North Shore (North & West Vancouver)
North Vancouver, BC
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Foundry centres are now re-introducing in person services, but will continue to offer select services virtually – over the phone or video chat.
- Drop-In Support : The drop-in care team is available to support you via telephone, Video call or Chat (coming soon) and in person (limited capacity) during regular drop-in hours (Mon – Thurs 1 – 5pm). For Virtual Drop – In Please call 604 984 5060. Your call will be forwarded to a drop-in care team member. If we’re experiencing a large number of calls, you will be given an approximate time when a care provider will call you back.
- Primary Care Drop-In Clinic: Primary care and medical services are available via telephone call, video calls, and chat (coming soon) during regular drop-in hours (Mon – Thurs 2:30 – 5 pm **last patient taken at 430 pm). Instead of coming to Foundry, please call 604 984 5060. Your call will be forwarded to the primary care team. If your concern requires a physical exam, an appointment will be scheduled for you.
- Peer Support: If you’re interested in speaking with a peer support worker, please call 604 984 5060 during drop-in Support hours (Mon – Thurs 1 – 5pm). The peer support worker will call you back.
- Parent Navigation: If you’d like to speak with our Parent Navigator, please call 604 984 5060 during drop-in support hours (Mon – Thurs 1 – 5pm). The parent navigator will call you back.
- Psychiatry: Scheduled psychiatry appointments are taking place via telephone. Your Dr. will contact you as scheduled.
- Hospital Liaison: Service will be intermittent until further notice.
- Urgent Response: Reduced service available. Call 604 230 0389 Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm.
The safety, health and well-being of our young people and their families, staff and our community partners is our top priority. We’ve taken a number of measures at Foundry centres to ensure we are aligned with BC Centre for Disease Control’s recommendations. A few of these measures include:
- Plexiglass barriers at reception desk and waiting areas seating being spread out to accommodate for physical distancing
- Staff members practicing physical distancing and being equipped with person protective equipment (PPE) including masks, gloves, etc.
- Adjusting service hours to decrease number of people in center at once
- Hand sanitizer or alcohol-based hand rub being available throughout the centre
- Thorough cleaning of all shared equipment (including Toolbox iPads) after each client and all other areas of centre cleaned multiple times throughout the day
Resources available regarding COVID-19
- If you are looking for non-medical information about COVID-19 – you can call 1 888 COVID19 seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Information is available in more than 110 languages.
- BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool was created by the BC Ministry of Health to help determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself, or on behalf of someone else, if they are unable to.
Please check our Facebook and Instagram accounts for up-to-date information on Virtual Groups
- Mental Health Support and Counselling
- Substance Use Counselling
- Drop in Counselling
- Primary Care and Sexual Health Clinics
- Youth Urgent Response Team (YURT)
- Peer & Parent Support & Service Navigation
- Housing Support (19+)
- Life Skills & Employment Support
- Family Counselling
- Eating Disorders (12-18 yrs)
- Groups for Youth & Parents
- Prevention Education
- Opiate Agonist Services
- Intensive Case Management (ICM)
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Youth and youth adults 12- 24 can access support and counselling during drop in hours for any concerns they have, big or small. Drop in hours can also be used to secure referrals to other more specialized services either within Foundry, such as housing support, employment or life skills groups, or an outside service the young person feels would benefit them.
Primary Care & Sexual Health Services Clinic:
Foundry North Shore has a fully operational Primary Care Clinic geared to the specific needs of youth and youth adults aged 12-24. Staffed by family doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses, this clinic can take both drop in and pre-arranged appointments. Clients of the clinic can access services without a Personal Health Number (PHN). Drop In Hours Monday- Thursday 230- 500 pm. **Last patient taken at 430 pm
Mental Health & Substance use counselling:
Short term, solution focused therapy is available for youth and young adults 12-24 through assessment and referral at Foundry’s drop in service. Issues can include supportive interventions with depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns as well as issues or questions regarding substance use and its impact on the young person’s health and well being.
Mental health only services for young people 13-18 is offered through a partnership with Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD). Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) clinicians from MCFD are available at Foundry on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 1:00 and 5:00pm to complete intake for those who have been assessed with moderate to severe symptoms of mental health.
YURT (Youth Urgent Response Team)
YURT is available Monday-Friday 9am to 7pm.
This service is available for youth aged 12 to 19 that are experiencing a rapid onset of extreme mental health and/or substance use symptoms resulting in the youth being unable to participate in their typical daily activities or relationships.
- Mental health crisis may include: high risk self-harming behaviors, active suicidal thoughts or attempts, intense anxiety or depression, distorted thinking, psychotic symptoms, or high risk of significantly harming others.
- Youth would benefit from crisis stabilization support and intervention
- Experiencing difficulties accessing health and social services
Our staff will assists clients with referrals to non-crisis related services including counselling and psychiatric services if needed as well as provide additional support and consultation to parents regarding their youth in crisis.
Please call: 604-230-0389 for assistance during these hours.
Come see us at Foundry North Shore.
Serving the wellness needs of youth and their families in North and West Vancouver.
There is a constant buzz around the centre and the team is excited about being a part of transforming access to services for young people in our community.
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Hosted by Vancouver Coastal Health, Foundry North Shore unites over 10 partner organizations that will work together to address the health care needs of youth ages 12 to 24 and their families.
Thanks to all the partner organizations that are part of Foundry North Shore!