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Community Supports and Resources

Please see the information on this page to help connect you to community supports and resources.

Who to call at City of Powell River?

Dog on the loose? Watermains break? Garbage issues? Illegal dumping or burning concerns? Please see our “Who to Call” Public Safety Guide for who to call about various City services.

How to access health and community services?

  • FETCH BC: Fast lookup and extensive information about community health services in the qathet region and City of Powell River: https://powellriver.fetchbc.ca/

  • Call or text 2-1-1: Free, confidential, and 24/7 service connecting people to helpful and vital resources. Interpretation is available in 240+ languages and dialects.

  • Community Resource Centre (CRC): Provides free services, such as food, computer access, telephone, tax help, legal services information, referral services, and laundry facilities. 604-485-0992

  • Danielle’s Helping Hand: Offered by United Way qathet, one-time grants to help low-income individuals and families with emergency expenses (rent, bills, vehicle repairs, health costs, etc.) 604-485-2132 https://uwbc.ca/program/danielles-helping-hand/

  • Poverty Law Advocacy Program: Free and confidential service for people with legal poverty-related issues, such as applying for provincial and federal benefits of all kinds, appealing denials, tenancy issues, debt and collections, employment problems, and human rights. 604-485-0950

  • Legal Aid BC: Information, resource, legal advice, and representation (eligibility criteria required). Interpreters available. 1-866-577-2525 https://legalaid.bc.ca/

Housing emergency or challenge?

  • Emergency shelter: 24/7 Emergency Shelter for people experiencing homelessness, age 19+, all genders welcome: 604-578-0633

  • Transition House for Women and Children: Transition House for Women and Children and support hotline for all: 604-485-9773

  • Housing Hope: Supports for youth and families with children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 604-223-2853 https://www.pressbc.com/housing/

  • BC Landlord-Tenant Dispute Resolution: Learn more about landlord and tenant rights at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/residential-tenancies

  • Tenant Resource & Advocacy Centre: Free legal education and advocacy for tenants. 604-255-0546 https://tenants.bc.ca/

  • BC Housing Rental Assistance: Rental Assistance Program (RAP) and Shelter Aid for Elderly Residents (SAFER) programs. https://www.bchousing.org/housing-assistance

  • Lift Community Services Resource Handout: This handout prepared by Lift has contact information for housing lists, rental companies, apartment buildings, and more.

  • Community Resource Centre (CRC): Lunch at 4752 Joyce, noon until supplies last

  • Salvation Army: 4500 Joyce, 12:30pm until supplies last

  • Powell River Food Bank: Food hamper once a month. Open Tues-Thurs 10am to 2pm. 604-485-9166

  • Lift Community Services Food Supports: This handout prepared by Lift has information on where to find meals, pantry supplies, and other food supports.

Got a crisis or medical emergency?

  • 24-hour Volunteer Crisis Line Service: 1-866-661-3311

  • 24-hour Suicide Crisis Helpline: Call 9-8-8 or 1-833-456-4566

  • qathet Mental Health and Substance Use Services: Outpatient counselling, outreach and community case management teams (youth, adult and older adult), harm reduction supplies. 604-485-3300 or visit qathet General Hospital, 3rd Floor Mental Health reception.

  • Suicide Text line (1:00pm – 9:00pm): Text 45645

  • Lift Community Services Community, Mental Health & Substance Use Supports: This handout prepared by Lift has contact information for health, mental health, and substance use services, as well as services specifically for Indigenous people, youth and kids, and transgender people.