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Resources | Crisis Help
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We all face situations in life where we need care and support. In some cases, our situation is unique, desperate, and requires the attention of more immediate and professional help. We know that in these times it can be difficult to even know where to begin – but we can help!
Below is a list of organizations specializing in crisis and counselling situations. When contacting any organization it is important to make an independent assessment of the organization and their qualifications.
If you happen to be in need of something not shown on this page and need immediate help, please call us at (604) 684-8475.
Private Counselling Services
Looking for private counselling? Send us an email and our team will help assess your specific needs and recommend private Christian counsellors that are best suited for your situation.
Email: [email protected]
Krause Counselling Services
Krause Counselling Service draws from various scientifically based approaches and adapts them to your circumstances (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Systems Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Psychoeducation, etc.). The sessions are client lead to yield the best personal results.
Construct Counselling Services
Rob brings over twenty-five years of business experience to the counselling field and is committed to assisting men and women work through the unique challenges they face in the areas of career, relationships and addiction. Rob’s counselling approach respects the fact that no two people are exactly alike, and that your story deserves to be heard and understood in an atmosphere of acceptance and care.
Jerlyn is a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Having completed her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University, she’s a trained counsellor and therapist with a private practice based in Vancouver. She specializes in helping youth and young adults with mental health concerns that include anxiety and depression.
Email: [email protected]
Gabriel is a warm, compassionate, down to earth clinical counsellor and psychotherapist. He is committed to assist individuals, couples, and families to overcome life challenges and to help them be the best version of themselves. He has experience working with individuals affected by depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, anger, guilt, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions, grief, loss, and cultural adjustment. He aspires to see individuals tackling life with renewed strength, courage, and hope. Fluent in Spanish.
E-Mail: [email protected]
Restoration & Recovery
Freedom Session is a powerful journey, inviting you to rewrite your story with a God-inspired ending.
Through biblical teaching, small group discussion and personal reflection, Jesus will heal your heart and empower you to live a life of freedom and purpose.
Sanctuary Mental Health
Provide resources that meaningfully engage the topics of faith and mental health. Their content is developed in collaboration with theologians, psychologists, and people with lived experience of mental health challenges. These resources prepare communities of faith around the world to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing.
UGM Alcohol & Drug Recovery
UGM’s Alcohol & Drug Recovery Programs, men and women have the opportunity to re-build their lives. Their live-in recovery programs offer freedom from addictive lifestyles, equipping each person with the tools to live a healthy life long after leaving UGM.
Vancouver Harbour Light Detox
Harbour Light’s Detox provides medically supported acute withdrawal management for adults (19 or older) of any gender who primarily use drugs.
Call Access Central at 1-866-658-1221 for a telephone assessment and to book a detox intake appointment. Please note: Individuals who mostly use alcohol, have a history of seizures, or who are currently pregnant must call Access Central, to be assessed for a referral to the most suitable detox centre.
Domestic Violence Crisis Lines
Domestic Abuse Services
Domestic Abuse Services OLGCS is a non-profit organization which provides assistance to women experiencing domestic abuse and advocates non-violence within our communities through our educational programs and services.
Helpline for Children
If a child anywhere in B.C. needs help, call the Helpline at any time of the day or night to speak to a social worker, no area code is needed.
VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed by calling, texting or sending an email (see below). 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.
Email: [email protected]
Crisis Pregnancy Services
Crisis Pregnancy Services
Crisis Pregnancy Centres dedicated to serving and supporting women struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. They also provide help for women and men experiencing post abortion grief.
They are an outreach of the Christian Advocacy Society of Greater Vancouver (CAS) a non-profit agency providing support to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies, post abortion grief, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
Suicide and Mental Health Crisis Lines
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC
The Crisis Centre of BC is dedicated to providing help and hope to individuals, organizations, and communities. Spanning the spectrum of crisis support, suicide prevention, and postvention, we engage staff and volunteers in a variety of services and programs that educate, train, and support the strength and capacity of individuals and communities.
Health Link BC
Mental health can refer to a wide range of conditions that affect how you think, feel, or interact with other people. The list of conditions that fall under the mental health umbrella is extensive, and finding the information you need may be overwhelming. Our Learning Centre has mental health information in one place so that you can easily find what you are looking for.
Mental Health Helpline: 310-6789
Suicide Helpline: 1-800-784-2433
Poison Crisis Line
The Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service
Alcohol & Drug Information Referral Service (ADIRS) provides free, confidential information and referral services to British Columbians in need of support with any kind of substance use issue (alcohol or other drugs). Referral to community substance use treatment services is available for all ages. Information available from ADIRS includes prevention resources, support groups, and addiction related topics such as fetal alcohol syndrome.
Contact ADIRS toll-free at 1 800 663-1441, or in the lower mainland at 604 660-9382. Free, multilingual telephone assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Shelter & Housing
UGM Emergency Shelter and Affordable Housing
Whether Emergency Shelter or Affordable Housing, UGM offers diverse, compassionate options for people seeking shelter from the streets, a place to live and re-build, or a home where they can raise their family.
Website: Forms & Applications
Vancouver Harbour Light
Harbour Light’s shelters provide a safe place of refuge for over 200 adults every night. Their goal is to offer rest, dignity, and the right resources to meet their guests’ needs and improve their quality of life.
Legal Services & Law Enforcement Help
Legal Aid BC
Legal Aid BC is a non-profit organization created by the Legal Services Society (LSS) Act in 1979 to provide legal information, advice, and representation services. Their priority is to serve the interests of people with low incomes, but many of their services are available to all British Columbians.
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
The GVFB provides assistance to around 8,500 individuals and families monthly across Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and the North Shore.
Union Gospel Mission Daily Meals
UGM’s Outreach Workers build meaningful relationships with members of our community by coming alongside with conversation and care. Starting with a vital meal, but growing into so much more, UGM’s Meals & Outreach aims to meet the needs of the whole person.
Metro Vancouver’s transportation network, serving residents and visitors with public transit, major roads, bridges and Trip Planning.
HandyDART is TransLink’s paratransit system, available for those who are unable to safely navigate conventional public transit without assistance.