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#47 June 2014

FREE OR LOW COST GOODS -FREE FOOD -INEXPENSIVE MEALS AND FOOD -For Psychiatric Clients -ORGANIC

FREE OR LOW COST GOODS

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint.

When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me

a communist.� - Dom Helder Camara

 

FREE FOOD

The Dugout  685-5239, 59 Powell:

Coffee, soup at 7:15am (8:45am Sun & Hol); Bread, snacks, $eggs..

Mission Possible  253-4469, 543 Powell:

Drop-in Tues-Fri, 1-3:30pm coffee & snack. Other programs.

First United Church 681-8365,320 E.Hastings

7 days/week: Breakfast 8:30am, Lunch 12pm, Dinner tickets given out at 5:15pm and 6:10pm.       -LUMS on 2nd & 4th Saturdays: homemade meals; doors at 10am, meal at 11am. 

Anchor of Hope  134 E Cordova  M-F, 1-4pm

Women's Centre 681-8480, 302 Columbia

(Women only). Hot lunches, 12:30 weekdays.

*Harbour Light  119 E.Cordova:

Lunch 11-11:55am weekdays; supper nightly at 5:00pm except Tues & Thurs. 

*Union Gospel Mission 616 E.Cordova

Lunch 1:45pm weekdays; supper 7:00pm & 7:30pm

*(Religious services before meal.)

Food Banks  Call 876-3601 for locations.

 

 INEXPENSIVE MEALS AND FOOD

Evelyne Saller Centre  320 Alexander, 665-3075: 

Cafeteria: breakfast, 10am, $2.00; lunch, 11am, $2.00; supper til 5:50pm, $2.00.

411 Seniors' Centre 684-8171, 705-333 Terminal,

Cafeteria; breakfast to $3, lunch to $3.25; Monday-Friday, 8:15-3pm, Sat. 9-2pm

Carnegie Centre  665-2220, 401 Main:

Concession/kitchen: prep & operation by staff & volunteers. Pre-fixed # of breakfasts (45) at 10am. $2.00; Lunches 6 days, noon, $2.75; Dinners (40) 5 nights, 5:00pm, $3.50.

Downtown Eastside Community Store  778-371-0063, 58 E.Hastings:

Sells low cost groceries to low-income residents.

 

FOR PSYCHIATRIC CLIENTS

Kettle Friendship Society 251-2854, 1725 Venables: 

Lunch at 11:30am, $1

Coast Club House  872-3502, 295 E.11th:

Lunch M-F, $1.

 

ORGANIC, WHOLE FOODS

Sweet Cherubim, Drive Organics, E.E.Food Co-op

1000-block, Commercial Drive.     

Small Potatoes 215-7783, 1660 E.Hastings

Order by phone, home delivery.

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-FREE CLOTHING -INEXPENSIVE CLOTHING, FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD GOODS

FREE CLOTHING

First United Church  681-8365, 320 E.Hastings:

Emergency clothing only.

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre 681-8480, 302 Columbia: Women & children.

Crabtree Corner 216-1650, 533 E.Hastings:

Women & children.

 

INEXPENSIVE CLOTHING, FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD GOODS  

First United Thrift  569-1117, 340 E.Hastings

Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm

UGM Market   659 E.Hastings:

Clothes, blankets, dishes, furniture.

VGHospital Thrift  100-block E.Broadway

411 Senior's Centre: 705-333 Terminal, Mon-Fri, 10-2     

Value Village 1820 E.Hastings: New & used furniture, clothing, household goods, shoes. 

Salvation Army  261 E.12th Ave:

Beds, furniture, appliances, household goods, clothing, reconditioned items.

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SHELTER & HOUSING: EMERGENCY SHELTER, CRISIS SHELTER FOR WOMEN, HOUSING FOR PSYCHIATRIC CLIENTS,

SHELTER & HOUSING

Vancouver Native Housing 320-3312, 1726 E. Hastings:

Part of Skookum Hub

Main & Hastings Housing Society 331-8757 40 E.Hastings or 380 Main: New projects

Low-Cost Housing - 500 Dunsmuir

Portland Hotel Society 683-0073, 40W.Hastings:

Residential hotels, psychiatric support.

 

EMERGENCY SHELTER

Days & Nights: 211

Catholic Charities  443-3292,  828 Cambie: 

Call for information.

First United Church  681-8365, 320 E Hastings:

Sleeping accommodations available 24/7.

Lookout  681-9126, 346 Alexander St:

Women & Men. Accommodation for about 40 people.

Triage 254-3700, 707 Powell:

28 beds with psychiatric, alcohol, drug counselling. (W & M)

Haven 646-6806, 128 E.Cordova: Overnight 30-bed shelter. Intake begins at 6pm. Men only.

Crosswalk  136 E Cordova:  Intake at 9:30pm.  (W & M)

Beacon 646-6846, 138 E Cordova   In at 5:30pm  Men only.

 

CRISIS SHELTER FOR WOMEN

              872-7774 (Emergency)

Kate Booth House  872-0772 : 

For victims of domestic violence (women & children). 24-hr crisis-line, but stay is short-term.

Helping Spirit Lodge 872-6649:

House for aboriginal women and children.

Rape Relief  872-8212 (24-hour phone):

Counselling, shelter.

Powell Place  606-0403, 625 Powell.

 

HOUSING FOR PSYCHIATRIC CLIENTS

Vanc Adult Mental Health Intake  675-3997:

Referrals to psychiatric boarding homes.

Mental Patients Association 482-3700, 2275 Fir St:

Access to 5 halfway houses

Coast Foundation 872-3502, 293 E.11th:

Operates psychiatric boarding homes.

Lookout 681-9126, 346 Alexander Street

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HEALTH SERVICES: EMERGENCY, HOSPITALS, CRISIS SERVICES

      HEALTH SERVICES

EMERGENCY

Ambulance, Inhalator, Fire - 911

Psychiatric - 874-7307 (Police - Car 87)

 

HOSPITALS

Vancouver General 875-4111, 855 W.12

St.Paul's 682-2344, 1081 Burrard

Burnaby General 434-4211, 3935 Kincaid

Lion's Gate 988-3131, 15th & St.George

UBC Health Services 822-7515,

Psychiatric Unit, 2255 Wesbrook Mall

Riverview 524-7000, 500 Lougheed

 

CRISIS SERVICES

Crisis Centre 872-3311:

Emergency phone for emotional crisis, family violence, suicide prevention

Rape Relief  872-8212: 24-hour phone; shelter

Women Against Violence Against Women/ Rape Crisis Centre              255-6232, 412 E.Cordova:

24-hour line for victims of sexual assault and/or violence. Workshops, Medical and Legal support

Free Rape Crisis Line:  1-877-392-7583

Drug & Poison Information Centre 682-5050:

Poison I.D.

Venture 879-8222 , 220 E.13th Ave:  

Mobile team providing psychiatric service from 8pm-3am.

Victims' Services  717-2737, 2120 Cambie:   Aid.

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FREE OR LOW COST MEDICAL SERVICES: FREE SHOWERS, LAUNDRY, DE-LOUSING, SHOWERS FOR PSYCHIATRIC CLIENTS, ALCOHOL & DRUG OUTPATIENT

FREE OR LOW COST MEDICAL SERVICES

Downtown Community Health Centre  255-3151, 569 Powell:

Basic health care, mental and addiction treatment, counseling, podiatry, on-site pharmacist,.  Hours vary. Call for info.      On Tuesdays, 5-8:30pm, women only.

Native Health Walk-In Clinic 255-9766, 449 E Hastings:

Services for all every day.

Pender Community Health Centre 669-9181 59 W.Pender:

A&D counseling, basic services, methadone, specialists for infections, podiatry, alternative therapies. 8:30-4:30, M-F.

The Kettle Clinic  251-5237, 1725 Venables Street:

No CareCard required. Mon 9:30-4:30, Wed-Thur 9:30-3. Call reception at 251-2801.

Bridge Health Clinic  709-6540, 2450 Ontario:

(Hospital at Kingsway & 13th): Immigrants & refugees; services and interpretation daily.

Butte Street Clinic 660-7949, 1170 Butte.   (GLBT)

Pine Free Clinic 736-2391, 1985 W4th   Youth

Women's Health Collective  736-5262, 29 W Hastings:

Nurse hours Mon-Thur 1:30-4:30, Friday 10am-1pm

Reach Community Health Centre 251-3000, 1145 Commercial Drive.

Vancouver General 875-4111, 711 W.12th:

Outpatient: Eligible low-income persons.

V.D. Clinic 707-5600, 655 W 12th:, 828 W.10th:

Appointment necessary.

 

ALCOHOL & DRUG OUTPATIENT SERVICES

AVALON WOMEN'S CENTRE: 263-7177

ODYSSEY 11 (Youth): 879-8853

A&D DAY TREATMENT: 638-3390

 

FREE OR LOW COST DENTAL SERVICES

Portland Community Dental Clinic:

778-371-0060, 360 Columbia: 

Low cost service for D.E. residents; Appts. Mon-Thur, 9-5pm

Eastside Walk-in Dental Clinic:  254-9900, 455 E Hastings: Volunteer dentists, FREE.    Open Mondays 9:30-4pm and Fridays, 9:30-12:30

VGH Dental Clinic 875-4006, 805 W.12th:

Cost reduced by 20% if uninsured. 8:30-4pm

Reach Dental Clinic 254-1331, 1145 Commercial Dr:

Call ahead.

Vancouver Community College  443-8499

Cleanings -$35

Welfare  1-866-866-0800 for information.

 

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FREE SHOWERS, LAUNDRY, DE-LOUSING, SHOWERS FOR PSYCHIATRIC CLIENTS

FREE SHOWERS, LAUNDRY, DE-LOUSING

Evelyne Saller Centre 320 Alexander:

Laundry taken at 9am, M-F,(daily limit); showers, de-lousing, first aid...9am-9pm.

First United Church 320 E.Hastings:

Showers available for men and women.

Drug Users Resource Centre 412 E.Cordova:

Monday - Friday, 10-3

SHOWERS FOR PSYCHIATRIC CLIENTS

Coast Foundation 872-3502, 295 E.11th:

Showers at the clubhouse, 8-4pm daily.

Mental Patients Association 482-3700, 2275 Fir Street:

Showers for members, 10am-7:30pm

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COUNSELLING, SUPPORT, INFORMATION: PSYCHIATRIC, DRUG USERS, PROSTITUTES,

COUNSELLING, SUPPORT, INFORMATION

Drug Users Resource Centre 678-8278, 412 E.Cordova:

Free -showers, lunch, coffee, movies, LD phone; programs for women & men. Mon-Fri, 10-4.

 

PSYCHIATRIC

Strathcona Mental Health Team

253-4401, 330 Heatley, Suite 201.

Coast Foundation 872-3502,  295 E.11 Ave

Kettle Friendship Society 251-2801,

1725 Venables Street.

Mental Health Action, Research & Advocacy. 689-7938, 163 W.Pender:

Help with housing finance, substance abuse, appeals� M-F, 9-4.30

Community Care Teams 874-7626:

Referrals, one-to-one counselling; boarding homes & rehab programs.

Dual Diagnosis 255-9843, 255 E.12th Ave:

Outpatient and treatment options. 8:30-5, M-F

 

DRUG USERS

VANDU (Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users) 683-6061, 380 E.Hastings:

Peer support, education, harm reduction.

Safe Injection Site  687-7483,139 E.Hastings

Supervised by Health personnel; clean rigs. Drugs are not supplied. Referrals for treatment

HIV/IDU Consumer Board 688-6241, 105-177 E.Hastings. Information and advocacy.

 

PROSTITUTES

PACE (Providing Alternatives Counselling & Education)

872-7651:  Help with housing, detox, welfare, food, clothing, shelter. (Founded by former pros)

W.I.S.H. Drop-in Centre 330 Alexander:. Safe place for women working the streets. Shower facilities, food; relax with various ongoing programs. 6-10pm, Sun-Fri; 681-9244 for info. [Office at 515-119 W.Pender; 669-WISH]

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Some helpful phone numbers

Some helpful phone numbers

 

PACE Cellular (weekends & evenings).............786-5437

W.I.S.H.........................................669-WISH

EMERGENCY SERVICES..............................660-4927

YOUTH DETOX.....................................872-4349

ADOLESCENT SERVICES UNIT........................660-9376

COVENANT HOUSE................................. 685-7474

RICHARDS STREET CLINIC..........................660-6776

NEXUS...........................................660-5216

PARC............................................681-2122

BATTERED WOMEN'S SUPPORT SERVICE..... ...687-1867

AIDS VANCOUVER HELPLINE.........................687-2437

CHILDREN'S HELP LINE..........Dial 0 ask for Zenith 1234

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WOMEN, NATIVE PEOPLE, DISABLED, SENIORS, OTHER COUNSELLING SERVICES

WOMEN

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre 681-8480, 302 Columbia:

Counselling, free clothes, showers, laundry, workshops, programs, welfare & housing, advocacy. Safe, confidential.

Crabtree Corner 216-1650, 533 E.Hastings:

Emergency daycare, babysitting, Single Moms Support Group. Food Bank for single moms on Tues; free soup & bannock Mon/Wed/Fri.  Free phone, condoms, clothes. Resource & referrals.

Sheway Project 216-1699 , 533 E.Hastings:

Pregnancy outreach program, maternity clinic, counselling and nutrition info, housing advocacy, donated kids' clothing often available.

Vancouver Status of Women 255-6554, 2652 East Hastings: 

Excellent resource.

Battered Women's Support Services

687-1868(business),687-1867(counselling)

10-week & drop-in group for heterosexuals & lesbians who've been emotionally and/or physically abused; counselling, legal advocacy.  Date violence program for teens.

Vancouver Women's Health Collective

736-5262, 29 W Hastings:

Women only space. Services include resource centre, nurse practitioner clinic, yoga, and art therapy. Monday-9am-5pm TWT 12-5pm, Friday 9am-1:30

 

NATIVE PEOPLE

Aboriginal Front Door Society 604-697-5666, 384 Main Street:

Adult education, arts & crafts, drumming, healing circles. 8-2pm  Mon-Friday

Helping Spirit Lodge 872-6649, 3965 Dumfries:

Native family violence counselling.

Native Courtworkers & Counselling Association 985-5355, 520 Richards St

Vancouver Aboriginal Centre 251-4844, 1607 E.Hastings:

9am-10pm.

Hey-way-noqu' 874-1831,401-1638 E. Broadway:

Healing Circle for Addictions Society.

Vancouver Native Health Society 254-9949, 449 E.Hastings: Walk-in clinic. Physician service for all with or without medical coverage. 7 days/ week; evenings (4:30-8:30) Mon-Thur. Referrals and other services. Clinic # is 255-9766.

Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services 872-6723, 210 W.Broadway:

Counselling for Native families. Advocacy and assistance with foster situations+apprehensions.

 

DISABLED

Downtown Eastside Handicapped Association 704-333 Terminal St:

Peer support, counselling; trips.

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities 875-0188, 204-456 W.Broadway:

Advocates (872-1278) on access, housing, employment, rights.

Adult Learning Disabilities Association 683-5554, 603-409 Granville:

Drop-in resource centre; counselling, referrals

BC Paraplegic Association  324-3611:

Resource centres for people with physical disabilities.

 

SENIORS

Downtown Eastside Seniors Centre 254-2194, 509 E.Hastings:

Services include social, advocacy, referrals, housing help. [Neighbourhood Helpers Project is sponsored by DE Seniors (254-6207).]

Continental Seniors Centre 1067 Seymour (3rd floor): Cafeteria, TV room, cards, pool table, outdoor deck.

Strathcona Community Centre 713-1838, 601 Keefer:

Offers a wide range of social & recreational activities.

411 Seniors' Centre  684-8171, 704-333 Terminal:

Counselling on Pensions, Social Assistance, Housing, etc.  Mon-Fri, 8:30-4pm

Seniors' Well Aware Program (SWAP): 667-9727

Elders Network  732-0812: 

Information on services available for seniors.

 

OTHER COUNSELLING SERVICES    

WATARI Youth/Family Alcohol & Drug Service

254-6995, 678 E.Hastings,: Free confidential counselling, education, referrals and prevention programs. Offers encouragement through training and skill development to address A&D problems.

Family Services Association 731-4951, 616 W.7th:

Low fees according to income; marital/family/group counselling.

Detox  646-6844, 119 E. Cordova.

Alcohol & Drug Detoxes  660-9382:

Run by Ministry of Labour & Consumer Services

John Howard Society 872-5651, 763 Kingsway:

Support and services for those in contact with the criminal justice system.

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LEGAL SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES

 Legal Services Society  601-6206, 4th floor, 510 Burrard:

Legal aid services available; must have proof of income. 9-12, 1-3 Mon-Fri, closed Wed afternoon.

The Law Line 601-6100

PIVOT 255-9700, 121 Heatley:

Non-profit legal advocacy; local legal clinics. Does not provide any drop-in services. Phone or go online.

Law Students' Legal Advice Program  822-5791:

Students under the supervision of lawyers help with advice & assistance. At Carnegie Mon&Thur 10-4, Tues. 2-8pm.  Legal clinics

U.B.C. Legal Clinic 822-5791: 

Provides free advice & assistance. 9-4 , Monday to Friday

Vancouver Community Legal Assistance Society 685-3425, 300-1140 W. Pender Street:

Programs, services in Disability, Mental Health, and Community law.

Residential Tenancy Branch 660:1020, 390 Main and 520 Richards:

Rights and possibilities with landlords.

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ADVOCACY RESOURCE LIST

ADVOCACY RESOURCE LIST

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities 875-0188, 204-456 W.Broadway:

PWD/PPMB, access, housing, employment, rights, mentally & physically disabled.(Advocates: 872-1278)

First United Church 681-8365, 320 E.Hastings:

Welfare, RTA, Mon-Wed-Fri 9-11am; Tues-Thur 12:30-2:30; Monday only 6-8pm

Mental Patients Association 738-2811, 2275 Fir Street:.  

9-4, Monday to Friday.

Mental Health Action, Research & Advocacy

689-7938,163 W.Pender: M-F, 9-4:30

Advocate for Children & Youth,

Toll-Free: 1-800-476-3933

PIVOT 255-9700: Non-profit legal advocacy.

The Kettle Advocates  253-0669, 1725 Venables:

Income assistance, tenancy issues, debt, child protection, mental health.

Vancouver Community Legal Assistance Society 685-3425, 300-1140 W.Pender Street:

Frontline advocate�s resource for developing & litigating cases on disability, mental health, welfare & unemployment issues. 

Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services  872-6723, 210 W.Broadway: Counselling for Native families. Advocacy and assistance with foster situations+apprehensions

United Native Nations 688-1821, 110-23 W.Pender:

Employment, Environmental Youth Corps, veterans' affairs, MAMLE (child advocacy), education, housing, status & rights.

BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre 687-3063, 208-1090 W.Pender. The name tells it.

Better Business Bureau  682-2711, 8:30-3:30

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EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

Tradeworks 253-9355, 87 E Pender:

Training in construction, computers, home imp. Internet access, job search & resumes, email, other help. "Job Shop" program.  8:30-4pm, Mon-Fri

Employment Services Centre  872-0770, 112 W Hastings:

Referrals and training, job placement and creation, economic & business enhancement aid, Call or drop in.  9:30-4:30

Megaphone  255-9701, 121 Heatley:

Training to sell Vancouver's street paper. First 10 copies free. Monday to Friday 9-5pm; Saturday 10-3pm.

Aboriginal Connections to Employment 687-7480, 390 Main:

Free access to resources: Internet, job board, message & phone service for employment purposes. Counselling, case management, action plans, referrals. 

Bladerunners 688-9116, 390 Main:

Skills, etc. placement on construction. Call first: 9-5, M-F.

**www.dtes.ca**  website for network & aid

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ADVOCACY in LANGUAGE & LEARNING

ADVOCACY in LANGUAGE & LEARNING

Learning Exchange 408-5164, 612 Main:

UBC community outreach. Student volunteer placement, internet coalition, resources, aid.

Carnegie Learning Centre 665-3013, 401 Main:

GED(Grade 12 equivalent), ESL (English as a Second Language) one-to-one tutors, reading/writing/math, resumes, computers...

First United Church 681-8365,

Adult Learning Disabilities Association

683-5554, 603-409 Granville: Drop-in resource centre; counselling for LD adults...

Downtown East Education Centre 101 Powell: Run by VSB

FRENCH

La Boussole 683-7337, 612 E. Broadway:

English lessons, GED (equivalency), literacy upgrading. Mon-Thur, 9-4, Fri 9-noon.

SPANISH  

Servicios de Orientacion(SOS) 255-1881, 207-744 W Hastings:

Immigration counselling, advocacy, emergency aid. English classes, Referrals. 9 am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Call first.

S.O.S.: Chinese settlement worker for advocacy & immigration counselling. 255-4611

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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, DROP-IN AND RECREATION

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, DROP-IN AND RECREATION

COMMUNITY CENTRES

Carnegie Community Centre 665-2220, 401 Main:

Open daily 9am-11pm. Food services & kitchen, library (Native, French, Spanish, Chinese collections) cards, board games, Seniors Lounge, gym, learning centre with tutors, a pool room, weights, theatre, poetry, music, computer room, art gallery, haircuts... (newsletter!)

 The Gathering Place 665-2391, 609 Helmcken:

Low-income community centre with library, a pool room, various fitness classes, food services, music, poetry, laundry, computers, good company

Evelyne Saller Centre 665-3075, 320 Alexander:

Cafeteria, TV lounges (TSN), pool table, cards & board games, showers, laundry, crafts.

La Boussole 683-7337, 612 E.Broadway::

"Friendly" coffee, cards, board games; every 2 weeks a different social event/activity. Mon-Fri. 9-4  En francais!

Ray-Cam Co-op Centre 257-6949, 920 East Hastings:

Full-sized gym, variety of recreational programs. Kid's Klub.

 

MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS

C.M.H.A. Recreation  872-3148

Motivation Power Achievement 738-1422 / 738-5177, 2275 Fir Street:. 

Drop-In Centre 10am-9:30pm, Mon to Fri; 12-7 Sat & Sun.

The Living Room 255-7026, 528 Powell:

Drop-in, recreation. People with a mental health history welcome.

Kettle Friendship Society 251-2854, 1725 Venables:

Recreation, social contact & activities, meals, showers.

West Coast Mental Health Network 733-5570, 201-1300 Richards:

Peers. Shared resources, self-help groups, newsletter.

 

WOMEN

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre 681-8480, 302 Columbia:

Drop in or call for information. Variety of services

Single Moms 533 E.Hastings(YWCA Crabtree Corner):  Call 216-1650 for information.

 

SENIORS

411 Seniors Centre 684-8171 704-333 Terminal,:

Membership $8/yr for 55+; pool table, cards, crafts, woodworking, library, thrift sho.

Downtown Eastside Seniors Centre 254-2194, 509 E.Hastings:

Cards, TV, pool table, talk, companionship, outings

Continental Seniors Centre 1067 Seymour:

Cards, TV, pool table, cafeteria.

Elders Network 732-0812:

Information on services available for seniors.

 

NATIVE GATHERINGS

Cultural Sharing 665-3003, 401 Main (Carnegie):

Mondays, 5pm in the Theatre.

Vancouver Aboriginal Centre 251-4844, 1607 E.Hastings:

9am-10pm

 

YOUTH

ARIES Project (Urban Native Youth) 255-1326, 1607 E.Hastings:

"Street involved" Native youth aged 14-19. Counselling/life skills, health info, arts & crafts, Recreational/cultural.

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IDENTIFICATION

IDENTIFICATION

Birth Certificate 660-2937, 502-605 Robson

BCiD/Driver's Licence 661-2255, 254-800 Hornby or 2750 Commercial

Passport 1-800-567-6868, 250-757 W.Hastings

Care Card (MSP-BC) 683-7151, 8-4:30pm

Indian Status 666-2059, 601-1138 Melville

S.I.N. Card 681-8253, 415-757 W Hastings

 

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INFORMATION

INFORMATION

Police Information 717-3321

Jail Information 775-3800:

24-hour phone to see if someone is in jail at Main & Cordova.

Court Information 660-4200, 222 Main:

To find out court appearance dates & times for Provincial Court on Main.

Transit Information 953-3333 for bus routes & schedules;

682-7887 for lost bus passes.

General Information 875-6381:

Greater Vancouver Information & Referral.

Alcohol & Drug Referral: 660-9382

Victim Services: 1-800-563-0808

Problem Gambling: 1-888-795-6111

Youth Against Violence: 1-800-680-4264

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FREE/LOW COST COMPUTER SERVICES

FREE/LOW COST COMPUTER SERVICES

Carnegie Centre 665-2220, 401 Main:

Lab (7 days, 9:15am-9:45pm) 3 sessions(1 hr) per day. Carnegie membership required ($1/year). Learning Centre (M-F, 9-5) Introductory Courses; Library 10-10, 2 30m/day. Oppenheimer Park 1pc & wi-fi

Open Door Social Services (Work BC) 872-0770, 112 W Hastings:

Priority to jobseekers. Free computers/internet/fax/telephone  M-F, 8-4:30pm

ACE 687-7480, 390 Main:

Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm. For Aboriginal people seeking employment

Ray-Cam Co-op Centre 257-6949, 920 E Hastings:

10 computers for members. Public has access M-F, 9-3pm. 2-hour sign-up.

UBC Learning Exchange 408-5164, 612 Main:

Tuesday-Friday, 1-5pm. Free computer tutoring, Internet, Office Software. Tutors.

Vancouver Community Network  257-3811, 705-333 Terminal: Mondays, 10-4, free drop-in help.

Free Geek Community Tech Centre 879-4335, 1820 Pandora:

Tue-Sat 11-6. Free access in exchange for volunteer hours. Ltd. Internet access.

Academy of Older Canadians 681-3767, 411 Dunsmuir: Computer basics & other courses. Cost

Vancouver Public Library

Central 331-3603, 350 W Georgia: M-Th 10-9pm, Fri-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5.  Free computer/internet with Library card.  2 hrs/day                                                                           

Strathcona 665-3967, 592 E Pender:  M-F 9-5, Sat 11-4       Free computer/internet with Library card. 1 hour/day.                                                                

 

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OTHER SERVICES

OTHER SERVICES

Co-op Radio 684-8494, 360 Columbia St:

Local music, ethnic issues, political commentary. Global audience.  (100.5 FM).

Tenants' Resource and Advisory Centre 255-0546:

Neighbourhood Housing Society

331-8757,  Call for information.

DTES Neighbourhood House  215-2030, 573 E.Hastings:

 Volunteers welcome. Programs, activities for moms + tots, others.  Mon-Sat

Neighbourhood Helpers Project 254-6207, 509 E.Hastings:

Connects volunteers with isolated seniors & persons with disabilities.

Pigeon Park Savings 678-8276, 92 E.Hastings:

Banking services to low-income residents. Flat rate cheque cashing. Mon-Thur 11-5, Friday 12-6.

BC Men's Resource Centre 878-9033

 

MOVING for Low-Income People

Ray's Moving 255-1713

AJK Moving 875-9072

 

RECYCLING

United We Can  681-0001, 220 International:

9:30-5 M-F, 9:30-4 S-S: "This is the best in the city - no hassles, no limits and no bullshit."

[Also bike repair and street/alley cleaning.]

Electronic Recycling Association  215-4483, 2028 Wall St:

Non-profit; focus on reuse of IT equipment. Donates various hardware items to charities and low-income people.

Carnegie Community Action Project 604-729-2380(Jean Swanson), 665-2105 (office)

Research, public education & direct action, Focusing on issues that affect our Downtown Eastside neighbourhood: housing, gentrification, homelessness, drug policy, and poverty

 

GET INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY..

THE FIGHT FOR A SENTIENT PEACE

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HIV+ / AIDS

HIV+ / AIDS

AIDS Vancouver 893-2201, 1107 Seymour:

 

This is the Pacific AIDS Resource Centre, connected to the international network of AIDS research & support services.

 

Healing Our Spirit (BC Aboriginal) 879-8884, 100-2425 Quebec:

 

Care, support for Aboriginal Peoples infected and affected by this disease.

 

Positive Women's Network 692-3000, 614-1033 Davie:

 

Supports women living with HIV/ AIDS in making their own choices about HIV-related care, including treatments, reproduction, and advocacy . Mon-Fri, 9-5; drop-in 11-4.

 

Vancouver Native Health Society - Outreach 254-9949, 449 E.Hastings:

 

Positive Outlook offers drop-in, outreach, medical, social services.

 

A.S.I.A.[Asian Society for Intervention of AIDS]

669-5567 210-119 W.Pender.

 

HIV/IDU Consumer Board 688-6241, 105-177 E.Hastings.

Information and advocacy.

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Immigrant Services

Immigrant Services

 

Settlement Section  684-7498, 580 Drake:

Help with housing, jobs, social services, translation.

 

Language Instruction: 684-2561, 501-333 Terminal:

Afternoon or evening classes. All welcome.

 

MOSAIC  254-9626, 1720 Grant:

Services in 22 languages & translation. Settlement & social aid.

 

Bridge Health Clinic 709-6540, 2450 Ontario(St.Joseph's Hospital, Kingsway & 13th):

Immigrants & refugees;. Mon,Tue & Fri 1-4pm, Wed, Thur 1:30-4:30pm

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MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS

MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS

 

Informal: You are in hospital because you requested admission.

 - you can accept or refuse specific treatments. You must agree first.

 - you must consent without ultimatums or threats being put to you.

 - you will be discharged within 72 hours unless status is changed to involuntary.

 

Involuntary: POLICE say you act in a way likely to endanger yourself and/or another's safety.

A JUDGE believes you are a mentally disordered person..and/or dangerous to be at large..and/or that usual procedure causes a dangerous wait;

A DOCTOR determines you are mentally disordered..require treatment (care, control, supervision)..for your own or others' safety.

* 2 doctors have to fill out forms

* You can appeal admission on 1st day.

* Admission as an involuntary patient can be good for 30 days.

* Unless a doctor reports that you should(have to) stay in hospital, you must be let go after 30 days.

* If a doctor reports that you have to stay it can be for 90 days.

 

IF YOU ARE IN A PROVINCIAL MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY, CONTACT THE MENTAL PATIENT'S ADVOCATE. IT IS FREE.

 

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATES

CLAS 685-3425; BCCPD 872-1278

Kettle 251-2801; MPA 482-3700

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