Here you can find counselling programs and support groups. This may be best if you are looking for group sessions, and resources that go beyond counselling, such as education programs, prevention programs, and social services.
Moving Forward Family Services
No barrier, low to no cost counselling services for children, youth, adults, seniors, couples and families. There are minimal wait times and are available on evenings and weekends.
They provide help in addictions, mental health, grief, relationships and many more.
The services are provided by registered clinical counsellors, social workers, therapeutic counsellors and counselling students.
What you can expect: Once you contact moving forward family services with their referral form, you will hear back from them with options of counsellors who fit your needs for location, language and type of counseling (addiction).
Punjabi friendliness: They are able to provide all their services in Punjabi as well as many other languages.
How to Contact:
On their webpage, they have a PDF you fill out to indicate the types of services you are needing. For fastest service, email this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also attend their drop-in intake sessions (for an assessment of services required). Drop-in intakes are first come, first served.
Diversecity is a registered charity that helps newcomers to Surrey, Delta, Langley, and White Rock. They provide counselling, outreach and educational services to immigrants and refugees that align with their cultural backgrounds. They offer specific educational substance use groups and one-on-one counseling in Punjabi.
Additionally, they are connected with the Roshini Clinic, where they provide one to one counseling and run a group on Wednesday nights at 7 PM (please contact roshini clinic to register for these sessions).
Punjabi Friendliness: They provide services in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, and English. They also offer a pyscho-educational substance use group andone to one counseling in Punjabi, funded by Fraser Health.
How to Contact:
To register in psycho-educational Substance Use group in Punjabi you can also contact the Substance Use Counsellor at 604-547-1375. If they do not pick up at this number, use the number above.
Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS)
Pacific Community Resources Society is a social services across British Columbia, including: education, employment, housing, substance use, youth and family support services.
Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) Youth resource centre offering a range of services for youth ages 13 to 24. Services include addiction counselling and prevention programs, a drop-in program offering recreational activities for South Asian youth ages 13 to 18, and South Asian Parents. Together, facilitated a support group for South Asian parents experiencing problems with teenage children, facilitated by a counsellor who speaks English, Punjabi, and Hindi; hours are 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Thursdays.
Punjabi friendliness: The centre has a Punjabi counsellor named Harjit- 604 837 2949/6200.
How to contact: A referral is required for this service and can be done by going into the centre or calling 604-592-620.
Centre hours are 8:30am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.
If you live in Delta and are facing a personal challenge, Deltassist is here to help with counselling, community programs and services for seniors.
Deltassist offer counselling in a safe, supportive environment to help with parenting, substance misuse, violence in relationships and suicide prevention. Community programs which include emergency food and transportation, help preparing tax returns, information and referral and programs which address violence.
Punjabi friendliness: They have Punjabi group counselling and 1-1 counselling and substance use support.
How to contact: A referral is required for this service and can be done by going into the centre or calling North Delta: 604-594-3455 or Ladner/ Tsawwassen: (604) 946-9526
Abbotsford Community Services
Abbotsford Addictions Centre provides free individual, couples, family, and group counselling for alcohol and drug issues for youth, adults, and seniors.
Offers skill-building groups, alcohol/drug recovery groups, and groups for affected friends and family, presentations and education prevention activities in the community. The Seniors Counselling Program provides assessment, counselling, and follow-up on an outreach basis for seniors age 55 and over who are experiencing difficulties with alcohol and/or prescription drugs, and are unable to come to the office. Services for Indo-Canadians include counselling for individuals, couples, and families dealing with addiction, as well as education and prevention services.
Punjabi friendliness: All the above services can be carried out in Punjabi.
How to contact: Referrals can be made by visiting the center or calling 604-850-5106.
Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Attendance at an orientation session is required to access all services and occurs at 4 pm on most Wednesdays.
Alcohol Anonymous Groups
Alcohol Anonymous was created to help those struggling with problematic drinking get sober with the support of their peers through daily meetings and discussions surrounding addiction.
The following AA session are in punjabi:
Saturday night AA Punjabi groups starting at 8pm
Pilgrim Baptist Church
Located in basement of house on Church property.
Tuesdays at 8pm
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