Find An Advocate: Lower Mainland

Location: Vancouver , BC , #704-333 Terminal Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Women
Telephone: (604) 684-8171
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Advocacy Description: A social recreation center for seniors with an information and referral facility. There are volunteers that support clients on a variety of topics including but not limited to the following: ◾Seniors...
Tags: seniors
Location: Abbotsford , BC , 2420 Montrose Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: 604.859.7681
Advocacy Description: A non-profit community-based agency with services for the multicultural community, seniors, families, unemployed, people with low incomes, youth and those with special needs. Their Community Legal...
Tags: child care, community centre, community kitchen, community living, counselling, development disabilities, ESL, meals on wheels, pro-bono clinic, settlement workers, victim assistance, youth services
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1107 Seymour Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Health, Legal Assistance, Welfare
Telephone: 604-893-2201
Other Telephone: Helpline: 604-696-4666
Advocacy Description: If you are living with HIV/AIDS, you can count on AIDS Vancouver's Case Management program. We work to help you achieve stable and sustained health, and a better quality of life. Get help with health...
Location: Maple Ridge , BC , 11907 – 228th Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations
Telephone: 604.467.6911 ext. 217
Advocacy Description: Provides programs to all Aboriginal groups (i.e. First Nation, Metis, Urban) and offers information, support, referral services, informal education in traditional teachings and a strong cultural...
Tags: aboriginal services
Location: Chilliwack , BC , 9046 Young Rd.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Addictions, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Health, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Prisoners, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: (604) 792-2760
Advocacy Description: Advocacy services provide help with: ◾Supreme or provincial court issues ◾Income assistance, custody & access, peace bonds & restraining orders ◾Ministry for Children & Family ◾Housing...
Location: Vancouver , BC , 163 West Pender
Type(s) of Advocacy: Mental Health
Telephone: 604-689-7938
Advocacy Description: The ARA Mental Health seeks to work in a cooperative, non-competitive way, with the existing services in enhancing the quality of life for people living in the community. Advocacy services in a...
Tags: appeals, child apprehensions, consumers, mental illness, survivors, tribunals
Location: Vancouver , BC , 56 E. Hastings St
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Family, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: 604-428-9202
Advocacy Description: Information, advice & referrals: Family law, Ministry of Children & Families (MCFD), minor criminal law issues (incl. victims of crime), Aboriginal law, Police Complaints, Ombudsperson...
Tags: criminal law, family law
Location: White Rock , BC , Suite 204 - 15210, North Bluff Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: (604) 531-9143
Advocacy Description: Advice, advocacy, support and referral services. Legal advice can be obtained regarding minor legal matters ranging from summary criminal offences to family law matters. Atira Legal Advocacy Examples...
Tags: criminal law, family law
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1424 Commercial Dr
PO Box 21503
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Crisis Services, Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: Crisis and Intake line: 604.687.1867
Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm Wed 10am to 8pm Closed Stat Holidays Closed Sundays
Advocacy Description: Battered Women's Support Services provides support and advocacy for women who have experienced abuse. Programs: •Support Groups •Counselling •Indigenous Women’s Programs •Women’s Safety and Outreach...
Tags: aboriginal women, counselling, crisis support, domestic violence, social enterprise, support groups, violence against women
Location: Vancouver , BC , 370 – 1199 West Pender Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, Violence
Telephone: Seniors Information & Help Line: 604-437-1940 (local) | 1-866-437-1940 (toll free)
Advocacy Description: BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support is a non-profit organization delivering programs and initiatives that work to prevent elder abuse. We advocate for legal and social justice for older adults....
Tags: elder abuse, elder law clinic, senior's help line, victim services
Location: Chilliwack , BC , 8937 School Street
The Village - Youth Services entrance
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: 604-702-2907
Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30
Advocacy Description: Chilliwack's Community Legal Advocacy Centre is part of Abbotsford Community Services. Information, advice, referrals & representation on a variety of issues including: Income assistance -...
Location: Richmond , BC , 120 - 7000 Minoru Boulevard
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 604-279-7077
Advocacy Description: Free and confidential, trained volunteer advocates at the Outreach & Advocacy program are able to support our clients in many ways. Services range from housing and benefit applications to more...
Tags: multilingual
Location: Abbotsford , BC , 2420 Montrose Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 604-859-7681 - Ext 207
Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 4:00pm; Meetings are generally by appointment only.
Advocacy Description: Serving residents of Abbotsford and Mission. They provide information, advice, referrals and representation on a variety of issues including: 1. Income assistance - disability applications &...
Tags: abbotsford community services
Location: Sechelt , BC , 5520 Trail Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Women
Telephone: (604) 885-4088
General office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. We are closed Fridays, weekends and holidays.
Advocacy Description: The Community Resource Centre is open to all Sunshine Coast residents seeking information about local resources and services or needing support. Services include: Information and Referral •...
Location: Maple Ridge , BC , 22318 McIntosh Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Crisis Services, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: (604) 467-9939
Advocacy Description: Provides women with practical information, advocacy and help with linking to services such as housing, legal services, income assistance, counseling and other community resources.
Location: Vancouver , BC , #204 - 456 West Broadway
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: 604-872-1278
Other Telephone: TTY line (hearing impaired only) 604-875-8835
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Advocacy Description: The Advocacy Access Program at Disability Alliance BC (formerly BC Coalition of People with Disabilities) has been a place of support, information and advocacy for people with all disabilities. They...
Tags: CPP Disability Benefits, Persons with Disabilities, Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers, PPMB, PWD
Location: Surrey , BC , #1107, 7330 – 137th Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Family, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Women, Workers
Telephone: (604) 597-0205
Main Site Office Hours: Monday and Friday – 8:30am - 4:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 8:30am-9:00pm
Advocacy Description: DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society (formally Surrey Delta Immigrant Services Society) offers counselling, employment, outreach and other services.
Tags: clinic, job training, settlement services, translation
Location: Vancouver , BC , 302 Columbia St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Women
Telephone: (604) 681-8480
Advocacy Description: Varied advocacy services available for women, including mental health and housing advocacy. There is also advocacy for family protection issues for Moms (CFCSA) files, and "Resources in the DTES”...
Location: New Westminster , BC , 402 E. Columbia Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Prisoners, Women
Telephone: 604-520-1166
Advocacy Description: Assists women and youth involved in the criminal justice system. Operates a half-way house, a homeless shelter for women and children and youth programs for independent living.
Tags: criminal justice system
Location: Vancouver , BC , 320 East Hastings Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare
Telephone: 604 681-8365
Advocacy Description: First United has been engaged in legal advocacy work since the 1970s, providing much needed legal assistance, advice and representation to low income and vulnerable people in the Downtown Eastside....
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