"Never look down on someone unless you are helping them up" Jesse Jackson

Access Resources in Your Community!

Children + Youth


Report Child Abuse 

Daytime Vancouver: 604-660-4927

Daytime Lower Mainland: 604-660-8180

After Hours: 310-1234 (no area code needed)


Youth Against Violence Line


The Youth Against Violence Line is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people across BC

to report crime or violent incidents, or to talk through any type of problem with a supportive person.

Covenant House Vancouver

Crisis Shelter 604-685-7474 or toll free at 1-877-685-7474,

Covenant House’s Crisis Shelter takes in homeless, run-away and at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 22.

Vancouver Youth Crisis Line: 


Online Crisis Service for Youth

Mental Health Websites for Youth

Mental Health Web Resources



Free Wellness Apps for Youth & Adults

Anxiety: MindShift  https://itunes.ap mindshift/id634 684825?mt=8

Crisis Line: https://itunes.ap alwaysthere/id5797189 91?ls=1&mt=8

Local Adult Crisis Centre Line 310-6789 (no area code needed) If you are feeling suicidal or need

mental health support call this number for help

Online Crisis Services for Adults


VictimLink BC

VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multi-lingual telephone service available across B.C. and the Yukon

24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services

Alcohol & Drug Information + Referral Line

Lower Mainland 604-660-9382/Outside Lower Mainland 1-800-663-1441

Worried about drug and alcohol use? Whether it’s for yourself or someone else, you can call them for

information, options and support.


Seniors' Distress Line 55+ 604-872-1234

City of Vancouver

Vancouver Public Library

City of Burnaby

Burnaby Public Library


Food Bank



Simply dial 211 for help finding community resources in the Lower Mainland! 211 is free, confidential, multilingual and available 24/7. Text: 604-836-6381


Health Link BC

Any time of the day or night, every day of the year HealthLink BC provides access to non-emergency health information and advice in British Columbia. HealthLink BC is as close as your phone or the web any time of the day or night, every day of the year. Call 8-1-1 toll-free in B.C. or for the hearing-impaired, call 711. You can speak with a health services navigator, who can also connect you with a:

•  registered nurse any time, every day of the year;
•  registered dietitian from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday;
•  pharmacist from 5pm to 9am every day of the year.


Translation services are available in more than 130 languages.


Anxiety BC: Excellent resources for parents

Battered Women's Support Services

BWSS offers free counselling and crisis services for women 18+ to overcome the impacts of of violence, abuse and oppression. Crisis + Intake Line: 604.687.1867

Child & Youth Mental Health Toolkit Online Resources- Videos



Tara's peer-reviewed, international journal article in, Relational Child and Youth Care Practice:

From Marginalization to Prioritization: Gender-Responsive Community-Based Programming for Adolescent Girls at Risk