A list of community resources and supports is provided below.
If there is an immediate safety risk, CALL 911.
Fraser Health Crisis Line: 604-951-8855 or toll-free 1-877-820-7444 or visit the website.
BC's Distress Phone Services: 1-800-784-2433 or 310-6789 or online chat.
CMHA Crisis Help: information website
Here2Talk 24/7 Line: Call 1-844-741-6389 or visit the website.
Crisis Centre Chat Crisis Centre Chat: Chat online with a crisis responder; available from noon to 1:00 AM every day.
Wellness Together Canada Immediate Crisis Support: Text WELLNESS to 741741
iCBT via Kelty's Key: Kelty's Key Online Therapy uses the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This method focuses on learning new skills and developing effective coping strategies and is offered in an online format via email. (c/o British Columbia Psychological Association). Call 604-875-4111 extension 23614 or visit the website.
Mental Health Support and Information Line: 310-6789 - no area code needed
Victim Link BC (24-hour help and information line): A toll-free, confidential, multilingual service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed by calling or texting 1-800-563-0808 or sending an email. Visit the website.
KUU-US First Nations and Aboriginal Crisis Line Support: 1-800-KUU-US17 (588-8717). KUU-US Crisis Line Society is a First Nations and Indigenous-specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free from anywhere in British Columbia. Visit the website.
BC Nurseline 24 Hours: Dial 811 to talk to a pharmacist, nurse, dietician (talk to a pharmacist, nurse, dietician). Toll-free in BC 1-866- 215-4700; in Greater Vancouver 604-215-4700; Deaf and hearing- impaired 1-866-889-4700
Kids Help Phone: 778-783-0177 (text) or Online chat
Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service: 604-660-9382 or toll-free 1-800-663-1441
Mental health supports & resources
Empower Me - Mental Health Resources: (for students who are a SUS Studentcare plan member). Toll-free 24/7: 1-833-628-5589. Visit the website. Empower Me allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues. All UFV students who are a SUS Plan member are entitled to sessions delivered in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling.
Here2Talk 24/7 Line: 1-844-741-6389 or visit the website.
BounceBack: Provides access to materials and resources that can all be customized to fit your needs – includes online interactive activities and videos for mental and physical well-being). Visit the website.
Let’s Talk Abbotsford: #AbbyCares #abbycares is about getting through this time of COVID-19 together. Visit the website.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Visit the website.
Mental Health Commission of Canada: Visit the website for tips on what to do if you’re anxious or worried about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Anxiety Canada: Visit the website for tips on what to do if you’re anxious or worried about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Living Life to the Full: Peer support and practical skills courses for coping with stress, problem-solving, and boosting mood. Visit the website.
YMCA – Y Mind: Supports people ages 18-30 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to increase coping. Visit the website.
WE.org: Well-being designed to build a foundation of awareness, understanding, and taking action. Download the COVID-19 resource toolkit online.
Community / Mental Health Centres
Foundry Services: provided virtually, phone, or video chat 1-833-308-6379. Visit the website. Call Foundry Abbotsford at 604-746-3392, Foundry Langley at 604-534-2171 ext. 104.
Archway Community Services: Call Reception 604-859-7681
Archway Supportive Housing: 604-776-5060
Homelessness Prevention Program: 604-859-7681 ext. 707
Abbotsford Addiction Centre: 604-850-5106
Archway Meals on Wheels: 604-870-3764
Pacific Community Resources Society: Fraser Regional Office 604-951-4821 or email.
Langley Community Services Society: Call 604-534-7921 or visit the website.
Encompass Support Services Society (Langley): Call 604-534-2171 or visit the website.
Mental Health Centres: Call-in services only – Leave a phone number and an intake worker will call back; General Practitioner referral needed for a psychiatrist. Abbotsford 604-870-7800; Chilliwack 604-702-4860; Mission 604-814-5600; Langley 604-514-7940.
Hospitals / Public Health Units
Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre: 604-851-4700 32900 Marshall Road, Abbotsford
Mission Memorial Hospital: 604-826-6261 7324 Hurd Street, Mission
Chilliwack General Hospital: 604-795-4141 45600 Menholm Road, Chilliwack
Langley Memorial Hospital: Call 604-514-6000 22051 Fraser Highway, Langley
Public Health Unit - Abbotsford: - 104 – 34194 Marshall Road 604-864-3400
Public Health Unit - Chilliwack: 45470 Menholm Road 604-702-4900
Health Protection/Safety: Abbotsford - 207 – 2776 Bourquin Crescent W. 604-870-7900
Children and Families
Child and Family Services Abbotsford: Call 604-870-5880
Child and Youth Chilliwack: Visit the website.
Child & Youth Mental Health Intake Clinics: Visit the website.
Family and Friend Caregiver Support Line: Call 1-877-520-3267.
Options Suicide Prevention, Education and Counselling Intake line: Call 604-584-5811 ext. 11366. Visit the website.
Abbotsford Youth Health Centre: Call 604-746-3392 or visit the website.
Inclusion Langley Society: Call 604-534-8611 or visit the website.
Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators (EASE): Offers helpful tips for parents on the website.
Mood Disorders Association of BC Support Groups: Abbotsford 604- 854-9404 Contact: Christine; Surrey 604-561-5344 Contact: Nuvi; Langley 604-551-0419 Contact: Kathy. Visit the website.
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction: Abbotsford 1-866-866-0800, 101 – 2684 Trinity Avenue
Abbotsford Addictions Centre: (c/o Archway Community Services) 604-850-5106 or visit the website.
Alzheimer Resource Centre First Link Dementia Helpline: English: 1-800-936-6033; Cantonese and Mandarin: 1-833-674-5007 Punjabi: 1-833-674-5003 or visit the website.
BC Schizophrenia Society: Call 310-6789 or visit the website.
Abbotsford Community Corrections: Call 604-851-7100, 2865 Cruickshank Street, Abbotsford
MCFD Youth Help Line: Call 310-1234
Missing Children Society of Canada: Call 1-800-661-6160
Child Find BC: Call 1-888-689-3463
Youth Against Violence: Call 1-800-680-4264
Archway Abbotsford Food Bank: Call 604-859-5749, Toll Free: 1-877-859-5749, 33914 Essendene Ave. Abbotsford, or visit the website.
Salvation Army Chilliwack Community Food Bank: Call 604-792-3663, 45746 Yale Rd, Chilliwack or visit the website.
Shelters for Women and Children
SARA Transition House (SARA): Abbotsford 604-852-6008; Mission 604-826-7800, or visit the website.
Ann Davis Transition Society (Chilliwack): Call 604-792-3116, or visit the website.
Wilma’s Transition House – Xolhemet Society (Chilliwack): Call 604-858-0468 or 1-888-558-0468, or visit the website.
Ishtar Women's Resource Society: Call 604-534-1011 (Langley, Fort Langley, Aldergrove and Cloverdale areas), or visit the website.