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Alzheimer Society of BC

For information about support groups, education and volunteer opportunities in English, please contact 604-238-7390.

For information about support groups, education and volunteer opportunities in Cantonese and Mandarin, please contact 604-279-7120.

Canadian Hemochromatosis Society

We need volunteers for different small projects in our Richmond office. Please contact 604-279-7135 for more information or send your resume to office@toomuchiron.ca or 604-279-7138.

We always need good board members as volunteers. For more info, please call 604-279-7135.

Chimo Community Services

Crisis Line 604-279-7070: Providing emotional support, information, and crisis intervention to anyone who needs help. 8:00am until midnight daily.

Outreach & Advocacy: offers help with a range of issues including immigration, income assistance, pensions, housing, disabilities, mental health and family violence. Provides support, information and connection to community resources. 604-279-7077

Pro Bono Law Clinics: free legal advice for those who cannot afford representation. Clinics cover family, immigration, civil, and criminal. 604-279-7077

Counselling Services: For children, youth, women and adults in crisis. 604-279-7077

Nova Transition House: Safe temporary shelter and support services for women and their children escaping family violence.

Community Engagement: Students build skills and resiliency through interactive presentations and workshops such as suicide awareness, stress management, teen relationship abuse prevention, financial literacy, self image, and peer support. Call Clay 604-279-7077 or ctang@chimoservices.com.

Volunteer with Chimo! Intensive training prepares you for volunteering with Chimo’s Outreach & Advocacy Service, Crisis Lines, Community Connections, and Community Education. Contact Jean Fisher at 604-279-7077 or volunteer@chimoservices.com.

Family Service of Greater Vancouver

Richmond GROW Project: in partnership with Metro Vancouver Housing, is providing an opportunity for residents of Richmond Alderwood Place to participate. The GROW project promotes healthy and sustainable living through gardening and cooking, and the goal of the project is to empower residents to develop healthy, sustainable, and fulfilling lifestyles. Please call 604-279-7100 for more information.

Nobody’s Perfect Program: parenting program available to parents with children under 5 years old. Childcare available. For information or registration, please call 604-279-7100.

Richmond Family Friend Program: matches a volunteer with an immigrant family who is feeling isolated and experiencing stress related to raising a child under 5 years of age. The program allows each volunteer to act as a companion and support person for the family, and to provide friendship, mentorship, and practical and emotional support. The program also helps participants connect with other valuable services offered in the community. Please call 604-279-7100 for more information.

Victim Services Program: Provides support and guidance to people who reside in Richmond or are involved with the Richmond RCMP, and who have been abused in intimate relationship, sexually and or physically assaulted/abused. Service is also available to non-offending family members. Please call 604-279-7100 for more information.

Chinese Mother and Preschool Program: Free Program available to recent immigrants to Canada with children under 5 years old. Call 604-279-7100 to register or for more information.

Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives

Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives, or simply RCRG, works to encourage and facilitate local philanthropy – both volunteerism and monetary donations – so Richmond’s charitable sector has the resources to respond to community needs.

In addition to being a hub for volunteering and giving, we’re a direct service provider, operating a Child Care Resource & Referral Centre, the Richmond Christmas Fund, and a variety of Seniors Community Support Services, among other programs.

Learn more at rcrg.org.

Richmond Caring Place Society

Events coming soon.

The Richmond Community Foundation

The Richmond Community Foundation manages nearly 50 permanent endowment funds which aim to create a stronger, healthier community by supporting local initiatives in a broad range of fields, including education, sports and fitness, arts and culture, healthcare, and the environment.

Richmond Multicultural Community Services

Our programs and services are aimed at assisting immigrants and refugees with settlement, integration need and multicultural/ diversity training. Newcomers programs includes free orientation, information referral, interpretation and translation.

For more information about these programs, please call 604-279-7160 or email info@rmcs.bc.ca

English Conversation Class: Practice speaking and listening, expand your vocabulary, learn more about Canadian Culture, Safe and comfortable adult oriented classes. For more information email: info@rmcs.bc.ca

Volunteer Opportunities: Office receptionist for 2 locations RMCS at Richmond Caring Place and RMCS No. 3 Road office and social events assistant positions available. Please join our Society to gain knowledge and experience in your community.

Settlement Services: Offered free to newcomers in 16 languages, covering information, orientation on housing, health care, education, settlement, adaptation, transportation, Free life skills and orientation workshops and much more.

Pre-employment Services: Facilitates career planning for newcomer clients, and liaises with participating employees and agencies in the community.

Inclusive Community Programs: Community Collaboration Table (CIC Local Immigration Partnership Table), Community Engagement Activities, Annual Diversity Dialogue Conference, Diversity Education Series, iamrichmond.ca, Community blog, Diversity Assessment Services. Programs are designed to assist newcomers, employers, youth, and residents to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their workplace or neighbourhood.

Safe Harbour: Designed to create an understanding of diversity, cover issues of inclusion/exclusion and provide participants insight into how diverse community members might experience living in their community.

Chai at Chaupal: Free program for South Asians seniors to relax over tea, share ideas and discuss their opinions on various topics.

Richmond Society for Community Living

Richmond HandyCrew Cooperative Do you need some help around your house or business? The Richmond HandyCrew Cooperative employs individuals with a developmental disability who have the desire and skill set to work. The RHCC provides training, education and employment opportunities for its members in Garden Maintenance, Painting, Minor Repairs, Light Carpentry, Home Maintenance, and Moving. Call NOW for your FREE ESTIMATE. 604-241-4113.

Richmond Women’s Resource Centre Association

Hot Ink: Creative writing for teens begins September 2013. Call 604-279-7060 for details or visit our website.

Computer/Internet Access: Monday – Friday. For details call 604-279-7060 or visit our website.

Single Mothers’ Support Group: We welcome you to join us to discuss single mothers’ needs and concerns and provide moral support and information on available community services. This program runs Thursdays from 7-8:30 pm at Richmond Caring Place.

French Speaking Women’s Group: All French speaking women are invited to join. More details on our website.

Ivy Women’s Cultural Group: Program now runs on Saturdays. Build your confidence in this social support group. Details on our website.

Peer Support and Information and Referral: RWRC offers peer support in a private setting. This program allows women in the community an opportunity to share their difficulties with other women and seek the resources within their community. Details on our website.

Grandmothers’ Support Group: This group meets every other Monday from 9:30 to Noon. Discuss the needs of seniors and plan activities. Please call 604-279-7060.

Computer Skills: Individualized computer classes in a classroom setting with computers. Internet training, keyboard skills, Word, Excel (Office 2010) are taught on Mondays each week in one hour sessions. Appointment required. Details on our website.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

All S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Settlement Service Centres have multilingual and professional staff who offer comprehensive settlement services. Free services available to: Permanent Resident Cardholders, Caregivers, Protected Persons, Applicants who have been issued a Letter of Confirmation by CIC (Citizenship Immigration Canada), Naturalized Citizens, Refugee claimants and more. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. assists immigrants to acquire the necessary knowledge and resources to become more productive and contributing members in the Canadian community.

Turning Point Recovery Society

Turning Point Recovery Society is one of BC’s leading non-profit providers of residential addictions support recovery in the Lower Mainland. We offer our services for men and women in Richmond, Vancouver, and the North Shore in five facilities licensed under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act in BC.

For help connecting with services for addiction and mental health needs in Richmond, please contact Outreach And Resource Support (OARS) at 604-303-6844 ext. 7169.

For general inquiries and volunteer opportunities, please contact Administration at 604-303-6844.

For information about our residential programs or our wait lists, please call 604-875-1710.

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