Find an Advocate - British Columbia - Women

Location: Bella Coola , BC , 411 MacKenzie Street
PO Box 309
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Mental Health, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women, Workers
Telephone: 1-877-499-0044 (Toll free)
Other Telephone: 1-250-799-0044
Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 11AM to 5 PM
Advocacy Description: Provides legal advocacy and support to the peoples of Bella Coola, Anahim Lake, Bella Bella, Klemtu, and Wuikinuxv. Help with housing on reserve/RTA, debt, residential school, disability, police...
Location: 100 Mile House , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Crisis Services, Violence, Women
Telephone: (250) 395-4093
Advocacy Description: Provides information and referrals to women and families in the community; violence and abuse counselling for women and their partners, and a Safe House for women and children leaving abusive...
Location: Vancouver , BC , #704-333 Terminal Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Multicultural, Seniors and Elders, Women
Telephone: (604) 684-8171
Hours:
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: 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 , 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
Hours:
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: Bella Coola , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Violence, Women
Telephone: (250) 799-5916
Other Telephone: (250) 799-5588
Advocacy Description: Advocacy and support for women and girls who have been victims of violence or who are at risk of violence. An outreach worker can help in many ways including: •Help in connecting with other services...
Location: Campbell River , BC , #105 - 1116 Dogwood Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Violence, Women
Telephone: 250-287-3044
Advocacy Description: We are a women’s resource centre providing services to women in Campbell River and the surrounding central and northern Vancouver Island region. A program of the Vancouver Island North Women’s...
Location: Williams Lake , BC , 99 South Third Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Housing and Tenants, Mental Health, Violence, Women
Telephone: (250) 398-6831
Other Telephone: Mental Health Liaison: 250-3119
Advocacy Description: The Cariboo Friendship Society is a non-profit, charitable Society. It offers many services, including: Chiwid Transition House - housing, counselling, education and support for women and children...
Location: Kelowna , BC , 280-1855 Kirschner Rd.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Employment and Unemployment, Legal Assistance, Violence, Women
Telephone: 250 763-4613
Advocacy Description: Advocacy and support for women and children affected by violence or involved in the justice system. Counselling, career development, victim services and outreach services available.
Tags: justice system, victim services
Location: Kelowna , BC ,
PO Box 20193 RPO Towne Centre
Type(s) of Advocacy: Crisis Services, Women
Telephone: (250) 763-1040
Advocacy Description: Emergency accommodation for women and children leaving an abusive situation. Emergency advocacy and information services available for clients. Also operates the Kelowna Women’s Shelter Thrift Store...
Location: Sechelt , BC , 5520 Trail Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Women
Telephone: (604) 885-4088
Hours:
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: Courtenay , BC , Suite 202, 576 England Ave.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Addictions, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Violence, Women
Telephone: (250) 897-0511
Other Telephone: (250) 338-1227 (24 hour crisis line)
Advocacy Description: The Comox Valley Transition Society is a feminist non-profit agency committed to making a positive contribution to the lives of women and their children. We offer supportive programs that provide...
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: Greenville , BC , 108 Cooper Avenue
PO Box 91
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Activists, Children and Youth, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Health, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women, Workers
Telephone: 250-621-3450
Hours:
8 am to 5:00 pm
Advocacy Description: Labor dispute Unjust dismissal represent clients who have been unjustly dismissed Housing issues-eviction - mediators Income tax forms - free of charge Medical malpractice Human rights advocates for...
Tags: aboriginal justice, aboriginal rights, disability forms, eviction, human rights, income tax forms, labour dispute, medical malpractice, Nisga'a, old age benefits, unjust dismissal
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
Hours:
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: Prince George , BC , 1575 – 5th Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: (250) 563-1113 (Prince George)
Advocacy Description: The Fry Society provides a range of services that are intended to provide support and relief to women that struggle with violence or the history of violence: » someone to talk to » information and...
Tags: shelter, transition house, victim services, women fleeing violence, women's shelter
Location: Quesnel , BC , #205 - 350 Barlow Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: (250) 991-0992
Advocacy Description: The Fry Society provides a range of services that are intended to provide support and relief to women that struggle with violence or the history of violence: » someone to talk to » information and...
Tags: shelter, transition house, victim services, women fleeing violence, women's shelter
Location: Burns Lake , BC , PO Box 316
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: (250) 692-7559
Other Telephone: 24 hour crisis and support line (250) 692-5720 (Burns Lake)
Advocacy Description: The Fry Society provides a range of services that are intended to provide support and relief to women that struggle with violence or the history of violence: » someone to talk to » information and...
Tags: shelter, transition house, victim services, women fleeing violence, women's shelter
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: Kamloops , BC , 827 Seymour Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Prisoners, Women
Telephone: 250.374.2119
Other Telephone: Legal Aid Offices: 250.314.1900
Advocacy Description: The Society offers services such as: Housing Support & Eviction Prevention Public Education Court Support Mental Health Support for Tenants Supportive and Informative Group Sessions for Women...
Location: Fernie , BC , 1592 10th Avenue
PO Box 2054
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Women
Telephone: 250.423.4687
Advocacy Description: Women can access individual support, including crisis intervention, safety planning, life management skills, advocacy and accompaniment through legal and government systems, and referrals to...
Location: Fort St. John , BC , 10051 - 100th Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Women
Telephone: (250) 787-1121
Hours:
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Advocacy Description: Provides general advocacy services and second stage housing. Information: Pamphlets, magazines, books, videos, on a wide variety of topics as well as internet access to information. Referrals:...
Location: Hope , BC , Box 1761
Type(s) of Advocacy: Crisis Services, Violence, Women
Telephone: Transition House Office: (604) 869-5191
Advocacy Description: Provide direct advocacy for women victims of violence who are resident in the transition home.
Location: Squamish , BC , 38021 Third Avenue, PO Box 2052
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Women
Telephone: (604)-892-5748
Website: http://hswc.ca/
Hours:
Tuesday through Friday 10am – 4:30pm
Advocacy Description: The Women’s Centre Squamish is a single access point for resources, referrals, emotional support, health and safety for women and children. Services that we provide include: ◦Support /Advocacy/...
Location: Nanaimo , BC , 302 – 65 Front Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Debt, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, Women, Workers
Telephone: 250-741-5447
Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Advocacy Description: The Justice Access Centre is the place to come when you need help with problems and legal issues that affect your everyday life such as separation or divorce, income security, employment, housing, or...
Location: Creston , BC , 102 - 12th Avenue South
P.O. Box 237
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Women
Telephone: (250) 402-0068
Other Telephone: (250) 428-6856 (24 hour safe home crisis line)
Advocacy Description: The Kootenai Community Centre Society provides the following programs and services to the Creston Valley and the east shore of Kootenay Lake. The Society's Irvine House program provides refuge to...
Location: Cranbrook , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Crisis Services, Women
Telephone: 250-426-4887
Hours:
We offer help 24 hours a day.
Advocacy Description: A ten bed home for women and children fleeing violence against women and children or at risk of violence in the community. The Transition house offers 24 hour support and consultation in a safe and...
Tags: counselling, crisis line, outreach support, transitional housing, violence against women
Location: Maple Ridge , BC , 11907 228th Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 604 467-6911
Advocacy Description: Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services' Community Law Advocacy Program provides information, Advice/Assistance, Referrals and Representation for a variety of issues including: • Welfare Issues...
Location: Nanaimo , BC , 150 Wallace Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: (250) 753-0633
Hours:
Tuesdays to Fridays 10AM to 3PM
Advocacy Description: A women’s only space that provides initial assistance with legal forms. Support workers are on site to provide emotional support and resources guidance for participants.
Location: Quesnel , BC , A-668 Doherty Drive
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Health, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Multicultural, Prisoners, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Welfare, Women, Workers
Telephone: 250-992-9722
Hours:
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Advocacy Description: Our clients are parents (moms and dads) who may have trouble with the law or have family issues. We help our clients as a whole. They usually have other issues such as: alcohol, drug, Residential...
Tags: addictions, metis, probations, residential school, residential tenancy
Location: Kaslo , BC , 336 'B' Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Women
Telephone: (250) 353-7691
Hours:
9 to noon and 1 to 4, Monday to Thursday.
Advocacy Description: Provide general advocacy and counselling services. Community Counselling, Addictions and Alcohol Counselling, Children and Youth Counselling, Victims assistance and counselling, Family support, and...
Location: North Vancouver , BC , 212 –145 East 15th Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Violence, Women
Telephone: 604-987-0366
Advocacy Description: 24 hour women’s crisis line to deal with abuse issues. General advocacy services and transition home for women fleeing abuse.
Location: North Vancouver , BC , 131 East 2nd Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women
Telephone: 604.984.6009
Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am – 5pm
Advocacy Description: North Shore Women's Centre provides advocacy services for women, including a family law legal clinic.
Tags: legal aid clinic
Location: Fort Nelson , BC , 5019 52nd Avenue West
PO Box 3190
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 250.233.8920
Hours:
Monday and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday - Thursday 8:30am to 8:00pm
Advocacy Description: The Society has a Pro-Bono Legal Advocate who can provide assistance for Aboriginal women and men of whom are in legal matters concerning family court, housing assistance, status, work safe, and...
Location: Smithers , BC , 3772 1st Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Family, Health, Violence, Women
Telephone: (250) 847-9000
Other Telephone: (250) 847-2595 (Transition House)
Advocacy Description: Provides pregnancy outreach, counselling and non-profit counselling programs, including Children Who Witness Abuse, Stopping the Violence, Sexual Abuse Intervention Program, and Victim Assistance.
Location: Vanderhoof , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Violence, Women
Telephone: (250) 567-9959
Other Telephone: 250-567-9512 call collect from outside the Vanderhoof area
Advocacy Description: Advocacy services provided to women and children in need of support as they leave domestic violence.
Location: Penticton , BC , #209-304 Martin St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Women
Telephone: (250) 493-6822
Hours:
Regular Drop – In Hours 1pm – 4pm on Monday through Thursday
Advocacy Description: Come visit if you are having issues with: your landlord, income assistance, disability applications, employment insurance, abuse, food, getting legal information, debts, family, health, income taxes...