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Refers to all programs that provide immediate assistance for people who are currently experiencing severe emotional distress; for any situation that is life-threatening, or poses harm to someone; or unable to cope with a problem that demands immediate attention. Crisis services help deal with the immediate crisis, and restore people back to their original (higher) level of function so that they can identify and deal with their problems.

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Oaklands Clinical Counselling and Social Work Services
394 Duncan Avenue, Duncan, BC, V9L 3W4 Map
250-709-8825
13 years and up
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1. Child Welfare including Children's Aid Society (CAS)

The child welfare / child protection system is a group of services that promote the well-being of children by protecting children from abuse or neglect, ensuring they are safe, and strengthening families so that they can successfully care for their children.

Our Government offers mental health support programs to children and teenagers who experience feelings of frustration and isolation in their lives, regardless ... more
Physical address not provided
1-800-661-8773 (Toll Free)
12 - 21 years
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Prevents child abuse and promotes healthy parent-child relationships by supporting parenting, families, and communities, by providing support and information ... more
5623 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC, V5J 1G1 Map
604-669-1616
All ages
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The Representative for Children and Youth supports children, youth and families who need help in dealing with the child welfare system and advocates for ... more
546 Yates Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1K8 Map
250-356-6710 x18004763933
Up to 19 years
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The Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare (CECW) fosters research and disseminates knowledge about the prevention and treatment of child abuse and ... more
246 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A1 Map
All ages
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The National Youth In Care Network is a national, charitable organization that exists to voice the opinions and concerns of youth in and from care and promote ... more
207 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2N2 Map
613-230-8945 x18007907074
All ages
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2. Crisis Lines including Telephone, Online and Chat

Crisis lines offer free, immediate and confidential one-on-one assistance to callers in need and usually operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are generally staffed by either paid professionals, or trained volunteers. They will listen, offer support and advice, and if necessary, will try to help the caller get connected to help in his/her community. 

A range of counselling, support, education and referral services for families, shelter and support for women leaving abusive relationships, and a 24 hour crisis line. more
2079 Columbia Ave, Trail, BC, V1R 1K7 Map
1-250-364-2326
All ages
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Our Government offers mental health support programs to children and teenagers who experience feelings of frustration and isolation in their lives, regardless ... more
Physical address not provided
1-800-661-8773 (Toll Free)
12 - 21 years
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The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves ... more
Physical address not provided
1-800-784-2433 (Crisis Line)
All ages
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The Distress Line provides confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing feelings of distress or ... more
763 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5T 1X8 Map
1-866-661-3311
All ages
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Crisis Services Canada evolved out of the Canadian Distress Line Network – a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line ... more
439 University Ave., Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8 Map
437-317-4488
All ages
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If you are FEELING SAD or DISTRESSED and want to talk, support is a phone call away. Service is available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French. ... more
Physical address not provided
1-855-242-3310
All ages
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Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only bilingual phone and on-line counselling service for youth. It’s free, anonymous and confidential. Professional ... more
439 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8 Map
416-586-5437
5 - 20 years
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Youthspace.ca offers emotional support and crisis intervention to youth in Canada under 30yrs. Our highly-trained volunteers are online every night (6 PM to ... more
Victoria, BC Map
Up to 30 years
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3. Walk-In Counselling

Walk-in counselling clinics provide counseling services, without a need to book a long time in advance. They can be helpful for many issues such as family conflict, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, separation, divroce or abuse. Most of the time, no appointment is required, though some clinics may require you to call ahead the same day to book appointments for that day. 

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Oxala Wellness
552 Columbia, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1B1 Map
604-345-4880
All ages
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7885 6th st., Burnaby, BC, V3N 4N3 Map
778-288-8361
All ages
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1080 Meares Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3J6 Map
1-250-888-0979
All ages
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Neon Counselling
3121 Hill Road, Lake Country, BC, V4V 1G1 Map
250-320-4536
All ages
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Living Wellness Centre and Fort Langley Wellness Clinic
14022 32 Ave, South Surrey, BC, V4P 2J2 Map
604-535-3335 x7782420025
All ages
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4. Hospital Emergency Department

Going to the Emergency Department of your local hospital is helpful for crises and emergency situations such as thoughts of suicide or homicide (thoughts of seriously harming oneself or others); conditions such as psychosis or mania.

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5. Emergency Shelter and Housing

There are various shelters that people can use when they have no place to go.

 

Emergency shelters are places for people to live temporarily when they don't have a place to stay. Emergency shelters (such as women's shelters) are primarily meant for those fleeing an abusive relationship, sexual abuse or domestic violence. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

 

Homeless shelters are temporary places to stay, usually meant for homeless people. Usually located in downtown areas, they are similar to emergency shelters. The main difference is that homeless shelters are usually open to anyone, without regard to the reason for need. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

Operation Come Home is a national, charitable, non-profit organization helping street kids and runaways to return home, which has reunited thousands of ... more
179 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 1C5 Map
1-800-668-4663 x24
All ages
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6. Women's Shelters

Women's shelters are places where women (and their children) can go to stay, and are typically for women fleeing domestic violence from their partners or spouses. Women's shelters offer safe, temporary housing and usually other services to enable a return to independent living such as counselling and referrals to community resources.

A range of counselling, support, education and referral services for families, shelter and support for women leaving abusive relationships, and a 24 hour crisis line. more
2079 Columbia Ave, Trail, BC, V1R 1K7 Map
1-250-364-2326
All ages
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BCSTH is a non-profit association of Transition, Second and Third Stage Houses, Safe Homes, Children Who Witness Abuse Programs and other groups which serve ... more
119 West Pender Street, Vancouver, ON, V6B 1S5 Map
604-669-6943
18 years and up
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"We are a unified voice collaborating, educating and innovating for systemic change that ends violence against women making Canada a model for safety in ... more
ON,CA
613-680-5119
18 years and up
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Catchment: Vancouver Island
Resource Guide developed by Families Organized for Recognition and Care Equality (FORCE).
Posted: Jun 2, 2017
Language: EN
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