HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VANCOUVER ISLAND NORTH

1755 13th Street, Courtenay , V9N 7B6
Phone: 250-334-3777
Fax: 250-334-2528
Email: info@habitatnorthisland.com
Website: www.habitatnorthisland.com

Contact: Pat McKenna -

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North’s mission is to empower hard-working families and make homeownership affordable by mobilizing community sprit and generosity.

Our Vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

Our Values


Programs & Services

Affiliate Hours:  9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday

 

ReStore Hours:  9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday


Last updated: 2018-05-01      Print Listing     



HANDIDART, COMOX VALLEY

Comox Valley Transit System
Box 100, Lazo , V0R 2K0
Phone: 250-339-5442
Fax: 250-339-2797

Hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm

            Individuals must pre-register in order to use the service.  Minimum requirement is 2 business days notice, as time and space permit

Fee: $2.00


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-04-27      Print Listing     



HAVEN SOCIETY & TRANSITION HOUSE (NANAIMO)

2270 Labieux Road, Nanaimo, V9T 6J9
Phone: 250-756-2452
Fax: 250-756- 2414
Toll Free: 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-888-756-0616
Email: haven@havensociety.com
Website: www.havensociety.com


Programs & Services

GROUP INFO

DROP-IN

one-on-one 30-minute appointment with staff to provide an opportunity to determine the best way Haven Society and/or the community can best meet your needs

MON – FRI 1-3 PM

no appointment necessary Crisis Line:  250.756.0616 or Toll-Free: 1.888.756.0616

WEAVING OUR VOICES

OPEN group for women who have experienced trauma

Nanaimo: THU 6-8 PM

250.756.2452

 

Parksville: THU 10 AM -12 PM Mar 8, 2018 – JUN 21, 2018

250.586.4718

16 STEPS

OPEN discovery and empowerment group for women to explore overcoming addiction using a holistic process

Nanaimo: TUE 10 AM -12 PM

250.756.2452 x245

 

Parksville: Fall 2018

250.586.4718

STRATEGIES FOR EMPOWERMENT

5 week CLOSED educational group for women who have experienced trauma

*registration required

CALL FOR DATES/INFO Spring/Fall/Winter Sessions

250.756.2452 x302

MOVING BEYOND TRAUMA

10 week CLOSED group for women who have completed

Strategies for Empowerment and/or individual counselling

*registration required

CALL FOR DATES/INFO

250.756.2452 x302

CELEBRATE LIFE

4 week CLOSED group integrating art and nature-based healing experiences for women who have attended group or completed individual counselling

*registration required

CALL FOR DATES/INFO

250.756.2452 x302

MEN CHOOSE RESPECT

9 week CLOSED group for men who want to improve the quality of their relationships with a focus on commitment, goal-setting, personal responsibility, respect, and safety

*registration required

CALL FOR DATES/INFO

250.756.2452 x304

COMMUNITY SERVICES BUILDING

2270 Labieux Road

Nanaimo BC V9T 6J9

250.756.2452 PHONE | 250.756.2414 FAX MON-FRI 8:30-4:30 [closed statutory holidays]

MAILING ADDRESS

Box 37086 #38-3200 Island Hwy

Nanaimo BC V9T 6N4

Haven Society programs/services are confidential and FREE!

 

PROGRAM INFO

WOMEN’S COUNSELLING

Our Women’s Team provides individual and group counselling services for women whose lives are affected by childhood abuse, sexual assault, and/or abuse and violence in relationships.  To access

one-on-one counselling please call 250.756.2452 x302 indicating you are interested in counselling,

when is the best time to contact you, and whether it is safe to leave a message at your number. Someone from the team will call you back within 2-3 weeks to complete a telephone intake.

 

PEACE Program for Children and Youth Experiencing Violence

Our Children’s Team provides safety planning, individual and group counselling, and community education to children, youth and their caregivers who have experienced violence and/or abuse.  To

learn more about how this program could support your family please call 250.756.2452 x224 for more information.

 

COMMUNITY VICTIM SERVICES

This CVS program provides justice-related support services, information and emotional support for individuals and/or families who are survivors of abuse and violence, including sexual assault.  These

include  safety  plan  development,  information  on  police,  legal  and  medical  systems, accompaniment  to  police  and  court  where  possible,  help  with  Crime  Victim  Assistance  forms,

advocacy information and referrals. Please call 250.756.2452 x234 for more information.

 

HAVEN TRANSITION HOUSE

The Transition House provides temporary shelter and support for women and children who have experienced violence and are seeking safety.  The House and the Crisis Line are available 24/7. Services include individual and group support and referral to community resources.     Please call

250.756.2452 x257 for more information.

Crisis Line 250.756.0616 or Toll-Free 1.888.756.0616

 

OUTREACH PROGRAM

Our Outreach Program provides support to marginalized women who are at risk of violence and homelessness in Nanaimo and Oceanside.  It is based around harm reduction, meeting immediate

needs and promoting healthy choices. Please call 250.756.2452 x245 for more information.

 

PARKSVILLE COMMUNITY VICTIM SERVICES

This Program provides justice-related support services, information and emotional support for individuals and/or families who are survivors of abuse and violence, including sexual assault, within the Oceanside area. Please call 250.248.3500 for more information.

 

PARKSVILLE-QUALICUM HAVEN HOUSE

The Safe House provides temporary shelter and support for women and children who have experienced  violence  and  are  seeking  safety.  This  house  is  not  staffed  24/7.  Services  include individual and group support and referral to community resources.  Please call 250.586.4718 for more information.

 

MEN CHOOSE RESPECT

This program provides a combination of individual contact, partner contact and group sessions to provide support to men as they make decisions to base their relationships on safety, respect and caring. Please call 250.756.2452 and leave a message at x304 for more information.

UPDATED APR 2018


Last updated: 2018-05-10      Print Listing     



HEAD INJURY SOCIETY, COMOX VALLEY

102 - 254 Simms Street, Courtenay, V9N 5W1
Phone: 250-334-9225
Fax: 250-334-9269
Email: ed.cvhis@gmail.com
Website: www.cvhis.org
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm


Programs & Services

The Comox Valley Head Injury Society (CVHIS) provides support services to brain injury survivors and their caregivers.  Through our services, CVHIS works to enhance the health and well-being of our members and reduce incidences brain injury in our community through prevention-based education.

 

CVHIS’s programs and services include:


Last updated: 2015-05-14      Print Listing     



HEALTHLINKBC

Phone: 8-1-1
Email: HealthLinkBC@gov.bc.ca
Website: www.HealthLinkBC.ca

HealthLink BC provides free 24/7 access to non-emergency health information and advice in British Columbia via telephone, a website, a mobile app, and a collection of printable resources, including the HealthLinkBC.


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-04-30      Print Listing     



HEALTHY KIDS PROGRAM, BC

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
9950 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, V8W 9R6
Toll Free: 1-866-866-0800 Press 4 and then 2

The Healthy Kids Program helps low income families with the costs associated with basic dental care and prescription eyewear for their children.  Eligible clients include dependent children under 19 years of age, who receive Medical Services Plan (MSP) premium assistance through the Ministry of Health Services.

Once a family has been approved for premium assistance by MSP, their dependent children will automatically be registered with the Healthy Kids Program at the beginning of the following month.  For information on how to apply for premium assistance, contact MSP directly at 1-800-663-7100


Programs & Services

Through the Healthy Kids Program, children of low-income families can get help with the costs of:

You don’t need to apply. Your children are eligible if:

Dental

Children are eligible for $2,000 towards basic dental services every two years. This includes:

Emergency treatment is available if your child has reached the $2,000 limit. It is only available for the immediate relief of pain.

Orthodontics are not included. Ask your dentist for more information.

Optical

Children are eligible for prescription glasses once a year. This includes lenses and basic frames. MSP covers eye examinations for children.

Contact lenses are not included. All prescriptions must be current and meet certain criteria. Ask your optical provider for more information.

Hearing

Children are eligible for:

Your audiologist or hearing instrument provider will assess the best option for your child. They then must send in their recommendations for preauthorization. If approved, they'll be reimbursed for the least expensive, appropriate hearing instrument.

You may be able to get an alternative hearing assistance supplement if your child:

Has permanent profound hearing loss in both ears
Won't benefit from a hearing instrument to understand speech

Call 1 866 866-0800 for more information.

Medical Services Plan

Low-income families can apply for MSP premium assistance.

Find out if you qualify

Policy & Legislation

Use the BCEA Policy & Procedure Manual to find out more about:

Healthy Kids Program

Visit BC Laws for the legislation:

Employment and Assistance Act and Regulations
Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act and Regulations

Contact Information

Contact us to see if your children are eligible for financial help for the cost of basic dental care, prescription eyewear and hearing instruments or the alternative hearing assistance supplement.

Office:1 866 866-0800

 


Last updated: 2018-04-27      Print Listing     



HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION – VANCOUVER ISLAND, POWELL RIVER & GULF ISLANDS

401 – 495 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo, V9R 6B9
Phone: 250-754-5274
Fax: 250-754-5275
Toll Free: 1-888-754-5274
Email: mbenvin@hsf.bc.ca
Website: www.heartandstroke.bc.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Prevent disease

Save lives

Promote recovery


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2015-01-27      Print Listing     



HELP FILL A DREAM FOUNDATION OF CANADA

Unit D 4085 Quadra Street, Victoria, V8X 1K5
Phone: 250-382-3135
Fax: 250-382-2711
Toll Free: 1-866-382-2711
Email: info@helpfilladream.com
Website: www.helpfilladream.com
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am – 1pm

Inspiring hope for Vancouver Island’s children with life-threatening conditions since 1986.


Programs & Services

Help Fill A Dream provides financial aid to families to ease the burden created by unexpected expenses (such as transportation, accommodation and meals) as a result of a child’s illness; provides focused funding to improve a child’s mobility, health and well-being; and makes Dreams come true. Dreams come in all shapes and sizes. A child’s dream may be a trip to Disneyland or to meet their favourite celebrity or sports figure; while for their parents, the dream may simply be to spend time with their child as they undergo medical treatment or to make life more comfortable when they come home.


Last updated: 2014-09-02      Print Listing     



HELPLINE FOR CHILDREN

Ministry of Children & Family Development
Phone: 250-334-5820 Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
Toll Free: TDD: 1-866-660-0505 After Hours Line: 1-800-663-9122 / 310-1234
310-1234 (24 hours, no area code needed)
Website: www.safekidsbc.ca or www.gov.bc.ca/mcf/

All children are entitled to: protection from abuse, protection from neglect, protection from harm and protection from the threat of harm.


Programs & Services

For more information, contact the Ministry of Children and Family Development office at

250-334-5820. Toll-free 1-866-823-5377.


Last updated: 2014-09-19      Print Listing     



HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE

Vancouver Island Health Authority
941A England Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2N7
Phone: 250-331-8522
Fax: 250-331-8523
Website: http://www.viha.ca/hcc/
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm


Programs & Services

Last updated: 2018-03-28      Print Listing     



HORNBY AND DENMAN COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE SOCIETY

1965 Sollans Rd, Hornby Island , V0R 1Z0
Phone: 250-335-2885
Fax: 250-335-2883
250-335-9112
Email: hdhealth@uniserve.com
Website: www.hornbydenmanhealth.com


Programs & Services

Home Support and Home Assist Services

Contact:  Karen Etheridge, RN (Supervisor) at 250-898-0243

Hospice

Home Care Equipment Loan

Children, Youth and Family Counselling & Support

Contact: Mike Nestor (Mental Health Counsellor) at 250-898-0247

Youth Outreach & Support Services

Contact: Lanna or Matta (Youth & Family Outreach & Support workers) at 250-218-6521

Adult Counselling Services

Community Mental Health (VIHA)

Contact: Clinician at 250-331-8524

Community Self-Help and Support Groups

For more information, call 250-335-2885

Lending Library


Last updated: 2014-09-02      Print Listing     



HOSPICE SOCIETY, COMOX VALLEY

2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, V9M 1P2
Phone: 250-339-5533
Fax: 250-339-5063
After Hours: 250-334-7475
Email: reception@comoxhospice.com
Website: www.comoxhospice.com
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm


Programs & Services

Palliative Care Services

Bereavement Care Program

Grief support groups offered as needed including:

Community Education

Self Care Clinic:

Volunteer Training


Last updated: 2014-09-02      Print Listing     



HOSPITAL, COMOX VALLEY

101 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay, V9N 0B9
Phone: 250-331-5900
Website: http://www.viha.ca/locations/north_island_hospital_comox_valley.htm


Programs & Services

Contact: Reception at 250-890-3712

Available by calling the Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888 (Vancouver Island Crisis Line)

The Screening Mammography Program offers regular screening mammograms to eligible BC women who have no signs of breast problems. By age 50, women should make screening mammograms a part of their regular health care routine, once every two years.  Women with breast symptoms, such as lumps, dimpling skin, etc. should immediately contact a doctor. 


Last updated: 2018-06-12      Print Listing     



HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL, BC

1170 – 605 Robson Street, , Vancouver, V6B 5J3
Phone: 604-775-2000
Fax: 604-775-2020
Toll Free: 1-888-440-8844
TTY: 604-775-2021
Email: BCHumanRightsTribunal@gov.bc.ca
Website: www.bchrt.bc.ca


Programs & Services

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal is an independent, quasi-judicial body created by the B.C. Human Rights Code. The Tribunal is responsible for accepting, screening, mediating and adjudicating human rights complaints. The Tribunal offers the parties to a complaint the opportunity to try to resolve the complaint through mediation. If the parties don't resolve the complaint, the Tribunal holds a hearing.

 

The Tribunal deals with human rights complaints that arise in British Columbia and are covered by the Human Rights Code. The Tribunal cannot deal with any other type of discrimination. For more information about the Tribunal, see the Tribunal's Guide 1 - The BC Human Rights Code and Tribunal. 


Last updated: 2014-09-02      Print Listing