Jennifer Ann’s Group is an American non-profit whose goal is to educate others about the very real dangers of teen dating violence. Every year, they have sponsored the Life. Love. Game Design Challenge, challenging game designers to produce a game that deals with teen dating violence without using any violence in the game itself.
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The Looking Glass Foundation runs Canada’s first treatment centre dedicated to adolescents with eating disorders. They run a summer camp, weekly on-line support groups and have a web site full of links and resources on the subject.
For a list of LGBTQ drop-ins, please consult our (usually) up-to-date list in the Resources section: http://youthinbc.com/learn-more/lgbt/resources/
The WISH Drop-in Centre Society is run by women, for the exclusive use of female survival sex workers. The centre offers a safe place to find support, a hot meal, showers, basic supplies and health care.
Listing of Greater Vancouver area Youth Clinics. Youth clinics (up to age 24) are free and confidential, and offer counselling and support on all medical, health, sexual and wellness-related issues. No appointment, Care Card (usually) or parental accompaniment required.
Shelter in Victoria for youth, 13-18. 10 beds, 24-hour intake, voluntary. Consent of legal guardian is needed to stay.
Safehouse in North Vancouver for youth, 13-18. Drug/alcohol free, 14-day stay. Self-referral okay.
Shelter for youth, 13-15. Referral via social worker or MCFD After-Hours, with parent/guardian consent. For youth from Vancouver, Richmond or North Shore.
VAFCS is a community centre that provides social, cultural, recreational, and other life-enhancing programs and services to aboriginal people making the transition to urban society.
The Town Plaza Medical Clinic in Whistler provides health care services to residents and visitors seven days a week. In addition to general practice and family medicine, the clinic also provides urgent care, minor emergency services, counselling, travel medicine (including immunizations), prenatal & baby care, and occupational health care.