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.

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

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

    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

    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.

    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

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.

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

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

    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

    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

    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