Here is a list of some resources in the community that may be of benefit to you. To get the full spectrum of services available, please contact the BC Bereavement Helpline.
B.C. BEREAVEMENT HELPLINE (BCBH)
A referral service for bereavement programs in British Columbia.
A free referral service for Lower Mainland citizens to access over 5600 social, community, and government services. www.bc211.ca
Camp Kerry Society – a nonprofit organization specializing in bereavement care. In an ideal world nobody would lose a loved one. For families that do, they are here to help. Programs & services include:
- Grief Counselling / Family Grief Support Groups / Family Bereavement Camps & Retreats / Youth Programs & Retreats / Grief & Loss Workshops / Supports for Health Care Professionals, First Responders, Educators, & Community Groups
Contact: 604-553-4663 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS (CF) OF CANADA
A Support group for parents whose child or children have died and are dealing with grief and loss. www.tcfcanada.net
CF North Vancouver: 604-878-9904
CF Burnaby: 778-222-0446
HEALING AFTER HOMICIDE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
The BC Victims of Homicide host free support groups for those who have lost a loved one to homicide. www.bcvictimsofhomicide.com
LIVING THROUGH LOSS COUNSELLING SOCIETY OF BC (LTLC)
The LTLC is a not-for-profit organization that provides professional grief counselling to adults and children who have experienced any type of loss. They offer a confidential and supportive environment in which to discuss your concerns. https://livingthroughloss.ca
Contact: 604-873-5013 or Email: email@example.com
CRISIS INTERVENTION & SUICIDE PREVENTION CENTRE OF B.C.
For anyone, in any kind of emotional crisis and/or distress and who requires immediate response. 24 hour crisis line
Suicide Crisis Line (National Suicide Prevention Hotline): 1-800-SUICIDE or (784-2433)
Seniors’ Distress Line: 604-872-1234
FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER VANCOUVER
A non-profit organization offering counselling services to families and children; couples and individuals. A sliding fee scale. Waiting list. http://www.fsgv.ca/
North Shore: 604-988-5281