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Youth Support Services
 

Youth in Powell River have many services available to them, but many might look at the list below and not know what kind of services they provide. To clarify services Youth Voices students have designed questions that help identify challenges youth face. If youth visiting this website answer yes to any of the questions, they might consider contacting the service provider listed.

For more information contact the coordinator of this student led program.

Birth Right (Pro Life)

Contact: (604) 485-2832

  • Do you think you are pregnant and are looking for the right option for you?

Child Youth and Family Services

Contact: (604) 485-3090

  • Have you seen your parents hitting each other?
  • Are you in an abusive relationship with anyone?
  • Do you feel guilty about eating a lot of your favourite foods?
  • Have you had thoughts of ending your life?
  • Are you feeling tired all the time without a reason?
  • Are you hurting yourself intentionally?
  • Have you been feeling sad for a while?
  • Do you feel like you've been abused and need someone to talk about it?

Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor

Contact: (604) 485-6968

  • Have you seen your parents hitting each other?
  • Does it bother you that your parents scream at each other?

Ministry for Children and Families

Contact: (604) 485-0600

  • Have you seen anyone repeatedly being put down?
  • Do you know about a child or youth being abused?

Options for Sexual Health (Formerly Planned Parenthood)

Contact: (604) 485-3310 (contact through Public Health)

  • Are you in a relationship and need help looking for birth control options, information and affordable birth control supplies?
  • Have you had sex within the last three days and need emergency birth control?
  • Do you need help finding birth control?
  • Have you had sex and not thought about birth control?
  • Do you think there is a possibility you might have an STI?
  • Do you think you are pregnant and are looking for the right option for you?

Parent-Teen Mediation (Powell River Mediation Services)

Contact: (604) 485-3090 (contact through Child, Youth and Family Services)

  • Are you and your parents constantly yelling at each other?
  • Are you having trouble getting along with your siblings?
  • Are you and your parents having problems agreeing on household rules such as;
    • Responsibilities around the house
    • Curfews
    • Privacy needs
    • Eating habits
    • Substance use

Public Health Nursing

Contact: (604) 485-3310

  • Do you think you are pregnant and are looking for the right option for you?
  • Do you think there is a possibility you might have an STI?
  • Have you ever had unprotected intercourse? Maybe you need to be tested for STIs?
  • Do you want free condoms?
  • Have you had sex with someone without thinking about STIs?

School Counselors

Brooks Secondary School
Contact: (604) 483-3171

Oceanview
Contact: (604) 485-2756

  • School Counsellors can help answer your questions and access other support services as well.

Specialized Victim Support

Contact: (604) 485-2620

  • Do you feel like you've been abused and need someone to talk to about it?
  • Do you want to press charges because of any kind of abuse and need information and support to get through it?

Youth Drug And Alcohol Services (Formerly New Life Counselling)

Contact: (604) 485-3300 (Extention 4415)

  • Do you plan your life around having your next "been" or "drink"?
  • Are you concerned about how people you care about use drugs and alcohol?
  • Do you think you have a problem with drugs/alcohol and want to know the treatments for you?
  • Do you plan your life around getting your next high/getting drunk?
  • Do you drink to get "smashed", "gooned" or "wasted"?

Toll Free Confidential Lines Outside of the Community

  • BC Nurse Line 1-866-215-4700
  • Crisis Centre 1-866-661-3311
  • Facts of Life Line 1-800-729-7367
  • Helpline for Children 310-1234
  • Kid's Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
  • Pregnancy Options Service 1-888-875-3163
  • Quitline 1-877-455-2233
  • Victimlink 1-800-563-0808
  • Youth Against Violence 1-800-680-4264