Please be advised that this is a community-resource list and VCH does not necessarily endorse these services.

Youth & Young Adult Programs

Community Based Services for Substance Use

    Harm Reduction

    1. Foundry North Shore

      Foundry North Shore is a place where any youth or parent in our community can find easy access to the help they need, when they need it.

    2. VCH: Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre

      The Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre supports youth 13 – 18 years of age who are experiencing combined mental health and problematic substance use concerns

    3. Central Community Health Centre

    4. HealthConnection Clinic

    5. The Greta & Robert H. N. Ho Psychiatry & Education Centre

    6. North Vancouver Urgent Primary Care Centre (UPCC)

    Treatment

    1. Foundry

      Low-barrier substance use services for youth; includes a psychoeducational group for 18-24 year olds with moderate to severe substance use concerns.

    2. HealthConnection Clinic

      Primary Care and substance use services for those living on the North Shore who have complex medical, mental health, and social needs, and who do not have a GP

    3. North Vancouver Urgent Primary Care Centre (UPCC)

      Episodic urgent medical care for those with non-life-threatening conditions who need to see a health-care provider within 12 to 24 hours, but do not require an emergency department.

Community Based Service for Mental Health

  1. Child & Youth Mental Health (CYMH)

    Intake Children and youth can access free and voluntary community-based mental health supports and services in BC.

  2. Youth Crisis Line

    The Distress Phone Services provide confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. The phone lines are available in over 140 languages using a language service.

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  3. Vancouver Coastal Health & North Shore Foundry: Eating Disorders Program

    We offer community-based assessment and on going treatment for youth with disordered eating and eating disorders. The treatment we provide includes: counselling, medical monitoring & nutritional support. Our hope is to prevent struggling youth from becoming medically unstable and requiring hospitalization.

Community Based Service for Mental Health and Substance Use

  1. Psychiatric Emergency Program

    Provides mental health and substance use assessments and recommendations for clients accessing the Emergency Department at Lions Gate Hospital

  2. Foundry North Shore

    Integrated youth and family initiative that transforms how mental health and substance use services are delivered on the North Shore; providing early intervention to support young peoples’ well being.

  3. VCH/Foundry: Youth Urgent Response Team (YURT)

    The YURT program provides urgent and short-term services to youth ages 12-19 living in North or West Vancouver who are experiencing thoughts, feelings or behavior and/or substance use which is seriously interfering with their daily functioning.

  4. Vancouver Coastal Health: Youth Urgent Response Team (YURT)

    Provides urgent and short-term services to youth ages 12-19 living in North or West Vancouver who are experiencing thoughts, feelings or behavior and/or substance use which is interfering with their daily functioning. YURT is confidential and mobile!

General Community Services

  1. North Shore Youth Safe House

    It is a two tier, multi-component resource for youth (13-18yo) in need of a safe bed where immediate basic needs are met. There are 4 bed for short-term emergency accommodation and support services and 2 bed longer-term resource.

  2. North Shore Meals on Wheels

    Meals on Wheels is a local organization that delivers hot, nutritious and delicious meals directly to your door three days per week.

  3. Hollyburn Family Services

    We provide unique services in response to existing and emerging community social needs on the North Shore. These include Youth Services, Seniors Services and Victim Support Services

  4. Kelty Dennehy Resource Centre (KDMHRC)

    A place where people affected by mental health challenges, and their family and friends are comfortable to seek support and get trusted information. The KDMHRC is here to help find community resources and information.

  5. Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): North and West Vancouver Branch

  6. Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society

    Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society is a pioneering family-support organization, providing help for those who have relatives with mental illness. They offer personal support and information, education, awareness, and advocacy.

Hospital Based Services

  1. Vancouver Coastal Health: Pediatric Unit T3

  2. Vancouver Coastal Health: Magnolia House

    Community based mental health facility that provides short-term psychiatric emergency and crisis intervention to individuals age 14+

  3. Lion's Gate Hospital: Psychiatric Emergency Program

    Provides mental health and substance use assessments and recommendations for clients accessing the Emergency Department at Lions Gate Hospital.

  4. Indigenous Patient Experience Team

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​When an Indigenous patient self-identifies at VGH or LGH, either during the admission process or at any point during their stay, a referral can be made to the Indigneous Patient Experience Team which consists of the Aboriginal Patient Navigator (APN) team and the Indigenous Patient Care Clinicians. ​Aboriginal Patient Navigators work with staff to ensure that First Nations and Aboriginal people have access to high quality, culturally appropriate care

Adult & Older Adult Programs

Community Based Services for Substance Use

    Harm Reduction

    1. VCH: Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre

      The Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre supports youth 13 – 18 years of age who are experiencing combined mental health and problematic substance use concerns

    2. Central Community Health Centre

    3. HealthConnection Clinic

    4. The Greta & Robert H. N. Ho Psychiatry & Education Centre

    5. North Vancouver Urgent Primary Care Centre (UPCC)

    6. Stepping Stones Concurrent Disorders Services

    Treatment

    1. HealthConnection Clinic

      Primary Care and substance use services for those living on the North Shore who have complex medical, mental health, and social needs, and who do not have a GP

    2. North Vancouver Urgent Primary Care Centre (UPCC)

      Episodic urgent medical care for those with non-life-threatening conditions who need to see a health-care provider within 12 to 24 hours, but do not require an emergency department.

    3. Stepping Stones Concurrent Disorders Services

      Provides easy and quick access to evidence based treatments for adults over the age of 19 who are struggling with problematic substance use or concurrent mental health and substance use issues.

    Recovery

    1. Dover Court

      2nd stage recovery home for those who have completed treatment program or been sober 90 days prior to entry; shared accommodation; abstinence-based; identified for entry when completing Stepping Stones program; client must participate in house meetings

    2. Turning Point- North Shore Women's

      For women who use any substance; evidence-based, client-centred, community-focused; 12 -step and other programs incorporated; cell phones and vehicles discouraged.

    3. Turning Point- North Shore Men's

      For those who use any substance; structured and supportive abstinence-based with focus on after-care planning; employment readiness and life skills training; family-like, cooperative environment where personal initiative encouraged.

    4. Lookout's North Shore Shelter

      Shelter bed for someone enrolled in or recently completed the stepping Stones Program, who needs housing or is waiting to get into Dover Court

Community Based Service for Mental Health

  1. Rehabilitation Team

    Provides rehabilitation services such as groups and individual supports to clients who are actively seeking treatment with ATS or CPS

  2. Acute Home Based Treatment (AHBT)

    Provides short term acute treatment or crisis intervention for clients 19 years of age and up living in the Coastal Urban area.

  3. Transitions Program

    For adults who require intensive short-term functional and psychosocial interventions to support community integration.

  4. Community Psychiatric Services (CPS)

    Provides case management to clients 19 years and up, living with severe and persistent mental health conditions with functional decline

  5. Mental Health Inpatient Unit

    Provides acute inpatient assessment and treatment services with the goal of stabilizing the illness and linking the patient back to their community partners for continued treatment and recovery.

  6. Regional Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Clinic (ADHD)

    Offers a collaborative approach to managing Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in young adults aged 19-35 living in the VCH region

Community Based Service for Mental Health and Substance Use

  1. Vancouver Coastal Health: Community Psychiatric Services (CPS)

    Provides case management to clients 19 years and up, living with severe and persistent mental health conditions with functional decline

  2. Assessment and Treatment Services (ATS)

    Provides short term assessment and treatment including individual and group therapy to clients with moderate and severe mental health illnesses.

  3. Vancouver Coastal Health: Stepping Stones

    Provides easy and quick access to evidence basedVancouver Coastal Health: treatments for adults over the age of 19 who are struggling with problematic substance use or concurrent mental health and substance use issues

  4. Older Adult Mental Health Team (OAMHT)

    Provides specialized services for adults 65 years and older with MHSU concerns, dementia, behaviour issues related to dementia, and physical and functional decline.

  5. Vancouver Coastal Health: Central Intake

    Receives referrals, screens and assess new clients to the North Shore Mental Health and Substance Use Programs

  6. Supportive Housing Program

    Provides support to clients whose tasks of daily living are significantly compromised due to their mental illness, thereby requiring residential support services.

  7. Psychiatric Emergency Program

    Provides mental health and substance use assessments and recommendations for clients accessing the Emergency Department at Lions Gate Hospital

  8. Central Intake

    Receives referrals, screens and assess new clients to the North Shore Mental Health and Substance Use Programs

General Community Services

  1. North Shore Meals on Wheels

    Meals on Wheels is a local organization that delivers hot, nutritious and delicious meals directly to your door three days per week.

  2. Hollyburn Family Services

    We provide unique services in response to existing and emerging community social needs on the North Shore. These include Youth Services, Seniors Services and Victim Support Services

  3. Kelty Dennehy Resource Centre (KDMHRC)

    A place where people affected by mental health challenges, and their family and friends are comfortable to seek support and get trusted information. The KDMHRC is here to help find community resources and information.

  4. Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): North and West Vancouver Branch

  5. Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society

    Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society is a pioneering family-support organization, providing help for those who have relatives with mental illness. They offer personal support and information, education, awareness, and advocacy.

Hospital Based Services

  1. Vancouver Coastal Health: HOpe 4 Mental Health Inpatient Unit (MIU)

    The Mental Health Inpatient Unit (MIU) serves persons 19 years and older suffering from acute mental illness and requiring immediate psychiatric hospitalization.The unit consists of 26 beds as well as a communal dining area and secure outdoor space. From this unit, patients are stabilized and then linked to community mental health and substance use services or supports for continued treatment when needed

  2. Vancouver Coastal Health: Magnolia House

    Community based mental health facility that provides short-term psychiatric emergency and crisis intervention to individuals age 14+

  3. Lion's Gate Hospital: Psychiatric Emergency Program

    Provides mental health and substance use assessments and recommendations for clients accessing the Emergency Department at Lions Gate Hospital.

  4. Indigenous Patient Experience Team

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​When an Indigenous patient self-identifies at VGH or LGH, either during the admission process or at any point during their stay, a referral can be made to the Indigneous Patient Experience Team which consists of the Aboriginal Patient Navigator (APN) team and the Indigenous Patient Care Clinicians. ​Aboriginal Patient Navigators work with staff to ensure that First Nations and Aboriginal people have access to high quality, culturally appropriate care