Emergency Services in Vancouver
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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
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
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Al-Anon/Alateen British Columbia & Yukon
Specializes in providing information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC.
Broadway Youth Resource Centre
691 East Broadway
Life skills, counselling, health services, employment training, meals, housing supports and referrals.
Children of the Street Society
208-1130 Austin Avenue
Phone: (604) 777-7510
Toll-free: 1 (877) 551-6611
Works to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and youth through education, advocacy and youth & family support.
DEYAS Youth Services
612 Main Street
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
Drop-in, outreach, Street Youth Job Action (SYJA), housing support, alternate education and addictions counselling.
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
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)
Residential treatment program for youth aged 13 to 18.
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.
1170 Bute Street
Quest Food Exchange
Provides affordable, healthy food to those who face barriers.
Three Bridges Community Health Centre
301-1290 Hornby Street
Primary care, youth-only hours, prevention services for youth, drop-in clinic.
Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter
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
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)