EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES AND LINKS
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ACCOMODATIONS  -  FREE SHELTERS        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
Aboriginal Youth Safe House Not published Vancouver 604 254-5147 1-877-223-4321
Belkin House (MEN) (Women & Children) 555 Homer Street Vancouver 604 681-3405  
Bridge Shelter (WOMEN) No published address   604 684-3542  
Catholic Charities Men's House (MEN) 828 Cambie Street Vancouver 604 443-3292  
Covenant House (16-22 yrs) 575 Drake Vancouver 604 685 7474 1-877-685-7474
Lookout Emergency Aid Society's Downtown Shelter (WOMEN / MEN) 346 Alexander Street Vancouver 604 681-9126  
Powell Place (WOMEN / MEN) 329 A - Powell Street Vancouver 604 606-0403  
The Haven (MEN) 128 East Cordova Street Vancouver 604 646-6806  
Triage (WOMEN / MEN) 707 Powell Street Vancouver 604 254-3700  
Walden Safe House (16-18 yrs) Not published Vancouver 604 877-1234  
Lookout Emergency Aid Society's Yukon Shelter 2088 Yukon Vancouver 604 264-1680  
St. Elizabeth Home Emergency Shelter (WOMEN & CHILDREN) (St. James Community Services) 333-East 16th Vancouver 604-606-0412  
Transitional House Program (WOMEN & CHILDREN)(St. James Community Services) Not published Vancouver 604-606-0420  
 
         
ACCOMODATIONS  -  LOW COST        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
C&N Backpackers Hostel 927 Main Street Vancouver 604 682-2441 1-888-434-6060
C&N Backpackers Hostel 1038 Main Street Vancouver 604-681-9118 1-888-434-6060
Hostelling International Downtown (Vancouver Downtown) 1114 Burnaby Street Vancouver 604 684-4565 1-888-203-4302
Hostelling International Downtown (Vancouver Central) 1025 Granville Street Vancouver 604.685.5335 1.877.203.4461
American Backpackers Hostel (Youth) 347 Pender Street Vancouver 604 688-0112  
 
         
ADVOCACY AND PERSONAL SUPPORT        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) 3457 Kingsway (Central Office) Vancouver 604 434-3933 (24/7)  
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities Suite 204 - 456 West Broadway Vancouver 604 875-0188 1-800-663-1278
Positive Living BC 1107 Seymour Street Vancouver 604 893 2200 1 800 994 2437
First United Church 320 East Hastings Street Vancouver 604 681-8365  
Kettle Friendship Society (Mental Health) 1725 Venables Street Vancouver 604 251-2801  
NA (NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS) 604 873-1018  
WISH Drop-in Centre Society (Women, Sex Workers) 515-119 W. Pender Street Vancouver 604 669-9474  
 
         
CLOTHING (FREE)        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
Covenant House (19-22yrs) 575 Drake Street Vancouver 604 685-7474  
Downtown Eastside Women's Center 302 East Columbia Street Vancouver 604 681-8480  
Dress For Success (Women, by referral)   Vancouver 604-408-7923  
First United Church (Emergency Clothing) 320 East Hastings Street Vancouver 604 681-8365  
Salvation Army -Harbour Light 119 East Cordova Street Vancouver 604-646-6800  
Salvation Army -Anchor of Hope 134 East Cordova Street Vancouver 604-646-6800  
Union Gospel Mission (Women) 616 East Cordova Street Vancouver 604-253-4044  
Union Gospel Mission (Men) 601 East Hastings Vancouver 604 253-3323  
 
         
CLOTHING (LOW COST)        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store 671 East Hastings Vancouver 604-254-8721  
Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store 10776 King George Highway Surrey 604-583-0069  
Value Village 1820 East Hastings Street Vancouver 604 254-4482  
Value Village Various Locations Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey    
First United Church Thrift Store 340 East Hastings Street Vancouver 604 569-1117  
 
         
COMMUNITY CENTRES        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre 1607 East Hastings Street Vancouver 604 251-4844  
Britannia Community Services Centre 1661 Napier Street Vancouver 604 718-5800  
Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main Street Vancouver 604 665-2220  
The Gathering Place Community Centre 609 Helmcken Street Vancouver 604 665-2391  
Ray Cam Cooperative Centre 920 East Hastings Vancouver 604 257-6949  
Strathcona Community Centre 601 Keefer Street Vancouver 604 713-1838  
 
         
DENTAL SERVICES        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
Portland Community Dental Clinic (DTES Residents) 100-360 Columbia Street Vancouver 778 371-0060  
Reach Community Health Care Centre - Dental Clinic 1145 Commercial Drive Vancouver 604 254-1331  
Vancouver Native Health Society East Side Dental Clinic 455 East Hastings Street Vancouver 604-254-9900  
 
         
DETOX CENTRES        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
ACCESS Central- Detox Referral Line (Vancouver Coastal Health)       1.866.658.1221
Creekside Substance Use Services - Daytox - Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre (Fraser Health) 13740 94A Ave Surrey 604.585.5610  
Family Services Youth Detox (Family Services of Greater Vancouver)   Vancouver 604-872-4349 1.877.872.4349
Plea Community Services (Youth Detox)   Vancouver 604-708-2616  
 
         
EDUCATION        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
BCIT Burnaby, Downtown & Marine Campuses Burnaby, Downtown and North Vancouver 604-434-1610 (Information) 1-866-434-1610
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale & Langley Campuses Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale & Langley (604) 599-2000 (Admissions)  
Langara College 100 West 49th Avenue Vancouver 604.323.5686 (Information)  
Native Education College 285 East 5th Ave. Vancouver 604-873-3772 (Admissions)  
Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey Campuses Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey 778.782.4356 (Registrar and Information Services)  
University of British Columbia (UBC) 2329 West Mall Vancouver 604.822.9836 (Student Recruitment & Advising) 1.877.272.1422
University of British Columbia - NITEP The Longhouse, 1985 West Mall Vancouver 604.822.5240  
Vancouver Community College Vancouver Downtown and Broadway Campuses Vancouver 604.871.7105(Aboriginal Student Services)  
Capilano University 2055 Purcell Way North Vancouver 604.986.1911 (General Inquires)  
Douglas College Coquitlam, Surrey & New West Campuses Coquitlam, Surrey & New West 604-527-5400 (Main Switchboard)  
 
       
EMERGENCY SERVICES        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
Crisis Intervention / Suicide Prevention 24 hour distress phone line   604 872-3311 1-800-784-2433
Vancouver Mental Health Emergency Services 24 hour distress phone line   604 874-7307  
WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre     604 255-6344 1-877-392-7583
Strathcona Mental Health Team 330 Heatley Avenue Vancouver 604 253-4401  
 
         
FAMILY SERVICES        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
Salvation Army - Community & Family Services 3213 Fraser St (Vancouver); 4-13570 78th Ave (Surrey); 325 6th St (New West) Vancouver, Surrey, New Westminster 604-872-7676 (Vancouver), 604-507-4860 (Surrey), 604-521-5319 (New West)  
Aboriginal Mother Centre Society 2019 Dundas Street Vancouver 604 558-2627  
Crabtree Corner (Women/Women & Kids) 533 East Hastings Street Vancouver 604-216-1650  
 
         
FOOD BANKS        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (Food Depots) Not Published Vancouver 604 876-3601  
 
         
FOOD  (LOW COST)        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
411 Senior's Centre Society (Kitchen and Cafeteria) 411 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver 604 684-8171  
Carnegie Community Centre (Carnegie's Kitchen) 401 Main Street Vancouver 604 665-2220  
Gathering Place Community Centre (Cafeteria) 609 Helmcken St. Vancouver 604 665-2391  
 
         
HEALTHCARE        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
Care Point Medical Centre

1623 Commercial Drive (plus other locations)

Vancouver 604 254-5554  
Youth in BC - Youth Health Clinics (Vancouver Coastal Health & Fraser Health) Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey N/A  
Medical Clinic -Vancouver Native Health Society 449 E. Hastings Street Vancouver 604 255-9766  
Pender Community Health Clinic Centre 59 W. Pender Street Vancouver 604 669-9181  
Pine Free Clinic (Youth, Young Adults) at Pine Community Health Clinic 1985 W. 4th Avenue Vancouver 604 736-2391  
Reach Health Centre 1154 Commercial Drive Vancouver 604 254-1354  
St. Paul's Hospital 1081 Burrard Street Vancouver 604 682-2344  
Vancouver General Hospital 899 West 12th Avenue Vancouver 604 875-4111  
 
         
SELF-EMPLOYMENT        
ORGANIZATION ADDRESS CITY PHONE NUMBER TOLL-FREE
Tale'awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation 508 - 100 Park Royal South West Vancouver (604) 926-5626 1-800-779-7199
Aboriginal BEST Training Program Vancouver (604) 837-0431  
 
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