Community Services in British Columbia

Community Services in British Columbia

From Vancouver to Prince George, everyone is part of a community. There are many organizations that keep the community strong by working to help those in need. With that in mind, Share Lawyers has put together a list of neighbourhood resources and services that are available to people in British Columbia.

British Columbia Community Services

British Columbia 211: 2-1-1
BC 211 is a non-emergency 24-hour helpline that can provide assistance with a number of different topics, including local government and social services. They also operate helplines for those struggling with drugs and alcohol, problem gambling, and domestic violence.

Ministry of Citizens’ Services: 1-800-663-7867

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction: 1-866-866-0800
These government ministries provide resources and information about service cards and other community issues and provide services for single parents and people with disabilities.

The Federation of Community Social Services of BC: (250) 480-7387
The Federation of Community and Social Services represents more than 140 organizations that offer a wide range of community services. Their member organizations can be found all across BC and provide help for youth, seniors, and immigrants, as well as those in poverty and those struggling with physical and mental disabilities. They also main an extensive directory of their member organizations.

Regional Community Services

Alternate Shelter Society: (604) 879-0244
Family Services of Greater Vancouver: (604) 731-4951
Family Services of the North Shore: (604) 988-5281
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society: (604) 737-4900
Hollyburn Family Services: (604) 987-8211
Jewish Family Service: (604) 257-5151
Marpole Oakridge Family Place Society: (604) 263-1405
Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society: (604) 872-6757
North Shore Disability Resource Centre: (604) 985-5371
Pacific Community Resources Society: (604) 412-7950
Pacific Youth and Family Services Society: (604) 253-2187
PLEA Community Services Society of BC: (604) 871-0450
South Vancouver Family Place Society: (604) 325-5213
The Children’s Foundation: (604) 434-9101
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver: (604) 520-1166
The PACE Child and Family Society: (604) 266-3141
Thunderbird Neighbourhood Association: (604) 713-1818
Watari Counseling and Support Services Society: (604) 254-6995
West Coast Childcare Resource Centre: (604) 709-5661
West Coast Family Centres Society: (604) 254-5457
Greater Vancouver Food Bank: (604) 876-3601
Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC: (604) 875-9111

(1-Up) Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre: (250) 385-1114
Family Services of Greater Victoria: (250) 386-4331
Foster Parent Support Services Society: (778) 430-5459
Hulitan Family and Community Services Society: (250) 384-9466
Island Metis Family and Community Services Society: (250) 391-9924
Pacific Centre Family Services Association: (250) 478-8357
Phoenix Human Services Association: (250) 383-4821
Surrounded by Cedar Child and Family Services: (250) 383-2990
Victoria Youth Empowerment Society: (250) 383-3514
Mustard Seed Food Bank: (250) 953-1575

Nanaimo Family Resource Program: (250) 585-6970
Nanaimo Youth Services Association: (250) 754-1989
Nanaimo and Area Resource Services for Families: (250) 754-2773
Vancouver Island University Human Services: (888) 920-2221
Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes Food Bank: (250) 754-8347

Abbotsford Community Services: (604) 859-7681
Communitas Supportive Care Society: (604) 850-6608
MSA Society: (604) 852-6800 ext. 102
The Home Society: (604) 852-7888
Abbotsford Food Bank: (604) 859-5749

ARC Programs: (250) 763-2977
Building Healthy Families Society: (250) 861-4933
Kelowna Family Services Society: (250) 860-3181
Okanagan Boys and Girls Club: (250) 762-3914
The Bridge Youth and Family Services Society: (250) 736-0456
Boys and Girls Club of Canada/Pacific Region: (250) 762-3989
Central Okanagan Food Bank: (250) 763-7161

Interior Community Services: (250) 554-3134
Kamloops Society for Alcohol and Drug Services: (250) 374-4634
Thompson Community Services, Inc.: (250) 828-1508
Kamloops Food Bank: (250) 376-2252

Prince George
Cariboo Action Training Society: (250) 563-9159
Intersect Youth and Family Services: (250) 562-6639
Making Ourselves Matter Services Society: (250) 964-9088
The Salvation Army Food Bank: (250) 564-4000 ext 221

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