PO Box 37086
38-3200 Island Highway
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N4
Note: Provides transitional housing, a day program, and case management services for women with or without children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to violence, sex trade activity, addictions, or incarceration. Safe housing with residential supports and mentoring is provided to help women initiate change and transition into stable, secure, and independent living and housing. Average length of stay is six months.
Prostitutes Empowerment Education and Resource Society (PEERS)
1-744 Fairview Rd.
Victoria, BC V9A 5T9
Note: Provides support, resources, and programs to former and current sex workers. Also provides housing, training, and volunteering opportunities, in addition to advocacy and public education around sexual exploitation and the issues of adult sex work.
Prostitution Alternatives Counselling Education (PACE)
148 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8
Triage Emergency Services and Care Society
616 Powell St.
Vancouver, BC V6A 1H4
Note: For men and women needing immediate assistance for alcohol/drug and psychiatric problems. The program provides coordinated assistance in developing long-range treatment and living plans for clients who have had difficulty with other placements. Accepts people using methadone, and may accept pets. Transitional housing (for up to two years) is available for women associated with the sex trade, or who have mental health issues or addictions.
Wish Drop-In Centre Society
334 Alexander St.
Vancouver, BC V6A 1C3
Phone: 604.669.WISH (9474)
Note: Operated by women for the exclusive use of female survival sex workers. Wish Drop-In Centre offers a variety of services including on-site nursing care, referrals to detoxification centres, rehabilitation houses, and shelters for upwards of 150 women per night.
Veterans Affairs Canada has a website listing mental health services in Canada.M
Additional services are also available at Ste. Anne's Hospital. There is a pain management clinic and the Inpatient Stabilization Program for Operational Stress Injuries.
Each clinic has a professional team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses and other specialized clinicians. They develop personalized treatment plans in collaboration with each client. The spouse and close family members can also be involved in the treatment process.
Through specialized treatment, clients address difficulties, develop treatment objectives, find resources and improve their quality of life. While continuing to live in their community, clients attend periodic appointments at the OSI clinic (except for the residential and inpatient stabilization treatment programs).
Ottawa Operational Stress Injury Clinic (The Royal)
1145 Carling Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4
1804 Highway 2 East
Brockville, ON K6V 5V8