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This page contains resources that will help you on your journey to learning and healing. It will be constantly updated to include the latest information about Vancouver's healing centres, justice programs and housing.
VNHS’s mandate is to provide safe, secure and affordable housing. Although our original and ongoing mandate is to focus on the housing needs of the urban Aboriginal community we have expanded our operations to include housing solutions for seniors, youth, women at risk, persons living with mental illness and the homeless and homeless at risk populations.
Vancouver Native Health Society (VNHS) was established in 1991 with a mission to improve and promote the health of individuals with a focus on the Aboriginal community residing in Greater Vancouver.
Today, Vancouver Native Health Society delivers comprehensive medical, counselling and social services generally to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Aboriginal community. The majority of our clients struggle with overlapping issues and con-current health issues such as substance abuse, mental health, chronic disease, homelessness and poverty.
Over the past 20 years, Vancouver Native Health Society has grown into a well-known and respected community based organization. We deliver unique programs and services from the four quadrants of the medicine wheel: the physical, the emotional, the spiritual and the mental aspects of the individual. Please explore our many programs and services highlighted through out this website.
Welcome to Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia. We are here as “A Helping Hand to Justice” for all aboriginal people across the province of British Columbia. Our mission is to provide culturally appropriate justice and health related services according to your need.
Our understanding of justice is based on a holistic view of people – psychological, physical, social and spiritual. We believe every aboriginal person’s story is linked to our people’s history and culture. Our goal is to help you find a solution to your particular need from that perspective. As we work together with you, we will treat you with dignity and respect. That is our commitment to you
The Aboriginal Wellness Program (A.W.P.) will develop and deliver culturally safe mental wellness and addiction programs for First Nations and Aboriginal people residing within the Lower Mainland. Our programs are easy to access, meet the needs of First Nations and Aboriginal People and promote First Nations and Aboriginal perspectives on health and wellness.
Pivot's mandate is to use the law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion. Our name is metaphor for our approach to social change - by making the most tangible violations of human rights the focal point of our efforts, we exert maximum pressure in order to shift society toward greater equality and inclusivity.
Lu’ma Native Housing Society was incorporated in 1980 and is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Society was initially incorporated to provide affordable housing to Aboriginal families and individuals with low to moderate income. The Society currently owns and operates an affordable housing portfolio of just under 500 units of housing.