Vancouver Community Resources

HEALTH & WELLNESS ORGANIZATIONS

AIDS Vancouver

web: http://www.aidsvancouver.org/what-we-do
tel: 604-696-4691

  • Provides services for people living with HIV
  • Support programs, including counseLling and case management

Bute Street Clinic at QMUNITY

web: http://www.qmunity.ca/home/bute-street-clinic/
tel: 604-707-2796

  • Provides free and confidential HIV, STI & HCV testing
  • Walk-ins accepted, Monday to Friday between 1am and 4:30pm

Canadian Mental Health Association

web: http://www.cmha.ca/
tel: 604-688-3234
email: info@nullcmha.bc.ca

  • Five branches providing support to people living with mental illness in the Vancouver area – two in Vancouver, North Vancouver, New Westminster & Richmond

Coast Foundation Society

web: www.coastfoundation.com
tel: 604-872-3502

  • Establishing public, private and non-profit partnerships to secure resources to provide more housing, jobs and other community services for people with a mental illness.

Mental Health Services Crisis Line

tel: 604-872-3311
toll-free: 1-866-611-3311

  • Immediate, telephone support for people

Friends for Life Society

web: http://www.friendsforlife.ca/
tel: 604-682-5992
email: info@nullfriendsforlife.ca

  • Services and programs with a holistic approach to health for people living with HIV/AIDS and cancer, and their families, friends, and caregivers.

Health Initiative for Men (HiM)

web: http://checkhimout.ca/
tel: 604-488-1001

  • Services for gay and bisexual men
  • Peer support, professional  counselling & personal strategic advising
  • Drop-in programming – condom packing, discussion groups & more

Healing Our Spirit – BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Society

web: http://www.healingourspirit.org/
tel: 604-879-8888
email: info@nullhealingourspirit.org

  • Services and resources for Aboriginal people
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Provides care, treatment, support services and increased community accessibility to HIV/AIDS

IDC at St. Paul’s Hospital

web: http://www.cfenet.ubc.ca/our-work/programs/john-ruedy-immunodeficiency-clinic-idc
tel: 604-806-8060

  • Primary, integrated care and support for HIV-positive patients
  • Appointments with family doctors, specialists, nurses, pharmacists, counsellors, social workers, and nutritionists

Motivational and Power Achievement Society

web: http://www.mpa-society.org/
tel: 604-482-3700

  • Supports people living with mental illness
  • Offers licensed care, supported housing, independent living and court advocacy

Peer Navigator Program

web: http://www.positivelivingbc.org/service/peer-navigatorstel: 604-908-7710
email: navigators@nullpositiveliningbc.org

  • Services for people recently diagnosed with HIV
  • One-to-one support program designed to improve emotional health, support HIV management, including decisions about starting treatment, develop disclosure strategies, and support overall well-being

Pender Community Health Clinic

web: https://www.vch.ca/403/7676/?program_id=10928
tel: 604-669-9181

  • Specialized treatment of addiction, HCV, and HIV/AIDS
  • Doctors, nurses, and counselors are available

Positive Living BC

web: http://www.positivelivingbc.org/services
tel: 604-893-2200
email: clinic@nullpositivelivingbc.org

  • Services for people living with HIV
  • Daily drop-in services, including the lounge & internet café
  • Advocacy services for support with income, housing, health care access, discrimination & end of life planning
  • Health and wellness sessions, including acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathy, nutrition, dentistry, dental hygiene, Tai Chi, Thai Yoga, massage, Reiki,  and yoga
  • Social groups specific to poz men

Qmunity: Services for queer communities

web: http://www.qmunity.ca/home/eventsgroupsandprograms/
tel: 604-684-5307

  • Community groups, including those related to addictions, bereavement and social groups
  • Free, by appointment counseling provided by clinical counselors and social workers
  • Legal clinic

West End Mental Health Teams

web: https://www.vch.ca/403/7676/?program_id=10754
tel: 604-687-7994

  • Individual and group mental health rehabilitation services in the areas of personal life, leisure, education and work
  • Services include: individualized mental health screening and assessment; rehabilitation goal-setting; basic support (access to activities); rehabilitation readiness assessment (exploration of service options, building confidence); rehabilitation processes (assistance with goal achievement) ongoing support, referral to other services and advocacy.

Spectrum Health

702-1080 Howe St.
tel: 604-681-1180

  • Primary health care, with queer- and positive-friendly physicians

Vancouver Addictions Matrix Program (VAMP)

Three Bridges Community Health Centre
1292 Hornby St.
tel: 604-714-3480
email: vamp@nullvch.ca

  • A 16-week outpatient stimulant addiction treatment program.
  • This day/evening program offers group treatment, along with individual counselling sessions.
  • Offers a youth stream which serves youth aged 16 thought 25 and a stream serving gay/bi men stream.
  • Clients can either self-refer or they can be referred by an agency. Please call for program referrals, promotional materials and/or to book a presentation.

YouthCO HIV and Hep C Community Outreach

web: http://youthco.org
tel: 604-688-1441
email: support@nullyouthoco.org

  • Services for people living with and affected by HIV aged 15 to 29.
  • One-to-one peer counseling, group support, harm reduction, community referrals

 

SOCIAL GROUPS

Cutting Edges

web: http://www.thecuttingedges.com/

  • Gay men of all skill levels and ages welcome
  • Clean, violence-free hockey with opportunities to develop skills and play other teams throughout North America

TAZMen

web: http://tazmen.com/

  • outdoor activities and indoor workshops at retreats to promote affectionate, unmediated experiential communication

Frontrunners

web: http://www.vancouverfrontrunners.org/

  • safe and friendly environment for the LGBTQ community and friends to run and walk together

Out and About

web: http://www.oavancouver.org/

  • Outdoor activities for gay men

Out for Kicks

web: http://www.outforkicks.ca/

  • GLBT-friendly recreational soccer club

Pinoy Pride Vancouver

email: pinoypridevan@nullyahoo.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pinoypride.vancouver

  • Social group for Filipino-Canadian LGBTQs, families, friends and supporters

Sher Vancouver

web: http://www.shervancouver.com/
email: shervancouver@nullhotmail.com

  • Social, cultural and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender South Asians and their friends, families and allies
  • All are welcome regardless of ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexuality

Vancouver Gaymers

web: http://www.vancouvergaymers.ca/
email: organizers@nullvancouvergaymer.ca

  • Videogames, board games, card games, movies and local events for queers and allies

Vancouver Men’s Chorus

web: http://www.vancouvermenschorus.ca/
tel: 604-669-SING (604-669-7464)

  • Canada’s first gay chorus
  • Welcome singing and non-singing members

Vancouver Prime Timers

web: http://www.vancouverprimetimers.com/
tel: 604-738-1956

  • active social and recreation group for gay and bi men, 35 and up

Vancouver Radical Faeries

web: http://www.bcradfae.ca/
email: shervancouver@nullhotmail.com

  • Self-identified queer men-loving-men dedicated to building spiritual intimacy in their relationships, celebrate sexuality and play with ideas about gender