Community Connections

A variety of free or low-cost resources are available in the Lower Mainland are. Our “First Stop” page will give you an overview of some of the resources our outreach workers are asked for most frequently. 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 listing available. Whether it’s haircuts or detox or legal services etc., whatever information we have is listed below.

 

Community Connections

(Updated January 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) 1-866-866-0800
        https://myselfserve.gov.bc.ca

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

ALTERED ATTITUDES 604-590-9855
CENTRAL CITY LODGE 604-681-9111
CHILLIWACK MEN’S 604-575-3930
CORNERSTONE 604-589-6060
HARBOUR LIGHT 604-646-6800
HOPE FOR FREEDOM 604-464-0475
JOHN VOLKEN ACADEMY 604-592-2050
KINGHAVEN 1-877-864-0039
INNERVISIONS 604-468-2032
LUKE 15 HOUSE 604-930-4884
MAPLE RIDGE TREATMENT 604-467-3471
PACIFICA 604-872-5517
PHOENIX 604-583-7166
SAMARITAN’S INN 604-850-8497
TURNING POINT RICHMOND 604-303-6717
TOGETHER WE CAN 604-451-9854
WAGNER HILLS 604-856-9432
UNION GOSPEL 604-253-3323

ADDICTION/RECOVERY – WOMEN

ANDERSON LODGE 604-874-1246
AURORA PLACE 604-875-2032
CHARLFORD HOUSE 604-420-4626
FIRTH RESIDENCE 604-850-6721
GATEWAY OF HOPE 604-514-7375
GLORIA HOUSE 604-464-0472
HANNAH HOUSE 604-466-4215
HEARTWOOD CENTRE 604-887-2424
LIFE RECOVERY 604-855-4440
LYDIA HOUSE 604-826-4868
MERCY 604-535-1983
MOLLIE’S PLACE 604-856-3966
NEW DAWN 604-325-0576
PACIFICA 604-872-5517
PEARDONVILLE 604-856-3966
PSALM 23 604-870-5616
STEP BY STEP 604-591-3153
TURNINGPOINT 604-876-9642
TALITHA KOUM HOUSE 604-515-7754
VISIONQUEST 604-946-1841
WAGNER HILLS WOMEN 604-530-6228
WESTMINSTER HOUSE 604-524-5633
WILLOW ADDICTIONS 604-825-7544

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 604-681-8365
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 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 300 W Pender 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

LEGAL INFO/AID/ADVICE

ACCESS JUSTICE 1440 W 12th Ave 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.

 

 

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