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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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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

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.

Physical address not provided
1-800-661-8773 (Toll Free)
12 - 21 years
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5623 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC, V5J 1G1 Map
604-669-1616
All ages
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546 Yates Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1K8 Map
250-356-6710 x18004763933
Up to 19 years
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3506 University Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7 Map
All ages
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223 Main Street, Ottawa, ON, K1S 1C4 Map
613-327-4317
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. 

808 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2B6 Map
250-386-6328
All ages
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Physical address not provided
1-800-661-8773 (Toll Free)
12 - 21 years
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Physical address not provided
1-800-784-2433 (Crisis Line)
All ages
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763 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5T 1X8 Map
1-866-661-3311
All ages
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439 University Ave., Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8 Map
437-317-4488
All ages
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Physical address not provided
1-855-242-3310
All ages
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439 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8 Map
416-586-5437
5 - 20 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

1080 Meares Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3J6 Map
1-250-888-0979
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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1495 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9R2 Map
250-860-2868
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.

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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.

119 West Pender Street, Vancouver, ON, V6B 1S5 Map
604-669-6943
18 years and up
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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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