bc211 is a Vancouver-based nonprofit organization that specializes in providing information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC. Their help line services include 211, the Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service (ADIRS), the Problem Gambling Help Line, VictimLink BC, and the Youth Against Violence Line.
bc211 recently launched a free mobile text messing service that has a strong youth focus. You can learn more about this new initiative here.
bc211 wrote a great article about youth homelessness in metro Vancouver and it speaks to how young people end up on the streets. It is a great read and shares a lot of information about youth homelessness. You can read it here.
A big thank you to bc211 for connecting people in BC with the help they need.