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  • Talklines

    Pregnancy Options Help Line 604-875-3163 or 1-888-875-3163

    Exhale: 1-866-4-exhale Mon – Fri: 5pm – 10 pm PST, Sat: 12pm – 10 pm PST

    All Options: or 1-888-493-0092 Mon-Thurs: 5pm – 10pm, Fri-Sun: 10am – 3pm PST

    Faith Aloud: 1-888-717-5010

    BC Crisis Centre: 604-872-3311 or 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433), translation available


  • Counselling

    Everywoman’s offers free decision-making and post-abortion counselling

    CARE offers free decision-making and post-abortion counselling 1-604-875-2022

    Well Woman Counselling Services: 604-568-6765

    Kuldip Counselling and Consulting Services: 604-764-9575 – English and Punjabi – directory of counsellors Lorraine Irlam, MA, RCC; counselling done in writing, through live chat or by phone

    Family Services of Greater Vancouver: 604-874-2938

    Living Through Loss Counselling Society 604-873-5013

    Oak Counselling Services Society 604-266-5611

    Jewish Family Services Agency, 604-257-5151

    Living Systems, 604-926-5496

    The Adler Centre 604-742-1818

  • Drugs/Alcohol

    Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre 604-681-8480

    Motherisk,, 1-877-327-4636

    Alcohol & Drug Information Serviec, 604-660-9382 or 1-800-663-1441

  • Decision-making & Emotional Resolution



    The Abortion Conversation Project

    Peace After Abortion

    Pregnancy Options Workbook

    Inner Healing After an Abortion

    Men and Abortion

  • Religious/Spiritual

    Faith Aloud

    Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

    Catholics for Choice

  • Aboriginal and First Nations

    BC Women’s Aboriginal Patient Liaison, 604-875-2348
    Helping Spirit Lodge, 604-872-6649
    Aboriginal Women’s Outreach Program, 604-584-2971
    Aboriginal Wellness Centre, 604-875-6601

  • Crisis Lines

    Crisis Centre of BC 1-800-784-2433

    Provides confidential, nonjudgmental, emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which may lead to suicide. Call if you’re worried about something, feel upset or confused or you just want to talk to someone. You don’t have to be suicidal to call. 24 hours, 7 days.

    Victims Info Line 1-800-563-0808

    VictimLINK is a province-wide telephone help line for victims of family and sexual violence, and all other crimes in 130 languages, including 17 North American aboriginal languages. 24 hours.

    Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres 604-876-2622

    A Pan Canadian group of sexual assault and anti-violence centres who have come together to implement the legal, social and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent, and ultimately eradicate rape and sexual assault.

    Women Against Violence Against Women 604-255-6344 (24 Hour Crisis Line)

    Battered Women’s Support Services: 604-687-1867 (Crisis & Intake Line)

  • Sex & Sexuality
  • Birth Control & Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Everywoman’s offers STI and HIV testing, Pap Tests and Birth Control (including IUDs)

    Sex Sense Line 1-800-SEX SENSE (1-800-739-7367) 604-731-7803, talk to a real person Mon-Fri 9am – 9pm

    Options for Sexual Health Clinics 604-731-4252; clinic finder:

    Emergency IUD Providers across BC

    Pollock Vasectomy Clinic

    Rich/Follows Vasectomy Clinic

  • Pro-Choice Organizations

    Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada

    Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights 613-241-4474; 1-888-642-2725 24 hours, 7 days a week toll free number for information on reproductive and sexual health and referrals on pregnancy options

    National Abortion Federation Hotline for abortion and pregnancy options information: 1-877-257-0012

    Guttmacher Institute – Information on sexual/reproductive health and rights in the United States and worldwide

    Women on Waves – Fighting for women’s right to a safe and legal choice

    The United Nations Population Fund – Supports population and reproductive health programmes in over 140 countries