Mental Health

Aboriginal Mother Centre Society

2019 Dundas Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1J5
Phone: 604-558-2627
Website: www.aboriginalmothercentre.ca

Types of Services: Provides a safe place where Aboriginal women with or without children can gather. Offers a grassroots setting to foster pride and independence, and enables women to increase their health, self-esteem, and skills. Offers a drop-in centre, a daycare, a community kitchen, advocacy and support programs, skills training, and a social enterprise studio.

BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre

Aboriginal Health Program

Women’s Health Centre
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1
Phone: 604-875-3440
Website: www.bcwomens.ca

Types of Services: On-site and outreach services to improve the health of Aboriginal women and girls, and their families. On- and off-reserve women's wellness clinics, health promotion activities, advocacy services for BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre as well as for BC Children's Hospital, and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. 

Cwenengitel Aboriginal Society

13632 110A Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3R 2B1
Phone: 604-309-2702
Website: www.cwenabso.org

Types of Services: Provides a safe environment where up to 12 Aboriginal men may reside while addressing drug and alcohol addiction. Offers counselling, life skills, and traditional healing methods to residents and non-residents.

First Nations Health Authority

501-100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC, V7T 1A2
Phone: 604-693-6500
Website: www.fnha.ca

Types of Services: Designs, manages, and funds the delivery of First Nations health programs and services in BC. The services are community-based and focus on health promotion and disease prevention, including primary care services, mental health and addictions, environmental health and research, health infrastructure, and non-insured health benefits. 

First Nations Health Authority

Health Benefits Program

701-1166 Alberni Street, West Vancouver, BC
Phone: 1-855-550-5454
Website: www.fnha.ca

Types of Services: Provides coverage to eligible First Nations persons for health goods and services in the following benefit areas: dental, medical supplies and equipment, medical transportation, mental health crisis intervention, MSP payments, pharmacy, and vision. 

First Nations Health Authority

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program

Head Office, 413 West Esplanade Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1A6
Phone: 604-985-4464/1-800-721-0066
Website: irsss.ca/

Types of Services: Grief and Loss counselling, crisis counselling, trauma counselling, clinical therapy, art therapy, alternative healing therapy, energy healing, emotional support for people in the settelment process, family and group counseling, basic life skills coach, educational workshops on a broad range of health issues, traditional healing methods and medicines, traditional foods sourcing and preparation.

Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association

Positive Health Program 

6878 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC, V3W 4Z9
Phone: 604-595-1170
Website: frafca.org

Types of Services: Culturally sensitive counselling, support, and referral to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal services. The Program also supplies group facilitation, education, advocacy, and escorts. 

Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association

Awahsuk Aboriginal Head Start Preschool

14589 108th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3R 1V6
Phone: 604-584-5527
Website: www.frafca.org/

Types of Services: Preschool early intervention strategy that addresses the needs of three- to five-year-old Aboriginal children, fostering spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. Features parental involvement, culture and language education, health promotion, nutrition, and social support.

Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association

Early Childhood Development

6878 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC, V3W 4Z9
Phone: 604-595-1170
Website: www.frafca.org/

Types of Services: Supports parents with children up to six years of age through home visits, parenting workshops, opportunities to meet other parents, and assistance in achieving family goals. Prenatal Health Circles emphasize prenatal wellness and nutrition. Family Drop-In is offered where parents, grandparents, and children can socialize, network, learn about community resources, and participate in Aboriginal culture

Healthy Aboriginal Network 

3322 Comox Road, Vancouver, BC, V6G 1R8
Phone: 250-898-1193
Website: thehealthyaboriginal.net/

Types of Services: Promotes health, wellness, and literacy through comic books and animated short films on health and social issues for Aboriginal youth.

Lu'ma Native Housing Society

Community Voice Mail

2960 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver, BC, V5N 5G3
Phone: 604-876-0811
Website: lnhs.ca

Types of Services: Offers free voice mail to people who are homeless and or phoneless in crisis and transition, so that they can achieve identified goals. Phone numbers are distributed by North Vancouver, Surrey, West Vancouver, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Vancouver agencies who work with clients in the areas of housing, employment, health, and social services. 

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Surrey/White Rock

Aboriginal Family and Child Services - Youth Services, Probation, Child and Youth Mental Health, and Collaborative Practice 

200-10095 Whalley Boulevard, Surrey, BC, V3T 4G1
Phone: 604-586-4200
Website: http://redbookonline.bc211.ca

Types of Services: Child protection, family support, and probation. Provides mental health services to Aboriginal children and youth, including outreach and clinical support. Also facilitates family case planning conferences, family group conferences, and mediation, as well as genealogy services for Aboriginal families.

Pacific Association of First Nations Women

2017 Dundas Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1J5
Phone: 604-872-1849
Website: www.pafnw.ca/

Types of Services: Aboriginal Community Health Liason worker (accessing health and social services in the Vancouver/Richmond Area), Aboriginal Elder Support Program, Community Home Care Services, Supervised Access Services

PHS Community Services Society

Aboriginal Health Services

1005 Station Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 0B7
Phone: 604-683-0073
Website: www.phs.ca

Types of Services: Weekly talking circles, drumming, smudging, traditional dance, drum making, sweat lodges, and workshops. Culture Saves Lives is an awareness and direct action campaign to reconnect all people with their culture, especially First Nations people oppressed by colonization.

Richmond Youth Service Agency

Pathways Aboriginal Centre

422 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1A7
Phone: 604-985-7826
Website: www.rysa.bc.ca

Types of Services: Elder's Program, Family Program, Mother Bear Drop-in Program, Brighter Futures 

The Red Book Online

Searchable Directory of Community Resources

Website: /redbookonline.bc211.ca/

Types of Services: A searchable directory of community resources serving the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, Squamish-Lillooet and Sunshine Coast regional districts. It allows you to specify the type of service you are looking for and refine it by the area in BC where you are needing that service. (Ex: “mental health” in Coquitlam).

Squamish First Nation

So-Sah-Latch Health and Family Centre

Head Office, 413 West Esplanade Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1A6
Phone: 604-985-4464/1-800-721-0066
Website: redbookonline.bc211.ca

Types of Services: Grief and Loss counselling, crisis counselling, trauma counselling, clinical therapy, art therapy, alternative healing therapy, energy healing, emotional support for people in the settelment process, family and group counseling, basic life skills coach, educational workshops on a broad range of health issues, traditional healing methods and medicines, traditional foods sourcing and preparation.

Squamish First Nation

Mental Health and Addiction Services

North Shore

Yuustway Health Services
9A-380 Welch Street, West Vancouver, BC, V7P 0A7
Phone: 604-982-0332
Website: www.squamish.net

Types of Services: Offers mental health and addiction services including crisis counselling; short-term clinical counselling; intake and referral; alcohol and drug counselling; referral to community services (such as detox, treatment centres, recovery homes, 12-step meetings, and alternative healing); education and prevention; workshops; and talking circles.

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

3075 Takaya Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 3A8
Phone: 604-929-3454
Website: www.burrardband.com

Types of Services: Well Baby Program, the services of a Health and Community Care Nurse, a Communicable Disease Nurse and a Health and Home Care Coordinator

Urban Native Youth Association

Aboriginal Wellness Counsellor

1618 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1S6
Phone: 604 254-7732
Website: www.unya.bc.ca

Types of Services: Alternate school provides a respectful, safe, and culturally relevant environment to address the needs of Aboriginal students ages 16 to 18 who have an extended history of non-engagement in school. Helps students advance at their own rate to complete Grade 10 material, and offers a vocational focus that assists students learn pre-employment skills and gain work experience. Also provides social, emotional, mental health, physical, and spiritual support to students through sports and recreation, arts and crafts, Aboriginal cultural enrichment, field trips, addiction support, and life skills and health information.

Vancouver Coastal Health

Aboriginal Health Strategic Initiatives

Aboriginal Health Services
288-2750 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 1Z9
Phone: 604-675-2530/Local 22231
Website: www.aboriginalhealth.vch.ca/

Types of Services: Focus is on access to health care services, primary health care services, health education, mental health and addictions, elder care, and public health, as well as on human resources, management and accountability, cultural competency and inclusion, and Aboriginal health data. 

Vancouver Coastal Health

Aboriginal Patient Navigator

Aboriginal Health Services
288-2750 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 1Z9
Phone: 1-877-875-1131
Website: www.vch.ca

Types of Services: Provides confidential referral, advocacy, and support to Aboriginal patients accessing health care services. Offers phone consultation, accompaniment to medical appointments, discharge planning, and/or assistance with handling complaints about services. 

Vancouver Coastal Health

Aboriginal Wellness Program

288-2750 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 1Z9
Phone: 604-675-2551
Websites; www.vch.ca

Types of Services: Services that focus on wellness: Adult counselling for trauma, residential school, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and addiction; also hosts drop-in support groups, psycho-educational workshops, therapy groups, cultural activity groups, and cultural support and teachings.

Vancouver Native Health Society

Medical Walk-in Clinic

449 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P5
Phone: 604-255-9766
Website: www.vnhs.net/

Types of Services: Provides health care services on a first-come, first-served basis for residents of the Downtown Eastside and Aboriginal people from anywhere. Family physicians offer primary care medical services (except obstetrics). Nursing services are available seven days a week. Specialty services include infectious disease, psychiatry, mental health counselling, alcohol and drug counselling, ophthalmology, chiropractic services, respiratory therapy, social work for HIV patients, diabetes education, and dietitian counselling. Methadone treatment is also offered. Also provides hepatitis C education and treatment. Clients may or may not have medical coverage, and may be receiving income assistance; certain conditions may apply. 

Vancouver Native Health Society

Dudes Club

441 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P5
Phone: 604-254-9937
Websites: www.dudesclub.ca/

Types of Services: An initiative to promote health awareness among men of the Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Groups focus on the spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects of wellness, while simultaneously putting members in touch with health care professionals and other support services. Health topic discussions are driven primarily through peer support, facilitated by elders, guest speakers, physicians, psychologists, and street nurses

Vancouver Native Health Society

Positive Outlook Program HIV/AIDS

441 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P5
Phone: 604-254-9937
Website: www.vnhs.net

Types of Services: Includes a maximally-assisted therapy program for medication dispensing, medication teaching and nursing care, addiction counselling, outreach services, advocacy, social and leisure day programs, food bank, and limited housing subsidies. Breakfast is offered at 9 am and lunch offered at 11:30 am daily, seven days a week. Offers a Tobacco Cessation Group from 2 pm to 3 pm Thursdays, a support group for people with HIV/AIDS and their significant others from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Wednesdays, and a LGBTQ support group from 1 pm to 2 pm Fridays. Also offers a Women's Wellness Clinic with food and access to a physician from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wednesdays; open to all women and children of the community. Runs a youth clinic from 5:30 pm to 8 pm Wednesdays for any youth up to age 25.

Vancouver Native Health Society

Vancouver Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program

Phil Bouvier Family Centre
717 Princess Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6A 3E4
Phone: 604-254-1001
Website: www.vnhs.net

Types of Services: Offers planning, assessment, training, resources, and hands-on support. Serves Aboriginal children with developmental delays (cognition, speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and social, emotional, and behavioural development) as well as children with other complex care needs.