WTF411 is a great list of resources for youth who need help in New Westminster. It can tell you where to find counseling, food and shelter, education, health services, financial info, and more.
New Westminster Youth Centre: The Youth Centre in Moody Park has drop-in and scheduled activities, laundry and shower facilities, lounge, a computer lab, and kitchen.
620 8th St (entry behind Century House) | 604-515-3801
Hours (Sept-June): Mon-Thu 3:15-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 3:15-11:00pm
Hours (July-August): Mon-Sat 1:00-9:00pm
Spirit of the Children Society: SOTCS provides a healthy and supportive environment where you can be yourself and do fun activities all year. Drop-in is Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-7:00pm. Meals and bus tickets are provided.
201 - 768 Columbia Street | 604-524-9113 | Cell phone: 778-318-7704
Health, Sexuality, & Relationships
New Westminster Youth Clinic: This is a free clinic for youth 21 and under. They provide confidential information about sexuality and health, including pregnancy, birth control, and STIs.
38 Begbie Street | 604-329-1875
Hours: Tuesday 2:30-6:00pm, Thursday 3:30-7:30pm
Go Ask Alice!: Lots of questions and answers about teen health and other topics. You can ask your own questions too!
Planned Parenthood: Information about relationships, sexuality, and pregnancy.
Health Canada - Teen Issues: Publications and programs on topics including alcohol and drugs, body image, sexuality, etc.
Drugs and Alcohol
Pacific Community Resources Society: PCRS has a program for teens who are having trouble with alcohol or drug use.
Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Line: 604-660-9382
Worried about drug and alcohol use? Whether it's for yourself or someone you care about, you can call them for information, options, and support.
Youth on Drugs: Deals with drug reality. Resources, information, and a place to submit art, poems, stories.
Mental Health and Support
Kids Help Phone | 1-800-668-6868
This is a free and anonymous phone line that you can call about anything going on in your life: relationships, school, bullying, and everything else. Counselors will listen to you no matter what and help as much as they can.
Counsellor at the New Westminster Youth Centre:
Mindcheck.ca: If you're feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or just not right, this is a great website to help you find mental health resources and support.
Violence and Crime
VictimLink BC: 1-800-563-0808
This line provides information and services to all victims of crime or violence. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and they speak more than 110 languages. Even if you're not sure about whether you're a victim, call them and they will help you.
Youth Against Violence Line: 1-800-680-4264
This is a safe way to report crime or violent events, or to talk through any type of problem with a supportive problem.
Helpline for Children: 310-1234 (no area code)
If you or someone you care about is being abused or neglected at home, at school, or anywhere else, dial this number to talk to a social worker who can help.