MHES operates an emergency crisis line where nurses assist callers in crisis, provide information pertaining to resources and triage situations to the appropriate resources (one of which is Car 87).
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The Child & Youth Mental Health Services serves children, youth and their families with serious mental health difficulties and/or social, emotional or behavioural disturbances. They are offered throughout the province by MCFD.
Watari offers support and resources to youth around substance misuse, life skills training and street issues. Programs include: Youth Day Treatment Program, outreach workers and the Transition to Independence Program.
The Gathering Place is a community centre that caters to the disadvantaged residents of the Downtown South community. Services include a low-cost cafeteria, health centre, reading room and a c0nnected education centre.
Gastown Vocational Services offers a wide range of vocational and educational services to individuals with mental health issues.
Covenant House Vancouver helps homeless, runaway and at-risk young people between the ages of 16 and 24 for short-term residential care through their crisis shelter and up to two years in their transitional living program.
BYRC is a drop-in centre and hub for a wide variety of services for youth (ages 13-24) including support, counselling, a nurse and various cultural programs
For information on citizenship and immigration programs and services, including the Permanent Resident card program.
ISS of BC assists immigrants, refugees and non-English speaking BC residents with integration into the community. They provide support groups, ESL classes, skills training, counselling, information and referral.
Formerly known separately as BC Nurse Line, Dial-A-Dietitian, Pharmacist After Hours, and BC HealthGuide, Healthlink BC is one central number for 24-hour non-emergency health info: 8-1-1. Nurses are available 24/7; Pharmacists 5pm-9am every day; and dietitians from 9a-5p weekdays.