If you are in crisis, please follow your safety plan or call one of the crisis lines listed below. If it is an emergency, visit the nearest hospital emergency department or call 911.
BC Crisis Line:
Call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE), or call your local crisis centre:
Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311
Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789
Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
Online Chat Service for Youth (Noon to 1am)
Online Chat Service for Adults (Noon to 1am)
Other Crisis Lines
Trans Lifeline (crisis line run by and for trans people): 1-877-330-6366 Vancouver Mental Health Emergency Services: 604-874-7307
Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
VictimLink BC: 1-800-563-0808
KUU-US Crisis Line (crisis support for indigenous people): 1-800-588-8717
Multicultural and Immigrant Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society Free, confidential, culturally sensitive services to immigrant, visible minority and refugee women and their families who are experiencing family violence.
Vancouver based community group that supports and advocates with people seeking refugee protection because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.
Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia
Programs for refugees, women, children, and youth, as well as support services in over forty-five languages. Services are available throughout Metro Vancouver, Squamish, and the Okanagan.
Multicultural non-profit organization offering interpretation/translation services, free English classes, and specialized programs to help immigrants and refugees.
Toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across B.C. and Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It 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.
VictimLinkBC provides service in more than 110 languages, including 17 North American aboriginal languages and is TTY accessible. Call TTY at 604-875-0885; to call collect, please call the Telus Relay Service at 711. Text to 604-836-6381. Email VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca
Women Against Violence Against Women
WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre works to end all forms of violence against all self-identified women. Free, confidential counselling, 24 hour crisis line, 24 hour hospital accompaniment, aboriginal program, victim services support.
24 hour crisis line:
604-255-6344 or toll free 1-877-392-7583
Battered Women's Support Services
BWSS provides education, advocacy, and support services to assist battered women in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Open to all self-identified women.
Crisis + intake line: 604-687-1867
BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Treatment and support services to male survivors of sexual abuse and support significant others and relatives of the survivors. Trans inclusive.
Free and Low Cost Counselling Services
UBC Scarfe Free Counselling Clinic
Free Vancouver-based counselling
Open September to April
New Westminster UBC Free Counselling Centre
Open September to June
Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Counselling Program
Counselling fees based on household income.
Reduced fee secular counselling services provided at the Vancouver Unitarian Centre. Individual, couples and family counselling.
Adler Centre - Counselling Clinic
Sliding scale individual and couples counselling.
Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre
Free drop-in counselling for trans and gender diverse clients.
Qmunity: BC's queer resource centre
Free counselling for LGBTQ community members.
SAFER: S.A.F.E.R (Suicide Attempt Follow-up Education and Research)
Provides counselling and support to people who are feeling suicidal and to those who have attempted suicide. Also provides support and education for someone concerned about a loved ones risk for suicide, and counselling for those who have lost someone to suicide
Credit Counselling Society
Free Credit Counselling, Bankruptcy Help & Debt Consolidation Options
Family Caregivers Network Society
VIctoria-based network with excellent online resources, including a free information package for family caregivers
1-866-577-2525 or 604.408.2172