Local community service agencies in the Sea to Sky offer support programs, counselling, outreach services, peer support groups and more. See below for a snapshot of local organizations and the services offered to support your mental health and/or substance use support needs.
Everyone is welcome. Mental health and substance use resources are available to youth, adults, seniors, men, women, indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, and new immigrants to the Sea to Sky.

Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS)

WCSS supports a range of people – wherever they’re at.

  • New moms figuring out parenthood.

  • An injured labourer facing a loss of income.

  • Families struggling to make ends meet.

  • Individuals faced with food insecurity.

  • Seasonal workers trying to make friends.

  • Seniors feeling isolated.

  • Bargain hunters looking for low-cost goods.

 

The WCSS caring, supportive outreach team will guide them to get the support they need.

Howe Sound Women's Centre (HSWC)

HSWC offers a variety of programs and services  including:

  • Crisis support

  • Resources

  • Referrals

  • Advocacy

  • Emergency transition housing

  • Children, youth and family counselling. 

 

HSWC is dedicated to the prevention of violence against women and support for women, children and youth impacted by violence or abuse.  HSWC serves the needs of women and children in the Sea to Sky Corridor including Pemberton, Whistler, Squamish and the Nations of N’Quatqua, Samahquam, Lil’wat, Skatin, Xa’xtsa, and Squamish.

Child & Youth Mental Health (CYMH)

Children, youth and families can attend one of our CYMH intake clinics for an intake interview. The intake interview will take about 45-90 minutes. Upon completion of this interview, you will be provided with information and details about the next steps and what to expect in the process.

  • Squamish Intake, 604-892-1400

Tuesday 9-11:30 a.m.     

Wednesday 1– 3:30 p.m.

  • Whistler Intake, 604-894-2091

Thursdays  3:30– 5:00 p.m.

 

  • Pemberton Intake, 604-894-2091

Wednesday 1–3:00 p.m.     

Thursday 9-11:00 a.m.

Zero Ceiling

Zero Ceiling is a non-profit committed to ending youth homelessness in BC. Programs serve young people who have experienced homelessness or unstable housing. Zero ceiling helps them access the support they need to succeed: stable housing, employment, life skills education, and mental health support to assist with a healthy transition to adulthood and independent living.

Learn more about Zero Ceiling's Work 2 Live Program, a 12-month supportive housing program for young people age 19-24 who are experiencing homelessness or precarious housing.

Sea to Sky Hospice Society
(and Palliative Care)

Providing support to improve the quality of life for people of all cultures with life limiting illness, their loved ones and the bereaved throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor.

The Sea to Sky Hospice Society offers a range of free programs and services to help community members live well at home, hospital, in long term care or in the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice unit.

 

Trained volunteers offer practical and emotional support to both clients and families.

Programs include:

  • One on one visiting

  • Bedside Vigil

  • Bereavement Support

Sea to Sky Community Services (SSCS)

SSCS provides over 40 social service programs, which strengthen individuals and build healthier communities throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor.

 

SSCS provides high quality programs throughout our region to enhance the lives of residents at every age and stage of life. We offer:

  • Affordable housing for low to moderate income earners

  • Early childhood care and education

  • Social supports

  • Mental health services

  • Youth programs

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)

Community Mental Health and Substance Use Services is available to anyone who is experiencing a mental health concern, living in this community and aged 19 or over.

Service is also available for youth aged 12-18 who have both mental health and substance use concerns.

Programs and services include:

  • Mental Health and Substance Use screening, assessment and treatment

  • Psychiatry services

  • Substance Use treatment and supports

  • Individualized case management

  • Individualized one to one therapy and counselling

  • Therapeutic workshops including; anxiety, depression, addiction recovery, insomnia, mental wellness

  • Referral to other services

Squamish Helping Hands Society (SHHS)

SHHS provides non-judgmental, trauma-informed services to adults coping with challenges including low income, mental illness, substance use, health issues and other barriers. We provide:

  • Emergency shelter

  • Supportive housing (program-based)

  • Drop-in services (washrooms, showers, laundry, clothing, hygiene supplies

  • Supports in accessing community mental health services

  • Support in accessing income assistance

  • Support and advocacy in accessing health care

  • Harm Reduction Supplies

  • Wellness programming and classes

  • Hot meals and access to food

  • Pain Management Program (counselling, yoga, massage, physiotherapy) email: spp@shhs.ca or Tel: (information is coming).

 

Call: 604-390-3000

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA NWV)

Canadian Mental Health Association North and West Vancouver Branch provides programs and services that are available to residents of the Sea to Sky.

 

Find mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families, including:

- Subsidized short-term counselling

- Peer support & community wellness

- Social support groups

- Youth programs

- Mental health education and training

- and more...

Friendly Calls Program
(by the Canadian Red Cross)

Available to adults across BC, the Friendly Calls program is a free-to-access phone-based program that aims to help address heightened feelings of loneliness and isolation.

The Friendly Calls program pairs a trained Red Cross volunteer with someone who is feeling isolated or lonely, who may have limited social and family connections, or feels they could benefit from more social interaction.

Phone calls are scheduled on a weekly basis, or more frequently if you would like. They can be as quick as a two-minute conversation, or longer, if you wish.

If you or someone you know would benefit from this program, please call 1-833-474-0360 or visit:

Community Services