Directions Youth Services Centre is a drop-in centre for street-entrenched youth, with programs ranging up to 24 years old. Services include hot meals, showers, laundry, one-on-one workers, employability training and Dusk2Dawn, an evening peer support program.
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ACFSS provides a wide range of delegated and non-delegated services to help urban Aboriginal children and families. These services currently fall within five departments: Foster Care, Guardianship, Residential Resources, Family Preservation & Reunification, and Child Protection. Program work to support children and families in overcoming their challenges and staying connected to their cultures.
Dedicated to the promotion and development of local groups run by and for youth in and from government care. Primary functions of these local groups are: giving support, friendship, self-help, information and representation of youth in and from government care.
WAVAW is a feminist organization that works for the prevention and eradication of all forms of violence against women through the provision of services: a 24-hour crisis line, hospital accompaniment, Aboriginal outreach & counselling, individual and group support counselling, and victims services.
SAFER provides counselling and support to people who are feeling suicidal or who have attempted suicide, people who have lost someone to suicide and education and support for people concerned about someone who is suicidal.
An anonymous and confidential free service for anyone living in BC who has a transgender health question, available by phone, e-mail or in-person. Assists in gender identity development; gender-variance in children and adolescents; standards of care for youth undergoing gender transition; programs for children of gender-variant parents; and risk assessment.
PFLAG’s Vancouver chapter provides support, education and resources on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Actively assists in the recognition and growth of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, queer and questioning persons and their families and friends, within their diverse cultures and societies.
Qmunity is a community centre in the west end of Vancouver that provides services to the lesbian/gay/transgender/bisexual/queer community, including Gab Youth drop-in, support programs, support groups, counselling and the Bute Street Clinic.
Onyx offers support services to youth who are or have been sexually exploited (18 and under), including counselling, 1-on-1 support, advocacy, financial assistance (food, clothing, bus pass, etc.) housing and connection to community resources.
BWSS offers a wide range of support services for women who have experienced abuse, including crisis support, counselling, support groups, legal advocacy and much more.