Alcohol and substance use harm reduction resources

    Access and Assessment Centre:

    The Access and Assessment Centre (AAC) is here to help you, your family member or your friend during a non-life threatening mental health and/or substance use issue. 

    • Phone: (604) 675-3700, or
    • Walk-in between 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m
    • Website: Click Here

    Women, gender diverse and non binary, and two spirit peoples health and safety

    WAVAW 

    WAVAW offers trauma-informed feminist support to survivors of sexualized violence. Services are open to cis and trans women and people of all marginalized genders, including Two-Spirit, trans, and non-binary people 

    • 24-Hour Crisis Line: 604-255-6344
    • Website: Click Here

    Battered Women's Support Services

    A feminist voice against violence and oppression, BWSS is a strong, dynamic organization that provides support and advocacy for women who have experienced abuse, as well as community education and training about violence against women. Part of a global feminist anti-violence movement, our long-term goal is the elimination of all violence against women and girls. 

    • Crisis Line: 604-687-1867
    • Text: 604-652-1867
    • Website: Click Here

    QMUNITY

    QMUNITY provides personal support for queer, trans, and Two-Spirit people of all ages to live healthier, happier lives.

    The organization is deeply committed to the health and wellness of our LGBTQ/2S communities - with specialized staff and volunteers offer support, information, and referrals to queer, trans, and Two-Spirit people and their families.


    WISH Drop-In Centre

    The Drop-In Centre is a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space for all self-identified women, including trans women, who are current or former sex workers. 

    • Drop-In Location: 334 Alexander Street (Hours: 6 pm - 12 pm)
    • Phone: 604-681-9244
    • Website: Click Here

    Downtown Eastside Women's Centre Emergency Shelter

    DEWC’s Emergency Drop-In Night Shelter at 412 East Cordova Street provides emergency shelter for women who are homeless, hard-to-house, at risk of homelessness or at risk of violence.

    • Location: 412 E. Cordova Street
    • Phone: 604-423-4807
    • Website: Click Here

    YouthCO HIV & Hep C Society

    YouthCO was founded in 1994 by a group of youth! The organization's mission is to reduce the impact of HIV and Hep C stigma on youth in British Columbia, and currently offers three peer-led programs: Yúusnewas, with a focus on Indigenous youth, Positive Programs, with a focus on youth living with HIV and Hep C, and Mpowerment, with a focus on queer and trans youth.


    PACE Society

    PACE's Support Services program is the backbone of the organization, and consists of one-on-one support, drop-in services, peer outreach, and weekly social groups. The Support Services program operates under a strength-based and harm reduction philosophy. PACE understands the importance of providing non-judgmental services and building upon the strengths and experiences of sex workers.


    Urban Native Youth Association

     Urban Native Youth Association is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices.

    • Location: 1618 E. Hastings Street (Shelter open 24-hours, Drop-In Centre hours are 10am-4pm)
    • Phone: 604-254-7732
    • Website: Click Here

    MOSAIC

    MOSAIC is one of the largest settlement non-profit organizations in Canada, serving immigrant, refugee, migrant and mainstream communities in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley as well as throughout the province of BC and overseas via online programs.


    Pacific Association of First Nations Women

    PAFNW offers programs and services for First Nations women and youth including:

    Indigenous Women Rise

    Urban Butterflies

    Mentor Me

    Languages

    Home Care Services 

    Drum Circle


    Homelessness

    BC Housing Emergency Shelter

    Emergency shelters are temporary but immediate places to stay for anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness.

    With our partners, BC Housing offers emergency shelters across British Columbia


    Directions Youth Services

    Directions Youth Services (a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver) offers low-barrier programs and services to support youth under the age of 25 who are in crisis or experiencing homelessness as a result of abuse, neglect, substance use, or mental health challenges.  

    Indigenous-led and culturally safe harm reduction services

    First Nations Health Authority

    The FNHA is responsible for planning, designing, managing and funding the delivery of First Nations health programs across British Columbia.