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

Youth & Young Adult Programs

Community Based Service for Mental Health ONLY

  1. Looking Glass BC Foundation

    The Looking Glass Foundation strives to support individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. We offer innovative and accessible programs and services that decrease isolation, instill hope, and sustain recovery for individuals on their road to recovery.

  2. Looking Glass Residence

    The Looking Glass Residence is a 14-bed treatment facility for youth aged 16 to 24, of all genders, who are suffering from anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. 24/7 care and support is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and mental health professionals in a caring, home-like setting.

  3. The Canadian Mental Health Association - Vancouver Fraser

    The Canadian Mental Health Association provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. CMHA Housing Programs help individuals find independent living while building skills as they work on their recovery: Community Living Support and Support Independent Living Transitional Housing Youth Support Independent Living Children and Youth

  4. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Teen

    Y Mind Teen is a free online seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. This program supports teens ages 13 to 18 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to cope with stress and anxiety. Y Mind Teen is led by trained mental health professionals and gives teens the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings."

  5. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Youth

    Y Mind Youth is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. Y Mind Youth supports people ages 18-30 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to increase coping. This group is led by trained mental health professionals and gives young adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. "

  6. Qmunity Counselling & Wellness Program

    QMUNITY offers ten sessions of free and reduced-cost health and wellness counselling for individuals, couples, relationships, and families. All of our counsellors are members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities. Our counselling program focuses on health and wellness, and is not set up to work with people with severe mental illness.

  7. MOODFX

    MoodFx is an interactive mobile-optimized website designed to help people with depression and anxiety by providing simple and scientifically valid methods for monitoring symptoms and functioning. MoodFx was developed in partnership between the Mood Disorders Centre and the University of British Columbia’s eHealth Strategy Office. Both are located in Vancouver, Canada. We will never sell or release any contact or other personal information to any commercial third parties.

  8. The Counselling and Wellness Centre at the Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC)

    The Counselling and Wellness Centre at MDABC exists to inspire and support people who wish to cultivate a calm mind, a resilient spirit, and a renewed sense of wellbeing. No matter what is troubling you, our compassionate, highly-trained counselors and educators are here to work with you to find solutions and bring meaningful change to your own life. Our counsellors embrace the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual modality approach for therapy.

  9. Spotlight on Mental Health

    Peer-run site is for the people who use mental health services and their friends, families and supporters. MISSION: To empower mental health consumers through meaningful involvement.

  10. Alan Cashmore Centre - Infant and Childhood Mental Health Service

    The Alan Cashmore Centre is an early childhood mental health team for families with infants and children under six years of age. We provide services to families who live in Vancouver.

  11. Boundaries Program (FACES) - Raven Song Community Health Centre - VCH

    Our program works with children under 12 years of age who exhibit sexualized behaviour to help them understand and modify their behaviour. We work with families and other caregivers to help them problem solve, create safety plans and manage behaviours."

    • Phone: (604) 675-3896 / Fax: (604) 675-3909
    • Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Evening hours vary.
  12. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Our program is designed to help develop positive parenting practices and behavioural management strategies for parents who have children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Children age 3-15 with a primary diagnosis of ADHD, living in the city of Vancouver. Helps parents and youth by teaching behaviour and communication strategies, building esteem building problem-solving and coping skills. Provides information on medications and consultations with health-care professionals

  13. Boundaries Program (FACES) - East Hastings Street

    Our program works with children under 12 years of age who exhibit sexualized behaviour to help them understand and modify their behaviour. We work with families and other caregivers to help them problem solve, create safety plans and manage behaviours.

  14. Child and Adolescent Response Team (CART) - West Broadway

    ​We provide urgent response (within 72 hours), short-term mental health service to school-aged children and youth who are experiencing acute psychiatric or emotional crises. Services include urgent assessment and consultation, clinical intervention, and coordination with community resources. ​Serves residents of Vancouver. Clients with a private psychiatrist or who are working with a VCH Child and Youth Mental Health team are not eligible for short term treatment. Age range: 5-18 years old

  15. Child and Youth Indigenous Mental Health Outreach

    Indigenous Mental Health Outreach provides culturally appropriate mental health counselling to Indigenous youth and their families who have been unable to engage with or access mental health services. Mental health clinicians provide services on an outreach basis in youth's own community environment. Services include initiatives to engage youth in treatment, mental health and psychiatric assessments as well as various forms of therapeutic mental health counselling and treatments.

  16. Child and Youth Cross Cultural Mental Health Program - East Hastings Street

    ​We provide direct mental health services to youth and families in Mandarin and Cantonese. We also consult with other mental health professionals, community groups and schools who work with children who speak primarily Cantonese or Mandarin. Serves residents of Vancouver. Age Range: 5 - 18

  17. Children and Youth Mental Health - East Hastings Street

    Our programs serve children, youth and their families with serious mental health difficulties and/or social, emotional or behavioural disturbances. We are committed to early intervention in preventing or moderating serious disorders however participation is voluntary. Our services Include: direct client services consultation to referring agencies education, training and support liaison with schools and community agencies Serves residents of Vancouver. Age Range: 5 - 18

  18. Children and Youth Mental Health - Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre

    ​Our programs serve children, youth and their families with serious mental health difficulties and/or social, emotional or behavioural disturbances. We are committed to early intervention in preventing or moderating serious disorders however participation is voluntary. Our services Include: direct client services consultation to referring agencies education, training and support liaison with schools and community agencies ​​Serves residents of Vancouver Age Range: 5 -18 yrs

  19. Children and Youth Mental Health - Raven Song Community Health Centre

    ​Our programs serve children, youth and their families with serious mental health difficulties and/or social, emotional or behavioural disturbances. We are committed to early intervention in preventing or moderating serious disorders however participation is voluntary. Our services Include: direct client services consultation to referring agencies education, training and support liaison with schools and community agencies ​​Serves residents of Vancouver Age Range: 5 -18 yrs

  20. Children and Youth Mental Health - Three Bridges Community Health Centre

    ​Our programs serve children, youth and their families with serious mental health difficulties and/or social, emotional or behavioural disturbances. We are committed to early intervention in preventing or moderating serious disorders however participation is voluntary. Our services Include: direct client services consultation to referring agencies education, training and support liaison with schools and community agencies ​​Serves residents of Vancouver Age Range: 5 -18 yrs

  21. Connect Parent Program (FACES) - East Hastings

    ​Our program for parents of children dealing with attachment issues. We help parents recognize distress and anxiety in pre-adolescents, and respond appropriately. Age Range: 8 - 18

  22. Early Psychosis Intervention (Vancouver and Richmond)

    Psychosis is a treatable medical condition that affects the brain. Psychosis symptoms are different in each person but usually include hallucinations, delusions and/or difficulties with thinking. Our program provides early identification and treatment for psychosis so that symptoms don't become too unmanageable and disruptive to your life. Some of the services we provide are: individual counselling family meetings group sessions Individuals aged 13 - 30 with suspected or confirmed psychosis

  23. Eating Disorders Program (Vancouver and Coastal)

    We serve children, youth and adults who have Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and other specified feeding or eating disorders at various stages in the recovery process in collaboration with their primary care providers. Our services are free of charge and treatment options include: Group work Family and friends support group Individual/family therapy, and outreach Nutritional Specialized medical and psychiatric support Recreation therapy Part of a larger continuum of care

  24. Foundations Program (FACES) - Foster Families Support - East Hastings Street

    We provide in-home consultation and education to support caregivers with children who are experiencing serious emotional and/or behavioural problems. Must be a resident of Vancouver or Richmond. Age Range: 5 - 18 years old

  25. Gastown Vocational Services

    GVS uses a variety of evidence-based practices to foster vocational rehabilitation and mental health recovery. Some of GVS supported employment and education services include: GVS staff collaborates with each person to determine an individualized vocational plan that tailors services to meet their needs and goals. Career exploration can involve an in depth assessment by a clinician and/or supported research and informational interviews. Another example of services is supported education.

  26. Here4Peers

    ​Teams of specially trained high school students, acting as peer facilitators, deliver interactive workshops about mental health awareness to Grade 7 students. The student volunteers work with adult mentors on their presentations, gaining skills like public speaking and leadership, as well as self-confidence and self-esteem. Currently available at David Thompson, Killarney, and Vancouver Technical Secondary School.

  27. Resilient Kids (FACES) - East Hastings Street

    ​We provide group counselling and education to children who have a parent with significant mental illness, and who have established psychiatric support for the parent. Consists of eight 2-hour sessions for a maximum of 12 children. Areas covered in these groups include coping, communication and social skills, mental health education to help children understand their parent's illness, peer support, building self-esteem and confidence, and other recreational and relaxation activities.

  28. Strathcona Mental Health Team

    Our Program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community. Our multi-disciplinary services are provided through eight mental health teams and a variety of specialized programs. Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc. This does not apply to Older Adult Mental Health.

  29. Youth Mental Wellness Counselling - South Vancouver Youth Centre

    ​We provide community-based mental health services to children and youth with serious mental health difficulties or social, emotional or behaviour disturbances. Our mental health teams provide psychosocial evaluation and assessment, counseling services, transitional mental health services (for older-aged youth) as well as consultation and education to individuals and the community about mental illness. We also provide non-therapeutic support services.

  30. Youth Outreach Service - Cambie Street

    ​Our mental health clinicians provide mental health and psychiatric assessments and therapeutic counseling to marginalized youth with no fixed address and who are not responsive to office-based mental health services. Our services are provided on an outreach basis in youth's own community environment. Mental health clinicians also provide consultation and education about mental health issues to community-based service providers. We also provide non-therapeutic support services

  31. The Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program (WBP)

    The VCH Deaf, Hard of Hearing, & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program (WBP) provides mental health services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind people throughout BC.

Community Based Service for Mental Health AND Substance Use

  1. Watari Counselling & Support

    Watari helps high-risk street involved youth in the downtown eastside and the surrounding communities, through several youth and community programs as well as through our counselling team.

  2. Jewish Family Services

    JFS’s Counselling and Wellness programs provide therapy services to youth, adults, seniors, couples, and families. We have an experienced team of therapists who have been trained in a variety of therapeutic disciplines such as family systems therapy, couples counselling, individual psycho-therapy, brief or solution-focused therapy, youth counselling and group therapy.

  3. The Kettle Society

    Our organization serves a community of 6,000+ vulnerable individuals each year, manages 400+ units of supportive housing, and operates a mental health drop-in centre that provides meals every day of the year. We also provide advocacy services, an ID bank, homeless outreach, a women’s transition house, a health clinic, a volunteer program, and supported employment. Our enrichment programs span self care & sufficiency, community interaction, art, music, writing and the outdoors.

  4. Foundry Vancouver Granville

    Foundry Vancouver-Granville offers young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services. From counselors to doctors, from occupational therapists to income assistance specialists, the skill and diversity of our team is the key to the centre’s success. Each team member uses their expertise and talents to connect a young person with the care, community resources, and fun activities they need to lead a healthy, fulfilling life."

  5. Kilala Lelum Health Centre (formerly Urban Indigenous Health & Health Cooperative)

    Primary Care & Mental Health services for Indigenous clients living in Vancouver; 50% of care provided by Indigenous Elders; community-focused, culturally sensitive and healing focused; includes traditional healing methods

  6. Robert & Lily Lee Community Health Centre - Grandview Woodland MHSU Youth & Youth Adult Concurrent team

    Health care and support services for youth with concurrent disorders in the Vancouver area

  7. Strathcona Mental Health Team

    Our Program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community. Our multi-disciplinary services are provided through eight mental health teams and a variety of specialized programs. Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc. This does not apply to Older Adult Mental Health.

  8. Mental Health - Ravensong Mental Health and Substance Use Team

    Our Program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community. Clients primarily fall into one of two categories: Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc.

  9. Grandview Woodlands Mental Health & Substance Use Team

    Our program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community. Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc.

  10. West End Mental Health Team - Three Bridges Community Health Centre

    Our Program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community. Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc.

  11. Kitsilano-Fairview Mental Health and Substance Use Services

    Our program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community. Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc.

  12. South Mental Health and Substance Use Team

    Open to adults (19+) living in South Vancouver (south of 41st Ave from Boundary to Granville, south of King Edward Avenue west of Granville). Clients of the team experience continued significant functional impact despite use/attempted use of primary health services and community supports. Our team provides interdisciplinary, goal-oriented services both in the clinic and in the community including individual and group treatments.

  13. Early Psychosis Intervention (Vancouver and Richmond)

    Psychosis is a treatable medical condition that affects the brain. Psychosis symptoms are different in each person but usually include hallucinations, delusions and/or difficulties with thinking. Our program provides early identification and treatment for psychosis so that symptoms don't become too unmanageable and disruptive to your life. Some of the services we provide are: individual counselling family meetings group sessions

  14. Prism Services

    Prism is Vancouver Coastal Health’s education, information and referral service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two-Spirit and queer + (LGBT2Q+) communities.

General Community Services

  1. Boundaries Program (FACES) - Raven Song Community Health Centre - VCH

    Our program works with children under 12 years of age who exhibit sexualized behaviour to help them understand and modify their behaviour. We work with families and other caregivers to help them problem solve, create safety plans and manage behaviours."

    • Phone: (604) 675-3896 / Fax: (604) 675-3909
    • Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Evening hours vary.
  2. Alan Cashmore Centre - Infant and Childhood Mental Health Service

    The Alan Cashmore Centre is an early childhood mental health team for families with infants and children under six years of age. We provide services to families who live in Vancouver.

  3. Spotlight on Mental Health

    Peer-run site is for the people who use mental health services and their friends, families and supporters. MISSION: To empower mental health consumers through meaningful involvement.

  4. Watari Counselling & Support

    Watari helps high-risk street involved youth in the downtown eastside and the surrounding communities, through several youth and community programs as well as through our counselling team.

  5. Looking Glass BC Foundation

    The Looking Glass Foundation strives to support individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. We offer innovative and accessible programs and services that decrease isolation, instill hope, and sustain recovery for individuals on their road to recovery.

  6. The Canadian Mental Health Association - Vancouver Fraser

    The Canadian Mental Health Association provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. CMHA Housing Programs help individuals find independent living while building skills as they work on their recovery: Community Living Support and Support Independent Living Transitional Housing Youth Support Independent Living Children and Youth

  7. Toward the Heart

    Part of the Harm Reduction Program, BC Centre for Disease Control, Toward the Heart website for information on naloxone and fentanyl. The website features an Overdose Survival Guide, a Train the Trainer Guide for the naloxone administration, a video on How to Use Naloxone, and more. Their website also features a Find a Harm Reduction Site tool to search for where you can pick up a naloxone kit in your community.

  8. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Teen

    Y Mind Teen is a free online seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. This program supports teens ages 13 to 18 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to cope with stress and anxiety. Y Mind Teen is led by trained mental health professionals and gives teens the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings."

  9. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Youth

    Y Mind Youth is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. Y Mind Youth supports people ages 18-30 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to increase coping. This group is led by trained mental health professionals and gives young adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. "

  10. Qmunity Counselling & Wellness Program

    QMUNITY offers ten sessions of free and reduced-cost health and wellness counselling for individuals, couples, relationships, and families. All of our counsellors are members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities. Our counselling program focuses on health and wellness, and is not set up to work with people with severe mental illness.

  11. Foundry Vancouver Granville

    Foundry Vancouver-Granville offers young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services. From counselors to doctors, from occupational therapists to income assistance specialists, the skill and diversity of our team is the key to the centre’s success. Each team member uses their expertise and talents to connect a young person with the care, community resources, and fun activities they need to lead a healthy, fulfilling life."

  12. The Counselling and Wellness Centre at the Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC)

    The Counselling and Wellness Centre at MDABC exists to inspire and support people who wish to cultivate a calm mind, a resilient spirit, and a renewed sense of wellbeing. No matter what is troubling you, our compassionate, highly-trained counselors and educators are here to work with you to find solutions and bring meaningful change to your own life. Our counsellors embrace the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual modality approach for therapy.

Community Based Service for Substance Use ONLY

  1. Foundry at Inner City Youth Vancouver Granville

    Integrated care for youth with complex mental health and/or substance use concerns who may be homeless, food insecure, or financially insecure; includes intensive case management through an outreach model

  2. Urban Native Youth Association

    Empower Indigenous youth to make positive changes in their lives by offering a wide range of services, resources, and opportunities.

  3. Broadway Youth Resource Centre

    A one-stop youth centre that provides a wide range of social, health, education, employment, and life skills services to youth. It is a multi- service and multi-agency hub with a range of services for youth all under one roof.

  4. City Centre 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, including initiation and bridging prescriptions for substance use clients and social work connections for psychosocial supports and care

  5. Downtown Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients living in the DTES and not connected to other services/a GP, and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  6. Heatley Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients living in the DTES and not connected to other services/GP, and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  7. Heatley Intensive Case Management Team (HICMT)

    Full range of outreach healthcare services for those living in Vancouver's DTES who experience severe substance use problems along with chronic unmet medical needs and multiple barriers to accessing services

  8. Pender Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients living in the DTES and not connected to other services/GP, and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  9. Raven Song Community Health Centre - Primary Care

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients with complex care needs in City Centre & Westside Vancouver, who are not connected to other services/GP and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  10. REACH 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, including initiation and bridging prescriptions for substance use clients and social work connections for psychosocial supports and care

  11. Three Bridges Community Health Centre - Primary Care

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients in Downtown City Centre Vancouver and not connected to other services/GP

  12. Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society (VNHS)

    Medical and social services for the Indigenous community of Greater Vancouver

  13. Downtown Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients living in the DTES and not connected to other services/a GP, and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  14. Heatley Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients living in the DTES and not connected to other services/GP, and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  15. Kilala Lelum Health Centre (formerly Urban Indigenous Health & Health Cooperative)

    Primary Care & Mental Health services for Indigenous clients living in Vancouver; 50% of care provided by Indigenous Elders; community-focused, culturally sensitive and healing focused; includes traditional healing methods

  16. Pender Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients living in the DTES and not connected to other services/GP, and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  17. Raven Song Community Health Centre - Primary Care (Main Floor)

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients with complex care needs in City Centre & Westside Vancouver, who are not connected to other services/GP and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  18. Harm Reduction

    1. Insite Supervised Injection Site

    2. Maple Hotel

    3. Overdose Outreach Team (OOT)

    4. Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre

    5. Powell Street Getaway

    6. Sisterspace

    7. Sisters Together Active in Recovery (STAR)

      An out-patient treatment program. We offer a variety of treatment options, free of charge, for women having problems related to the use of drugs or alcohol.

    8. St. Paul's Hospital Overdose Prevention Site (OPS)

    9. Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU)

    10. Sisterspace

      SisterSpace is a safe, clean supported environment where women who use can inject their own drugs, inside, with other women who care about their safety and security. If they choose, they can connect to addiction, health care and community services, information about which and referrals to will be made on site.

    11. Overdose Prevention Society OPS

    12. Overdose Prevention Society OPS

    13. Toward the Heart

      Part of the Harm Reduction Program, BC Centre for Disease Control, Toward the Heart website for information on naloxone and fentanyl. The website features an Overdose Survival Guide, a Train the Trainer Guide for the naloxone administration, a video on How to Use Naloxone, and more. Their website also features a Find a Harm Reduction Site tool to search for where you can pick up a naloxone kit in your community.

    14. DTES Connections

      Low barrier Addictions clinic providing rapid access to OAT for those with barriers to accessing traditional services; DTES residents only and those who do not have a GP or their GP does not prescribe OAT

    15. Molson Overdose Prevention Site (OPS)

      "Lifeguard station" for substance consumption that provides culturally safe, welcoming, sterile environment for witnessed safer substance consumption

    16. SACY (Supporting And Connecting Youth) : Substance Use Health Promotion Initiative

      Uses a comprehensive approach to deliver coordinated prevention and early intervention strategies that emphasize relationships, connectedness, positive youth development, and social and emotional learning. Youth Prevention and Engagement, Parent Engagement, Curriculum and Teacher Training, and STEP - a three day off site program

    17. Addiction Medicine - South Mental Health and Substance Use Team

      We serve youth and adult clients in the areas of opioid replacement therapy and withdrawal management, including but not limited to medical consultation, prescription of methadone/suboxone and planned tapering of addictive substances. Harm reduction (naloxone training and dispensing), acupuncture, SMART recovery, addictions counselling, access to mental health support, and access to rehabilitation (occupational therapy, recreation therapy, employment counselling, peer support) are also available on site.

    Treatment

    1. VCH Youth Day Treatment Program

      The Day Treatment Program runs in partnership with Broadway Youth Resource Centre giving participants the ability to connect with other essential resources such as a Nurse Practitioner, Housing Support Workers and resources as well as educational and vocational supports.

    2. Watari Counselling & Support Services Society

      Serves the downtown eastside and surrounding communities, through several youth and community programs as well as through their counselling team

    3. Substance Use Services - Evergreen Community Health Centre

      We provide adults living in Vancouver access to individual and family/group substance use counselling. We assess client needs and recommend appropriate treatment. We work with the substance use team to monitor client needs and progress and helps develop an appropriate care plan. The counsellor provides consultation and works collaboratively with other counsellors, health care professionals and the client and client's family. We support clients enrolled in opiate replacement therapy.

    4. Substance Use Services - Three Bridges Community Health Centre

      Three Bridges Substance Use Services (3BSUS) offers drop-in intake and assessment for people living in Vancouver struggling with problematic substance use. Other services include: short-term counselling for adults; longer-term counselling for Youth (24 and under) 3BSUS also offers VAMP, a 16-week abstinence-based day treatment (outpatient) group program with two streams: one for gay, bisexual & queer men, and one for all genders. ​Age range 19 and over.

    5. Addiction Medicine - Downtown Community Health Centre

      ​We provide access to methadone treatment programs for adults with opiate addiction who live in Vancouver. Offers clinical assessment, counselling, specialized treatment planning, aftercare, and follow-up. Employs a diverse range of interventions to address medical, psychological, social, and emotional concerns.​ Age Range: 19 and over

    6. Addiction Medicine - Pender Community Health Centre

      ​We provide access to methadone treatment programs for adults with opiate addiction who live in Vancouver. Offers clinical assessment, counselling, specialized treatment planning, aftercare, and follow-up. Employs a diverse range of interventions to address medical, psychological, social, and emotional concerns.​ Age Range: 19 and over

    7. Addiction Medicine - Raven Song Mental Health Substance Use Team

      ​We provide access to methadone treatment programs for adults with opiate addiction who live in Vancouver. Offers clinical assessment, counselling, specialized treatment planning, aftercare, and follow-up. Employs a diverse range of interventions to address medical, psychological, social, and emotional concerns.​ Age Range: 19 and over

    8. Addiction Medicine - Raven Song Mental Health Substance Use Team

      ​We provide access to methadone treatment programs for adults with opiate addiction who live in Vancouver. Offers clinical assessment, counselling, specialized treatment planning, aftercare, and follow-up. Employs a diverse range of interventions to address medical, psychological, social, and emotional concerns.​ Age Range: 19 and over

    9. Addiction Medicine - South Mental Health and Substance Use Team

      We serve youth and adult clients in the areas of opioid replacement therapy and withdrawal management, including but not limited to medical consultation, prescription of methadone/suboxone and planned tapering of addictive substances. Harm reduction (naloxone training and dispensing), acupuncture, SMART recovery, addictions counselling, access to mental health support, and access to rehabilitation (occupational therapy, recreation therapy, employment counselling, peer support) are also available on site.

    10. Addiction Services - Downtown Community Health Centre

      ​We provide adults living in Vancouver access to addiction counselling. We assess client needs and recommends appropriate treatment regarding substance misuse. We work with the addictions team to monitor client needs and progress and helps develop an appropriate individual care plan. Supports clients enrolled in a methadone maintenance program. Adult addiction counsellors available at all VCH community health centres in Vancouver.

    11. Addiction Services - Pender Community Health Centre

      ​We provide adults living in Vancouver access to addiction counselling. We assess client needs and recommends appropriate treatment regarding substance misuse. We work with the addictions team to monitor client needs and progress and helps develop an appropriate individual care plan. Supports clients enrolled in a methadone maintenance program. Adult addiction counsellors available at all VCH community health centres in Vancouver.

    12. Substance Use Services - Raven Song Mental Health & Substance Use Team

      ​We provide adults living in Vancouver access to addiction counselling. We assess client needs and recommends appropriate treatment regarding substance misuse. We work with the addictions team to monitor client needs and progress and helps develop an appropriate individual care plan. Supports clients enrolled in a methadone maintenance program. Adult addiction counsellors available at all VCH community health centres in Vancouver.

    13. Substance Use Services - Evergreen Community Health Centre

      We provide adults living in Vancouver access to individual and family/group substance use counselling. We assess client needs and recommend appropriate treatment. We work with the substance use team to monitor client needs and progress and helps develop an appropriate care plan. We support clients enrolled in opiate replacement therapy.

    Recovery

    1. Alder House - Vancouver Youth Supportive Recovery Program

      Short- to medium-term support for youth to make positive changes and work on a plan to address recovery; for individuals with complex and persistent substance use issues, with or without concurrent mental health issues; for those transitioning out of withdrawal management or live-in programs, or awaiting housing; light daily mandatory programming

    2. Peak House - Pacific Youth & Family Services Society

      A voluntary, ten-week, live-in, treatment program for youth experiencing problems with drugs, including alcohol. We operate within the harm reduction spectrum with a trauma informed, client centred, and social justice framework.

    3. Sequoia House - Vancouver Youth Supportive Recovery Program

      Short- to medium-term support for youth to make positive changes and work on a plan to address recovery; for individuals with complex and persistent substance use issues, with or without concurrent mental health issues; for those transitioning into withdrawal management or live-in programs, or awaiting housing

    4. Sisters Together Active in Recovery (STAR)

      Low-barrier programs for those in early and later stages of recovery from any substance; includes drop-in groups and access to mental health services

    5. Vancouver Addictions Matrix Program (VAMP)

      Day & evening groups and counseling; operates mainly on Tuesday & Friday afternoons, and Wednesday evenings; CBT-based, incorporating other approaches such as mindfulness & DBT skills; intensive, requires commitment of minimum 10 hours/week

    6. Vancouver Recovery Club

      24-hour drop-in centre for those in recovery from any substance or seeking recovery; provide information, referral support, and social connections; offer 12-step and other daily/weekly meetings; weekly counsellor available by appointment

    7. Young Bears Lodge

      Culturally-based, holistic healing lodge for self-identifying Indigenous youth looking to make changes to their relationship with substances (including alcohol). Individualised support and resources that focuses on identifying and building on strengths, skills, knowledge. Support from Elders and peers. TB test prior to entry

    8. Young Bear Lodge

      Culturally-based, holistic healing, live-in program for Indigenous youth (13 - 18 yrs) looking to make changes to their relationship with drugs or alcohol.

    9. Addiction Medicine - South Mental Health and Substance Use Team

      We serve youth and adult clients in the areas of opioid replacement therapy and withdrawal management, including but not limited to medical consultation, prescription of methadone/suboxone and planned tapering of addictive substances. Harm reduction (naloxone training and dispensing), acupuncture, SMART recovery, addictions counselling, access to mental health support, and access to rehabilitation (occupational therapy, recreation therapy, employment counselling, peer support) are also available on site.

    Withdrawal Management

    1. Directions Youth Detox

      Voluntary social detox and safe space for youth and young adults with access to medical support, treatment options, and harm reduction information; client-centred case planning and support

    2. REACH 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, including initiation and bridging prescriptions for substance use clients and social work connections for psychosocial supports and care

    3. Rapid Access Addictions Clinic (RAAC)

      Treat and connect those with substanceuse disorders according to evidence-based treatment for short-term stabilisation; transfer long-term care to a community care provider for ongoing monitoring and support

    4. Rapid Access Addictions Clinic (RAAC)

      Treat and connect those with substanceuse disorders according to evidence-based treatment for short-term stabilisation; transfer long-term care to a community care provider for ongoing monitoring and support

    5. Addiction Medicine - South Mental Health and Substance Use Team

      We serve youth and adult clients in the areas of opioid replacement therapy and withdrawal management, including but not limited to medical consultation, prescription of methadone/suboxone and planned tapering of addictive substances. Harm reduction (naloxone training and dispensing), acupuncture, SMART recovery, addictions counselling, access to mental health support, and access to rehabilitation (occupational therapy, recreation therapy, employment counselling, peer support) are also available on site.

    6. Adult Withdrawal Management Services (Detox) - Harbour Light

      ​Detoxification unit for adults 19 years and over, located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Nursing care and physician support provide a safe, supportive environment for individuals who are experiencing acute withdrawal from substances. Offers referrals to follow-up treatment. Serves North Shore, Richmond, Sunshine Coast, and Vancouver.

Tertiary MHSU Services

  1. Adult Intensive Tertiary Mental Health Rehabilitation - Vancouver General Hospital

    Provides inpatient service to clients 19 years+ with complex mental illness that has stabilized to the degree that acute treatment is no longer required, but for whom ongoing intensive psychiatric, behavioural and psychosocial rehabilitation is needed. Individuals in this program may later integrate into secondary residential services. Clients can expect to receive the support required to work toward their wellness goals. The length of stay ranges from six to 24 months, depending on individual needs.

  2. Adult Tertiary Mental Health Assessment & Treatment Service - Vancouver General Hospital

    ​We provide 24-hour specialized in-depth assessment and treatment for people experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms who require a secure, specialized treatment environment. Patients stay in the Willow Pavilion from between 3 - 6 months, depending on individual needs. People transition from this program to either a Tertiary Mental Health Rehabilitation Program or to community and residential mental health services available within Vancouver Coastal Health.

Adult & Older Adult Programs

Community Based Service for Mental Health ONLY

  1. Looking Glass BC Foundation

    The Looking Glass Foundation strives to support individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. We offer innovative and accessible programs and services that decrease isolation, instill hope, and sustain recovery for individuals on their road to recovery.

  2. The Canadian Mental Health Association - Vancouver Fraser

    The Canadian Mental Health Association provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. CMHA Housing Programs help individuals find independent living while building skills as they work on their recovery: Community Living Support and Support Independent Living Transitional Housing Youth Support Independent Living Children and Youth

  3. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Youth

    Y Mind Youth is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. Y Mind Youth supports people ages 18-30 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to increase coping. This group is led by trained mental health professionals and gives young adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. "

  4. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Adult

    This free, seven-week mental wellness program is open to those aged 31 and up who are experiencing stress and mild to moderate anxiety. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to increase coping. This group is led by trained mental health professionals and gives adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings."

  5. Qmunity Counselling & Wellness Program

    QMUNITY offers ten sessions of free and reduced-cost health and wellness counselling for individuals, couples, relationships, and families. All of our counsellors are members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities. Our counselling program focuses on health and wellness, and is not set up to work with people with severe mental illness.

  6. MOODFX

    MoodFx is an interactive mobile-optimized website designed to help people with depression and anxiety by providing simple and scientifically valid methods for monitoring symptoms and functioning. MoodFx was developed in partnership between the Mood Disorders Centre and the University of British Columbia’s eHealth Strategy Office. Both are located in Vancouver, Canada. We will never sell or release any contact or other personal information to any commercial third parties.

  7. The Counselling and Wellness Centre at the Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC)

    The Counselling and Wellness Centre at MDABC exists to inspire and support people who wish to cultivate a calm mind, a resilient spirit, and a renewed sense of wellbeing. No matter what is troubling you, our compassionate, highly-trained counselors and educators are here to work with you to find solutions and bring meaningful change to your own life. Our counsellors embrace the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual modality approach for therapy.

  8. Spotlight on Mental Health

    Peer-run site is for the people who use mental health services and their friends, families and supporters. MISSION: To empower mental health consumers through meaningful involvement.

  9. Early Psychosis Intervention (Vancouver and Richmond)

    Psychosis is a treatable medical condition that affects the brain. Psychosis symptoms are different in each person but usually include hallucinations, delusions and/or difficulties with thinking. Our program provides early identification and treatment for psychosis so that symptoms don't become too unmanageable and disruptive to your life. Some of the services we provide are: individual counselling family meetings group sessions Individuals aged 13 - 30 with suspected or confirmed psychosis

  10. Eating Disorders Program (Vancouver and Coastal)

    We serve children, youth and adults who have Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and other specified feeding or eating disorders at various stages in the recovery process in collaboration with their primary care providers. Our services are free of charge and treatment options include: Group work Family and friends support group Individual/family therapy, and outreach Nutritional Specialized medical and psychiatric support Recreation therapy Part of a larger continuum of care

  11. Gastown Vocational Services

    GVS uses a variety of evidence-based practices to foster vocational rehabilitation and mental health recovery. Some of GVS supported employment and education services include: GVS staff collaborates with each person to determine an individualized vocational plan that tailors services to meet their needs and goals. Career exploration can involve an in depth assessment by a clinician and/or supported research and informational interviews. Another example of services is supported education.

  12. Strathcona Mental Health Team

    Our Program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community. Our multi-disciplinary services are provided through eight mental health teams and a variety of specialized programs. Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc. This does not apply to Older Adult Mental Health.

  13. The Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program (WBP)

    The VCH Deaf, Hard of Hearing, & Deaf-Blind Well-Being Program (WBP) provides mental health services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind people throughout BC.

Community Based Service for Mental Health AND Substance Use

  1. Watari Counselling & Support

    Watari helps high-risk street involved youth in the downtown eastside and the surrounding communities, through several youth and community programs as well as through our counselling team.

  2. Jewish Family Services

    JFS’s Counselling and Wellness programs provide therapy services to youth, adults, seniors, couples, and families. We have an experienced team of therapists who have been trained in a variety of therapeutic disciplines such as family systems therapy, couples counselling, individual psycho-therapy, brief or solution-focused therapy, youth counselling and group therapy.

  3. The Kettle Society

    Our organization serves a community of 6,000+ vulnerable individuals each year, manages 400+ units of supportive housing, and operates a mental health drop-in centre that provides meals every day of the year. We also provide advocacy services, an ID bank, homeless outreach, a women’s transition house, a health clinic, a volunteer program, and supported employment. Our enrichment programs span self care & sufficiency, community interaction, art, music, writing and the outdoors.

  4. Kilala Lelum Health Centre (formerly Urban Indigenous Health & Health Cooperative)

    Primary Care & Mental Health services for Indigenous clients living in Vancouver; 50% of care provided by Indigenous Elders; community-focused, culturally sensitive and healing focused; includes traditional healing methods

  5. Strathcona Mental Health Team

    Our Program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community. Our multi-disciplinary services are provided through eight mental health teams and a variety of specialized programs. Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc. This does not apply to Older Adult Mental Health.

  6. Northeast Mental Health Team

    Our program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community Services are provided through 8 mental health teams and a variety of specialized programs. Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc.

  7. Mental Health - Ravensong Mental Health and Substance Use Team

    Our Program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community. Clients primarily fall into one of two categories: Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc.

  8. Grandview Woodlands Mental Health & Substance Use Team

    Our program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community. Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc.

  9. West End Mental Health Team - Three Bridges Community Health Centre

    Our Program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community. Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc.

  10. Kitsilano-Fairview Mental Health and Substance Use Services

    Our program serves clients over the age of 19 who are diagnosed with a major mental illness and experiencing significant problems that interfere with their functioning in the community. Services are also provided to people who have co-occurring disorders such as personality disorders, substance abuse/misuse, mental challenges, etc.

  11. South Mental Health and Substance Use Team

    Open to adults (19+) living in South Vancouver (south of 41st Ave from Boundary to Granville, south of King Edward Avenue west of Granville). Clients of the team experience continued significant functional impact despite use/attempted use of primary health services and community supports. Our team provides interdisciplinary, goal-oriented services both in the clinic and in the community including individual and group treatments.

  12. Women’s Intensive Case Management

    The Women’s Intensive Case Management mandate is to work with marginalized women (Trans inclusive). The Women’s Intensive Case Management Team accept referrals from Downtown East Side partnered Women’s organizations and Housing organizations who work with marginalized women who are not connect to health services and meet the mandate of Intensive Case Management Team. ​People who live in the DTES who experience severe substance problems and unmet chronic health issues.

  13. Heatley Intensive Case Management Team

    The VCH Heatley work with people in the Downtown East Side who experience severe substance abuse problems, chronic unmet medical needs, and multiple barriers for accessing services. Intensive Case-Management Team clients also require integrated wrap around health services in an outreach model. ​People who live in the DTES who experience severe substance problems and unmet chronic health issues.

  14. Mood Disorders Centre - Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

    The outpatient Mood Disorders Centre, located in the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, focuses on depression and bipolar disorders. This service functions primarily as a consultation clinic, in which patients receive careful assessment, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. ​We provide consultation and assessments for adults with mood disorders, primarily within the Vancouver Coastal Health region (Vancouver, North Shore, Richmond, and the Sunshine Coast).

  15. Venture - East 13th Avenue

    We provide short-term crisis intervention, counselling and stabilization programs to mental health clients as an alternative to hospitalization. Treatment plans are created on admission and can include medication planning as well as daily living activities as well as admission to an afternoon drop-in program. Serves only Vancouver residents who are 19 years and older.

  16. Community Transition Team - East Hastings Street

    ​We work with hospital staff to help discharge-ready mental health clients transition from an acute psychiatric unit back to the community. Services include assistance with housing, rapid crisis response, connecting clients with community-based mental health teams, monitoring client mental health and medication as well as assistance in accessing community resources and other health services. Also provides short-term crisis-response to adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses.

  17. Older Adult Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Services - Vancouver

    We provide specialized community-based services for older adults (65+) including mental health assessment and consultation, treatment, case management, rehabilitation services, substance use counselling. Care is coordinated with primary care physicians and other community programs. While Older Adult MHSU services are provided in the community and across many sites in Vancouver, these services are primarily based out of

  18. BC Centre for Sexual Medicine (BCCSM) - VGH Hospital

    The physicians at the Centre for Sexual Medicine are also members of the Sexual Medicine Program in the UBC Department of Psychiatry. Our services include assessment and treatment of individuals and couples of all ages with concerns in the following areas: Sexual dysfunction Reproductive health Additional limited assessment and treatment services The mandate of the clinic is to provide tertiary (i.e., subspecialty) assessment and care for couples or individuals with a Sexual Dysfunction.

  19. Mental Health & Substance Use Outpatient Services - Vancouver General Hospital

    We provide psychiatric consultation, group therapy, rehabilitation, short term psychotherapy for people with suicidal ideation, bereaved by suicide, or concerned others, to individuals who live with mental illness and substance use issues. Therapeutic modality includes individual, groups or online therapies delivered in: Focused, short term treatments Interdisciplinary care provision Stepped levels of care based on clinical need

  20. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) program

    Through the BC Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic, we offer an outpatient program where clients who live with mental health conditions related to a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or OSI and their families can find comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment services under one roof. What services are provided? We provide psychological and/or psychiatric assessment and if an OSI or PTSD is confirmed, our team will then develop a treatment plan that best fits the client’s needs.

  21. Early Psychosis Intervention (Vancouver and Richmond)

    Psychosis is a treatable medical condition that affects the brain. Psychosis symptoms are different in each person but usually include hallucinations, delusions and/or difficulties with thinking. Our program provides early identification and treatment for psychosis so that symptoms don't become too unmanageable and disruptive to your life. Some of the services we provide are: individual counselling family meetings group sessions

  22. Prism Services

    Prism is Vancouver Coastal Health’s education, information and referral service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two-Spirit and queer + (LGBT2Q+) communities.

General Community Services

  1. Spotlight on Mental Health

    Peer-run site is for the people who use mental health services and their friends, families and supporters. MISSION: To empower mental health consumers through meaningful involvement.

  2. Watari Counselling & Support

    Watari helps high-risk street involved youth in the downtown eastside and the surrounding communities, through several youth and community programs as well as through our counselling team.

  3. Looking Glass BC Foundation

    The Looking Glass Foundation strives to support individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. We offer innovative and accessible programs and services that decrease isolation, instill hope, and sustain recovery for individuals on their road to recovery.

  4. The Canadian Mental Health Association - Vancouver Fraser

    The Canadian Mental Health Association provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. CMHA Housing Programs help individuals find independent living while building skills as they work on their recovery: Community Living Support and Support Independent Living Transitional Housing Youth Support Independent Living Children and Youth

  5. Toward the Heart

    Part of the Harm Reduction Program, BC Centre for Disease Control, Toward the Heart website for information on naloxone and fentanyl. The website features an Overdose Survival Guide, a Train the Trainer Guide for the naloxone administration, a video on How to Use Naloxone, and more. Their website also features a Find a Harm Reduction Site tool to search for where you can pick up a naloxone kit in your community.

  6. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Youth

    Y Mind Youth is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered across BC. Y Mind Youth supports people ages 18-30 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to increase coping. This group is led by trained mental health professionals and gives young adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings. "

  7. YMCA Greater Vancouver - Y Mind Adult

    This free, seven-week mental wellness program is open to those aged 31 and up who are experiencing stress and mild to moderate anxiety. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to increase coping. This group is led by trained mental health professionals and gives adults the chance to connect with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings."

  8. Qmunity Counselling & Wellness Program

    QMUNITY offers ten sessions of free and reduced-cost health and wellness counselling for individuals, couples, relationships, and families. All of our counsellors are members of the LGBTQ2SAI+ communities. Our counselling program focuses on health and wellness, and is not set up to work with people with severe mental illness.

  9. The Counselling and Wellness Centre at the Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC)

    The Counselling and Wellness Centre at MDABC exists to inspire and support people who wish to cultivate a calm mind, a resilient spirit, and a renewed sense of wellbeing. No matter what is troubling you, our compassionate, highly-trained counselors and educators are here to work with you to find solutions and bring meaningful change to your own life. Our counsellors embrace the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual modality approach for therapy.

Community Based Service for Substance Use ONLY

  1. City Centre 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, including initiation and bridging prescriptions for substance use clients and social work connections for psychosocial supports and care

  2. Downtown Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients living in the DTES and not connected to other services/a GP, and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  3. Heatley Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients living in the DTES and not connected to other services/GP, and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  4. Pender Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients living in the DTES and not connected to other services/GP, and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  5. Raven Song Community Health Centre - MHSU Team

    Substance use services for clients in City Centre & Westside Vancouver, and who are not connected to other services/GP

  6. Raven Song Community Health Centre - Primary Care

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients with complex care needs in City Centre & Westside Vancouver, who are not connected to other services/GP and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  7. REACH Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients with complex health and social needs referred from another agency only

  8. REACH 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, including initiation and bridging prescriptions for substance use clients and social work connections for psychosocial supports and care

  9. South Mental Health & Substance Use

    Health care and support services for those with addiction issues living in the South of Vancouver, and who are not connected to other services/GP

  10. Substance Use Treatment & Response (START)

    First-line treatment options for individuals requiring help to withdraw from, or stabilize, substance use; must have safe and supported home environment

  11. Three Bridges Community Health Centre - Primary Care

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients in Downtown City Centre Vancouver and not connected to other services/GP

  12. Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society (VNHS)

    Medical and social services for the Indigenous community of Greater Vancouver

  13. Downtown Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients living in the DTES and not connected to other services/a GP, and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  14. Heatley Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients living in the DTES and not connected to other services/GP, and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  15. Kilala Lelum Health Centre (formerly Urban Indigenous Health & Health Cooperative)

    Primary Care & Mental Health services for Indigenous clients living in Vancouver; 50% of care provided by Indigenous Elders; community-focused, culturally sensitive and healing focused; includes traditional healing methods

  16. Pender Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients living in the DTES and not connected to other services/GP, and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  17. Raven Song Community Health Centre - MHSU Team

    Substance use services for clients in City Centre & Westside Vancouver, and who are not connected to other services/GP

  18. Raven Song Community Health Centre - Primary Care (Main Floor)

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients with complex care needs in City Centre & Westside Vancouver, who are not connected to other services/GP and who have difficulty connecting to traditional healthcare services

  19. REACH Community Health Centre

    Primary Care & Addiction Services for clients with complex health and social needs referred from another agency only

  20. South Mental Health & Substance Use

    Health care and support services for those with addiction issues living in the South of Vancouver, and who are not connected to other services/GP

  21. Harm Reduction

    1. Insite Supervised Injection Site

    2. Maple Hotel

    3. Overdose Outreach Team (OOT)

    4. Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre

    5. Powell Street Getaway

    6. Sisterspace

    7. Sisters Together Active in Recovery (STAR)

      An out-patient treatment program. We offer a variety of treatment options, free of charge, for women having problems related to the use of drugs or alcohol.

    8. St. Paul's Hospital Overdose Prevention Site (OPS)

    9. Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU)

    10. Sisterspace

      SisterSpace is a safe, clean supported environment where women who use can inject their own drugs, inside, with other women who care about their safety and security. If they choose, they can connect to addiction, health care and community services, information about which and referrals to will be made on site.

    11. Overdose Prevention Society OPS

    12. Overdose Prevention Society OPS

    13. Toward the Heart

      Part of the Harm Reduction Program, BC Centre for Disease Control, Toward the Heart website for information on naloxone and fentanyl. The website features an Overdose Survival Guide, a Train the Trainer Guide for the naloxone administration, a video on How to Use Naloxone, and more. Their website also features a Find a Harm Reduction Site tool to search for where you can pick up a naloxone kit in your community.

    14. Sheway

      Provides health and social service support to pregnant women and women with infants less than 18 months who are dealing with drug and alcohol issues. The program is located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and offers a safe, accessible, and welcome drop-in environment

    15. DTES Connections

      Low barrier Addictions clinic providing rapid access to OAT for those with barriers to accessing traditional services; DTES residents only and those who do not have a GP or their GP does not prescribe OAT

    16. Robert & Lily Lee Community Health Centre - Addiction Services

      Health care and support services for those with addiction issues living in Midtown Vancouver, and who are not connected to other services/GP

    17. Molson Overdose Prevention Site (OPS)

      "Lifeguard station" for substance consumption that provides culturally safe, welcoming, sterile environment for witnessed safer substance consumption

    18. Crosstown Clinic

      Supervised clinical setting for injectable opioid agonist therapy for those with chronic and severe opioid use disorder; includes hydromorphone and diacetylmorphine; on site pharmacy, physicians, nurses, social workers and addictions counselors; currently at capacity - referral onto waitlist via Rapid Access Addiction Clinic (RAAC) or direct at clinic

    19. Dr. Peter Centre

      Healthcare services for prevention of infection, overdose death, and the spread of HIV; supervised injection services and harm reduction to registered clients of the centre

    20. Addiction Medicine - South Mental Health and Substance Use Team

      We serve youth and adult clients in the areas of opioid replacement therapy and withdrawal management, including but not limited to medical consultation, prescription of methadone/suboxone and planned tapering of addictive substances. Harm reduction (naloxone training and dispensing), acupuncture, SMART recovery, addictions counselling, access to mental health support, and access to rehabilitation (occupational therapy, recreation therapy, employment counselling, peer support) are also available on site.

    Treatment

    1. Robert & Lily Lee Community Health Centre - Addiction Services

      Health care and support services for those with addiction issues living in Midtown Vancouver, and who are not connected to other services/GP

    2. Evergreen Community Health Centre - Addiction Services

      Healthcare and support services for those with addiction issues living in the North East of Vancouver

    3. Substance Use Services - Evergreen Community Health Centre

      We provide adults living in Vancouver access to individual and family/group substance use counselling. We assess client needs and recommend appropriate treatment. We work with the substance use team to monitor client needs and progress and helps develop an appropriate care plan. The counsellor provides consultation and works collaboratively with other counsellors, health care professionals and the client and client's family. We support clients enrolled in opiate replacement therapy.

    4. Addiction Medicine - Downtown Community Health Centre

      ​We provide access to methadone treatment programs for adults with opiate addiction who live in Vancouver. Offers clinical assessment, counselling, specialized treatment planning, aftercare, and follow-up. Employs a diverse range of interventions to address medical, psychological, social, and emotional concerns.​ Age Range: 19 and over

    5. Addiction Medicine - Pender Community Health Centre

      ​We provide access to methadone treatment programs for adults with opiate addiction who live in Vancouver. Offers clinical assessment, counselling, specialized treatment planning, aftercare, and follow-up. Employs a diverse range of interventions to address medical, psychological, social, and emotional concerns.​ Age Range: 19 and over

    6. Addiction Medicine - Raven Song Mental Health Substance Use Team

      ​We provide access to methadone treatment programs for adults with opiate addiction who live in Vancouver. Offers clinical assessment, counselling, specialized treatment planning, aftercare, and follow-up. Employs a diverse range of interventions to address medical, psychological, social, and emotional concerns.​ Age Range: 19 and over

    7. Addiction Medicine - Raven Song Mental Health Substance Use Team

      ​We provide access to methadone treatment programs for adults with opiate addiction who live in Vancouver. Offers clinical assessment, counselling, specialized treatment planning, aftercare, and follow-up. Employs a diverse range of interventions to address medical, psychological, social, and emotional concerns.​ Age Range: 19 and over

    8. Addiction Medicine - South Mental Health and Substance Use Team

      We serve youth and adult clients in the areas of opioid replacement therapy and withdrawal management, including but not limited to medical consultation, prescription of methadone/suboxone and planned tapering of addictive substances. Harm reduction (naloxone training and dispensing), acupuncture, SMART recovery, addictions counselling, access to mental health support, and access to rehabilitation (occupational therapy, recreation therapy, employment counselling, peer support) are also available on site.

    9. Addiction Services - Downtown Community Health Centre

      ​We provide adults living in Vancouver access to addiction counselling. We assess client needs and recommends appropriate treatment regarding substance misuse. We work with the addictions team to monitor client needs and progress and helps develop an appropriate individual care plan. Supports clients enrolled in a methadone maintenance program. Adult addiction counsellors available at all VCH community health centres in Vancouver.

    10. Addiction Services - Pender Community Health Centre

      ​We provide adults living in Vancouver access to addiction counselling. We assess client needs and recommends appropriate treatment regarding substance misuse. We work with the addictions team to monitor client needs and progress and helps develop an appropriate individual care plan. Supports clients enrolled in a methadone maintenance program. Adult addiction counsellors available at all VCH community health centres in Vancouver.

    11. Substance Use Services - Raven Song Mental Health & Substance Use Team

      ​We provide adults living in Vancouver access to addiction counselling. We assess client needs and recommends appropriate treatment regarding substance misuse. We work with the addictions team to monitor client needs and progress and helps develop an appropriate individual care plan. Supports clients enrolled in a methadone maintenance program. Adult addiction counsellors available at all VCH community health centres in Vancouver.

    12. Substance Use Services - Evergreen Community Health Centre

      We provide adults living in Vancouver access to individual and family/group substance use counselling. We assess client needs and recommend appropriate treatment. We work with the substance use team to monitor client needs and progress and helps develop an appropriate care plan. We support clients enrolled in opiate replacement therapy.

    Recovery

    1. Emerge (formerly Central City Lodge)

      For those who use any substances; must be on income assistance or PWD, or have funding in place to pay for bed; strictly abstinence based, light CBT-based; less intensive prograpm, appropriate for entrenched or those with unstable housing/supports or ongoing mental health struggles

    2. Fraser Steet

      Supportive transitional housing for individuals with a mental health diagnosis, ideally followed by a mental health team, who have been 90 days abstinent from substances; for those who have completed treatment programs, are transferring from other recovery facilities, or entering direct from the community; relapse prevention and support whilst connecting to long-term housing; self-contained units, co-ed

    3. Karis Place - More Than A Roof Mennonite Housing Society

      Third-stage substance use recovery in a flexible, supported housing model for those who have successfully completed treatment at a VCH-funded program

    4. Kindred Place - More Than A Roof Mennonite Housing Society

      Third-stage substance use recovery in a flexible, supported housing model for those who have successfully completed treatment at a VCH-funded program

    5. New Dawn (head office address)

      First stage program for those who use any substances; alternative 12-step; women focused, holistic, trauma-informed, client-centred; must be able to co-exist and be group ready; low barrier; self-pay rates on a sliding scale based on income, if not on PWD or Income Assistance

    6. New Way (head office address)

      Second stage program for those who are 90 days into recovery from any substances; based on a harm reduction model; women focused, holistic, trauma-informed, client-centred; for those who are ready for semi-independent living yet still require some support; self-pay rates on a sliding scale based on income, if not on PWD or Income Assistance

    7. Onsite

      For those who have completed Onsite's 2nd floor Withdrawal Management; structured treatment plan, mandatory group participation

    8. Pacifica Treatment Centre

      For those who use any substances; intensive; co-ed by floor; heavily intensive & structured, with programming 0800-2100 each day; need high literacy; CBT-based with adjunct modalities (biopsychosocial); not ideal for first time admission to recovery/treatment or if entrenched

    9. Rice Block Support Recovery Housing

      For those who have completed Detox/in the early stages of recovery, and are waiting for a treatment bed; 24-hr support; flexible; need to participate in recovery and be actively seeking treatment/on a waitlist for treatment

    10. Sisters Together Active in Recovery (STAR)

      Low-barrier programs for those in early and later stages of recovery from any substance; includes drop-in groups and access to mental health services

    11. Together We Can (TWC)

      For those who use any substances; 12-step; community based, team-based (e.g.: sports); hyper-masculine environment

    12. Turning Point

      For those who use any substances; 1 mens house, 1 womens house side-by-side; holistic 12-step; relaxed, minimal structure

    13. Vancouver Addictions Matrix Program (VAMP)

      Day & evening groups and counseling; operates mainly on Tuesday & Friday afternoons, and Wednesday evenings; CBT-based, incorporating other approaches such as mindfulness & DBT skills; intensive, requires commitment of minimum 10 hours/week

    14. Vancouver Daytox

      Early stabilisation/treatment for those with substance use concerns and co-occuring disorders living in Vancouver; structured day group programs with focus on early psychosocial stabilisation; no medical support; strengths-based; need to have some self-agency in attending and sitting through groups; appropriate for those coming out of Withdrawal Management or planning to go to more structured treatment

    15. Vancouver Recovery Club

      24-hour drop-in centre for those in recovery from any substance or seeking recovery; provide information, referral support, and social connections; offer 12-step and other daily/weekly meetings; weekly counsellor available by appointment

    16. Addiction Medicine - South Mental Health and Substance Use Team

      We serve youth and adult clients in the areas of opioid replacement therapy and withdrawal management, including but not limited to medical consultation, prescription of methadone/suboxone and planned tapering of addictive substances. Harm reduction (naloxone training and dispensing), acupuncture, SMART recovery, addictions counselling, access to mental health support, and access to rehabilitation (occupational therapy, recreation therapy, employment counselling, peer support) are also available on site.

    Withdrawal Management

    1. Harbour Light Detox

      Level 3 WDM; 24-hour support staff supervised with medical oversight; for those those not requiring 24-hr medical supervision; not for clients detoxing from alcohol or benzodiazepines, or at risk of seizures or floridly psychotic or suicidal; dormitory-style beds; will take clients withdrawing from methadone if already have a treatment bed to go to after withdrawal

    2. Onsite

      Level 3 WDM; inpatient, 24-hr support staff supervised withdrawal with medical oversight; for those not requiring 24-hr medical supervision; typically only accepted via Insite, however may take clients from hospital; loosely structured, voluntary participation in groups

    3. Substance Use Treatment & Response (START)

      WDM support in home that provides supported treatment options to help withdraw from or stabilise any substance use, for those living in Vancouver; daily home visits during acute withdrawal; must have substance-free, safe, stable environment to detox and a 24-hr support person who can stay throughout withdrawal process (or program can help find environment and person if not available)

    4. Vancouver Detox

      Level 4 WDM; 24-hour medical management of withdrawal; those with symptoms that call for intense monitoring by medically trained staff, including those with a history of complications along with substance use withdrawal, or chronic unstable medical conditions in addition to substance use withdrawal or complex comorbidities, and/or acute/unstable mental health conditions in addition to substance use withdrawal; therapeutic relationships, culturally sensitive & trauma informed; voluntary group participation

    5. REACH 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, including initiation and bridging prescriptions for substance use clients and social work connections for psychosocial supports and care

    6. Rapid Access Addictions Clinic (RAAC)

      Treat and connect those with substanceuse disorders according to evidence-based treatment for short-term stabilisation; transfer long-term care to a community care provider for ongoing monitoring and support

    7. Rapid Access Addictions Clinic (RAAC)

      Treat and connect those with substanceuse disorders according to evidence-based treatment for short-term stabilisation; transfer long-term care to a community care provider for ongoing monitoring and support

    8. Addiction Medicine - South Mental Health and Substance Use Team

      We serve youth and adult clients in the areas of opioid replacement therapy and withdrawal management, including but not limited to medical consultation, prescription of methadone/suboxone and planned tapering of addictive substances. Harm reduction (naloxone training and dispensing), acupuncture, SMART recovery, addictions counselling, access to mental health support, and access to rehabilitation (occupational therapy, recreation therapy, employment counselling, peer support) are also available on site.

    9. Adult Withdrawal Management Services (Detox) - Harbour Light

      ​Detoxification unit for adults 19 years and over, located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Nursing care and physician support provide a safe, supportive environment for individuals who are experiencing acute withdrawal from substances. Offers referrals to follow-up treatment. Serves North Shore, Richmond, Sunshine Coast, and Vancouver.

Tertiary MHSU Services

  1. Assertive Community Treatment

    Vancouver's 6 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams provide enhanced, wrap around care and treatment in the community to people living with complex mental health and/or substance use challenges who may benefit from a supportive approach to care beyond that of standard services.

  2. Adult Intensive Tertiary Mental Health Rehabilitation - Vancouver General Hospital

    Provides inpatient service to clients 19 years+ with complex mental illness that has stabilized to the degree that acute treatment is no longer required, but for whom ongoing intensive psychiatric, behavioural and psychosocial rehabilitation is needed. Individuals in this program may later integrate into secondary residential services. Clients can expect to receive the support required to work toward their wellness goals. The length of stay ranges from six to 24 months, depending on individual needs.

  3. Adult Tertiary Mental Health Assessment & Treatment Service - Vancouver General Hospital

    ​We provide 24-hour specialized in-depth assessment and treatment for people experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms who require a secure, specialized treatment environment. Patients stay in the Willow Pavilion from between 3 - 6 months, depending on individual needs. People transition from this program to either a Tertiary Mental Health Rehabilitation Program or to community and residential mental health services available within Vancouver Coastal Health.