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Location: , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI)
Telephone: 604-408-2172 (Greater Vancouver)
Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays
Advocacy Description: You can apply for legal aid over the phone through the LSS province-wide Call Centre or in person through your local legal aid office. All callers have an initial interview in which our staff ask...
Tags: criminal law, multilingual, telephone advice line
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 2:54pm
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1720 Grant Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Multicultural, Workers
Telephone: 604 254 9626
Other Telephone: 604 878 7400
Advocacy Description: Free legal consultation for Temporary Foreign Workers MOSAIC and Access Pro Bono have launched a legal clinic for temporary foreign workers. Pro Bono lawyers are available to provide a 30 minute free...
Tags: Espanol, migrant workers, Spanish, temporary foreign workers
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 2:26pm
Location: Victoria , BC , 1562 Fort Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Disability
Telephone: 250-370-9513
Hours:
The Resource Centre is available for drop in visits on Mondays: 1 -3 pm, Thursdays: 10 am -12 pm Fridays: 9:30-11:30 pm
Advocacy Description: The organization's Resource Centre provides information, referrals and courses concerning individuals with learning disabilities. Advocacy: •Parent Workshops and Support •Youth Workshops and Support...
Tags: learning disabilities
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 2:20pm
Location: Vancouver , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI)
Telephone: (604) 822-5791
Advocacy Description: Free legal advice and representation at clinics located throughout Greater Vancouver. LSLAP assists low-income earners with various legal issues, including: Criminal; Small Claims; Employment...
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 1:51pm
Location: Ladysmith , BC , 630 2nd Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy
Telephone: 250-245-3079
Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Advocacy Description: For Police-Based Victim Services, the organization provides programs that include but are not restricted to: •crisis intervention •emotional support •practical assistance •information on the progress...
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 1:45pm
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
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 1:36pm
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...
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 1:32pm
Location: Surrey , BC , 10667 – 135A Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Food and Foodbanks, Health, Housing and Tenants
Telephone: 604-589-8678 (Office)
Other Telephone: 604-589-7777 (Shelter), 604-589-1002 (Housing Program)
Advocacy Description: Housing and Health Solutions (formerly South Fraser Community Services Society) is a non-profit, charitable organization providing basic services and support to disadvantaged and vulnerable...
Tags: drop-in centre, HIV/AIDS, meals, medical clinic, outreach, shelter, social housing, street youth
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 12:49pm
Location: Kamloops , BC , 448 Tranquille Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (778) 470 -6101
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Advocacy Description: Kamloops Immigrant Services (KIS) is a non-profit society devoted to welcoming immigrants and newcomers to Kamloops and the surrounding areas. General advocacy, community support services provided by...
Tags: ESL, settlement services
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 11:37am
Location: Prince Rupert , BC , 571 McKay Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare
Telephone: (250) 627-KAPS (5277)
Advocacy Description: Kaien Anti-Poverty Society has a number of programs for low-income families: Family program Food program: bags of food distributed to families, seniors, single parents Free store Children’s program...
Tags: BC Housing, EIC, income assistance
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 11:31am
Location: Victoria , BC , 225 - 850 Burdett Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Debt, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare
Telephone: 250 356-7012
Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. The centre serves Victoria and the surrounding south Vancouver Island and Gulf Island communities. If you can’t travel to the centre, call for information.
Advocacy Description: At the Victoria Justice Access Centre, we can help assess what you need, provide information about your legal and related issues and refer you to services that are available for your situation, which...
Tags: family justice, mediation, Small claims
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 11:27am
Location: Vancouver , BC , 290 – 800 Hornby St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Debt, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Welfare
Telephone: 604 660-2084
Hours:
Monday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Wednesday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday 8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please note the self-help and information services area of the Vancouver Justice Access Centre is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please come in person. Self-help and information services are not available by telephone.
Advocacy Description: At the Vancouver Justice Access Centre, we know that you may be able to solve your own problems and issues with easy access to the right information. Everyone facing a family or civil law issue...
Tags: civil law, debt, divorce, employment, family law, housing, income security
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 11:22am
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...
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 11:18am
Location: Vancouver , BC , 752 Kingsway
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Assistance, Prisoners
Telephone: 604-872-5471 Ext. 222
Hours:
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm Friday 9:00am to Noon Closed for lunch every day from 12:00 to 1:00
Advocacy Description: Providing assistance to people involved with the criminal justice system. Programs include: Community and Prison Services Employment Preparation Program Homelessness Partnering Strategy Youth...
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 11:06am
Location: Victoria , BC , 2675 Bridge Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Assistance, Prisoners
Telephone: 250-386-3428
Advocacy Description: Assisting men and women involved in the criminal justice system. Drop-in Referral Services They provide referral and information services to prisoners and ex-prisoners, their families and the...
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 11:00am
Location: Nanaimo , BC , #200 – 1585 Bowen Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: Legal Assistance, Prisoners
Telephone: 250.754.1266
Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed for lunch daily from 12:00 to 12:30
Advocacy Description: The Nanaimo Region John Howard Society has an evolving series of programs available for men and women involved in the criminal justice system. Programs include: Community Outreach Dental Endeavor –...
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 10:57am
Location: Vancouver , BC , 305-1985 West Broadway
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Family, Housing and Tenants, Multicultural
Telephone: 604-257-5151
Advocacy Description: The JFSA offers settlement services, counseling services, seniors services, employment services, and basic resources. The Basic Resource Department assists clients in navigating government systems....
Tags: Jewish
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 10:51am
Location: Vancouver , BC , 101-42 W. 8th Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural, Seniors and Elders
Telephone: 604-687-2172
Hours:
Mon to Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Advocacy Description: This organization offers various services to help seniors, families of seniors, new immigrants and temporary residents who need assistance. Tonari Gumi is also an information referral resource and...
Tags: Japanese
Updated date: Feb 21 2014 - 10:44am
Location: Vancouver , BC , # 615 – 525 Seymour St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees
Telephone: (778) – 328 – 8888
Hours:
Monday – Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Advocacy Description: Multilingual information and referral services provided for inland refugee claimants. Inland Refugee Society's key services include: referral to emergency shelter, transitional housing, and...
Tags: affordable housing, food bank, transition house
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 3:58pm
Location: Vancouver , BC , 530 Drake St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (604) 684-7498
Advocacy Description: Settlement workers provide advocacy services and resources for immigrants and refugees. Their programs and services are available throughout Metro Vancouver, Squamish and the Okanagan.
Tags: settlement services
Updated date: Feb 20 2014 - 3:49pm