Resource Directory


HYPE Program focuses on preparing young adults after high school graduation to get ready for employment. Staff emphasize personal development and safety, community inclusion awareness, resume building, job mentoring and shadowing, work experience and volunteering, and Food Safe and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training. Helps provide life skills needed in exploring employment within the community. 

Supported Employment works with local employers to assist eligible individuals ages 19 and up in obtaining meaningful work within the community through training in job search skills, interview skills, and job-specific skills. 
Creative Employment offers free, non-traditional solutions to adults ages 19 and up obtain employment opportunities for people who have significant barriers to employment to benefit both the employee and employer. It includes customized job tailoring, job coaching, and skills training.
1153 Greenwood Street
Campbell River, BC V9W 3C5

The Detox Program provides youth ages 12 to 19 with a home-based setting to transition from substance abuse to a healthier lifestyle. Youth are placed in family homes and receive emotional support during detox (one to 10 days in duration). The coordinator meets with the youth in the caregiver’s home to assist with the detox process. Accepts self-referrals. The Stabilization Program continues to address youth's drug and alcohol issues. Youth stay in a family care home for up to 90 days where education, harm reduction, and relapse prevention is emphasized. Youth are encouraged to return to school or search for work, participate in recreational activities, and make other significant lifestyle changes. Youth see an outpatient addictions counsellor, and may see a physician as needed.


Abbotsford Teen Groups
Abuse Counselling and Support Services
Caregiver (Foster Parent) Support Program
Youth Resource Centre Services

105-32885 Ventura Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C., V2S 6A3           

Contact: 604-870-4YRC or 604-870-4972

The Centre of Hope in Abbotsford includes drop-in café, meal centre and kitchen, emergency shelter, supportive independent living, daily bread room, foot care clinics, parish nurse, extreme weather shelter, outreach teams, housing support, case workers for advocacy and referrals.

Centre of Hope
34081 Gladys St, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E8

Abbotsford Thrift Store
34081 Gladys St, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E8


The Aboriginal Youth Safehouse is a voluntary and short term residential program for youth of all backgrounds ages of 16-18. The program provides a supportive, non-judgmental setting for youth to work towards making positive change in their lives.  Supports provided include:

  • Your own room
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help finding housing, work, training, school programs, etc.
  • LIfe-skills, personal support, advocacy
  • Free clothing closet
  • Computer, telephone, TVs
  • Bus tickets to complete goals
  • Connection to Aboriginal culture
  • A safe, drug and alcohol free environment

Contact: 604-254-7732,


  • Family counselling services
  • Clinical counselling services
  • Sexual health in family treatment (SHIFT)
  • Safe choice transition house program

Administration Office: 1034 Austin Avenue, 2nd floor, Coquitlam, BC  V3K 3P3
Contact: 604-937-7776

Provides free and confidential counselling to children, youth, adults, seniors, and families who have concerns about their own or another's use of alcohol or drugs. Counselling is also provided to those who grew up in addicted families. Services include screening and assessment, brief intervention, referral to support groups, outreach, and individual, family, and group counselling. Also supports people with gambling issues and internet addictions. Open referral. 

1028 Elcho Street
Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0

Do you feel like there are way too many acronyms and abreviations in the world of adoption and foster care? We feel your pain so we made a list of adoption jargon and explained it so that everyone can understand it!

Check out this chart of the adoption process. It explains the process for children and teens as well as for prospective adoptive parents.

Check out AFABC's Speak-Out Youth Group Teen Adoption Poster! This was created by the Speak-Out Youth Group.

Our facilities include, The Food Bank, Community Employment Services, Youth Activity Centre, Family Place, The Thrift Store along with our various programs and counselling services.

P.O. Box 564, 7086 Cheam Ave., Agassiz, B.C., V0M 1A0
Contact: 604-796-0266 or


Preparing to leave foster care can be really exciting and difficult at the same time. This resource contains information on housing, employment, education, personal life, among other things. 

Provides advocacy, support, and services to people who have special needs and their families. Supports people with development disabilities to have good lives at work, at home, and in the community.

 Life Skills program offers training and support to adults who have a development disability and children who have special needs. 
Infinite Employment Solutions (IES) supports people to find meaningful employment; includes job search skills development and on-the-job supports
  • Youth C.O.R.E. (community opportunity recreation experience
  • Reconnect
  • Counsellor in training (CIT) program
  • Family mediation
  • Education and support
  • Vine avenue youth wellness drop in
  • Youth leadership training

2916 McBride Avenue, Crescent Beach, B.C., V4A 3G2
Contact: 604-535-0015 or 604-538-5060

Provide youth a place to stay during the period of finding them a more stable home to live more permanently.

#2 - 2661 East Hastings, Vancouver, BC, V5K 1Z5
Contact: 604-879-0244

Provides a neighbourhood-based program for youth ages 13 to 18. Provides opportunities for personal growth through social, educational, and recreational programs, and counselling services. Specific programs have fees, but a free drop-in program is also available.

1018 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC

Living with too much anxiety? Anxiety BC provides resources specifically for youth on how to combat anxiety, relaxation techniques, and developing healthy habits to manage anxiety. 

ARC Programs is guided by our mission to provide excellent support, intervention, treatment, and rehabilitative services, to children, youth, and families in communities of the Interior Region of BC. Our programs have been developed to serve youth who have experienced trauma, or have barriers to healthy functioning, or demonstrated significant behaviour difficulties.

513 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N9
Contact: 250-763-2977

Uses art to provide mental health and psychosocial rehabilitation/recovery to Vancouver and Richmond residents ages 16 and older who have a diagnosed mental health illness. Program mandate is to create an art community to help people with mental health issues explore and develop individual talents and interests in a safe, respectful, and accepting environment. Prospective clients must register for an information session (held twice a month).

2005 East 44th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5P 1N1

Aunt Leah’s offers four main areas of support services in Metro Vancouver for youth and young moms to help them transition to independent living.


Job Training

Life Skills Training

Quality of Life Opportunities

Aunt Leah's Urban Thrift features quality "pre-loved" clothing and accessories as well as a variety of furniture and household items.

Urban Thrift: 117 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W1



Fundraising, Programming and Administration:

816-20th Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 5Y6
Tel: (604) 525-1204
Fax: (604) 525-1295