Community Connections

A variety of free or low-cost resources are available in communities across the province.  It’s important to know where the shelters are, where you can get a shower, do some laundry, find dental help etc. You’ll find the latest listings available. Whether it’s haircuts or detox or legal services etc., whatever information we have is listed below.

PROVINCE WIDE RESOURCE LISTINGS

LOWER MAINLAND

 VANCOUVER ISLAND

 

BC INTERIOR

 

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DTES Community Connections At A Glance

(Updated August 2019)

CRISIS LINES

MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY(Car 87) 604-874-7307
MSS After Hours 604- 660-3194
CRISIS  CENTRE 604-872-3311
KIDS HELP PHONE - 24 hr 1-800-668-6868
RAPE CRISIS CENTRE 604-255-6244
STRATHCONA MENTAL HEALTH TEAM  (700 E Cordova) 604-253-4401
DRUG AND POISON INFORMATION 604 682-5050
WELFARE (Social Assistance) https://myselfserve.gov.bc.ca 1-866-866-0800

Human Resources (Ministry of)– Downtown Eastside

Dockside Disability (A-G) 180 Main Street Kiwassa Disability (H-M) 205 Powell Street Strathcona Disability (M-Z) 687 Powell Street

ADDICTION SERVICES SUPPORT

Recovery Club 604-708-9955
Avalon Women’s Centre 604-263-7177
AA 604-434-3933
CA 604-660-9382
NA 604-873-1018
Al-Anon 604-688-1716
Nar-Anon 604-878-8844

ADDICTION/RECOVERY – MEN

BACK ON TRACK  (Surrey) 778 316-2625
CENTRAL CITY LODGE (Vancouver) 604-681-9111
CHILLIWACK MEN’S  (Chilliwack) 604-575-3930
DISCOVERY HOUSE (Vision Quest) (Abbotsford) 604-946-1841
HARBOUR LIGHT  (Vancouver) 604-646-6800
HOPE FOR FREEDOM (Coquitlam) 604-464-0475
JOHN VOLKEN ACADEMY  (Surrey) 604-592-2050
JOSHUA HOUSE   (Abbotsford) 604-850-2777
KINGHAVEN  (Abbotsford) 1-877-864-0039
LUKE 15 HOUSE   (Surrey) 604-930-4884
MAPLE RIDGE TREATMENT  (Maple Ridge) 604-467-3471
MILLER HOUSE (INNERVISIONS)  (Coquitlam) 604-468-2032
OASIS (Chilliwack) 604-795-2322
PACIFICA (Vancouver) 1-866-446-0668
PHOENIX  (Surrey) 604-583-7166
PSALM 23   (Abbotsford) 604-870-5616
SAMARITAN’S INN    (Abbotsford) 604-850-8497
TURNING POINT (Vancouver) 604-875-1710
   Richmond  604-303-6717    North Vancouver 604-988-4317
TOGETHER WE CAN  (Vancouver) 604-451-9854
WAGNER HILLS  (Langley) 604-856-9432
UNION GOSPEL MISSION  (Vancouver) 604-253-3323

ADDICTION/RECOVERY – WOMEN

ANDERSON LODGE  (Vancouver) 604-874-1246
AURORA PLACE    (Vancouver) 604-875-2032
CHARLFORD HOUSE  (Burnaby) 604-420-4626
GATEWAY OF HOPE   (Langley) 604-514-7375
GLORIA HOUSE  (Mission) 604-464-0472
HANNAH HOUSE (INNERVISIONS)  (Maple Ridge) 604-466-4215
HARTE HOUSE (Vision Quest)  (Surrey) 604-946-1841
HEARTWOOD CENTRE 604-887-2424
LIFE RECOVERY    (Abbotsford) 604-855-4440
LYDIA HOUSE    (Mission) 604-826-4868
MERCY   (Surrey) 604-535-1983
MOLLIE’S PLACE   (Abbotsford) 604-856-3966
NEW DAWN  (Vancouver) 604-325-0576
PACIFICA  (Vncouver) 1-866-446-0668
PEARDONVILLE    (Abbotsford) 604-856-3966
PSALM 23    (Abbotsford) 604-870-5616
STEP BY STEP    (Surrey) 604-591-3153
TURNING POINT (Vancouver) 604-875-1710
   Richmond  604-284-5354   North Vancouver 604-971-0111
TALITHA KOUM HOUSE   (Port Coquitlam) 604-515-7754
WAGNER HILLS WOMEN  (Aldergrove) 604-530-6228
WESTMINSTER HOUSE    (New Westminster) 604-524-5633

ADVOCACY/SUPPORT

 

A.R.A. (Mental Health) 163 W Pender 604-689-7938
AIDS Vancouver 803 E Hastings 604-893-2201
DEYAS (Youth) 223 Main 604-685-6561
DISABILITY ALLIANCE BC 456 W Broadway 604-872-1278
FIRST UNITED CHURCH 320 E Hastings 604-251-3323
KETTLE (Mental Health) 1725 Vennables 604-251-2801
PACE 148 W Hastings 604-872-7651
SUCCESS 28 W Pender 604-684-1628
Mandarin/Cantonese 604-270-8233 604-270-8222
VANDU 380 E Hastings 604-719-5313

PRAYER SUPPORT 24/7

NEW DAY 1- 800-665-5055
CROSSROADS 1-866-273-4444
700 CLUB 1-855-759-0700
GRACE TV 1-877-974-7223

MEDICAL SERVICES – FREE OR LOW COST

CARE POINT MEDICAL CENTRE 1632 Commercial Drive 604-254-5554
DTES CONNECTIONS CLINIC 623 Powell Street 604-620-3599
DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC 569 Powell Street 604-255-3151, 
HEATLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC 330 Heatley Ave 604-785-9374
INSITE 139 E Hastings 604-687-7483
MOUNT ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL 3080 Prince Edward 604-874-1141
NATIVE HEALTH CENTRE 223 Main Street 604-255-9766
PENDER CLINIC 59 W Pender Street 604-669-9181
PIER HEALTH CENTRE 223 Main Street 604-891-1480
PHS MOBILE NEEDLE EXCHANGE 20 W Hastings Street 604-657-6561
REACH HEALTH CENTRE 2732 E Hastings Street 604-254-1354
ST PAULS HOSPITAL 1081 Burrard St 604-682-2344
THREE BRIDGES CLINIC 1292 Hornby St 604-736-9844
VANCOUVER GENERAL HOSPITAL 855 W 12th Avenue 604-875-4111
WOMEN’S HEALTH COLLECTIVE 29 W Hastings 604-736-5262

DENTAL SERVICES – FREE OR LOW COST

DTES WALK IN DENTAL CLINIC 455 E Hastings St 604-254-9900
PORTLAND DENTAL CLILNIC 12 E Hastings St 778-371-0060
REACH DENTAL CLINIC 1145 Commercial Drive 604-254-1331
STRATHCONA COMMUNITY DENTAL (65 and Older) 601 Keefer St 604-713-4485
VCC DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM 250 W Pender 604-443-8499

DETOX

ACCESS CENTRAL DETOX 1-866-658-1221
ACCESS CENTRAL DAYTOX 604-658-1278
ALCOHOL & DRUG INFORMATION & REFERRAL LINE 604-875-6381
DEYAS YOUTH DETOX (13-24 yrs) 612 Main Street 604-251-7615
DIRECTIONS YOUTH DETOX 604-872-4349

CLOTHING – FREE

COVENANT HOUSE (16-14 yrs) 575 Drake St  604-684-8171
CRABTREE CORNER (Members) 533 E Hastings 604-689-2808
DTES WOMEN’S CENTRE 302 Columbia 604-681-8480
FIRST UNITED THRIFT STORE 340 E Hastings 604-681-8365
MISSION POSSIBLE 659 E Hastings 604-253-4469
UGM (Men) 601 E Hastings 604-253-3323

CLOTHING – LOW COST

411 SENIOR’S CENTRE 705-333 Terminal 604-684-8171
FIRST UNITED THRIFT STORE 340 E Hastings  604-569-1117
MCC THRIFT SHOP 340 E. Hastings 604-325-1612
SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE 261 E 12th 604-674-4721
ST JAMES THRIFT STORE 329 Powell  604-606-0345
UGM THRIFT STORE 671 E Hastings  604-254-8721
VALU VILLAGE 1820 E Hastings   604-254-4282

COMMUNITY CENTRES

ABORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP CENTRE 1607 E Hastings 604-251-4844
BRITANNIA COMMUNITY CENTRE 1661 Napier 604-718-5800
CARNEGIE COMMUNITY CENTRE 1145 Commercial 604-665-2220
EVELYN SALLER (The 44) CENTRE 320 Alexander 604-665-3075
GATHERING PLACE 609 Helmcken 604-665-2391
RAY CAM COOPERATIVE 920 E Hastings 304-257-6949
STRATHCONA COMMUNITY CENTRE 601 Keefer 604-713-1938

HAIRCUTS – LOW COST

LONDON SCHOOL 114 W Hastings 604-685-4121
POWELL ST GETAWAY 528 Powell 604-255-7026
VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE 250 W Pender 604-443-8332

IDENTIFICATION/CARDS/IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

BIRTH CERTIFICATE 250-605 Robson604-660-2937 1-888-876-1633
BID/BC MEDICAL. DRIVER’S LICENSE 221-1055 W Georgia 604-661-2255
BC BUS PASS PROGRAM 1-866-866-0800
CANADIAN PASSPORT 100-757 W Hastings 1-800-567-6868
CARE CARD – MSP 604-683-7151
INDIAN STATUS CARD 601-1138 Melville 604-666-2059
POWELL ST GETAWAY 528 Powell St. 604-255-7036

FREE SHOWERS, LAUNDRY

LORD’S RAIN 327 Powell Street 604-684-3097
DTES WOMEN’S CENTRE (Women Only) 302 E Columbia 604-681-8480
DIRECTIONS YOUTH CENTRE (Youth only) 1138 Burrard 604-633-1472
EVELYN SALLER CENTRE  320 Alexander 604-665-3075
FIRST UNITED CHURCH 320 E Hastings 604-681-8365
GATHERING PLACE 609 Helmcken 604-665-2391
DURC (Formerly Lifeskills) 412 E Cordova 604-678-8279

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Settlement Section  604-684-7498, 580 Drake:
Language Instruction: 604-684-2561, 501-333 Terminal: Afternoon or evening classes. All welcome.
MOSAIC  604-254-9626, 1720 Grant: Services in 22 languages & translation. Settlement & social aid.
Bridge Health Clinic 604-709-6540, 2450 Ontario (St.Joseph’s Hospital, Kingsway & 13th): Immigrants & refugees;. Mon,Tue & Fri 1-4pm, Wed, Thur 1:30-4:30pm

 

LEGAL INFO/AID/ADVICE

ACCESS PRO BONO 604-878-7400
DIAL-A-LAW 845 Cambie 604-687-4680
FIRST UNITED CHURCH ADVOCACY 320 Hastings 604-681-8365
JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY 763 Kingsway 604-872-5471
FAMILY LAW LINE 604-408-2172
LEGAL SERVICES SOCIETY  (Legal Aid)  425-510 Burrard 604-601-6206
PIVOT LEGAL SOCIETY 121 Heatley 604-255-9700
UBC LAW STUDENTS LEGAL ADVICE 604-822-5791

PHONES – FREE

FIRST UNITED CHURCH 320 E Hastings 604-681-8365
DURC (Lifeskills) 412 E Cordova 604-678-8279
DTES WOMEN’S CENTRE 302 Columbia 604-681-8480
OPEN DOOR GROUP/WORK BC 112 W Hastings 604-872-0770
UGM 601 E Hastings 604-253-3323

WORK – Temporary Labour

EMBERS STAFFING 310-111 W Hastings  604-692-0781
LABOUR UNLIMITED 2957 Commercial 604-875-6562
LABOUR READY 1688 E Broadway 604-874-5567
M3 PERSONNEL GROUP 235 E Georgia 604-685-6666
MISSION POSSIBLE 659 E Hastings 604-253-4469
TLC VANCOUVER 1265 Main 604-689-0024
WORKFORCE 1169 Main 604-269-9675
WORK BC 134 E Hastings 604-872-0770

JOB SEARCH WEBSITES

www.bcjobs.ca www.workopolis.ca www.nicejob.ca
www.monster.ca www.jobsincanada.ca www.working.com
wwwcareerbuilder.ca www.craigslist.ca www.workbc.ca
www.indeed.ca jobbank.gc.ca

FOOD BANKS

Locations and Times

Monday

SOUTH BURNABY UNITED CHURCH/JUBILEE 7591 Gray Ave, Burnaby 9.30-10.30am – Priority Mobility, Families (Children under 6) & Seniors (55+) 10.30-11.30am – All other members

DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY FOOD HUB AT CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL 690 Burrard Street, Downtown Vancouver 9:00-9:30am Priority Mobility & Families (Children under 6) 9:30-10:30am Seniors (55+) 10:30-11:00am All other members

Tuesday

COMMUNITY FOOD HUB AT SOUTH VAN NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE 6470 Victoria Dr, South Vancouver 10.00-10.30am Priority Mobility 10.30- 11.00am Families (Children under 6) 11.00- 12.00pm Seniors (55+) and All Members

SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH 7135 Walker Ave, Burnaby 9:00-9:30am Priority Mobility 9:30–10:30am Families (Children under 6) & Seniors (55+) 10:30 – 11:30am All other members HASTINGS SUNRISE COMMUNITY FOOD HUB AT KIWASSA NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE 2425 Oxford St, East Vancouver 11:00-11:30am Priority Mobility 11:30-12:30pm Families (Children under 6) & Seniors (55+) 12:30-1:00pm All other members

Wednesday

SKEENA TERRACE 2202 Cassiar St, East Vancouver 9:00 – 9:30am Priority Mobility 9:30 –10:30am Families (Children under 6) & Seniors 10:30 –11:30am All other members

NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY FOOD HUB AT NORTH SHORE NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE 225 East 2nd St, North Vancouver 9:00-10:30am Priority Mobility, Families (Children under 6) & Seniors (55+) 10:30-11:30am All other members

ST. MARGARET’S CEDAR COTTAGE CHURCH 1530 East 22nd Ave, East Vancouver 9:00-9:30am Priority Mobility & Families (Children under 6) 9:30-10:30am Seniors (55+) 10:30-11:00am All other members

Thursday

NEW WEST COMMUNITY FOOD HUB 613 Queens Ave, New Westminster 10:30-10:45am Priority Mobility 10:45-11:15am Families (children under 6) 11:15-11:45am Seniors (55+) 11:45-12:30pm All other members

ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH 8680 Hudson St, South Vancouver 10:00-10:30am Priority Mobility and Families (Children under 6) 10:30-11:30am Seniors (55+) 11:30-12:00pm All other members

 Friday

GORDON NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE 1019 Broughton St, Downtown Vancouver 9:30-10:30am Priority Mobility & Families (Children under 6) 10:30-11:30am Seniors (55+) 11:30 -1:00pm All other members

MOUNT PLEASANT COMMUNITY CENTRE 1 Kingsway St, East Vancouver 10:30-11:00am Priority Mobility & Families (Children under 6) 11:00-11:30am Seniors (55+) 11:30-12:30pm All other members

COMMUNITY FOOD HUB AT NORTH BURNABY NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE 4908 Hastings St, Burnaby Starting October 5th 10:00 – 10:30am Priority Mobility 10:30 – 11:00am Seniors (55+) 11:00 – 11:45am Families (children Under 6) 11:45 – 12:30pm All Other Members Please note: Up to one location can be visited one time per week. We ask all GVFB members to register in order to access food.

Location Closures: Our food distribution sites are closed the week that social assistance cheques are distributed, as well as all statutory holidays.