Service Area and Online Options Please note effective 2014, we will unfortunately no longer be able to provide service to youth outside of British Columbia. If you are visiting from outside the Canada, please check out Unsuicide for a list of online options for help around the world. Here are a list of […]
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RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, is an American national anti-sexual assault organization, that operates a variety of National Sexual Assault Hotlines, on the phone and by online chat.
Family Services of the North Shore is a community organization that is dedicated to providing education, support and counselling to heal and connect the community. They offer a broad range of services to children, youth, adults, couples and families from diverse backgrounds, which are offered either at no fee, or on a sliding scale to clients living or working on the North Shore.
GHYS is a pre-employment program for at-risk youth between the ages of 15 to 30 located in downtown Vancouver. They run several long-term programs for youth who are either unemployed or on income assistance, where participants learn new skills, participate in a workshops, get 1-on-1 support and work experience placements.
Youth Spot is a program designed to help at-risk youth, ages 15-30, obtain sustainable employment. They run a drop-in centre in East Van that offers case management, employment support, skills programs, workshops and much more.
GNE Toolbox is a web site for youth working towards independence that’s set up as a link hub for agencies and services, primarily in the East Van. The major sections are on emergency shelter, drugs/substance use, employment, independent living and sports & rec.
CARE stands for Comprehensive Abortion and Reproductive Education. They offer an array of services around abortion & reproductive education including counselling, a pregnancy options hotline, abortion and other medical services, all rooted in the principle that women have the right to decide what is best for them.
Here To Help is a web site geared towards mental health and substance use information. It features a ton of up-to-date information on both, ideas & skills to help manage these issues, screening self-tests, and support in the form of their discussion forums or by email.
Very nearly wherever you are in the world, there is likely agency that answers a 24/7 hotline, offering free health advice or consultation. In Canada, this line is answered by registered nurses, though depending on where you are your mileage may vary. Here are as many as we could find: Canada AB – Health Link […]
Leave Out Violence (LOVE) is an award winning, not-for-profit, grass roots youth organization that is an effective means of social change, providing hope, motivation and opportunity to thousands of young people. LOVE volunteers learn to channel their experiences with violence to develop the skills to become local leaders against violence.