Richmond

Foundry Richmond provides a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible space for young people 12-24 and their families to find support for their health and wellness needs.
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Contact

person Foundry Richmond location_on 101-5811 Cooney Rd,
Richmond, BC
V6X 3M1
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phone 604-674-0550 email FoundryRichmond@vch.ca

Centre Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-4:00pm

Drop-In Services (Mental Health & Substance Use Service Matching)

Tuesday to Thursday 2:00pm-5:00pm

WE’VE MOVED!

Foundry Richmond is now in its permanent location at 101-5811 Cooney Rd Richmond, BC V6X 3M1.

Welcome to Foundry Richmond!

Foundry Richmond provides young people between the ages of 12 and 24, along with their families, free and confidential support. We are here to support you to navigate services, and find you the support you need!

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A new way to book services at Foundry Richmond!

  • Starting June 27th, sexual health appointments will be available 
  • Starting July 11th, youth counselling, youth peer support and employment supports will be available 
  • To book all other services, please visit the centre or call 604-674-0550 

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Services Available

To learn more about specific services Foundry Richmond offers, click the service below.

Physical and Sexual Health

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We provide free, confidential information and education regarding sexuality, physical and mental health to young people ages 12 to 24. Services include diagnosing and treating injuries, illness, providing prescriptions, birth control options, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and information, as well as testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Appointments may be booked in advance in-person or by telephone, except for emergency contraception (Plan B), which will continue to be offered on a daily basis.  Just call to book a time for your same day appointment! Please note we only provide Plan B directly to the individual in need.

These services can be delivered by a variety of health professionals such as doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses. We encourage young people to stay connected to their existing family doctor or nurse practitioner if they have one.

Youth and Caregiver Counselling

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Our youth and caregiver counselling services are here to support you with whatever is on your mind today, one session at a time. After a session, you and your counsellor will decide on the next steps to your care. You are welcome to use this service more than once, but we cannot guarantee you will have the same counsellor every time. Counselling is also available to caregivers of youth who are between the ages of 12 to 24. We are happy to help you find on-going therapy, psychiatry, or other services to fit your needs.

Mental Health and Substance Use Supports

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Mental health clinicians are available to meet youth (ages 12-18) for intake interviews and provide service matching to appropriate mental health and substance use services in Richmond.  Drop-in hours: Tu/We/Th 2-5pm or call 604-204-1111.

Youth Peer Support

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Youth Peer Support are young adults that bring their own experience with navigating the health and wellness systems within our community. Our Youth Peer Support are here to welcome you to Foundry and can provide information about the services that are offered.

Our Youth Peer Supporters are available to help support and connect young people to services within the community. Follow-up sessions can be made within a few days of your counselling appointment.

Family Peer Support

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Our Family Peer Support Worker provides emotional support, system navigation, information and resources based on their own lived experience of parenting a youth with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Amy is a parent to two young adults, and has lived in Richmond for over 25 years. Amy was drawn to this work when she learned that sharing her own lived experience could help support other parents just like her to know that they are not alone and to recognize their own strength in supporting their children and youth who are struggling with their mental health. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

You may reach her at amy.tam@familysmart.ca or by phone at (604) 878 3400.

Employment Support - Foundry Works

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Foundry Works is a new supported employment and education program for youth who are interested in working, going to school, or completing a training program. Foundry Works helps youth to build the skills and experiences they need to achieve their goals. This program is available to BC youth between the ages of 15-24 years old, who are not currently employed or enrolled in any other employment program. Click here to learn more.

If you are a young person interested in participating or an employer/business who is interested in getting involved, please call our centre to discuss our services or send an email to FoundryWorksRichmond@vch.ca.

Foundry Richmond does not provide emergency or crisis services. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or a medical emergency, please call one of the below numbers, or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

  • Call emergency services – 911
  • Call the crisis line at 1-800-784-2433
  • Call the Chimo crisis line at 604-279-7070 or connect to Chimo’s NEW live chat line

In addition to Foundry Richmond services, Foundry BC is now offering free and confidential virtual drop-in counselling sessions by voice, video and chat for young people ages 12-24 and their caregivers anywhere in BC. To learn more, visit foundrybc.ca/virtual or call 1-833-308-6379.

Get Involved 

Get involved with Foundry Richmond by connecting with us on social media, attending an engagement session, and staying tuned for updates.

*Currently we are not accepting practicum students at this time*

For more information, email: FoundryRichmond@vch.ca 

Partnerships

Foundry Richmond brings together partner organizations across the community to work together to address the health and wellness needs of young people aged 12 to 24 and their families.

Foundry Richmond offers Youth and Caregiver Counselling in addition to other services at the centre. In each session our counsellors work collaboratively with youth or their caregivers on what is most important to them.

Here are some of their thoughts:

As a youth and caregiver counsellor, my role is to get to know you, understand you and be a support for you. I do my best to listen without judgement and to understand where you are coming from. Through a process of us working together I hope you leave the session with something helpful and worthwhile for you, and perhaps feeling lighter and brighter.

- Joy, Youth and Caregiver Counsellor

Counselling empowers people to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. It allows individuals the opportunity to feel heard and understood in a safe and supportive environment. I want to encourage, instill hope, and inspire youth to be all that they are capable of being.

- Joni, Youth and Caregiver Counsellor

As a youth and caregiver counsellor I’m here to listen without judgement and work with you to meet the challenges in your life. I want youth to feel good about who they are, the life they’re living, and to support that process in any way that I can.

- Sean, Youth and Caregiver Counsellor
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Spotlight: Youth Projects & Stories

Strong People Seek Support

An Animation Collaboration with Foundry Richmond

Members of Richmond’s youth advisory council, the Foundry Youth Advocates (FYA), were invited to collaborate with Foundry Central to produce a series of videos raising awareness about Foundry’s services. Visit the landing page to see the videos and for more information and background on the project.

Gabby’s Story

Gabby’s story was shared with attendees at the Richmond Hospital Foundation Starlight Gala on October 27, 2018.
Her story was the inspiration for our “Leadership Challenge” benefiting Foundry Richmond, a new centre providing services including primary care, public health, mental health and substance use services, as well as social services all under one roof for the first time in Richmond.

News & Announcements

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