Support Groups

Support group for families of alcoholics. Call the main number for the meeting places of local chapters. Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am to 3:30pm.

#101 – 3680 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, BC V5K 2A9
(604) 688-1716

This line provides information and referral to education, prevention and treatment services and regulatory agencies. Free – multilingual – 24/7 – confidential.


Telephone Lines are available 24 hours a day. Call for information about group meeting times and locations in the lower mainland.

3457 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5L5
(604) 434-3933

Provides one-to-one support, education classes, support groups and information about Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, and other dementias including vascular dementia and Lewy Body. Education classes cover ‘How to communicate more effectively’ and ‘How to cope with challenging behaviors resulting from dementia’ and ‘How to Access local resources’ and “Self Care”. Other workshops and print information are available. Call for information or to make an appointment.

#4 – 1475 Anderson Street, White Rock, BC V4B 0A8
(604) 541-0606
(604) 541-0680

Helpline for those who need support because they have suffered a loss through death. Provides referral to bereavement support services in the caller’s local community throughout the province and compassionate listening. Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

PO Box 53530 – 984 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K7
(604) 738-9950
(604) 265-4795

Offers emotional and social support to family caregivers who provide care to a loved one with a chronic or long-term illness, disability or frailty. Services include one-on-one support, day and evening support groups, and linking to needed resources.

Support Groups meet as follows:
• Newton Seniors Come Share Society: last monday of the month 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
• Northcrest Care Facility: third Wednesday of the month 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
• Kennedy Senior Recreation Center: third Wednesday of the month 6:30 to 8:30 pm
• Fleetwood Villa: last Thursday of the month 16028 – 83rd Ave, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

109 – 14998 101A Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 0T1
(604) 686-3793

The Self-Management Programs are a peer-led patient education program offered in communities throughout British Columbia. Participants are adults experiencing chronic health conditions, their family members, friends and caregivers. The program provides information and teaches practical skills on managing chronic health problems.
(604) 940-1273

Any Canadian who has experienced a loss of vision, in any community nationwide, can come to CNIB for rehabilitation support – whether you’re an adult or senior; a child or teen; whether you’ve been completely blind all your life or have recently experienced a partial loss of vision.
1 (800) 563-2642

Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation’s Office and Thrift Shoppe is located at #109-20631 Fraser Hwy. Langley, and is open Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm, and Saturdays 10am to 3pm.

Fibromyalgia Support Group Meetings:
Second Thursday of each month from 3:00PM – 5:00pm at ABC Restaurant,
15373 Fraser Hwy.
(778) 278-3697

Drop-in Grief Support Group. 1st & 3rd Thursday evening of each month, 6:30pm – 8pm in the Emerald Multipurpose Room (lower level) at Elim Village.

Elim Village – 9080 159 Street, Surrey, BC V4N 5T6
(604) 808-0251 (Contact Gord Fryer)