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All Local - Golden and District Hospital

24/7 Services include inpatient, obstetrics, and emergency

Acute and Emergency Care

24/7
835 9th Street North
All Local - Golden Safe Homes and Crisis Line

Emergency shelter for women and children fleeing violence. 24/7.

  • Emergency shelter for women and children fleeing violence
  • 24 hour crisis line for women and female youth
24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year
Office hours Monday to Friday 10:00am. – 4:00pm. Thursday 10:30 – 4:00pm.
419C 9th Avenue North
Next to Brent’s Boardshop
*Only open during office hours
All Local - Victim Services Golden - RCMP

Emotional and practical support to victims of crime and trauma

Emotional and practical support to victims of crime and trauma

  • Crisis intervention
  • Information and support about the justice system and making a report to police
1419-11th. Ave North
East Kootenay Crisis Line

Crisis Line for children, youth and adults. 24/7.

Crisis Line for children, youth and adults – serving the entire East Kootenay region including Golden.

24/7
MCFD Child and Youth Help Line

A 24-hour after hours / emergency service for children & youth and for those who are concerned about them.

A 24 hour  comprehensive help line for Children and Youth and for those who are concerned about them, including after hours /emergency service.

MCFD – Ministry of Children and Family Development

24/7
RCMP Police

RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law. 24/7.

RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law.

24/7
1419 11th Ave North, Golden

 

VictimLink Help Line

Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. 24/7.

Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. Support available in over 110 languages.

24/7
Youth Against Violence Line

Are you in danger? Is someone you know being threatened? Want to make a difference? 24/7.

If you’re in any way concerned about your safety or the safety of others, we can help. Anything you say is kept completely confidential and you remain totally anonymous – we don’t have call display either. And, because the YAV Line is a multilingual service, we can talk to you in your language.

24/7
Youth Crisis Line

Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

24/7

I need to talk about suicide

All Local - Child and Youth Mental Health Golden

Assessment and treatment for children and youth with mental health challenges.

Walk-in Intake Clinic, no appointment needed. Services available include:

 

  • Local assessment and treatment for mental health challenges.
  • Referral for psychiatric out-patient assessment.
  • Referral to residential assessment and treatment.
Walk-in Intake: Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
Regular opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
1104 9th St South, Golden
Across from Wolf’s Den
All Local - Golden and District Hospital

24/7 Services include inpatient, obstetrics, and emergency

Acute and Emergency Care

24/7
835 9th Street North
All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

Family doctors accepting new patients.

When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

Monday to Friday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
826 9th Street South
Across from the Court House
All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
421 9th Avenue South
Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
BC Drug and Poison Information Centre

If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance. 24/7.

If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance.

If someone is unconscious, having a seizure, difficulty breathing or chest pain, immediately call 9-1-1.

24/7

Separate Drug Information Line for BC healthcare professionals:  1-866-298-5909 (Monday – Friday; 9:00 – 4:00)

East Kootenay Crisis Line

Crisis Line for children, youth and adults. 24/7.

Crisis Line for children, youth and adults – serving the entire East Kootenay region including Golden.

24/7
Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7
    KUU-US Crisis Services Line

    For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people. 24/7.

    For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people.

    24/7
    MCFD Child and Youth Help Line

    A 24-hour after hours / emergency service for children & youth and for those who are concerned about them.

    A 24 hour  comprehensive help line for Children and Youth and for those who are concerned about them, including after hours /emergency service.

    MCFD – Ministry of Children and Family Development

    24/7
    Mental Health Support Line

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal. 24/7.

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal 24/7. Crisis line workers are trained to help provide emotional support as well as mental health information and resources.

    24/7
    RCMP Police

    RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law. 24/7.

    RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law.

    24/7
    1419 11th Ave North, Golden

     

    Suicide Help Line

    Please call. You are not alone. 24/7.

    Please call. You are not alone. Support available in 140 languages.

    24/7
    Youth Crisis Line

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

    24/7
    Youthspace.ca

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

    7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

    I’m worried

    All Local - Child and Youth Mental Health Golden

    Assessment and treatment for children and youth with mental health challenges.

    Walk-in Intake Clinic, no appointment needed. Services available include:

     

    • Local assessment and treatment for mental health challenges.
    • Referral for psychiatric out-patient assessment.
    • Referral to residential assessment and treatment.
    Walk-in Intake: Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
    Regular opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
    1104 9th St South, Golden
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    All Local - Parenting Help and Family Support - Golden Family Center

    This program helps families build strength and develop positive relationships.

    This program helps families build strength and develop positive relationships. Parents can access services at the Golden Family Center or in their own home.

    Monday to Friday – please call for an intake appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
    Anxiety BC

    Living with too much anxiety? Resources, Results, Relief. 24/7.

    Living with too much anxiety? Resources, Results, Relief.

    Create an Anxiety Plan for you. Use the MindShift app – located on the website.

    East Kootenay Crisis Line

    Crisis Line for children, youth and adults. 24/7.

    Crisis Line for children, youth and adults – serving the entire East Kootenay region including Golden.

    24/7
    Foundry

    Foundry offers health and wellness resources, services and supports for young people ages 12-24. Information, self-checks, tips, apps & tools, resources and stories

    A website to help children, youth and young adults in BC to connect to mental health resources and support. You will find information, self-checks, tips, apps & tools, resources and stories from other young people.

    (This site used to be called Mindcheck)

    Foundrybc.ca is powered by BC Children’s Hospital

    Kelty Mental Health

    Mental Health and Substance Use information, resources and peer support to children, youth and their families

    The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across BC. We also provide peer support to people of all ages with eating disorders.

    24/7
    Kids Help Phone

    24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

    Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

    The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7
    KUU-US Crisis Services Line

    For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people. 24/7.

    For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people.

    24/7
    MCFD Child and Youth Help Line

    A 24-hour after hours / emergency service for children & youth and for those who are concerned about them.

    A 24 hour  comprehensive help line for Children and Youth and for those who are concerned about them, including after hours /emergency service.

    MCFD – Ministry of Children and Family Development

    24/7
    Mental Health Support Line

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal. 24/7.

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal 24/7. Crisis line workers are trained to help provide emotional support as well as mental health information and resources.

    24/7
    Mindyourmind.ca

    Mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet.

    Mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. We work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

    Help, Information, Tools, Blog, Expression, Interviews, Design Labs

    Lots of stuff on wellness

    Needhelpnow.ca - internet history, cyberbullying

    NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way.

    • NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way.
    • If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self / peer exploitation incident, we are here to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it and #ChangeTheStory.
    Psychiatric consultation - regional

    Access through local referral from Child and Youth Mental Health

    Access through referral from CYMH (Child and Youth Mental Health)

    CYMH Walk-in Intake: Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
    Regular opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
    CYMH
    1104 9th Street South
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    Psychosis - Early Psychosis Intervention
    BC early psychosis information online
    BC early psychosis information online
    Residential psychiatric assessment services ( Adolescent Psychiatric Unit - regional )

    The APU provides assessment and treatment planning for youth from 12 to 18 years of age

    The Adolescent Psychiatric Unit provides assessment and treatment planning for youth from 12 to 18 years of age. We are all here to provide you and your family with tools to help cope with life’s struggles… what’s buggin’ ya.

    Accessed through CYMH ( Child and Youth Mental Health ) by referral.

    by CYMH referral, 2-4 week stay
    Kelowna
    Suicide Help Line

    Please call. You are not alone. 24/7.

    Please call. You are not alone. Support available in 140 languages.

    24/7
    Youth Crisis Line

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

    24/7
    Youth in BC

    Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

    Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

    1:00 pm – 2:00 am (MST)
    Youthspace.ca

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

    7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

    I just need to talk to someone

    All Local - Golden Women's Resource Centre

    A safe and positive place for women and girls to get support, access services, relax and unwind

    A safe and positive place for women and girls to get support, access services, relax and unwind

     

    • coffee
    • computers
    • Good Karma clothing exchange
    • resource Library
    Hours : Monday – Friday 10:00 am. – 4:00 pm. Thursday 10:30 – 4:00
    Closed weekends and civic holidays
    419C Avenue North Golden
    Next to Brent’s Board shop
    All Local - Golden Youth Centre - Golden Youth Network

    A free, fun and respectful space for those 12-18.

    A free, fun and respectful space for those 12-18.

    Drop-in: WIFI, computers, fireplace, pool table, Foosball, computers, music, movies and more

    Wednesday and Friday 3:15 – 7:00 pm
    421 9th Avenue South
    Main floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
    Anxiety BC

    Living with too much anxiety? Resources, Results, Relief. 24/7.

    Living with too much anxiety? Resources, Results, Relief.

    Create an Anxiety Plan for you. Use the MindShift app – located on the website.

    Email counselling for youth - regional

    The Youthtalk program provides email counselling, information and referrals by professional counsellors in a secure and confidential format, for a variety of youth issues.

    This service is offered through the Pacific Centre on Vancouver Island

    Kids Help Phone

    24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

    Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

    The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7
    KUU-US Crisis Services Line

    For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people. 24/7.

    For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people.

    24/7
    MCFD Child and Youth Help Line

    A 24-hour after hours / emergency service for children & youth and for those who are concerned about them.

    A 24 hour  comprehensive help line for Children and Youth and for those who are concerned about them, including after hours /emergency service.

    MCFD – Ministry of Children and Family Development

    24/7
    Mental Health Support Line

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal. 24/7.

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal 24/7. Crisis line workers are trained to help provide emotional support as well as mental health information and resources.

    24/7
    Youth Crisis Line

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

    24/7
    Youth in BC

    Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

    Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

    1:00 pm – 2:00 am (MST)
    Youthspace.ca

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

    7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

    I have mental health questions

    All Local - Child and Youth Mental Health Golden

    Assessment and treatment for children and youth with mental health challenges.

    Walk-in Intake Clinic, no appointment needed. Services available include:

     

    • Local assessment and treatment for mental health challenges.
    • Referral for psychiatric out-patient assessment.
    • Referral to residential assessment and treatment.
    Walk-in Intake: Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
    Regular opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
    1104 9th St South, Golden
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

    Family doctors accepting new patients.

    When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

    Monday to Friday
    9:30 am – 4:30 pm
    826 9th Street South
    Across from the Court House
    All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
    All Local - Youth substance use counselling - East Kootenay Addiction Services Society EKASS

    Free and confidential counselling for youth dealing with their own or someone else’s addiction or substance misuse.

    Free and confidential counselling for children and youth dealing with their own or someone else’s addiction or substance misuse.

    Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    Anxiety BC

    Living with too much anxiety? Resources, Results, Relief. 24/7.

    Living with too much anxiety? Resources, Results, Relief.

    Create an Anxiety Plan for you. Use the MindShift app – located on the website.

    Autism Spectrum

    Local Autism Spectrum support services and referral.

    Local staff in the Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) program can help you find out what services might be available to you and can provide information, referral and support.

     

    Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30
    1104 9th Street South
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    camh - Mental Health and Addiction Index

    Learn the signs, symptoms, definitions and other important facts about mental illness conditions, disorders, substances, medications and therapies.

    Learn the signs, symptoms, definitions and other important facts about mental illness conditions, disorders, substances, medications and therapies.

    24/7 phone service

    Child anxiety - Phone based coaching service for parents of kids with anxiety

    Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is a family-focused phone-based coaching service effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural problems and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3-12.

    Confident Parents: Thriving Kids is a family-focused phone-based coaching service effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural problems and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3-12.

    Through a series of 6 to 14 weekly coaching sessions, along with exercises and workbooks, trained coaches empower parents and/or caregivers to learn effective skills and techniques that support social skills and cooperation in their child

    Offered at no cost to BC families, and coaches are available to speak with parents during day, evening and weekend hours to meet each family’s needs. You need a referral from your doctor.

    By referral from your doctor.
    Family Smart

    The FamilySmart website has information and tools for youth with mental health challenges and their families.

    FamilySmart™ is about achieving better mental health outcomes for children and youth. The FamilySmart website has information and tools for youth and their families.

    Foundry

    Foundry offers health and wellness resources, services and supports for young people ages 12-24. Information, self-checks, tips, apps & tools, resources and stories

    A website to help children, youth and young adults in BC to connect to mental health resources and support. You will find information, self-checks, tips, apps & tools, resources and stories from other young people.

    (This site used to be called Mindcheck)

    Foundrybc.ca is powered by BC Children’s Hospital

    Kelty Mental Health

    Mental Health and Substance Use information, resources and peer support to children, youth and their families

    The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across BC. We also provide peer support to people of all ages with eating disorders.

    24/7
    Mental Health Support Line

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal. 24/7.

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal 24/7. Crisis line workers are trained to help provide emotional support as well as mental health information and resources.

    24/7
    Mindyourmind.ca

    Mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet.

    Mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. We work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

    Help, Information, Tools, Blog, Expression, Interviews, Design Labs

    Lots of stuff on wellness

    Psychiatric consultation - regional

    Access through local referral from Child and Youth Mental Health

    Access through referral from CYMH (Child and Youth Mental Health)

    CYMH Walk-in Intake: Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
    Regular opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
    CYMH
    1104 9th Street South
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    Psychosis - Early Psychosis Intervention
    BC early psychosis information online
    BC early psychosis information online
    Residential psychiatric assessment services ( Adolescent Psychiatric Unit - regional )

    The APU provides assessment and treatment planning for youth from 12 to 18 years of age

    The Adolescent Psychiatric Unit provides assessment and treatment planning for youth from 12 to 18 years of age. We are all here to provide you and your family with tools to help cope with life’s struggles… what’s buggin’ ya.

    Accessed through CYMH ( Child and Youth Mental Health ) by referral.

    by CYMH referral, 2-4 week stay
    Kelowna
    Suicide Help Line

    Please call. You are not alone. 24/7.

    Please call. You are not alone. Support available in 140 languages.

    24/7
    Youth Crisis Line

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

    24/7
    Youthspace.ca

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

    7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

    I’m worried about my health

    All Local - Child and Youth with Special Needs

    Specialized service and funding options for children or youth who have special needs and their families.

    Services for At-Home Medical Assistance; Intellectual disabilities; Autism Spectrum disorder; Complex health needs.

    Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30
    1104 9th St. South
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    All Local - Eating Disorders

    Local access to assessment and treatment planning

    Local access to assessment and treatment planning. Connected with Cranbrook pediatricians and the BC Children’s Hospital.

    Contact Child and Youth Mental Health or the Golden Medical Clinic

    Child and Youth Mental Health
    1104 9th Street South
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    Golden Medical Clinic
    826 9th Street South

     

    All Local - Golden and District Hospital

    24/7 Services include inpatient, obstetrics, and emergency

    Acute and Emergency Care

    24/7
    835 9th Street North
    All Local - Golden Food Bank

    Food Hamper Pick-Up days are: Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm and  Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Closed on Holiday Mondays)

    First Visit to the Food Bank…  Register on any Wednesday or Monday during our hamper distribution hours.

    We will need information about your residency here in Golden, employment status and number of people in your household.  We will also require identification for EACH member of your household.  Please be sure to bring these things with you on your first visit to the Golden Food Bank.

    Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
    Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    1115 9th Street South
    Next to the Wolf’s Den
    All Local - Golden Harm Reduction

    Harm reduction supplies and Naloxone kits are available through the Public Health Unit at the hospital.

    Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
    Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
    835 9th. Ave South
    Golden Hospital – West entrance
    All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

    Family doctors accepting new patients.

    When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

    Monday to Friday
    9:30 am – 4:30 pm
    826 9th Street South
    Across from the Court House
    All Local - Golden OPT Clinic

    OPT – Options for Sexual Health.

     

    Drop in 1st & 3rd Wednesday
    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    835 9th Ave South
    Golden Hospital – West entrance
    All Local - Public Health Unit - Golden

    Confidential – birth control, pregnancy testing, harm reduction supplies, mother & child health

    • emergency contraception
    • pregnancy testing
    • contraception education
    • harm reduction supplies
    • Naloxone kits
    • Overdose prevention
    • Vaccinations for all ages
    • mother and child health
    Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    (Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
    Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
    835 9th Avenue South
    Golden Hospital – West entrance
    All local - TREKK - Therapeutic Rehabilitation for East Kootenay Kids

    Occupational and Physical Therapy for emotional, sensory and physical limitations.

    Occupational and Physical Therapy for emotional, sensory processing and physical limitations – to promote independence and participation in everyday life. Available in Golden.

    by appointment
    ANKORS - regional

    AIDS Network, Outreach and Support Society

    For those living with and at the greatest risk of acquiring HIV/ AIDS and/ or HCV, who have difficulty obtaining services elsewhere, especially due to substance use, mental illness, sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity, and/ or other social barriers.

    Trans connect – support and resources for Transgender and Gender Variant folks in the East and West Kootenays.

    #209 – 16th Ave. North Cranbrook BC VOA 1HO
    BC Drug and Poison Information Centre

    If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance. 24/7.

    If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance.

    If someone is unconscious, having a seizure, difficulty breathing or chest pain, immediately call 9-1-1.

    24/7

    Separate Drug Information Line for BC healthcare professionals:  1-866-298-5909 (Monday – Friday; 9:00 – 4:00)

    BC Healthy Kids - basic dental, prescription eye wear and hearing instruments

    Basic dental care, prescription eye wear, hearing instruments for children of low-income families.

    Through the Healthy Kids Program, children of low-income families can get help with the costs of:

     

    • Basic dental care
    • Prescription eyewear
    • Hearing instruments
    • Alternative hearing assistance

    You don’t need to apply. Your children are eligible if:

     

    • Your family receives Medical Services Plan (MSP) Regular Premium Assistance
    • They are under 19 years old

    To maintain Regular Premium Assistance and Healthy Kids eligibility, you must:

     

    • File your taxes each year with Canada Revenue Agency
    • Update your MSP account if you have any changes in your family (adding or removing a spouse or child)
    Healthlink BC

    Health information – speak with a nurse anytime of the day or night

    HealthLink BC can help you with health information, help you navigate the health care system and find health services across the province, or connect you with a registered nurse, registered dietitian, qualified exercise professional, or pharmacist.

     

    24/7

    I lost someone I love

    All Local - Golden Hospice Society

    Support in times of grief

    The trained volunteers of the Golden Hospice Society provide support to individuals and families facing a terminal diagnosis.

    The Hospice Society volunteers also provide support to those who are grieving the death of a person close to them.

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    413 9th Avenue North
    Next to Bacchus Books
    All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
    Kids Help Phone

    24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

    Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

    The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7
    Mental Health Support Line

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal. 24/7.

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal 24/7. Crisis line workers are trained to help provide emotional support as well as mental health information and resources.

    24/7
    Youth Crisis Line

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

    24/7
    Youth in BC

    Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

    Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

    1:00 pm – 2:00 am (MST)
    Youthspace.ca

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

    7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

    Drugs and alcohol

    Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral services - regional

    Free, confidential information and referral services for anyone with any kind of substance use issue

    Free, confidential information and referral services for anyone with any kind of substance use issue.

     

     

    Alcoholics Anonymous Golden

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women of ALL AGES, whose purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety – Youth are welcome

    Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women of ALL AGES, Youth are Welcome.

    Click website below for meeting times and locations.

    They share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Everything shared is kept confidential. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. The purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

    All Local - Golden Harm Reduction

    Harm reduction supplies and Naloxone kits are available through the Public Health Unit at the hospital.

    Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
    Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
    835 9th. Ave South
    Golden Hospital – West entrance
    All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

    Family doctors accepting new patients.

    When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

    Monday to Friday
    9:30 am – 4:30 pm
    826 9th Street South
    Across from the Court House
    All Local - Public Health Unit - Golden

    Confidential – birth control, pregnancy testing, harm reduction supplies, mother & child health

    • emergency contraception
    • pregnancy testing
    • contraception education
    • harm reduction supplies
    • Naloxone kits
    • Overdose prevention
    • Vaccinations for all ages
    • mother and child health
    Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    (Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
    Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
    835 9th Avenue South
    Golden Hospital – West entrance
    All Local - Youth substance use counselling - East Kootenay Addiction Services Society EKASS

    Free and confidential counselling for youth dealing with their own or someone else’s addiction or substance misuse.

    Free and confidential counselling for children and youth dealing with their own or someone else’s addiction or substance misuse.

    Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    BC Drug and Poison Information Centre

    If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance. 24/7.

    If you suspect someone has been poisoned by a medicine, chemical or other substance.

    If someone is unconscious, having a seizure, difficulty breathing or chest pain, immediately call 9-1-1.

    24/7

    Separate Drug Information Line for BC healthcare professionals:  1-866-298-5909 (Monday – Friday; 9:00 – 4:00)

    camh - Mental Health and Addiction Index

    Learn the signs, symptoms, definitions and other important facts about mental illness conditions, disorders, substances, medications and therapies.

    Learn the signs, symptoms, definitions and other important facts about mental illness conditions, disorders, substances, medications and therapies.

    24/7 phone service

    Cannabasics

    Information package on cannabis

     

    Information package on cannabis

     

    • Plant and Products
    • Methods of Consumption
    • Understanding Consumption
    • Harm Reduction
    Detox - regional

    The Golden youth substance use counsellor can help you access detox.

    The Golden youth substance use counsellor can help you access detox.

    The youth substance use counsellor works for the East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) but has an office at the Golden Family Center.

    Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 am. Please call or drop by to make an appointment.
    421 – 9th Avenue North
    Second floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
    East Kootenay Crisis Line

    Crisis Line for children, youth and adults. 24/7.

    Crisis Line for children, youth and adults – serving the entire East Kootenay region including Golden.

    24/7
    FASD - Regional

    CYSN in Golden can connect you with an FASD Key Worker at Axis Family Resources.

    Axis Family Resources in Cranbrook offers FASD Key Worker Support for families.
    The Child and Youth with Special Needs program (CYSN) in Golden can help you get connected with Axis in Cranbrook or you can call the program in Cranbrook yourself.

    Axis Family Resources: 125 – 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2N1

    Golden CYSN: 1104 9th St. South
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    Healthlink BC

    Health information – speak with a nurse anytime of the day or night

    HealthLink BC can help you with health information, help you navigate the health care system and find health services across the province, or connect you with a registered nurse, registered dietitian, qualified exercise professional, or pharmacist.

     

    24/7
    Kelty Mental Health

    Mental Health and Substance Use information, resources and peer support to children, youth and their families

    The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across BC. We also provide peer support to people of all ages with eating disorders.

    24/7
    Kids Help Phone

    24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

    Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

    The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7
    Youthspace.ca

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

    7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

    Bullying and violence

    All Local - Golden Safe Homes and Crisis Line

    Emergency shelter for women and children fleeing violence. 24/7.

    • Emergency shelter for women and children fleeing violence
    • 24 hour crisis line for women and female youth
    24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year
    Office hours Monday to Friday 10:00am. – 4:00pm. Thursday 10:30 – 4:00pm.
    419C 9th Avenue North
    Next to Brent’s Boardshop
    *Only open during office hours
    All Local - Golden Women's Resource Centre

    A safe and positive place for women and girls to get support, access services, relax and unwind

    A safe and positive place for women and girls to get support, access services, relax and unwind

     

    • coffee
    • computers
    • Good Karma clothing exchange
    • resource Library
    Hours : Monday – Friday 10:00 am. – 4:00 pm. Thursday 10:30 – 4:00
    Closed weekends and civic holidays
    419C Avenue North Golden
    Next to Brent’s Board shop
    All local - PEACE program - Golden Family Center

    Counselling and support for children and youth aged 4 to 18, who have been affected by abuse, and/or who have witnessed abuse, assault, threats or violence in their home or family.

    The PEACE program offers Counselling and support for children and youth aged 4 to 18, who have been affected by abuse, and/or who have witnessed abuse, assault, threats or violence in the home. The program also offers supportive services to the child or youth’s parents/caregivers.

    PEACE stands for: Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling, Empowerment. The PEACE program used to be called the CWWA program.

    Monday to Thursday – please call for an intake appointment
    421 9th. Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    All Local - SAIP - Sexual Abuse Intervention Program - Golden Family Center

    Counselling and therapy for children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, and their family members.

    Counselling and therapy for children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, and their family members.

    Monday to Thursday – please call for an intake appointment.
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    All Local - Victim Services Golden - RCMP

    Emotional and practical support to victims of crime and trauma

    Emotional and practical support to victims of crime and trauma

    • Crisis intervention
    • Information and support about the justice system and making a report to police
    1419-11th. Ave North
    All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
    East Kootenay Crisis Line

    Crisis Line for children, youth and adults. 24/7.

    Crisis Line for children, youth and adults – serving the entire East Kootenay region including Golden.

    24/7
    Is That Legal? - what the law says about harassment and abuse

    This booklet explains what the law says about five common online situations that young people may experience.

    Kids Help Phone

    24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

    Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

    The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7
    KUU-US Crisis Services Line

    For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people. 24/7.

    For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people.

    24/7
    MCFD Child and Youth Help Line

    A 24-hour after hours / emergency service for children & youth and for those who are concerned about them.

    A 24 hour  comprehensive help line for Children and Youth and for those who are concerned about them, including after hours /emergency service.

    MCFD – Ministry of Children and Family Development

    24/7
    Mental Health Support Line

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal. 24/7.

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal 24/7. Crisis line workers are trained to help provide emotional support as well as mental health information and resources.

    24/7
    Needhelpnow.ca - internet history, cyberbullying

    NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way.

    • NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way.
    • If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self / peer exploitation incident, we are here to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it and #ChangeTheStory.
    RCMP Police

    RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law. 24/7.

    RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law.

    24/7
    1419 11th Ave North, Golden

     

    VictimLink Help Line

    Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. 24/7.

    Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. Support available in over 110 languages.

    24/7
    Youth Against Violence Line

    Are you in danger? Is someone you know being threatened? Want to make a difference? 24/7.

    If you’re in any way concerned about your safety or the safety of others, we can help. Anything you say is kept completely confidential and you remain totally anonymous – we don’t have call display either. And, because the YAV Line is a multilingual service, we can talk to you in your language.

    24/7
    Youth Crisis Line

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

    24/7
    Youthspace.ca

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

    7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

    Sexual assault

    A1. Rape crisis line

    If you have been sexually assaulted, we can support you. 24/7.

    Women Against Violence Against Women ( WAVAW ) Rape Crisis Centre, Vancouver

    Call us. Free and confidential.

    24/7
    All Local - Golden and District Hospital

    24/7 Services include inpatient, obstetrics, and emergency

    Acute and Emergency Care

    24/7
    835 9th Street North
    All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

    Family doctors accepting new patients.

    When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

    Monday to Friday
    9:30 am – 4:30 pm
    826 9th Street South
    Across from the Court House
    All Local - Golden OPT Clinic

    OPT – Options for Sexual Health.

     

    Drop in 1st & 3rd Wednesday
    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    835 9th Ave South
    Golden Hospital – West entrance
    All Local - Golden Women's Resource Centre

    A safe and positive place for women and girls to get support, access services, relax and unwind

    A safe and positive place for women and girls to get support, access services, relax and unwind

     

    • coffee
    • computers
    • Good Karma clothing exchange
    • resource Library
    Hours : Monday – Friday 10:00 am. – 4:00 pm. Thursday 10:30 – 4:00
    Closed weekends and civic holidays
    419C Avenue North Golden
    Next to Brent’s Board shop
    All local - PEACE program - Golden Family Center

    Counselling and support for children and youth aged 4 to 18, who have been affected by abuse, and/or who have witnessed abuse, assault, threats or violence in their home or family.

    The PEACE program offers Counselling and support for children and youth aged 4 to 18, who have been affected by abuse, and/or who have witnessed abuse, assault, threats or violence in the home. The program also offers supportive services to the child or youth’s parents/caregivers.

    PEACE stands for: Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling, Empowerment. The PEACE program used to be called the CWWA program.

    Monday to Thursday – please call for an intake appointment
    421 9th. Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    All Local - Public Health Unit - Golden

    Confidential – birth control, pregnancy testing, harm reduction supplies, mother & child health

    • emergency contraception
    • pregnancy testing
    • contraception education
    • harm reduction supplies
    • Naloxone kits
    • Overdose prevention
    • Vaccinations for all ages
    • mother and child health
    Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    (Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
    Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
    835 9th Avenue South
    Golden Hospital – West entrance
    All Local - SAIP - Sexual Abuse Intervention Program - Golden Family Center

    Counselling and therapy for children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, and their family members.

    Counselling and therapy for children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, and their family members.

    Monday to Thursday – please call for an intake appointment.
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    All Local - Victim Services Golden - RCMP

    Emotional and practical support to victims of crime and trauma

    Emotional and practical support to victims of crime and trauma

    • Crisis intervention
    • Information and support about the justice system and making a report to police
    1419-11th. Ave North
    All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
    East Kootenay Crisis Line

    Crisis Line for children, youth and adults. 24/7.

    Crisis Line for children, youth and adults – serving the entire East Kootenay region including Golden.

    24/7
    Is That Legal? - what the law says about harassment and abuse

    This booklet explains what the law says about five common online situations that young people may experience.

    Kids Help Phone

    24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

    Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

    The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7
    Needhelpnow.ca - internet history, cyberbullying

    NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way.

    • NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way.
    • If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self / peer exploitation incident, we are here to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it and #ChangeTheStory.
    RCMP Police

    RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law. 24/7.

    RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law.

    24/7
    1419 11th Ave North, Golden

     

    VictimLink Help Line

    Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. 24/7.

    Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. Support available in over 110 languages.

    24/7
    Youth Against Violence Line

    Are you in danger? Is someone you know being threatened? Want to make a difference? 24/7.

    If you’re in any way concerned about your safety or the safety of others, we can help. Anything you say is kept completely confidential and you remain totally anonymous – we don’t have call display either. And, because the YAV Line is a multilingual service, we can talk to you in your language.

    24/7
    Youth Crisis Line

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

    24/7
    Youthspace.ca

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

    7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

    I have legal and police questions

    All local - Social Justice Advocate

    Struggling to make ends meet?
    Unable to work?
    Wondering if you qualify for government assistance?
    Need help with an appeal?
    Trouble accessing government programs?
    In a dispute?
    Need help accessing legal advice?
    Wondering about housing?

    The Advocate can help connect you to the information and resources you need. She offers individualized support and a welcoming and judgement-free space.

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Patlar Building – Across from Remax
    Second floor, room 202
    You can also find the advocate at the Foodbank and at the Women’s Centre every now and then.
    All Local - Victim Services Golden - RCMP

    Emotional and practical support to victims of crime and trauma

    Emotional and practical support to victims of crime and trauma

    • Crisis intervention
    • Information and support about the justice system and making a report to police
    1419-11th. Ave North
    Child and Youth Legal Centre

    The Child and Youth Legal Centre provides legal help for young people who are experiencing problems relating to family law, child protection, a breach of your human rights and many other legal issues.

    The Child and Youth Legal Centre provides legal help for young people who are experiencing problems relating to family law, child protection, a breach of your human rights and many other legal issues.

    When you phone, an intake worker will listen to you and probably ask a few questions. Depending on what you need, you may be given an appointment with a lawyer.

    This program is offered by the Society for Children and Youth BC.

    Is That Legal? - what the law says about harassment and abuse

    This booklet explains what the law says about five common online situations that young people may experience.

    Needhelpnow.ca - internet history, cyberbullying

    NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way.

    • NeedHelpNow.ca helps teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support along the way.
    • If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by a self / peer exploitation incident, we are here to help offer guidance on the steps you can take to get through it and #ChangeTheStory.
    RCMP Police

    RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law. 24/7.

    RCMP police officers ensure public safety and security, investigate crimes and enforce the law.

    24/7
    1419 11th Ave North, Golden

     

    VictimLink Help Line

    Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. 24/7.

    Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. Support available in over 110 languages.

    24/7

    There are problems In my family

    All Local - Family Support Services and Child Protection - Ministry of Children & Family Development - MCFD

    Voluntary supportive services and child protection services. 24/7.

    Voluntary supportive services and child protection services to support families to care safely for their children

    New requests for support or reports of child protection concerns can be made 24/7 by calling 1-800-663-9122

    Regular hours : 8:30 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:30 pm.
    1104 9th Street South
    across from Wolf’s Den
    All local - PEACE program - Golden Family Center

    Counselling and support for children and youth aged 4 to 18, who have been affected by abuse, and/or who have witnessed abuse, assault, threats or violence in their home or family.

    The PEACE program offers Counselling and support for children and youth aged 4 to 18, who have been affected by abuse, and/or who have witnessed abuse, assault, threats or violence in the home. The program also offers supportive services to the child or youth’s parents/caregivers.

    PEACE stands for: Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling, Empowerment. The PEACE program used to be called the CWWA program.

    Monday to Thursday – please call for an intake appointment
    421 9th. Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
    Child and Youth Legal Centre

    The Child and Youth Legal Centre provides legal help for young people who are experiencing problems relating to family law, child protection, a breach of your human rights and many other legal issues.

    The Child and Youth Legal Centre provides legal help for young people who are experiencing problems relating to family law, child protection, a breach of your human rights and many other legal issues.

    When you phone, an intake worker will listen to you and probably ask a few questions. Depending on what you need, you may be given an appointment with a lawyer.

    This program is offered by the Society for Children and Youth BC.

    East Kootenay Crisis Line

    Crisis Line for children, youth and adults. 24/7.

    Crisis Line for children, youth and adults – serving the entire East Kootenay region including Golden.

    24/7
    Kids Help Phone

    24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

    Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

    The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7
    KUU-US Crisis Services Line

    For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people. 24/7.

    For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people.

    24/7
    MCFD Child and Youth Help Line

    A 24-hour after hours / emergency service for children & youth and for those who are concerned about them.

    A 24 hour  comprehensive help line for Children and Youth and for those who are concerned about them, including after hours /emergency service.

    MCFD – Ministry of Children and Family Development

    24/7
    VictimLink Help Line

    Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. 24/7.

    Immediate crisis support for victims of family violence or sexual violence. Information and referral services for all victims of crime. Support available in over 110 languages.

    24/7
    Youth Crisis Line

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat. 24/7.

    Here to listen. Here to help. Phone or chat.

    24/7
    Youth in BC

    Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

    Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

    1:00 pm – 2:00 am (MST)

    I think I may have an eating problem

    All Local - Child and Youth Mental Health Golden

    Assessment and treatment for children and youth with mental health challenges.

    Walk-in Intake Clinic, no appointment needed. Services available include:

     

    • Local assessment and treatment for mental health challenges.
    • Referral for psychiatric out-patient assessment.
    • Referral to residential assessment and treatment.
    Walk-in Intake: Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
    Regular opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
    1104 9th St South, Golden
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    All Local - Eating Disorders

    Local access to assessment and treatment planning

    Local access to assessment and treatment planning. Connected with Cranbrook pediatricians and the BC Children’s Hospital.

    Contact Child and Youth Mental Health or the Golden Medical Clinic

    Child and Youth Mental Health
    1104 9th Street South
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    Golden Medical Clinic
    826 9th Street South

     

    All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

    Family doctors accepting new patients.

    When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

    Monday to Friday
    9:30 am – 4:30 pm
    826 9th Street South
    Across from the Court House
    All Local - Parenting Help and Family Support - Golden Family Center

    This program helps families build strength and develop positive relationships.

    This program helps families build strength and develop positive relationships. Parents can access services at the Golden Family Center or in their own home.

    Monday to Friday – please call for an intake appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
    Jessie's Legacy

    Eating disorders prevention and awareness

    Kelty Mental Health

    Mental Health and Substance Use information, resources and peer support to children, youth and their families

    The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across BC. We also provide peer support to people of all ages with eating disorders.

    24/7
    Kids Help Phone

    24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

    Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

    The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7
    Mental Health Support Line

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal. 24/7.

    This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal 24/7. Crisis line workers are trained to help provide emotional support as well as mental health information and resources.

    24/7
    Mindyourmind.ca

    Mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet.

    Mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. We work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

    Help, Information, Tools, Blog, Expression, Interviews, Design Labs

    Lots of stuff on wellness

    Sex

    A1. Rape crisis line

    If you have been sexually assaulted, we can support you. 24/7.

    Women Against Violence Against Women ( WAVAW ) Rape Crisis Centre, Vancouver

    Call us. Free and confidential.

    24/7
    All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

    Family doctors accepting new patients.

    When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

    Monday to Friday
    9:30 am – 4:30 pm
    826 9th Street South
    Across from the Court House
    All Local - Golden OPT Clinic

    OPT – Options for Sexual Health.

     

    Drop in 1st & 3rd Wednesday
    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    835 9th Ave South
    Golden Hospital – West entrance
    All Local - Public Health Unit - Golden

    Confidential – birth control, pregnancy testing, harm reduction supplies, mother & child health

    • emergency contraception
    • pregnancy testing
    • contraception education
    • harm reduction supplies
    • Naloxone kits
    • Overdose prevention
    • Vaccinations for all ages
    • mother and child health
    Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    (Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
    Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
    835 9th Avenue South
    Golden Hospital – West entrance
    All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
    ANKORS - regional

    AIDS Network, Outreach and Support Society

    For those living with and at the greatest risk of acquiring HIV/ AIDS and/ or HCV, who have difficulty obtaining services elsewhere, especially due to substance use, mental illness, sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity, and/ or other social barriers.

    Trans connect – support and resources for Transgender and Gender Variant folks in the East and West Kootenays.

    #209 – 16th Ave. North Cranbrook BC VOA 1HO
    Kids Help Phone

    24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

    Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

    The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7
    Youthspace.ca

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

    7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

    LGTBQ+

    All Local - Gay - Straight Alliance at GSS

    The Gay-Straight Alliance at Golden Secondary School has been active for years. Come and join us.

    Golden Secondary School
    1500 9th Street South
    All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

    Family doctors accepting new patients.

    When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

    Monday to Friday
    9:30 am – 4:30 pm
    826 9th Street South
    Across from the Court House
    All Local - Golden OPT Clinic

    OPT – Options for Sexual Health.

     

    Drop in 1st & 3rd Wednesday
    6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    835 9th Ave South
    Golden Hospital – West entrance
    All Local - Youth Counselling - Golden Family Center

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Counselling services for youth. Youth can access services on their own, if they feel ready.

    Monday to Friday – please call or drop by to make an appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
    ANKORS - regional

    AIDS Network, Outreach and Support Society

    For those living with and at the greatest risk of acquiring HIV/ AIDS and/ or HCV, who have difficulty obtaining services elsewhere, especially due to substance use, mental illness, sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity, and/ or other social barriers.

    Trans connect – support and resources for Transgender and Gender Variant folks in the East and West Kootenays.

    #209 – 16th Ave. North Cranbrook BC VOA 1HO
    Kids Help Phone

    24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

    Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

    The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7
    PFLAG

    PFLAG Canada is proud to be Canada’s only national organization that offers peer-to-peer support striving to help all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

    PFLAG Canada is proud to be Canada’s only national organization that offers peer-to-peer support striving to help all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

    PrideLine BC

    Peer support, information and referrals for anyone in BC

    Peer support, information and referrals for anyone in BC

    Available weeknights (Monday to Friday) from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm – Golden time
    Trans Care BC

    Trans Care BC aims to enhance the coordination of trans health services and supports across the province, bringing gender-affirming care closer to home wherever possible.

    Trans Care BC aims to enhance the coordination of trans health services and supports across the province, bringing gender-affirming care closer to home wherever possible.

     

    Trans Connect - Regional

    Trans Connect is a project that provides support and resources for Transgender and Gender Variant folks in the East and West Kootenays

    Trans Connect is a project that provides support and resources for Transgender and Gender Variant folks in the East and West Kootenays.

    Cranbrook and Nelson BC
    Trans Lifeline

    A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. 9:00 am – 3:00 am / Mountain Time

    A hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

    9:00 am – 3:00 am Mountain Time
    Youthspace.ca

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

    7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

    First nations support

    All Local - Child and Youth Mental Health Golden

    Assessment and treatment for children and youth with mental health challenges.

    Walk-in Intake Clinic, no appointment needed. Services available include:

     

    • Local assessment and treatment for mental health challenges.
    • Referral for psychiatric out-patient assessment.
    • Referral to residential assessment and treatment.
    Walk-in Intake: Tuesday 9:00 – 12:00
    Regular opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
    1104 9th St South, Golden
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    All Local - Metis Nation Columbia River

    A Metis cultural alliance and support in the community of Golden for all Indigenous people.

    A Metis cultural alliance and support in the community of Golden for all Indigenous people.

    Various activities and services at different times
    KUU-US Crisis Services Line

    For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people. 24/7.

    For children and youth. Culturally safe support services for First Nations and Indigenous people.

    24/7
    MCFD Child and Youth Help Line

    A 24-hour after hours / emergency service for children & youth and for those who are concerned about them.

    A 24 hour  comprehensive help line for Children and Youth and for those who are concerned about them, including after hours /emergency service.

    MCFD – Ministry of Children and Family Development

    24/7
    Youth in BC

    Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

    Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

    1:00 pm – 2:00 am (MST)
    Youthspace.ca

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online. 7 pm – 1 am.

    Youthspace.ca is a safe place for youth to share thoughts, feelings and fears. You can join a forum, text or chat online between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am (Mountain Time). All volunteers are trained in emotional support and crisis response. All volunteers are also certified in ASIST Suicide First Aid. They provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all. They strive to be LGBTQQIP2SAA-friendly and Trans-Inclusive. E-Counseling services also available.

    7:00 pm – 1:00 am (MST) 7 days a week

    We are young parents

    All Local - CBAL - Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

    Basic reading, writing and computer help; one-to-one help with forms; Job skills workshops and much more.

    • basic reading, writing and computer help
    • One-to-one help with forms
    • English language tutoring
    • One-to-one adult tutoring
    • Job skills workshops
    • Family Night Out
    • Volunteer opportunities
    Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    #107 421 9th Ave North, Golden
    Main floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
    All Local - Early Years Centre Golden

    A warm and inviting place for kids and families – we have toys, coffee, comfy couches and a change table.

    The Golden Early Years Centre is a warm, inviting, inclusive place for children and families to learn and grow together.

    Come in for free coffee, comfy couches and lots of toys. We have a big washroom with a change table.

    We offer scheduled programs, unscheduled drop-in time, pamphlets, posters, calendars and a library of other printed materials and resources. The toy lending library and CCRR are right next door.

    Ages & Stages Questionnaire clinics are offered on the last Thursday of every month from 10-12pm, to provide parents with current information and age-appropriate information on their child’s developmental milestones.

     

    Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    423 9th. Avenue North, Golden
    Main floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
    All Local - Family Counselling - Golden Family Center

    This program can help address a number of family issues:

     

    • Relationship between parents
    • Parent-child or parent-teen conflict
    • Challenges of living in a step-family or blended family
    • Challenges of being a new parent
    • Concerns about attachment with your child
    Monday to Friday – please call for an intake appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
    All Local - Family Support Services and Child Protection - Ministry of Children & Family Development - MCFD

    Voluntary supportive services and child protection services. 24/7.

    Voluntary supportive services and child protection services to support families to care safely for their children

    New requests for support or reports of child protection concerns can be made 24/7 by calling 1-800-663-9122

    Regular hours : 8:30 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:30 pm.
    1104 9th Street South
    across from Wolf’s Den
    All Local - Golden CCRR - Child Care Resource & Referral

    Referrals to child care, calendar of Early Years programs and events, Early Childhood toy library and much more

    CCRR offers many services for young children and their families:

    • Referrals to child care providers
    • Child care subsidy information
    • Child care business start-up information and guidance
    • Early Childhood toy library: activity theme boxes/bags, felt board stories, toys, games
    • Networking opportunities – free coffee, baby change table, large washroom in the Early Years Centre next door
    • Newsletter and activity calendar
    • Photocopier access
    • Fax service
    • Free access to internet
    • Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm
      423 9th. Avenue North
      Main floor Patlar Building – across from ReMax
    All Local - Infant Development Program - Golden Family Center
    • Support services for young children – birth to three years old – who have a delay in their development or who are at risk for a delay in their development.
    • This service is also for very young children who have been diagnosed with a disability or who have a medical condition.
      Monday to Friday – please call for an intake appointment.
      421 9th Avenue South
      Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    All Local - Parenting Help and Family Support - Golden Family Center

    This program helps families build strength and develop positive relationships.

    This program helps families build strength and develop positive relationships. Parents can access services at the Golden Family Center or in their own home.

    Monday to Friday – please call for an intake appointment
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    All Local - Public Health Unit - Golden

    Confidential – birth control, pregnancy testing, harm reduction supplies, mother & child health

    • emergency contraception
    • pregnancy testing
    • contraception education
    • harm reduction supplies
    • Naloxone kits
    • Overdose prevention
    • Vaccinations for all ages
    • mother and child health
    Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    (Closed over lunch from noon – 1:00 pm)
    Public Health Unit – Golden Health Centre
    835 9th Avenue South
    Golden Hospital – West entrance
    All Local - Wednesday Drop-in Counselling Clinic

    What is Drop-In Counselling

    • A place for individual adults to come when you need someone to talk to.
    • A professional counsellor will listen to you and work with you to create a plan with next steps to begin the change you are looking for.
    • This service is free and no appointment is needed.
    • A counselling session is about 1.5 hours long. In many cases, a single visit is all that is needed.
    • You will be seen on a first-come, first-seen basis. No appointments are booked in advance. Bring your favourite magazine or book to read while you are waiting or go out and grab a coffee.
    • We are not able to provide childminding while you are in your session.
    • If the counselling slots are full for the day, we will ask you to return on another day. You can come back to the clinic over time, but you cannot request a specific counsellor.
    Every Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    At the Golden Family Center
    421 9th Avenue South
    Second floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    Family Navigator program - Canadian Mental Health Association - CMHA

    The Family Navigator helps parents and caregivers navigate the mental health/substance use system.

    The Interior Region Family Navigator works with CMHA branches throughout the Interior region. A Family Navigator helps parents and caregivers navigate the mental health/substance use system and helps parents and caregivers access community supports for their family.

    The Family Navigator will reply to your message within 48 hours and, if appropriate, follow up with a caregivers assessment in person or via Skype. If you live in a rural area and/or do not have regular access to a computer, you can click here and download an online caregiver’s assessment and submit the form by email or fax.

    Family Smart

    The FamilySmart website has information and tools for youth with mental health challenges and their families.

    FamilySmart™ is about achieving better mental health outcomes for children and youth. The FamilySmart website has information and tools for youth and their families.

    I just moved to Canada

    All Local - CBAL - Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

    Basic reading, writing and computer help; one-to-one help with forms; Job skills workshops and much more.

    • basic reading, writing and computer help
    • One-to-one help with forms
    • English language tutoring
    • One-to-one adult tutoring
    • Job skills workshops
    • Family Night Out
    • Volunteer opportunities
    Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    #107 421 9th Ave North, Golden
    Main floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
    All Local - Golden Settlement Services

    Newcomers can get help with community information, citizenship, language training, referrals and more.

    Newcomers can get help with community information, citizenship, language training, referrals and more.

    Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    #107 421 9th Ave North, Golden
    Main floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
    All local - Social Justice Advocate

    Struggling to make ends meet?
    Unable to work?
    Wondering if you qualify for government assistance?
    Need help with an appeal?
    Trouble accessing government programs?
    In a dispute?
    Need help accessing legal advice?
    Wondering about housing?

    The Advocate can help connect you to the information and resources you need. She offers individualized support and a welcoming and judgement-free space.

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Patlar Building – Across from Remax
    Second floor, room 202
    You can also find the advocate at the Foodbank and at the Women’s Centre every now and then.
    All Local - WorkBC Centre - Golden office
    Mon: closed
    Tues: 11-6 (closed 2-3 lunch)
    Wed-Fri: 9-4 (closed 12-1 lunch)
    205 – 421 9th Avenue North
    Second floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
    Kids Help Phone

    24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

    Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

    The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7
    Youth in BC

    Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

    Online chat for youth. It connects youth with support, information and resources.

    1:00 pm – 2:00 am (MST)

    I have a disability

    All Local - Child and Youth with Special Needs

    Specialized service and funding options for children or youth who have special needs and their families.

    Services for At-Home Medical Assistance; Intellectual disabilities; Autism Spectrum disorder; Complex health needs.

    Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30
    1104 9th St. South
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    All Local - Golden Medical Clinic

    Family doctors accepting new patients.

    When possible, book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments can sometimes be accommodated, based on availability of doctors.

    Monday to Friday
    9:30 am – 4:30 pm
    826 9th Street South
    Across from the Court House
    All local - Social Justice Advocate

    Struggling to make ends meet?
    Unable to work?
    Wondering if you qualify for government assistance?
    Need help with an appeal?
    Trouble accessing government programs?
    In a dispute?
    Need help accessing legal advice?
    Wondering about housing?

    The Advocate can help connect you to the information and resources you need. She offers individualized support and a welcoming and judgement-free space.

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Patlar Building – Across from Remax
    Second floor, room 202
    You can also find the advocate at the Foodbank and at the Women’s Centre every now and then.
    All local - TREKK - Therapeutic Rehabilitation for East Kootenay Kids

    Occupational and Physical Therapy for emotional, sensory and physical limitations.

    Occupational and Physical Therapy for emotional, sensory processing and physical limitations – to promote independence and participation in everyday life. Available in Golden.

    by appointment
    Autism Spectrum

    Local Autism Spectrum support services and referral.

    Local staff in the Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) program can help you find out what services might be available to you and can provide information, referral and support.

     

    Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30
    1104 9th Street South
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    FASD - Regional

    CYSN in Golden can connect you with an FASD Key Worker at Axis Family Resources.

    Axis Family Resources in Cranbrook offers FASD Key Worker Support for families.
    The Child and Youth with Special Needs program (CYSN) in Golden can help you get connected with Axis in Cranbrook or you can call the program in Cranbrook yourself.

    Axis Family Resources: 125 – 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2N1

    Golden CYSN: 1104 9th St. South
    Across from Wolf’s Den
    IHCAN ( Interior Health Children's Assessment Network ) - Regional

    The Interior Health Children’s Assessment Network (IHCAN) provides assessment and diagnosis for children and youth living in the Interior Health region who demonstrate significant impairment in a number of domains of functioning.

    Referrals through a pediatrician or through a psychiatrist or other medical specialist.

    826 9th Street South
    Across from the Court House

    I have money problems

    All Local - Golden Food Bank

    Food Hamper Pick-Up days are: Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm and  Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Closed on Holiday Mondays)

    First Visit to the Food Bank…  Register on any Wednesday or Monday during our hamper distribution hours.

    We will need information about your residency here in Golden, employment status and number of people in your household.  We will also require identification for EACH member of your household.  Please be sure to bring these things with you on your first visit to the Golden Food Bank.

    Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
    Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    1115 9th Street South
    Next to the Wolf’s Den
    All local - Social Justice Advocate

    Struggling to make ends meet?
    Unable to work?
    Wondering if you qualify for government assistance?
    Need help with an appeal?
    Trouble accessing government programs?
    In a dispute?
    Need help accessing legal advice?
    Wondering about housing?

    The Advocate can help connect you to the information and resources you need. She offers individualized support and a welcoming and judgement-free space.

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Patlar Building – Across from Remax
    Second floor, room 202
    You can also find the advocate at the Foodbank and at the Women’s Centre every now and then.
    All Local - WorkBC Centre - Golden office
    Mon: closed
    Tues: 11-6 (closed 2-3 lunch)
    Wed-Fri: 9-4 (closed 12-1 lunch)
    205 – 421 9th Avenue North
    Second floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
    BC Healthy Kids - basic dental, prescription eye wear and hearing instruments

    Basic dental care, prescription eye wear, hearing instruments for children of low-income families.

    Through the Healthy Kids Program, children of low-income families can get help with the costs of:

     

    • Basic dental care
    • Prescription eyewear
    • Hearing instruments
    • Alternative hearing assistance

    You don’t need to apply. Your children are eligible if:

     

    • Your family receives Medical Services Plan (MSP) Regular Premium Assistance
    • They are under 19 years old

    To maintain Regular Premium Assistance and Healthy Kids eligibility, you must:

     

    • File your taxes each year with Canada Revenue Agency
    • Update your MSP account if you have any changes in your family (adding or removing a spouse or child)
    Friends of Children - East Kootenay family assistance for kids with medical needs

    Free and confidential service assisting Northern BC and East Kootenay families travelling to access medical treatments for their children.

    Friends of Children  – free and confidential service assisting Northern BC and East Kootenay families travelling to access medical treatments for their children. Our goal is to relieve emotional and financial strain by assisting with the fuel, accommodation and meal costs associated with these appointments, surgeries and consultations. We may also be able to assist with therapies and specialized equipment related to a child’s medical condition.

     

    Cranbrook Office
    16 – 12th Ave N
    Cranbrook, BC
    Kids Help Phone

    24/7 counselling. Phone, text or online chat. English or French.

    Kids Help Phone is a national, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, online counselling, TEXT counseling and referral service for children and youth.

    The Kids Help Phone website has a lot of information on topics like:

  • emotional well-being
  • bodies
  • bullying and abuse
  • identity
  • sex and relationships
  • school and work
  • family and friends
  • 24/7

    Finding a place to stay

    All local - Social Justice Advocate

    Struggling to make ends meet?
    Unable to work?
    Wondering if you qualify for government assistance?
    Need help with an appeal?
    Trouble accessing government programs?
    In a dispute?
    Need help accessing legal advice?
    Wondering about housing?

    The Advocate can help connect you to the information and resources you need. She offers individualized support and a welcoming and judgement-free space.

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Patlar Building – Across from Remax
    Second floor, room 202
    You can also find the advocate at the Foodbank and at the Women’s Centre every now and then.

    Going to school

    All Local - CBAL - Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

    Basic reading, writing and computer help; one-to-one help with forms; Job skills workshops and much more.

    • basic reading, writing and computer help
    • One-to-one help with forms
    • English language tutoring
    • One-to-one adult tutoring
    • Job skills workshops
    • Family Night Out
    • Volunteer opportunities
    Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    #107 421 9th Ave North, Golden
    Main floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
    All Local - COTR - College of the Rockies - Golden Campus

    The College of the Rockies – Golden Campus offers a range of educational programs.

    Phone and ask to make an appointment with an academic advisor who can help you get started.

    Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    1305 9th Street South
    Across from the RecPlex
    All Local - Golden and area Schools

    All our schools in Golden have support services for children and youth.

     

    • Golden Secondary School :                  250-344-2201
    • Golden Alternate School :                    250-344-4548
    • Lady Grey Elementary School :           250-344-6317
    • Alexander Park Elementary School :  250-344-5513
    • Nicholson Elementary School :           250-344-2370

    I need help finding work

    All Local - CBAL - Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

    Basic reading, writing and computer help; one-to-one help with forms; Job skills workshops and much more.

    • basic reading, writing and computer help
    • One-to-one help with forms
    • English language tutoring
    • One-to-one adult tutoring
    • Job skills workshops
    • Family Night Out
    • Volunteer opportunities
    Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    #107 421 9th Ave North, Golden
    Main floor Patlar building – across from ReMax
    All local - Social Justice Advocate

    Struggling to make ends meet?
    Unable to work?
    Wondering if you qualify for government assistance?
    Need help with an appeal?
    Trouble accessing government programs?
    In a dispute?
    Need help accessing legal advice?
    Wondering about housing?

    The Advocate can help connect you to the information and resources you need. She offers individualized support and a welcoming and judgement-free space.

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Patlar Building – Across from Remax
    Second floor, room 202
    You can also find the advocate at the Foodbank and at the Women’s Centre every now and then.
    All Local - WorkBC Centre - Golden office
    Mon: closed
    Tues: 11-6 (closed 2-3 lunch)
    Wed-Fri: 9-4 (closed 12-1 lunch)
    205 – 421 9th Avenue North
    Second floor Patlar building – across from ReMax

    Where can I volunteer

    All Local - Golden Youth Centre - Golden Youth Network

    A free, fun and respectful space for those 12-18.

    A free, fun and respectful space for those 12-18.

    Drop-in: WIFI, computers, fireplace, pool table, Foosball, computers, music, movies and more

    Wednesday and Friday 3:15 – 7:00 pm
    421 9th Avenue South
    Main floor Patlar Building – across from Remax
    All Local - Metis Nation Columbia River

    A Metis cultural alliance and support in the community of Golden for all Indigenous people.

    A Metis cultural alliance and support in the community of Golden for all Indigenous people.

    Various activities and services at different times

    Learning cool stuff

    All Local - COTR - College of the Rockies - Golden Campus

    The College of the Rockies – Golden Campus offers a range of educational programs.

    Phone and ask to make an appointment with an academic advisor who can help you get started.

    Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    1305 9th Street South
    Across from the RecPlex
    All Local - Metis Nation Columbia River

    A Metis cultural alliance and support in the community of Golden for all Indigenous people.

    A Metis cultural alliance and support in the community of Golden for all Indigenous people.

    Various activities and services at different times
    Mindyourmind.ca

    Mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet.

    Mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. We work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

    Help, Information, Tools, Blog, Expression, Interviews, Design Labs

    Lots of stuff on wellness

    I’m bored

    All Local - Golden Youth Centre - Golden Youth Network

    A free, fun and respectful space for those 12-18.

    A free, fun and respectful space for those 12-18.

    Drop-in: WIFI, computers, fireplace, pool table, Foosball, computers, music, movies and more

    Wednesday and Friday 3:15 – 7:00 pm
    421 9th Avenue South
    Main floor Patlar Building – across from Remax