Support and Services
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​Local resources

Support and help is available in your area for a variety of services and programs.

 

National and international resources

  • Youth in BC
    Offers 24 hour crisis line and online services for youth
  • Crisis Centre Chat
    Offers 24 hour crisis line and online services for adults
  • Seniors Distress Line
    1-604-872-1234
  • Regional Crisis and Information Line
    1-888-353-2273
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
    Provides children and teens the ability to speak to a counsellor confidentially over the phone.
  • VictimLink BC: 1-800-563-0808
    VictimLink BC provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services. Victim service workers can provide information and referrals to all victims of crime and crisis support to victims. Even if you’re not sure if you have been a victim of crime, you can call VictimLink BC at 1-800-563-0808 for assistance. Your call will be completely confidential. All VictimLink BC staff are trained victim service workers and can connect people to a network of community, social, health, justice and government resources, including victim services, transition houses, and counselling resources. They also provide information on the justice system, relevant federal and provincial legislation and programs, crime prevention, safety planning, protection order registry, and other resources as needed.
  • Women Against Violence Against Women
    WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre provides all women who have experienced any form of sexualized violence with support and healing, and engage with youth to develop leadership for prevention of future violence.
  • Vancouver Rape Relief
    Operates a 24-hour rape crisis centre and provides services for victims of rape.
  • Vancouver Incest & Sexual Abuse Centre and Trauma and Sexual Abuse Program
    Help those dealing with the effects of childhood trauma and/or sexual abuse.
  • BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
    A non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives.
  • Options for Sexual Health – Sex Sense Phone Line
    1-800-SEX-SENSE
  • International Association of Forensic Nurses
    Network of over 3,000 members who practice and support forensic nursing.  
  • Forensic Nurses Society of Canada
    The Forensic Nurses’ Society of Canada (FNSC) is a uniquely Canadian organization for forensic nurses.
  • Sexual Assault Canada
    Provide information for sexual assault and abuse victims, including information on criminal prosecution for sexual offences in Canada.

 

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