on the web
These recommended websites are free and easily accessible! All you need is an internet connection.
A safe space to talk, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
This resource provides suicide prevention support for people who need it, when they need it most. 9-8-8 is available to call or text, in English and French, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, across Canada.
24/7 confidential and free distress services. 1-800-784-2433 (Anywhere in BC. Language service is available. Ask for an interpreter.) 604-872-3311 (Vancouver Coastal Regional Distress Line)
Family Services of the North Shore is a non-profit, community-based agency. The programs and services include counselling support, family programs, youth support, LGBTQ2S + support, seniors & caregivers support, end of life or grief support, gender based violence, trauma & abuse support, eating disorders prevention program, etc.
Harvest Project is a community-based urban relief organization and registered Canadian charity. They provide one-to-one client-coaching and active-listening, a rent bank, a grocery-support program, clothing supports, assistance for workforce re-entry, food-recovery and redistribution, and a retail Clothes For Change Thrift Boutique.
Hollyburn provides a range of professional counselling services to individuals, couples and families, supports families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders, provides residential care for children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, and offers training and support to foster parents and extended families.
Lookout Housing and Health Society is a non-profit charitable organization, providing housing and a range of support services to adults with low or no income who have few, if any, housing or support options.
North Shore Community Resources is dedicated to individual and community well-being through facilitating social connections, empowerment and community participation.
The Community Legal Services provide free legal information, advice, and advocacy services to those on the North Shore facing disputes or legal issues.
PACT is a mobile civilian-led team launched on November 4, 2021, that will respond to crisis calls related to mental health and/or substance use on the North Shore. The program pairs a mental health professional and a peer worker to provide trauma-informed, culturally safe support to youth aged 13+ or adults in the North Shore.
Call 1-888-261-7228 or text 778-839-1831 – available in English and Farsi
Service Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 6 pm to 12 midnight
Located in North Vancouver, BC, the North Shore Women’s Centre is dedicated to improving the social, economic, legal and political status of women, and encourages and supports self-empowerment by acting as a resource and a catalyst for change, from feminist perspectives.
The NSWC welcomes women and gender diverse individuals, including those who identify as trans, Two-Spirit, and/or non-binary.
They are able to provide support in English and Farsi.
The North Shore Table Matters Network has been building relationships between local governments and community groups with interests in food security, urban agriculture and local food systems since 2005.
They maintain a Food Asset Map where you can find services that provide food and meals on the North Shore.