Crisis Line: 604-951-8855
Youth Help Line: 604-310-1234
For immediate crisis support for victims of family and sexual violence, VictimLink provides information and help 24 hours a day: 1.800.563.0808
If you are a child or youth and need help now, contact the Help Line for Children by calling the operator (Dial 0 – No Charge) and ask for Zenith 1234. Available 24 hours a day.
All the above services are free and confidential.
If you are in immediate danger, call 911 to access police.
Victim link BC http://www.victimlinkbc.ca/
Ministry of Children and Famiiy Development (MCFD) www.gov.bc.ca/mcf/
Intake & Support: 604-469-7600
Youth Services: 604-927-2616
After Hours: 604-660-8180
Coquitlam RCMP Non-emergency line
Greater Vancouver Crime Stoppers
SHARE Society www.sharesociety.ca
Crisis Line: 604-540-2221
Drug Intake: 604-936-3900
Services Offered: Provide services to youth 12-18 years of age for addiction issues, community ad school-based prevention, special needs, and services for parents.
Detox Services: 604-708-2616
Sexual Exploitation: 1-877-411-7532
Services Offered: Addiction Services, youth probation support, independent living support, counselling, jobs & affordable housing, sexual identity support.
Tri-City Transitions www.tricitytransitions.com
200 – 2540 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3W4
Hours of operation 9am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
Services Provided: Provide help and hope to women and families who have been impacted by violence and abuse.
Children of the Street Society www.childrenofthestreet.com
Services offered: Prevention & Awareness Workshops
BC Partners for mental Health and Addiction Information www.heretohelp.bc.ca
Fact sheets on drugs and alcohol and mental illnesses
Interactive toolkits for youth and families
Resources for family members
Online support groups
Kids Help Phone www.kidshelpphone.ca
Space for youth to write confidential messages and receive a written response from a trained counselor within a few days
Information on a wide variety of topics
Links to Lower Mainland resources
Information Services Vancouver – Red Book Online www.communityinfo.bc.ca
Links to information and referral services
Search engine for The Red Book directory of services for the Lower Mainland
Centre for Addictions Research of BC www.carbc.ca
Fact sheets on drugs and alcohol
Publications on substance use
Links to BC resources referral services
BC statistics on substance use
Substance information library
There were 399 deaths from car crashes in Canada, 16.4% of the total 2430, that involved someone driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. This web guide, www.AddictionCenter.com/addiction/addiction-in-Canada, connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options, as well as providing valuable information about substance dependence in Canada. At the Addiction Center, they help provide resources to as many youth as possible to help individuals overcome their addiction.
Carol Todd – Snowflake Blog Web & Blog site
Carol Todd, mother of Amanda Todd who unfortunately took her own life as a result of bullying, has dedicated a blog to sharing her thoughts and insights…as well as others who have been touched by bullying in some way.
Carol has become a vocal advocate for more awareness to bullying, specifically cyber bullying.
Amanda Todd’s Memorial Legacy Fund & Amanda Todd Legacy
COMMUNITY RESOURCE- Scholarship Guide
Unbiased scholarship guide that is valuable for students and parents. It instructs users on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible. You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here:
SLEEP HELP for CHILDREN & PARENTS
A site devoted to spreading awareness of sleep health and evaluating products that claim to promote better sleep. A guide for parents about making sure kids get the rest they need, available here: Bestmatresses resource link