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 2017)
  • Mental Health Emerg 604-732-7307
  • MSS After Hours 604- 660-3194
  • Rape Crisis 1-877-392-7583
  • Battered Woman Crisis 604-687-1867
  • Crisis Centre 604-872-3311:
  • Women Against Violence Against Women/
  • Rape Crisis Centre  604-255-6232, 412 E Cordova
  • Drug and Poison Information   604 682-5050
  • Ambulance, Inhalator, Fire – 911
  • Psychiatric – 604-874-7307 (Police – Car 87)
  • New Day   1- 800-665-5055
  • Crossroads    1-866-273-4444
  • 700 Club   1-855-759-0700
  • Grace TV    1-877-974-7223
  • Ambulance, Inhalator, Fire – 911
  • Psychiatric – 604-874-7307 (Police – Car 87)
  • Vancouver General 604-875-4111, 855 W.12
  • St.Paul’s 604-682-2344, 1081 Burrard
  • Burnaby General 604-434-4211, 3935 Kincaid
  • Lion’s Gate 604-988-3131, 15th & St.George
  • UBC Health Services 604-822-7515,
  • Psychiatric Unit, 2255 Wesbrook Mall
  • Riverview 604-524-7000, 500 Lougheed
  • Downtown Community Health Centre,  604-255-3151, 569 Powell. Basic health care, mental and addiction treatment, counseling, podiatry, on-site pharmacist,. Hours vary. Call for info. On Tuesdays, 5-8:30pm, women only.
  • Native Health Walk-In Clinic 604-255-9766, 449 E Hastings: Services for all every day.
  • Pender Community Health Centre 604-669-9181 59 W.Pender: A&D counseling, basic services, methadone, specialists for infections, podiatry, alternative therapies. 8:30-4:30, M-F.
  • The Kettle Clinic  604-251-5237, 1725 Venables Street: No CareCard required. Mon 9:30-4:30, Wed-Thur 9:30-3. Call reception at 604- 251-2801.
  • Bridge Health Clinic  604-709-6540, 2450 Ontario: (Hospital at Kingsway & 13th): Immigrants & refugees; services and interpretation daily.
  • Butte Street Clinic 604-660-7949, 1170 Butte.   (GLBT)
  • Pine Free Clinic 604-736-2391, 1985 W4th   Youth
  • Women’s Health Collective  604-736-5262, 29 W Hastings: Nurse hours Mon-Thur 1:30-4:30, Friday 10am-1pm
  • Reach Community Health Centre 604-251-3000, 1145 Commercial Drive.
  • Portland Community Dental Clinic: 778-371-0060, 360 Columbia: Low cost service for D.E. residents; Appts. Mon-Thur, 9-5pm
  • Eastside Walk-in Dental Clinic: 604- 254-9900, 455 E Hastings: Volunteer dentists, FREE.    Open Mondays 9:30-4pm and Fridays, 9:30-12:30
  • VGH Dental Clinic 604-875-4006, 805 W.12th: Cost reduced by 20% if uninsured. 8:30-4pm
  • Reach Dental Clinic 604-254-1331, 1145 Commercial Dr: Call ahead.
  • Vancouver Community College  604-443-8499 Cleanings -$35
  • Welfare  1-866-866-0800 for information.
  • Settlement Section  604-684-7498, 580 Drake: Help with housing, jobs, social services, translation.
  • 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
  • Days & Nights: 211
  • Catholic Charities 604- 443-3292,  828 Cambie: Call for information.
  • First United Church  604-681-8365, 320 E Hastings: Sleeping accommodations available 24/7.
  • Lookout  604-681-9126, 346 Alexander St: Women & Men. Accommodation for about 40 people.
  • Triage 604-254-3700, 707 Powell: 28 beds with psychiatric, alcohol, drug counselling. (W & M)
  • Haven 604-646-6806, 128 E.Cordova: Overnight 30-bed shelter. Intake begins at 6pm. Men only.
  • Crosswalk  136 E Cordova: Intake at 9:30pm.  (W & M)
  • Beacon 604-646-6846, 138 E Cordova In at 5:30pm  Men only.
  • 604-872-7774 (Emergency)
  • Kate Booth House  604-872-0772 : For victims of domestic violence (women & children). 24-hr crisis-line, but stay is short-term.
  • Helping Spirit Lodge 604-872-6649: House for aboriginal women and children.
  • Rape Relief  604-872-8212 (24-hour phone): Counselling, shelter.
  • Powell Place  604-606-0403, 625 Powell.
  • Vanc Adult Mental Health Intake  604-675-3997: Referrals to psychiatric boarding homes.
  • Mental Patients Association 604- 482-3700, 2275 Fir St: Access to 5 halfway houses
  • Coast Foundation 604-872-3502, 293 E.11th: Operates psychiatric boarding homes.
  • Lookout 604-681-9126, 346 Alexander Street
  • Belkin House-500 – 550 Homer 604-681-3405
  • Fineday Family Shelter 604-736-2423
  • Fraserside Emerg. Shelter 604-525-3929
  • Powell Place 604- 606-0402
  • Surrey Men’s Shelter  604-596-4321
  • Stephenson House 604-521-2176
  • Evelyne Saller Centre 320 Alexander: Laundry taken at 9am, M-F,(daily limit); showers, de-lousing, first aid…9am-9pm.
  • First United Church 320 E.Hastings: Showers available for men and women.
  • Life Skills Centre 412 E.Cordova: Free -showers, lunch, coffee, movies, LD phone; programs for women & men. Mon-Fri, 10-4. Monday – Friday, 10-3
  • Coast Foundation 872-3502, 295 E.11th: Showers at the clubhouse, 8-4pm daily.
  • Mental Patients Association 482-3700, 2275 Fir Street: Showers for members, 10am-7:30pm
  • Strathcona Mental Health Team 253-4401, 330 Heatley, Suite 201.
  • Coast Foundation 872-3502,  295 E.11 Ave
  • Kettle Friendship Society 251-2801, 1725 Venables Street.
  • Mental Health Action, Research & Advocacy. 689-7938, 163 W.Pender:
  •      Help with housing finance, substance abuse, appeals M-F, 9-4.30
  • Community Care Teams 874-7626: Referrals, one-to-one counselling; boarding homes & rehab programs.
  • Dual Diagnosis 255-9843, 255 E.12th Ave: Outpatient and treatment options. 8:30-5, M-F
  • Access One 1-866-658-1221
  • Vancouver – 377 E. 2nd 658-1250
  • Caring Home Detox 684-7454
  • Cordova – 119 E. Cordova 646-6808
  • Maple Cottage – 9 E. Columbia 660-9787
  • Street Youth Detox 299-1131
  • Watari/DEYAS 251-7615
  • AVALON WOMEN’S CENTRE: 263-7177
  • ODYSSEY 11 (Youth): 879-8853
  • A&D DAY TREATMENT: 638-3390
  • Recovery Club 261 E 12th 708-9955
  • Avalon Women’s Centre 263-7177
  • AA 434-3933
  • CA 660-9382
  • NA 873-1018
  • Al-Anon 688-1716
  • Nar-Anon 878-8844
  • Dugout – 59 Powell 685-5239
  • Evelyne Saller – 320 Alexander 665-3075
  • Franciscan Sisters – 385 E. Cordova 685-9987
  • Front Room – 100-10664 35A,Surrey 589-7777
  • Kettle – 1725 Venables 251-2801
  • Mission Possible 543 Powell 253-4469
  • Altered Attitudes 590-9855
  • Central City Lodge 681-9111
  • Cornerstone 589-6060
  • Harbour Light (men) 646-6800
  • Kinghaven 877-864-0039
  • Innervisions 468-2032
  • Maple Ridge (men) 467-3471
  • Miracle Valley (men) 826-6681
  • Pacifica 872-5517
  • Phoenix 583-7166
  • Resurrection 464-0475
  • Samaritan’s Inn 850-8497
  • Turning Point Richmond 303-6717
  • Together We Can 451-9854
  • Wagner Hills 856-9432
  • Union Gospel 253-3323
  • Teen Challenge (Yarrow) 604-823-0133
  • Anderson Lodge 874-1246
  • Aurora Place  875-2032
  • Charlford House 420-4626
  • Gloria House 464-0472
  • Homestead  261-9696
  • Life Recovery  855-4440
  • Lydia House 826-4868
  • New Dawn 325-0576
  • Pacifica 872-5517
  • Peardonville 856-3966
  • Step by Step 591-3153
  • TurningPoint 876-9642
  • Westminster House 524-5633
  • Talitha Koum House 604-515-7754
  • First United Church  681-8365, 320 E.Hastings: Emergency clothing only.
  • Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre 681-8480, 302 Columbia: Women & children.
  • Crabtree Corner 216-1650, 533 E.Hastings: Women & children.
  • First United Thrift  569-1117, 340 E.Hastings  Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm
  • UGM Market   659 E.Hastings:     Clothes, blankets, dishes, furniture.
  • VGHospital Thrift  100-block E.Broadway
  • 411 Senior’s Centre: 705-333 Terminal, Mon-Fri, 10-2
  • Value Village 1820 E.Hastings: New & used furniture, clothing, household goods, shoes.
  • Salvation Army  261 E.12th Ave: Beds, furniture, appliances, household goods, clothing, reconditioned items.
  • The Dugout  685-5239, 59 Powell: Coffee, soup at 7:15am (8:45am Sun & Hol); Bread, snacks, $eggs..
  • Mission Possible  253-4469, 543 Powell: Drop-in Tues-Fri, 1-3:30pm coffee & snack. Other programs.
  • First United Church 681-8365,320 E.Hastings 7 days/week: Breakfast 8:30am, Lunch 12pm, Dinner tickets given out at 5:15pm and 6:10pm.
  • LUMS on 2nd & 4th Saturdays: homemade meals; doors at 10am, meal at 11am.
  • Anchor of Hope  134 E Cordova  M-F, 1-4pm
  • Women’s Centre 681-8480, 302 Columbia (Women only). Hot lunches, 12:30 weekdays.
  • *Harbour Light  119 E.Cordova: Lunch 11-11:55am weekdays; Supper nightly at 5:00pm except Tues & Thurs.
  • *Union Gospel Mission 616 E.Cordova Lunch 1:45pm weekdays; supper 7:00pm & 7:30pm *(Religious services before meal.)
  • Kettle Friendship Society 251-2854, 1725 Venables: Lunch at 11:30am, $1
  • Coast Club House  872-3502, 295 E.11th: Lunch M-F, $1.
  • Evelyne Saller Centre  320 Alexander, 665-3075:
  •      Cafeteria: breakfast, 10am, $2.00; lunch, 11am, $2.00; supper til 5:50pm, $2.00.
  • 411 Seniors’ Centre 684-8171, 705-333 Terminal, Cafeteria; breakfast to $3, lunch to $3.25; Monday-Friday, 8:15-3pm, Sat. 9-2pm
  • Carnegie Centre  665-2220, 401 Main: Concession/kitchen: prep & operation by staff & volunteers. Pre-fixed # of breakfasts (45) at 10am. $2.00; Lunches 6 days, noon, $2.75; Dinners (40) 5 nights, 5:00pm, $3.50.
  • Downtown Eastside Community Store  778-371-0063, 179 E.Hastings: Sells low cost groceries to low-income residents.
  • Food Banks  Call 876-3601 for locations.
  • Legal Services Society  601-6206, 4th floor, 510 Burrard: Legal aid services available; must have proof of income. 9-12, 1-3 Mon-Fri, closed Wed afternoon.
  • The Law Line 601-6100
  • PIVOT 255-9700, 121 Heatley: Non-profit legal advocacy; local legal clinics. Does not provide any drop-in services. Phone or go online.
  • Law Students’ Legal Advice Program  822-5791: Students under the supervision of lawyers help with advice & assistance. At Carnegie Mon&Thur 10-4, Tues. 2-8pm. Legal clinics
  • U.B.C. Legal Clinic 822-5791: Provides free advice & assistance. 9-4 , Monday to Friday
  • Vancouver Community Legal Assistance Society 685-3425, 300-1140 W. Pender Street: Programs, services in Disability, Mental Health, and Community law.
  • Residential Tenancy Branch 660:1020, 390 Main and 520 Richards: Rights and possibilities with landlords.
  • Birth Certificate 660-2937, 502-605 Robson
  • BCiD/Driver’s Licence 661-2255, 254-800 Hornby or 2750 Commercial
  • Passport 1-800-567-6868, 250-757 W.Hastings
  • Care Card (MSP-BC) 683-7151, 8-4:30pm
  • Indian Status 666-2059, 601-1138 Melville
  • S.I.N. Card 681-8253, 415-757 W Hastings
  • Police Information 717-3321
  • Jail Information 775-3800: 24-hour phone to see if someone is in jail at Main & Cordova.
  • Court Information 660-4200, 222 Main: To find out court appearance dates & times for Provincial Court on Main.
  • Transit Information 953-3333 for bus routes & schedules;
  •     682-7887 for lost bus passes.
  • General Information 875-6381: Greater Vancouver Information & Referral.
  • Alcohol & Drug Referral: 660-9382
  • Victim Services: 1-800-563-0808
  • Problem Gambling: 1-888-795-6111
  • Youth Against Violence: 1-800-680-4264