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Resources

Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888 provides 24 hours a day, seven days a week telephone support to those people in emotional crisis, including suicide and mental health issues.

Vancouver Island Crisis Chat www.vicrisis.ca provides online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. Their crisis workers are there to listen and to support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.  Crisis Chat is for all ages and is offered from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 7 days a week. 

VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across BC & the Yukon 24-hours/day, 7 days per week.  The phone number is: 1-800-563-0808.  You can also log onto their website at (www.victimlinkbc.ca).  This service provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence. 

Ministry of Children and Family Development (www.gov.bc.ca/mcf)  They provide a wide range of programs and services in communities across British Columbia. 

BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses (www.bcsth.ca)  They represent 94% of all shelters in BC and the Yukon.  They also represent the 56 Children Who Witness Aubse counselling programs across British Columbia. 

Ending Violence Association of BC (www.endingviolence.org)  This provides coordination and support to Specialized Victim Assistance Programs, Sexual Assault/Women Assault Centres, Stopping the Violence Counselling Programs and other similar programs. 

Alcohol/DrugInformation and Referral Service  1-800-663-1441.  This is for information on alcohol and other drugs, the names and locations of local counselling services, and of self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, AlAnon, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Narcotics Anonymous and others.  24-hour service 7 days a week. 

Justice BC (www.justicebc.ca)  This website provides criminal justice system information and support in British Columbia.  It is designed to help you access the resources and services most important to you. 

Phone List for Community ResourcesCrisis Lines

  • Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888

Legal

  • Legal Services Society & Lawline: 1-866-577-2525
  • Legal Services Society (Duncan Office):  250-753-4396
  • Justice Access Centre (Nanaimo): 1-800-578-8511
  • Dial-A-Law Lawyer Referral Service: 1-800-565-5297

 

Mental Health

  • Island Health Audlt Mental Health and Substance Use Services for the Cowichan Valley:  250-709-3040
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Cowichan Valley Branch:  250-746-5521

 

Ministry Offices

  • Ministry of Children & Families (Duncan): 250-715-2725
  • Ministry of Children/Families Aboriginal Child Welfare (Duncan): 250-715-2737
  • Ministry of Housing & Social Development General Line: 1-866-866-0800

 

Other Useful Numbers

  • Warmland House:  250-715-1132
  • Cowichan Family Life Association:  250-748-8281
  • Community Options Society:  250-748-0232
  • Hiiye'yu Lelum (House of Friendship):  250-748-2242
  • Ts'ewulhtun Health Centre Kwun'atsustul Mental Health: 250 746-6184
  • West Coast Men's Support Society: 250-597-2801
  • Cowichan Valley Basket Society:  250-746-1566
  • The Salvation Army (Duncan):  250-746-7032
  • Cowichan Independent Living Resource Centre:  250-746-3662
  • Duncan RCMP Non-Emergency: 250-748-5522

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