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Community Resources, Social Services & Nonprofit Sector (Vancouver)

This guide offers residents of Vancouver a community resource hub. How to get help and from whom, as well as how to start, run, and manage a nonprofit organization is included.

Mental Health Crisis Services – Vancouver

For urgent, life-threatening issues, call 911 immediately and let them know you are experiencing a mental health emergency. For all other mental health crises:

BC Crisis Centre Helplines (24/7)

  • Suicide Crisis Support Line:  1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)
  • Mental Health Support Line:  310-6789 (no area code required)
  • Vancouver Coastal Regional Distress Line:  604-872-3311
  • Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky:  1-866-661-3311
  • Seniors Distress Line:  604-872-1234
  • Online Chat Service for Adultswww.CrisisCentreChat.ca (12pm to 1am)
  • Online Chat Service for Youthwww.YouthInBC.com (12pm to 1am)

BC Aboriginal KUU-US Crisis Line (24/7)

  • Adults/Elders:  250-723-4050
  • Child/Youth:  250-723-2040
  • Toll Free:  1-800-588-8717

Vancouver Coastal Health: Access and Assessment Centre (AAC) -- Call 604-675-3700 (24/7) or walk in between the hours of 7:30am and 11pm (7 days/week). Located in the Joseph & Rosalie Segal & Family Health Centre on 803 West 12th Avenue (Level 1 East Entrance, located at the back of the building with access through laneway/service road). Provides a range of mental health & substance use services and referrals for Vancouver residents (aged 17+) experiencing non-life-threatening mental health issues. They also work with the Vancouver Police Department to provide on-site assessment and intervention (formerly known as Car 87).

Mental Health Resources -- Vancouver