THINGS TO READ THINGS TO DO
Are you living with HERPES? Need Support?
Join our Vancouver (Lower Mainland) social group
and come out and meet others in the same situation.
All ages. Lots of different events (pub
night/brunches/ bowling/ movie night/ etc.).
We also run a bimonthly support group. Join our
Meetup site 'vancouverhfriends' or contact
email@example.com for more info
Concerns of Growing Old?
If you are 60 plus and find yourself alone, let's talk
and support each other 604-682-3269 ext 7101
Suffering from OCD?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
The BC OCD support group meets most
Saturday afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m.
at the Central Vancouver Public Library on Level 6.
For more info call:Mon to Fri 9:30 am to 8 p.m.
Suggested that you have actual diagnosis first
before calling and attending the group.
Arte - (604) 325 - 6290
WAVAW - Rape Crisis Centre
has a 24-hour crisis line, counselling, public
education, & volunteer opportunities for women.
All services are free & confidential.
Please call for info: Business Line: 604-255-6228
24-Hour Crisis Line: 604-255-6344
Drug & Alcohol Problems?
Free advanced information and help on how quit
drinking & using drugs. For more information call
Barry Bjornson @ 604-836-7568 or email me
Sex Addicts Anonymous
12-step fellowship of men & women who share their
experience, strength and hope with each other, that
they may solve their common problem and help
others recover from their sexual addiction.
Membership is open to all who desire to stop addic-
tive sexual behaviour. For a meeting list as well as
email & phone contacts go to our website at
Fertility Support Group
Discover new perspectives make positive changes
and learn simple tools to take charge of your repro-
ductive wellness while connecting with other women.
The meetings provide a space for open discussion.
2nd Tuesday of each month 7:45 - 8:45pm
(Sign up required) Reg & Info call:
604-266-6470 or www.familypassages.ca
IBD Support Group
Suffer from Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?
Living with IBD can often be overwhelming, but
you're not alone! 3rd Wed of each month the GI
Society holds a free IBD support group meeting for
patients & their families to come together in an open,
friendly environment. 7:00pm at RavenSong
Community Health Centre (2450 Ontario St).
or more information call 604-875-4875.
LIVING THROUGH LOSS COUNSELLING
facilitated support group for people who are
grieving the death of a significant person.
Monthly drop-in- last Wed of every month
YLTLC #201 1847 W. Broadway Van.
We have peer-led support groups all over the Lower
Mainland for people with depression, bipolar
disorder and anxiety led by well-trained facilitators.
Group sessions during days, evenings, or Saturdays.
For location and times of groups:
Parkinson Society BC
offers over 50 volunteer-led support groups
throughout BC. These provide people with
Parkinson's, their carepartners & families an
opportunity to meet in a friendly, supportive setting
with others who are experiencing similar difficulties.
Some groups may offer exercise support.
For information on locating a support group
near you, please contact PSBC at
604 662 3240 or toll free 1 800 668 3330.
Healing Our Spirit
B.C. First Nations AIDS Society
has volunteer opportunities for hospital
visitation, information booths, office assistance &
preparation of pamphlets & condoms for
distribution. We offer volunteer orientation,
training & recognition & bus tickets.
If interested, please call 983-8774 Ext. 13.
We are dedicated to preventing and reducing the
spread of HIV in the aboriginal communities of B.C.
Healthy & loving relationships alluding you?
CODA: Co-dependency Anonymous
12 step Recovery: 604- 515-5585
Infertility Awareness Assoc. of Canada (IAAC)
provides educational material & support to
individuals or couples experiencing infertility.
Meetings: 7 pm the 2nd Wed of the month.
Richmond Library & Cultural Centre,
7700 Minoru Gate. Info 523-0074 or www.iaac.ca
Is your life affected by someone else's drug use?
Nar-Anon Family Group Meeting
Every Friday 7:30-9:00 pm
at Barclay Manor, 1447 Barclay
Nar-Anon 604 878-8844
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) Burnaby
TCF is a grief support group for parents who have
experienced the loss of a child, at any age.
Meet the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
For location call Grace: 778-222-0446
"We Need Not Walk Alone"
Vancouver Society for Sexuality, Gender & Culture
Educational group with monthly meetings are
planned for: 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM -
8:30 PM Vancouver Public Library - Firehall Branch
1455 W 10th Ave (by Granville St next to the Firehall)
All are welcome, and we are looking for Board
Members from the Health, Counseling, Education,
and Business Professions
Info: Michael or Darren: VSSGC@yahoogroups.ca
FEAR? DEPRESSION? PANIC ATTACKS?
Feelings that keep you from really living your life?
A way out is where we come in.
Weekly meetings. Call for info:
9am - 5pm Kathy 778-554-1026
Free Mental Wellness Support Group
held on Saturdays (10:30 am 12:30)
Promotes a holistic approach to healing (body, mind
& spirit). Networking and interactive learning
experience in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
For more information call 604-630-6865 or
Looking to start a parent support group in Kitsilano.
Please call Barbara 604 737 8337
Distress Line & Suicide Prevention Services
NEED SOME ONE TO TALK TO?
Call us for immediate, free, confidential and
non-judgemental support, 24 hours a day, everyday.
The Crisis Centre in Vancouver can help you cope
more effectively with stressful situations.
Equal Parenting Group - North Vancouver
Support group for fathers going through the divorce
process needing help. Call 604-692-5613
Join a FREE YWCA Single Mothers
support group in your local community.
Share information, experiences and resources. Child
care is provided for a nominal fee.
For information call 604-895-5789
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LifeRing - Sobriety your Way
Sound Different? Men & Women supporting each
other in a friendly, non-judgemental environment
based on abstinence, secularity & self-help
Van: @ Vancouver Daytox 377 E. 2nd Sat @ 4pm
Maple Ridge: @ The CEED Centre 11739 - 223 St
www.liferingcanada.org or www.lifering.org
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)
Do you have a problem with sex and love
relationships. You are not alone. SLAA is a 12 Step
12 Tradition oriented fellowship for those who suffer
from sex and love addiction. Leave a message on
our phone line and somebody will call you back for
meeting time and locations. 604 515-5423
Anorexics & Bulimics Anonymous
12 Step based peer support program which
addresses the mental, emotional, &
spiritual aspects of disordered eating
Tuesdays @ 7 pm @ Avalon Women's Centre
5957 West Blvd - 604-263-7177
SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS - Vancouver, BC
For those desiring their own sexual sobriety, please
go to www.sa.org for meetings times and places.
We are here to help you from being overwhelmed.
Newcomers are gratefully welcomed.
Women Survivors of Incest Anonymous
A 12 Step based peer support program.
Wed @ 7pm @ Avalon Women's Centre
5957 West Blvd
604-263-7177 also www.siawso.org
Suffering from Chronic Pain?
Are you in pain and struggling to cope?
Join our free bi-monthly group to learn invaluable
pain management skills and discover
the power of mutual support.
See website for meeting details
411 Seniors Centre Society
704 333 Terminal Ave. Van 604 684 8171
An inclusive centre for older adults, 55+ on low
income, and those with disabilities, offering
year-round educational, health-related, recreational
activities. Information & Referral to assist seniors
with resources & services in the community
ie seniors benefits, income tax preparation &
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
A working guide for healing using the 12 Steps and
references to Biblical teachings.
More info: email@example.com
AFTER SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
Meetings every other Wednesday 7pm
Call Sylvia Cust, RCC, Counsellor at
CHIMO Crisis Service in Richmond 604-279-7077
Richmond Caring Place, 7000 Minoru
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS
Does someone else's drinking bother you?
Al-Anon can help.
We are a support group for those who have
been affected by another's drinking problem.
For more information please call: 604-688-1716
Battered Women's Support Services
provides free daytime & evening support groups
(Drop-ins & 10 week groups) for women abused by
their intimate partner. Groups provide emotional
support, legal information & advocacy,
safety planning, and referrals.
For more information please call: 604-687-1867
BC Balance & Dizziness
provides information & support for persons with
balance, dizziness & vestibular disorders.
Bi Monthly info meetings @ St. Paul's Hospital.
Call for info. 604-878-8383
Genital Herpes Support Group for Women
Are you living with Genital Herpes in Vancouver?
We are a group of women that draws upon each
others knowledge and strength to grapple with this
sometimes trying condition. Through mutual support
and honest conversation we aim to address the
physical and emotional health implications of this vi-
rus and how it affects romantic relationships, sex,
dating & life in general. Contact:
Heart of Richmond - AIDS Society
operates a confidential support group for persons
with HIV/AIDS, or persons affected
(family, friends or care givers) by the disease.
For info - 604-277-5137
Support, Education & Action Group for Women that
have experienced male violence.
Call Vancouver Rape Relief 604-872-8212