Find a Service

Living in Community works with many organizations across British Columbia and in the Yukon that provide safe and accessible services and supports to sex workers. Browse this map to see what services are available in your region, or scroll down to search by service or by location to find an organization that suits your needs.

Boundary Women's Coalition

Location

Grand Forks, Interior

Overall services

Services for women and children who are at risk of/ have experienced violence: temporary safe shelter, counselling and referrals, accompaniment to appointments, support groups for women, community education, outreach and drop in services, drum circle, Homelessness Prevention Program, Sexual Assault Response Team, Interagency Case Assessment Team

Harm reduction

Encourages a harm reduction approach; does not provide supplies on-site

Shelter

Temporary safe shelter and support for adult women and their dependent children. This communal setting offers food, laundry, transportation, and is staffed 24 hours.

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

Transportation assistance is part of outreach services

Contact Information

http://www.bwcbc.ca/

Outreach: 250.442.9434 | outreach@bwcbc.ca

Sexual Assault Response Team and Main Office: 250.442.3131, toll free at 1.855.441.3131 | info@bwcbc.ca

Comox Valley Transition Society

Location

Courtenay, Vancouver Island - 625 England Ave

Overall services

24 hr crisis line (250 338-1227), 24 hr text-only line (250 218-4034), Stopping the Violence Women's Counselling (trans and non-binary inclusive), Peace Program for Children and Youth (for kids experiencing emotional and behavioural problems related to abuse), RCMP Victim Services, Housing and homelessness prevention, CONNECT Warming Centre (located at 685 Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay, open Monday-Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), Showers (available at the Lewis Centre, 489 Old Island Highway, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.), Comox Valley Girls Group, Men's Group, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

Harm reduction

n/a

Shelter

Lilli House (Transition House), for women and children who are fleeing abuse to come for safety and suport; Amethyst House (Withdrawal Management and Supportive Recovery programs in a safe and comfortable home-like setting)

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

Ending Violence Association of BC

Location

Vancouver, Metro Vancouver - 1404-510 West Hastings St

Overall services

Provincial umbrella organization for anti-violence organizations. Violence prevention programs, Training, research and analysis

Harm reduction

n/a

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

HOPE Outreach

Location

Kelowna, Okanagan - 401-2750 Auburn Rd, Westbank

Overall services

Nighttime outreach (7 nights a week in the downtown cores of Kelowna and Vernon, handing out hygiene items, snacks, warm clothing, and harm reduction supplies), Narcan (naloxone kits, volunteers trained in the use), harm reduction (injection and smoking kits, volunteers trained in their use), education and events, local bad date reporting

Harm reduction

Yes - naloxone, injection and smoking kits

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

Health Initiative for Men (HIM), HUSTLE Program

Location

Vancouver, Metro Vancouver - 310-1033 Davie St

Overall services

Outreach, education, and advocacy for male, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people working in the sex industry. One-on-one support, workshops on destigmatizing male sex work, bad date reports, drop-in spaces.

Harm reduction

Yes - supplies available for pick-up in Vancouver and Fraser region (condoms, lubricant, safer smoking kits, safer injecting kits, safer snorting kits, naloxone kits, fentanyl test strips). To arrange pick up: register@checkhimout.ca.

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

https://checkhimout.ca/male-sex-work-support/hustle/

HUSTLE @ HIM (Greater Vancouver Area): 604-369-9704 | daniel@checkhimout.ca

Metro Vancouver Consortium

Location

Vancouver, Metro Vancouver

Overall services

Transitions program: a program which supports sex workers who wish to decrease their involvement in sex work or exit sex work. Offered jointly through 4 member organizations which support sex workers of all genders and backgrounds across the Lower Mainland: Aboriginal Front Door Society (AFDS), Health Initiative for Men (HIM), PACE Society (PACE), and WISH Drop-In Centre Society (WISH).

Harm reduction

n/a

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

PACE Society

Location

Vancouver, Metro Vancouver - 148 W Hastings St

Overall services

Drop-in with computers, television, phone, hygiene supplies and clothing, harm reduction supplies (Monday-Thursday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm); one-on-one support, peer outreach and mentorship, gender self-determination support; Occupational Health and Safety workshops, violence prevention support, Wise Women group, public education workshops (Sex Work 101, Sensitivity Training, Outreach Training), research and advocacy. Trans inclusive

Harm reduction

Yes, at drop-in

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

Peers Victoria

Location

Victoria, Vancouver Island - 1-744 Fairview Road

Overall services

Drop-in centre/ wellness clinic, counselling, health support and outreach (one-on-one support), night outreach (7 nights a week, delivering harm reduction supplies, food, water, and other health and safety information along the Victoria stroll), houisng and community support, violence prevention and support, bad date reporting, men's group, TN2S Workers Monthly Dinner Group (for 2-spirit, trans, non-binary, and/or intersex sex workers), Indoor Workers Dinner and Education Group (for sex workers in independent and agency based indoor environments), smll business training program, Jannit Rabinovitch Memorial Scholarship, public education. Also partner with HIM's HUSTLE program to provide services to male sex workers in the Greater Victoria Area (including Sidney, Saanich, Westshore and Sooke).

Harm reduction

Yes - needles, crack kits

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

https://www.safersexwork.ca/

General Contact: 250-388-5325 | admin@peers.bc.ca

Night Outreach: 250-744-0171 | outreach@peers.bc.ca

HUSTLE @ Peers (Greater Victoria Area): 236-638-3340 | jonathan@checkhimout.ca

Positive Living North (North Peace Community Resources Society)

Location

Fort St. John, Northern BC - 104-10142 101st Avenue

Overall services

HIV outreach, education, support

Harm reduction

n/a

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

Prince George New Hope Society

Location

Prince George, Northern BC - 1046 4th Avenue

Overall services

Drop-in and support services (Monday-Thursday 9 am - 3:30 pm): meals and snacks, shelter for the day, harm reduction materials and information, sex worker safety kits, bathroom and personal hygiene materials, clothing donations, lockers for personal storage, bad date reports, referrals to community services; Wellbriety Meetings; drop-in health clinic; workshops and programs

Harm reduction

Yes, at drop-in - naloxone and narcan, overdose response information, sex worker safety kits

Shelter

Can stay there for the day (couches, blankets, pillows)

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Prince George Sexual Assault Centre

Location

Prince George, Northern BC - 193 Quebec St

Overall services

Women Stopping the Violence (women's counselling), Men's Circle of Truth (advocacy and education), Teen's Program (advocacy for youth age 14-18 who are survivors of sexualized trauma), Kids' Connection (child sexual abuse program), education and training, third party reporting

Harm reduction

n/a

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

https://www.pgsac.org/

250-564-8302

SHOP Program at ASK Wellness Society

Location

Kamloops, Interior - 433 Tranquille Road

Overall services

Escort Agency Collaboration, Work Safe Practice and Education, Online Outreach presence, Anonymous access to condoms and lubrication, Linkages/information regarding community resources, Bad Date Reporting, Blood Borne Infections/Health Navigation, HIV/HEPC information, Referrals, Advocacy, Collaboration and Advocacy with Missing Persons and RCMP Sex Trade Co-Coordinator, 1-1 Support, Court Accompaniment, Support for families of sex workers, Support for family issues and child apprehension issues, Access to clothing room and toiletries, Shower and laundry facilities, Internet access, Housing Outreach and Crisis Funding

Harm reduction

Yes - supplies, services, and education

Shelter

Safe Suite: a bachelor suite for sex workers to get away for a few days, staffed 24/7 and is confidential and safe. Supportive housing in Kamloops and Penticton: 6 houses in the two cities, call 250-376-7558 for details.

Transitional Programs

Two transitional houses in Kamloops, and multiple affordable housing unites also managed by ASK in Kamloops and Merritt.

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

https://askwellness.ca/

Main: 250-682-3059

Kamloops office: 250-376-7558

Merritt office: 250-315-0098

Email: m.mcdonald@askwellness.ca

SOS Outreach

Location

Victoria, Vancouver Island

Overall services

Peer outreach - peers have experience in substance use, sex work, poverty

Harm reduction

Yes - harm reduction support offered

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

SOWINS (South Okanagan Women In Need Society)

Location

Penticton, Okanagan - 102-1027 Westminster Avenue West

Overall services

Children and Youth Counselling; Women's Counselling Programs; 24 hr crisis line (1-800-814-2033); Drop-in Centre (trans, non-binary, and two-spirit inclusive with food, laundry, showers, harm reduction supplies, and more); Support Workers, Mobile Outreach van (delivering harm reduction supplies, information, and education to individuals in Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, Summerland, as well as smaller communities and camps in the South Okanagan); Community Based Victim Services.

Hours of operation: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5pm – 9pm, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11am – 5pm)

Harm reduction

Yes - naloxone kits, needles, pipes, cookers, condoms, etc available at the drop-in and Moble Outreach van

Shelter

Transition House: provides safe, confidential shelter for children, youth and women who have experienced or are at risk of abuse. There is also a youth bed for at-risk female youth. Open 24/7, accepts new residents any time. Safe Homes: private residences in the community that provide shelter for up to ten days for women who are experiencing or are at risk of abuse.

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

https://sowins.com/

Office: 250-493-4366

Mobile Outreach: 250- 809-7054 | mobile@sowins.com

24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-814-2033 | info@sowins.com

SPAN - Sex Professionals Alliance of Nanaimo

Location

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

Overall services

Advocacy and support for local sex workers, as needed

Harm reduction

Yes, as needed

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

SWAN Vancouver

Location

Vancouver, Metro Vancouver - 101-1101 Seymour St.

Overall services

Support and advocacy for newcomer, migrant and immigrant women engaged in indoor sex work (e.g., massage parlours, micro-brothels, condos, apartments)

Harm reduction

Yes - English, Mandarin & Cantonese outreach services to Abbotsford, Surrey, White Rock, Tri-Cities, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New West, Richmond

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

Transportation assistance is part of outreach services

Contact Information

https://www.swanvancouver.ca/

604 719 6343 (English main office line)

778 865 6343 (English, Mandarin, Cantonese support/outreach line)

Sex Workers United Against Violence (SWUAV)

Location

Vancouver, Metro Vancouver

Overall services

Peer-based organization; advocacy and support

Harm reduction

n/a

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Tamitik Status of Women Association (TSW)

Location

Kitimat, Northern BC - 350-370 City Centre

Overall services

Homeless Prevention Program, Women's Counsellor & Sexual Assault Response Team, Food Share, Free Store, Furniture Exchange, Hygiene & Baby Needs

Harm reduction

n/a

Shelter

Dunmore Place Transition House: safe emergency shelter to women, with or without children, who are fleeing abusive relationships, or escaping violence. Staffed 24/7 by women. LGBTQ+. friendly. Call 250-632-6070.

Transitional Programs

Women's 2nd Stage Housing: housing and supports for women who have left abusive relationships as they make plans for independent living. Call 250-632-8787.

Transportation Services

Offers POD-V, a locally administered provincial subsidy for women’s safe travel

Contact Information

https://tamitik.ca/

Phone: 250-632-8787

Email: info@tamitik.ca

The Corner

Location

Vancouver, Metro Vancouver

Overall services

Drop-in meetings for male and transgender sex workers. Helps individuals access resources such as health care, housing, and other community services, as well as social activities like dinners and movies. The Corner is a partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health and AIDS Vancouver. Meetings happen 7 pm to 9 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Harm reduction

n/a

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

Contact for meeting locations.

Email: gwenl@hpcm.ca or richard.odonnell@vch.ca,  778-998-4698

Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre

Location

Vancouver, Metro Vancouver - 1719 Franklin Street

Overall services

Family programs (support and service delivery), Circles of Understanding (awareness-raising about continued impacts of colonization), Youth programs (providing safe spaces for youth), Women's programs (focusing on safety, security, and crime prevention for Aboriginal women)

Harm reduction

n/a

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

Location

Victoria, Vancouver Island - 201 - 3060 Cedar Hill Rd

Overall services

Counselling (individual and group), sexual assault response team, victim services, prevention (workshops with youth, schools, and community), Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic (at same address)

Harm reduction

n/a

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

https://vsac.ca/

Service access line: 250-383-3232

For Clinic, contact Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888

Main office line: 250-383-5545 | info@vsac.ca

WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre

Location

Vancouver, Metro Vancouver

Overall services

24 hr crisis and information line (604-255-6344 in the Lower Mainland, national toll-free line at 1-877-392-7583), hospital accompaniment, police and court accompaniment, counselling, Indigenous counselling, MMIWG2S family counselling

Harm reduction

n/a

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

https://www.wavaw.ca/

Crisis Line: 604-255-6344

National Toll-free: 1-877-392-7583

Office: 604-255-6228

WISH Drop In Centre

Location

Vancouver, Metro Vancouver

Overall services

Drop-in centre for women sex workers (trans inclusive) open from 6pm – 12 noon every day; shelter for street-based sex workers; MAP Van (mobile harm reduction and support, every night from 11 pm - 5 am); supportive employment program; Aboriginal health and safety program; Learning Centre; Music Therapy; Health Clinic

Harm reduction

Yes - needles and other harm reduction supplies, provided through MAP Van and at drop-in

Shelter

24/7 temporary emergency shelter for street-based sex workers

Transitional Programs

Transitions Program: supports women in moving to safer sex work, or to reduce their reliance on sex work, or to eventually exiting altogether

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

https://wish-vancouver.net/

Main: 604-669-WISH (9474) | info@wishdropincentre.org

Drop in: 604-681-9244

MAP Van: 604-720-5686

Yukon Status of Women Council

Location

Whitehorse, Yukon - 308 Hanson Street

Overall services

A women's equality-seeking and awareness group with a mandate to: work for women’s issues with all levels of government, conduct research and follow-up the results with action, and provide a voice for Yukon women.

Currently running the SWAP Project focusing on those who sell or trade sex in the Yukon. Over five years, this project aims to understand the needs and experiences of people who trade sex in the territory, and works to create systemic changes that can increase safety and options for women who trade sex, with an emphasis on stigma-busting and peer-support building.

Harm reduction

n/a

Shelter

n/a

Transitional Programs

n/a

Transportation Services

n/a

Contact Information

https://www.yukonstatusofwomen.org/

Phone: (867) 667-4637 or (867) 334-4634

SWAP Project Managers: heidi.marion@yswc.ca and jess.stone@yswc.ca.

Do you know of a service or support to add to this list? Contact us at info@livingincommunity.ca.