All clean hands on deck during COVID19

Services available across BC from Feminists Deliver partner organizations

Here are services that are still available offered by our partner organizations to Two-Spirit people, non-binary folks, Indigiqueer, trans women, lesbian women, and cis women and girls. The pandemic situation is evolving quickly, and although we will try our best to keep this list current, this list may not be up to date all the time, and we encourage you to check in with the organization through their website (linked where their name is mentioned) or call them, if that’s available to you.

It is possible that some programs are still available, but only to existing participants and can no longer accept new participants. In this case, they will not be listed on this page.

If you are a partner organization and have updates, please email communityengagement@feministsdeliver.com.

This list was last updated on April 6, 2020.

Health information:

If you are looking for medical information about COVID-19: Call: 8-1-1 (available in 100+ languages)

If you are looking for non-medical information about COVID-19:

  • Call: 1-888-COVID-19 (available in 100+ languages)
  • Text: 604-630-0300

 

Check for updates:

Vancouver Coastal Health

BC Centre for Disease Control

Health Canada

World Health Organization

First Nations Health Authority

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Crisis lines:

Atira Women’s Resources: Get assistance and find out more information on what to do if you are laid off, how to get Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, or if you just need someone to talk to, you can call 604-800-8881 which is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Battered Women’s Supports Services: If you need someone to talk with you, provide emotional support, and safety plans, legal services, employment, and counseling services, call 604-687-1867 or toll-free at 1-855-687-1868 now available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.. You may also email intake@bwss.org or text 604-652-1867.

Ishtar Women’s Resource Society: If you are in crisis, call 604-530-9442.

Elizabeth Fry Kamloops: Call (250) 374–2119 for assistance on legal services, community programs and more. For Rent Bank specifically, please call Janet at 250-374-2119 ext 205.

Nelson & District Women’s Centre: If you are in crisis, please call 1-888-353-2273, open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, or call the Transition House at 250-354-4357.

Surrey Women’s Centre: For emergency medical, legal, and social services, please contact a support worker at 604-583-1295, available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Victoria Women’s Transition House Society: If you need help or have questions or concerns about a friend, family member, colleague or neighbour regarding domestic violence and abuse, call the 24-Hour Crisis and Information Line at 250-385-6611

WISH Vancouver: The Mobile Access Project (MAP) Van is still available, although through window services, including snacks, hot and cold beverages, harm reduction supplies, referrals and support, clothing, bad date reporting and basic first aid supplies. The van goes the same route every night, or you can also call 604-720-5686 between 11 pm and 5 am the next day.

Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW): If you are in need of immediate crisis assistance, call 604-255-6344 in the Lower Mainland or call the national toll-free line at 1-877-392-7583, available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

 

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Drop-in Centre:

WISH Vancouver: If you need a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space, WISH is open to all self-identified women, including trans women, who are current or former sex workers. The centre is open from 6pm – noon at 330 Alexander Street. You may also get meals from here, in addition to harm reduction supplies, and access to a nurse. Call 604-681-9244.

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Food services:

Aboriginal Mother Centre Society: If you are in need of something to eat for lunch, you can get a meal to go (services available at the door) from noon to 1pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2019 Dundas Street.

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre: If you are in need of a meal to go, you may drop by 302 Columbia Street, Vancouver (services available at the door) for:

  • Breakfast from 10 to 11:30 am
  • Lunch from Noon to 2:30 pm
  • Coffee or tea from 3:15 to 4 pm

Ishtar Women’s Resource Society: If you need food, you may get it from reception at #101 – 6350 203rd Street, Langley.

WISH Vancouver: The Mobile Access Project (MAP) Van is still available, although through window services, including snacks, hot and cold beverages, harm reduction supplies, referrals and support, clothing, bad date reporting and basic first aid supplies. The van goes the same route every night, or you can also call 604-720-5686 between 11 pm and 5 am the next day. If you need a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space, WISH drop-in centre is open to all self-identified women, including trans women, who are current or former sex workers. The centre is open from 6pm – noon at 330 Alexander Street. You may also get meals from here, in addition to harm reduction supplies, and access to a nurse. Call 604-681-9244.

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Housing:

Elizabeth Fry Kamloops: For Rent Bank, please call Janet at 250-374-2119 ext 205.

New Chelsea Society: If you need assistance with low-cost housing in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and Surrey, please call 604-395-4370 or admin@newchelsea.ca

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Items and supplies:

Ishtar Women’s Resource Society: If you need hygiene items, clothes and blankets, you may get these from reception at #101 – 6350 203rd Street, Langley.

Raincity Housing: If you are looking for harm reduction supplies, please drop by the shelter to pick it up at 707 Powell Street.

WISH Vancouver: The Mobile Access Project (MAP) Van is still available, although through window services, including snacks, hot and cold beverages, harm reduction supplies, referrals and support, clothing, bad date reporting and basic first aid supplies. The van goes the same route every night, or you can also call 604-720-5686 between 11 pm and 5 am the next day. If you need a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space, WISH drop-in centre is open to all self-identified women, including trans women, who are current or former sex workers. The centre is open from 6pm – noon at 330 Alexander Street. You may also get meals from here, in addition to harm reduction supplies, and access to a nurse. Call 604-681-9244.

 

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Sexual health:

Options for Sexual Health: If you need information including contraceptive access, symptomatic STI treatment, and urgent STI Testing/Pregnancy testing, call the Provincial Office at 604-731-4252 or Sex Sense at 1-800-739-7367.

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Community connections:

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres: You are encouraged to stay in touch with your local friendship centre to find out how they’re keeping you connected during this pandemic.

Cicely Blain Consulting: Attend a one-hour webinar  on Wednesday, April 1, on best practices for supporting and including staff, students, peers and clients of all backgrounds as we shift to online communication. Register online for $12.

Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique: Stay connected through online workshops such as Atelier Yoga et Gestion du Stress (Saturday, March 28 | Samedi, 28 Mars) and Vivre sa vie pleinement – Prince George.

Trans Care BC: If you need information about gender-affirming health care, resources or peer/community supports call 1-866-999-1514 or email Transcareteam@phsa.ca.

WISH Vancouver: If you need a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space, WISH is open to all self-identified women, including trans women, who are current or former sex workers. The centre is open from 6pm – noon at 330 Alexander Street. You may also get meals from here, in addition to harm reduction supplies, and access to a nurse. Call 604-681-9244.

YWCA Vancouver: Learn how to communicate effectively with a former abusive partner after separation – particularly around parenting at an online workshop on Wednesday, April 1 at 10am . Find out more and register online.

 

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Employment Services:

Battered Women’s Support Services: The AWARE program at BWSS supports women to identify their skills, interests and to develop personal and career goals. To apply or for more information call AWARE at 778-628-1867 or email Claudia@bwss.org.

 

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Cicely Blain, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Cicely Blain Consulting
Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique
Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique
Rise Women's Legal Centre
Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique
Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique
Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique
Réseau-Femmes Colombie-Britannique
Women Refugees Advocacy Project
Women Refugees Advocacy Project

Supporters

We are thankful for the generous support of the following organizations: