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COVID-19 Resources List, Nelson & Area

LOCAL RESOURCES:

ADULT COUNSELLING, MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE

Interior Crisis Line

Nelson Community Services

  • COVID19 Community Support Response – Brief counselling and resources (1-3 sessions) by phone/email/virtual to adults, regardless of situation, to address issues related to coping
  • Supporting existing clients and open to new referrals for counselling, resources and outreach programs
  • Self-refer by phone 250-352-3504 via our online referral form

Interior Health – Nelson Mental Health and Substance Use

  • Intake, Urgent Response, Case Management, Counselling, Psychiatric Services, and Outreach.
  • Phone: 250-505-7248 for adults struggling with mental health concerns

ANKORS

  • http://ankors.bc.ca/
  • Drop-in closed but can still provide Naloxone, harm reduction supplies and services during office hours
  • OPS running during office hours, one person at a time
  • Fentanyl test trips available during office hours, drop-off drug testing available
  • Gender Outlaws meeting via Zoom
  • Counselling support/info by phone re: HIV, Hep C and pathways to OAT – Laura at 250-505-2426
  • Harm Reduction Outreach in Nelson and other West Kootenay towns – Serge at 250-777-0733
  • Kootenay Boundary Adult Support Recovery Program Phone: 250-505-5506, Email: information@ankors.bc.ca, Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:30am-12pm & 1pm-4:30 pm

 

CHILD AND YOUTH COUNSELLING, MENTAL HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES

Nelson Community Services

  • Child and Youth Counselling Program
  • Self-refer by phone 250-352-3504 or via our online referral form

Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) – Nelson office

  • Child and Youth Mental Health Services – 250-354-6480
  • Child Protection – Screening Intake – 1-800-663-9122

Kootenay Kids – The Family Place

School District 8 – COVID-19 Resources for Families

FINANCIAL

Advocacy Centre

  • Phone/email help with financial supports, tenancy, debt, legal resources, family law, and support to victims of relationship/sexual violence
  • Phone: 250-352-5777, https://advocacycentre.org

Kootenay Career Development Society

  • Employment counselling, workshops, training, navigating unemployment resources. Services available by phone/email/virtual only.
  • Self-refer by phone 250-352-6200. https://kcds.ca/

Canadian Federal Financial Supports in Response to COVID-19

B.C. Financial Supports in Response to COVID-19

 

FOOD SERVICES

  • Salvation Army: Breakfast 10 am-12 pm, Monday-Thursday, followed by Food Bank by appointment only
  • Our Daily Bread: Bagged lunch 12-1pm Mon-Friday. Meal delivery option. Email: office@kcfoffice.com for details
  • Nelson Community Food Centre: Food Bank by appointments on Wednesdays from 1-5pm, call 250-354-1633
  • St Saviours Food Pantry (@ Anglican Church): Open Friday Mornings, 9-11am, one at a time. No coffee service

 

HOUSING

BC Housing Temporary Supplement Program

Homelessness Prevention Program at Nelson Community Services

  • 250-352-3504 Ext. 235

Aimee Beaulieu Transition House at Nelson Community Services

  • 24/7, call 250-354-4357

Cicada Place Youth Housing

  • for inquiries 250-352-3504 Ext. 200

Stepping Stones Homelessness Emergency Shelter (Nelson CARES)

  • 250-352-9876 – Reduced services available but coffee, sandwiches, water in vestibule area

 

SENIORS

Kootenay Seniors

Nelson Seniors Coordinating Society

  • Income Tax/Financial advocacy for seniors and people with income <$35,000, Elder Abuse Prevention Program, TEETH Clinic (emergencies only) – Grocery Runs: Bus pick up on Thursdays from 4 local grocery stores with help carrying groceries into homes at drop off. Current max = 6 passengers on 1 small bus. Kootenay Coop grocery delivery available.
  • Contact 250 352 3254 or 250-352-6008. Email: info@nelsonseniors.ca.
  • Hours: Tues & Wed 9:30 am-12 pm, Thursdays 1-3 pm, http://nelsonseniors.ca/

 

OTHER USEFUL LINKS FOR ADULT, CHILD, YOUTH, AND FAMILY SUPPORTS:

Wellness Together Canada: https://ca.portal.gs/ • Anxiety Canada: https://www.anxietycanada.com • Canadian Mental Health Assessment Tool: http://cmha.bc.ca/news/new-mental-health-assessment-tool • BounceBack BC Program: https://bouncebackbc.ca • Psychological First Aid – 19 yrs+: https://www.psychologists.bc.ca/covid-19-resource • Here2Talk for Post-Secondary Students: https://here2talk.ca/home • Kids Help Phone: https://kidshelpphone.ca/ • Youth in BC 24/7 Crisis line at 1-866-661-3311, Youth in BC Online Chat – visit: www.youthinbc.com • Foundry BC – offering virtual drop-in counselling by voice, video and chat to BC young people ages 12-24 and their caregivers, visit: foundrybc.ca • Kelty Mental Health Resource Center – A free, provincial resource centre that provides information, resources, peer support and system navigation to children, youth and families across BC who are struggling with mental health and/or substance use challenges. http://keltymentalhealth.ca/