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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!
Counselling, sexual health appointments, youth peer support and employment supports are available to book on the Foundry BC app! To book all other services, please visit the centre or call 604-674-0550
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Having trouble? Check out this Client Cheat Sheet Foundry BC App!
If you continue to run into technical issues, please let us know using this form. We are here to support you to troubleshoot!
To learn more about the Foundry BC platform, click the (+) below.
The Foundry BC Platform will allow youth and families to do the following:
- Book appointments with your Foundry Richmond service providers
- Access your Foundry centre’s virtual appointments from your Smart Phone or Computer
- Easily find locations of in-person appointments and complete surveys before your appointment to save time.
- Only tell your story one time by writing and sharing a story through our “My Story” Feature
- Receive reminders about upcoming appointments
- Cancel appointments through the click of a button without needing to call or email.
- Receive messages from your service providers through inbox – a platform accessed on the Foundry BC app that allows you to safely and securely interact with your service provider.
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Download the Foundry BC App
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Having trouble? Check out this cheat sheet!
Already have an account with Foundry Virtual BC?
If you have already created an account with Foundry BC platform and accessed services with Foundry Virtual BC, the great news is that you are almost there. To provide access to your profile to Foundry Richmond, all you need to do is follow the steps laid out in this video.
How can I understand this platform better?
- How do I create an account? Watch this video
- How to access services at different Foundry Centres? Watch this video
- How to manage your preferences and notifications? Watch this video
If you run into any technical issues with the platform, please submit your issue here. If this platform creates a barrier for you, please respond to this email and we will help you out.
To learn more about specific services Foundry Richmond offers, click the service below.
Physical and Sexual Healthadd
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). Emergency contraception (Plan B), is offered on a daily basis. Just call us to book a time so you don’t have to wait for this appointment! Please note we only provide Plan B directly to the individual in need.
The Primary Care clinic is currently accepting new patients for youth that do not have a primary care provider! The Primary Care team can provide on-going care for you until age 25. We encourage young people to stay connected to their existing family doctor or nurse practitioner if they have one, or our staff can work with your current provider, if needed. Most appointments can be made within the week. Just give us a call or drop by to book your appointment!
These services can be delivered by a variety of health professionals such as doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses.
Youth and Caregiver Counsellingadd
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 Supportsadd
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: We/Th 2-5pm or call 604-204-1111.
Youth Peer Supportadd
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 Supportadd
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 email@example.com or by phone at (604) 878 3400.
Employment Support - Foundry Work & Education Programadd
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
Get involved with Foundry Richmond by connecting with us on social media, attending an engagement session, and staying tuned for updates. For more information, email: FoundryRichmond@vch.ca
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:
I am here to get to know you, understand where you are coming from, and support you in whatever that brings you in to our meeting. Through the process of you and me working together, I hope you leave the session with something helpful and have the tools in your hand, to problem solve and face the challenges that brought you in.
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.
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.
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 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.