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Community Resources

Emergency Services in Vancouver

Covenant House Vancouver Toll-Free:
1-877-685-7474

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868 - 24 hours. Offers free and confidential telephone conversation with professional counsellors.
Vancouver Crisis Line
604-872-3311

Other Resources

Red Book Online provides a resource directory for all social services in Vancouver.

Adolescent Services Unit (ASU)
Ministry for Children and Families

550 Cambie Street
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
604-660-9376
Drop-in or phone-in service for youth under 19 that offers child protection, youth agreements, mental health services and drug and alcohol counselling.

Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service
604-660-9382
Toll-free: 1-800-663-1441

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
604-434-3933

Broadway Youth Resource Centre
691 East Broadway
604-709-5720
Life skills, counselling, health services, employment training, meals, housing supports and referrals.

DEYAS Youth Services
612 Main Street
604-251-7615
D.E.Y.A.S.YouthServices@shaw.ca
9:00 am - 6:00 pm, 7 days/week - Office
9:00 am - 12:00 (midnight) 7 days a week - Outreach
Drop-in, mobile services, outreach, residential withdrawal management, referrals to shelters, health and food services, advocacy and one-to-one support.

Directions Youth Service Centre
1134 Burrard Street
Phone: 604-633-1474
Drop-in, outreach, Street Youth Job Action (SYJA), housing support, alternate education and addictions counselling.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver
604-872-4349

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
604-873-1018

NEXUS
604-660-5216
Pagers: 604-618-4011 or 604-618-4012  If you get a machine, leave a message.
Nexus provides assistance to street youth with substance misuse issues. Crisis counselling, alcohol and drug information, and assistance with detox.

Pacific Youth and Family Service Society (PEAK House)
604-253-3381
Residential treatment program for youth aged 13 to 18.

PLEA Community Services Society of British Columbia
604-871-0450

Prideline 
Prideline is QMUNITY’s peer support/information/referral phone line.
1-800-566-1170 (toll-free) in BC
Phone and drop-in services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth.

Qmunity
1170 Bute Street
604-684-5307

Quest Food Exchange
604-682-3494
Provides affordable, healthy food to those who face barriers.

Three Bridges Community Health Centre
301-1290 Hornby Street
604-714-3480
Primary care, youth-only hours, prevention services for youth, drop-in clinic.

Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter
604-872-8212
24 hours/day. Crisis line, emotional support, information and education. Also provides emergency transition shelter for women and children escaping violence.

Watari Research Association
301-877 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Y1
604-254-6995
This organization has a variety of programs that work with youth and families dealing with addictions, including a youth day-treatment program.

Welfare (Income Assistance)
Emergency Services (after hours)
604-660-3194