Our Agencies

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Alzheimer Society of BC

If you have questions about Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, call the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s First Link® Dementia Helpline for information and support (toll-free):

  • English: 1-800-936-6033 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Cantonese and Mandarin: 1-833-674-5007 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Punjabi: 1-833-674-5003 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

For more information visit alzheimer.ca/bc.

Aspire Richmond (formerly Richmond Society for Community Living)

From infancy through adulthood, Aspire Richmond (formerly Richmond Society for Community Living) supports people with developmental disabilities to define, discover and advocate for their self-determined goals, passions and happiness. Aspire is a community-based non-profit organization that supports more than 1000 children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities – and their families – to lead thriving, connected, happy lives.

Services include early intervention for infants at risk; child care options and supported child care programming for working parents; transition planning for teens with disabilities who are preparing to graduate from the school system; life-skills training, employment services and housing options for adults.

Most services require funding approval from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) or Community Living BC (CLBC). For more information visit rscl.org, 604-279-7040 or info@rscl.org.

Canadian Hemochromatosis Society

We help those affected by hereditary hemochromatosis access expert information, guidance, and support.

Learn more at toomuchiron.ca.

Contact us at office@toomuchiron.ca or 604-279-7135.

Chimo Community Services

Chimo Community Services | www.chimoservices.com | 604-279-7077

Crisis Line: 604-279-7070: Providing confidential, non-judgmental, emotional support and resources to callers. From 8:00am until midnight daily.

Chat Line:   https://chimoservices.com/crisis-line-and-live-chat/      Providing emotional support for Chatters in distress, crisis, or just needing someone to talk to.  Connect to our Live Chat from your mobile device or PC.

Nova Transition House: 604-270-4911   Nova House is a 30-day safe housing facility for women and children seeking refuge from violence. The location of the building is kept strictly confidential and staff are on premise 24 hours a day to provide emotional support and respond to crisis calls.

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

  • PEACE Program: For Children & Youth Experiencing Violence.The Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment (PEACE) Program is a series of individual counselling sessions for children and youth who have experienced violence or abuse in their homes.  This program is conducted by professional counsellors in the form of expressive art therapy and is also available in both Mandarin and Cantonese.
  • Crisis & Suicide Intervention Services (CSIS): Youth and Adult CounsellingThe Crisis & Suicide Intervention Services (CSIS) are short-term counselling sessions for youth and adult who are in crisis, at risk of attempting suicide and/or bereaved by suicide. This service is conducted by professional counsellors and is also available in both Mandarin and Cantonese.
  • Stopping the Violence (STV): Women’s CounsellingThe Stopping the Violence (STV) program offers individual counselling to adult women affected by trauma from violence in relationships, sexual assault or childhood abuse. This program is conducted by professional counsellors and is also available in Mandarin.
  • Parent Education Program and Children Count Too! (Children’s Anger Management Group) 

Family Law Advocacy: 604-279-7077  The family law advocacy program provides individuals with support as they navigate through their family law matters. While this program does NOT offer legal representation in court, it provides clients with legal knowledge that would aid in solving their problems. Clinics cover family, immigration, civil, and criminal.

Housing/Rent Bank: 604-279-7077  

  • Homeless Outreach Program (HOP): The Homeless Outreach Program (HOP) aims to support individuals who are homeless or at-risk of homeless during their housing search by providing housing-related resources as well as general knowledge about how to best navigate the current housing scene. Unfortunately, HOP does not conduct housing searches for clients and has no long-term housing available to offer.
  • Homeless Prevention Program (HPP): The Homeless Prevention Program provides individuals in identified at-risk groups facing homelessness with rent supplements and support services to help them access rental housing in the private (non-subsidized) housing market. The length of the rental supplement will initially be provided as either a one-time payment or approved for only three (3) months at a time. However, the total length of time a client receives rental supplements shall not exceed twelve (12) months. In order to remain in the program, clients must engage in case planning and actively work on their respective goals with the aid of their case manager.
  • Chimo Richmond Rent Bank: The Chimo Richmond Rent bank (CRRB) offers rental assistance in the form of an interest-free loan to low-income individuals who are at risk of losing their rentals or are unable to secure housing due to temporary shortage of funds. The CRRB determines eligibility based on the nature of the financial crisis as well as the ability to repay the loan. If you are experiencing essential utility disconnection, at a risk of eviction, in need of extra funds for a damage deposit or late in paying your rent, the CRRB may be able to help. Rent assistance is assessed on a case-by-case basis, and will be paid directly to the landlord.

Community Engagement: Through a range of educational programs and workshops, our Community Engagement program aims to empower youth/students with the skills and resources to be able to help themselves and others in a potential crisis or difficult situation.

Seniors Program:   The Seniors Services Program provides long-term support to vulnerable Richmond seniors, age 55 years and older. Chimo’s three pillars approach to supporting vulnerable individuals allows the Program to offer seniors a broad range of professional services ranging from access to housing, justice, and crisis care. Our goal is to encourage seniors to maintain their independence, feel included, safe, and secure as they age gracefully.

Cedarbridge Location

Outreach & Advocacy:  604-279-7077   The Outreach & Advocacy Program consists of a team of volunteers who assist clients 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. Volunteers interview and meet with clients to assess their needs and help them navigate relevant social services and resources.

Newcomer Settlement Services: 604-279-7077   The Newcomers Settlement program assists recent immigrants and PR/citizenship applicants with meeting a variety of settlement-related needs. In this program, our settlement workers adopt a client-centered service approach and provide appointments without any limits on duration or frequency.

Volunteer with Chimo: Intensive training prepares you for volunteering with Chimo’s Crisis Lines, Outreach & Advocacy Service, Community Education and Seniors Services. Contact volunteer@chimoservices.com.

Family Service of Greater Vancouver

Nobody’s Perfect Program: NBP is a parenting program for parents with preschool children who may be feeling overwhelmed and isolated by the demands of being a parent of young children.  A small group of parents meet with a trained facilitator, share parenting ideas and experiences, and make connections to the community.

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.

ESL Cooking for Immigrant Moms with Young Children:
ESL & Cooking is school readiness preschool program where parents improve English language skills   while cooking together.  Newcomer families with young children receive information about life in Canada and local community resources, have opportunities to make new friends and discuss the challenges and joys of parenting in a new country.  Offered twice a year in 10-week sessions.

Community Kitchens:
The Richmond Community Kitchens are open to seniors and parents and provides a place for community and skill building. Each group meets regularly to cook, either eating together or taking food home to their families. Groups partner with local churches and community centres for kitchen space. By cooking together, community kitchen members are nourished by more than just food. Their shared experience in the kitchen creates leadership, opportunities for cultural engagement, expanding knowledge of nutrition and health, and most importantly, meaningful relationships that are the foundation of social change.

Counselling Program
Therapists provide short-term counselling to families, couples, and individuals to help clients discover their strengths, make the life changes they desire, improve relationships, and develop their problem-solving and communication skills. In order to provide diverse services, we offer counselling in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.   There is a fee for this program set on a sliding scale.

Trauma & Sexual Abuse Counselling (TASA)
TASA, formerly Richmond VISAC, is a specialized intervention team providing trauma therapy for child, youth and adult survivors of sexual abuse and trauma, and support to their non-offending family members.  Services available in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Richmond Community Based Victim Services Program
This program supports the needs of child, youth and adult victims of power-based crimes in Richmond.

These crimes are as follows: child abuse; violence in intimate relationships; sexual assault; criminal harassment; and other forms of family violence. The program is designed to serve children, youth and adults who report to police as well as those adults who choose not to report to police.

For more information, please visit fsgv.ca. For inquiries, please call us at 604-279-7100.

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.

The Richmond Community Foundation

Founded in 1990, the Richmond Community Foundation manages over 50 Forever Funds, which earn annual investment income. This income, in turn, is distributed back into the community as grants to local non-profit organizations, and scholarships to Richmond students. To donate to a Forever Fund, or learn how to start one of your own, visit richmondfoundation.org.

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 visit rmcs.bc.ca, 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 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 on Wednesday for South Asians seniors to relax over tea, share ideas and discuss their opinions on various topics.

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.

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Contact : 604-279-7180

Turning Point Recovery Society

Turning Point Recovery Society is one of BC’s leading non-profit providers of residential and community-based addiction recovery programs in the Lower Mainland. We offer our services for adults in Richmond, Vancouver, North Shore and Squamish. Our live-in sites are 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 more information, please visit turningpointrecovery.com.

The Richmond Caring Place is proud to serve our community by providing a home for a number of not for profit agencies…

Alzheimer Society of BC<br /><div>Monday to Thursday 9:30am – 4:30pm<br />Tel: (604) 279-7120</div>

Alzheimer Society of BC
Monday to Thursday 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tel: (604) 279-7120

Aspire Richmond<br /><div>Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm<br />Tel: (604) 279-7040</div>

Aspire Richmond
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Tel: (604) 279-7040

Canadian Hemochromatosis Society<br /><div>Monday to Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm <br />Tel: (604) 279-7135</div>

Canadian Hemochromatosis Society
Monday to Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm
Tel: (604) 279-7135

BC Centre for Ability<br /><div>Tel: (604) 272-7322</div>

BC Centre for Ability
Tel: (604) 272-7322

Chimo Community Services<br /><div>Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm<br />Tel: (604) 279-7077</div>

Chimo Community Services
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Tel: (604) 279-7077

Family Services of Greater Vancouver<br /><div>Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm<br />Tel: (604) 279-7100</div>

Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tel: (604) 279-7100

Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives<br /><div>Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm<br />Tel: (604) 279-7020</div>

Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tel: (604) 279-7020

Richmond Community Foundation<br /><div>Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm<br />Tel: (604) 279-7020</div>

Richmond Community Foundation
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tel: (604) 279-7020

Richmond Multicultural Community Services<br /><div>Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm<br />Wed 9:00am – 9:00pm | Sat 10:00am – 3:00pm<br />Tel: (604) 279-7160</div>

Richmond Multicultural Community Services
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am – 9:00pm | Sat 10:00am – 3:00pm
Tel: (604) 279-7160

Richmond Women’s Resource Centre Association<br /><div>Monday to Thursday 10:30am – 4:00pm<br />Closed July 14 – September 2<br />Tel: (604) 279-7060</div>

Richmond Women’s Resource Centre Association
Monday to Thursday 10:30am – 4:00pm
Closed July 14 – September 2
Tel: (604) 279-7060

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.<br /><div>Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm<br />Tel: (604) 279-7180</div>

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm
Tel: (604) 279-7180

Turning Point Recovery Society<br /><div>Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm<br />Tel: (604) 303-6844</div>

Turning Point Recovery Society
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tel: (604) 303-6844