Find an Advocate - British Columbia - Welfare

Location: Port Alberni , BC , 3555 4th Ave.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Consumer Law, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 723-8281
Advocacy Description: The Outreach Legal Advocate can: Give you legal information, or Help you complete a Legal Aid application, or Refer you to another agency that can help you We can give you information on many legal...
Tags: BCEA, Canada Pension Plan, CPP, Disability applications, Employment Insurance, GIS, landlords, old age security, Person with Disability, welfare, Workers’ Compensation
Location: Powell River , BC , 4752 Joyce Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Activists, Addictions, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Health, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Multicultural, Prisoners, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Welfare, Women, Workers
Telephone: 604-485-0992
Hours:
Monday 10-4, Tuesday-Thursday 12-4
Advocacy Description: Our purpose is to provide a safe place for community members to socialize, integrate, learn and have access to basic services in the community. We achieve this through integrating our activities with...
Location: Powell River , BC , 207 - 4801 Joyce Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Health, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, Violence, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: (604) 485-0950
Hours:
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Advocacy Description: Advocate: Joyce Percey If you are poor and need legal advice and assistance, the Poverty Law Advocate will help you with the following services: Help filling out forms Help applying for or appealing...
Location: Surrey , BC , #102 13771 72A Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Welfare
Telephone: Newton Resource Centre: 604.596.2311
Advocacy Description: Sources Advocacy Programs will provide support, assistance, and information for people on Income Assistance or with low incomes, including Homeless Prevention, Mental Health Advocacy, Disability...
Tags: criminal law, Homeless prevention, poverty law, pro bono legal clinic, tax
Location: Dawson Creek , BC , 10110 13th St.
Box 713
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: (250) 782-9174
Advocacy Description: South Peace Community Resources Society offers a variety of services to families and individuals in the South Peace region of British Columbia, including Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, Fort...
Tags: abuse prevention, assisted living, child care, community support, poverty law, transition house, victim services
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1130 Jervis St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Health, Housing and Tenants, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 604 683 4287
Hours:
Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Advocacy Description: St. Paul’s Anglican Church Advocacy Office provides help and support to anyone in difficulty. Welfare, housing, food access, legal issues, accommodation problems, or access to government services are...
Location: Gibsons , BC , 543 Gower Point Rd
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: (604) 741-0776
Advocacy Description: Advocates on behalf of clients with EI, WCB, Social Services, or Landlord/Tenant disputes.
Location: Nelson , BC , 521 Vernon Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Family, Housing and Tenants, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 250.352.5777
Hours:
Advocacy Centre: Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday — 10am – 4pm (closed from 12-1pm) Tuesday — 1-4pm
Advocacy Description: The Advocacy Centre is a non-profit, community-based organization which provides legal information, education and problem solving for low-income residents of the Central Kootenays. They also provide...
Tags: child abuse, child protection advocacy, education, family law, parenting, poverty advocacy, social assistance, victim assistance
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1725 Venables Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Addictions, Children and Youth, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 604-253-0669
Advocacy Description: The Kettle supports people living with mental illness to lead healthier lives by: - Providing Housing, employment, advocacy and support services - Raising awareness of mental health issues and...
Tags: community services, employment program, health clinic, housing program, lifeskills, mental health clinic, outreach
Location: Salmon Arm , BC , 681 Marine Park Drive NE
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Consumer Law, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women, Workers
Telephone: 250-832-2170
Hours:
9-4 Mon through Thu; 9-12 Fri
Advocacy Description: The legal advocacy program provides free information, advice, referrals and representations for residents of the Shuswap in the areas of federal and provincial disability benefits, residential...
Location: Salmon Arm , BC , 681 Marine Park Drive NE
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Consumer Law, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Women, Workers
Telephone: 250-832-2170
Hours:
9-4 Mon through Thu; 9-12 Fri
Advocacy Description: The legal advocacy program provides free information, advice, referrals and representations for residents of the Shuswap in the areas of federal and provincial disability benefits, residential...
Location: Cranbrook , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Welfare
Advocacy Description: The Traveling Poverty Law Advocate Program is sponsored by Community Connections Society of Southeast BC and is funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia. The Traveling Advocate provides...
Tags: Canada Pension Plan, disability appeals, disability benefits information, Employment Standards, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Human Rights complaints, old age security, the S.A.F.E.R program, welfare appeals
Location: Victoria , BC , 302-895 Fort St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 361-3521
Hours:
Monday 1-4:30 pm Tuesday 9:30-12 noon and 1-4:30 pm Wednesday 9:30-12 noon and 1-4:30 pm Thursday 9:30-12 noon and 1-4:30 pm Friday 1-4 pm
Advocacy Description: TAPS is the only organization in Victoria providing free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people with income assistance, disability benefits and tenancy issues. TAPS provides legal education and...
Tags: antipoverty
Location: Prince Rupert , BC , 869 Fraser St
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 627-8776
Advocacy Description: General anti-poverty advocacy available.
Tags: pensions, tribunals
Location: Hazelton , BC , 4305 Field Street, P.O. Box 130
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability, Family, Housing and Tenants, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Welfare
Telephone: (250)842-5218
Advocacy Description: Assists people in the Upper Skeena who cannot otherwise obtain legal assistance for financial or other reasons. The USCLAS has a special focus on meeting the needs of Gitxsan and Wet'suwet'en people...
Tags: criminal law, divorce, family law, fort babine, granisle, houston, telkwa, topley, wills
Location: Vancouver , BC , 122 Powell Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Health, Housing and Tenants, Mental Health, Welfare
Telephone: (604) 482-3700
Advocacy Description: The Society offers Licensed and Supported Housing, Independent Living, Supported Independent Living (SIL), Super Supported Independent Living (SSIL), Resource Centre, and Homeless Outreach. The MPA...
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1424 Commercial Drive
P.O. Box 21562
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Activists, Crisis Services, Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 604-872-8212 (crisis line)
Other Telephone: 604- 877-0958
Hours:
Crisis Line: 24 hours
Advocacy Description: Provides free, confidential support services for female adults and youth who have experienced any form of male violence. Operates a 24-hour rape crisis line, a transition house for battered women and...
Tags: crisis line, legal clinic, peer couselling, public education, support services, transition house, violence against women, women's centre
Location: Vernon , BC , 102 3301 24th Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 250 542-3555, ext. 209
Advocacy Description: Serving Vernon, Enderby, Lumby and Armstrong. Please call 250 5421-3555, ext. 209 to make an appointment. Office at the Community Collaboration Centre, 102 3301 24th Avenue, Vernon. Type(s) of...
Tags: CPP, ei, Employment Insurance, men, pension, poverty law, women
Location: Lumby , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Consumer Law, Debt, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: 250-558-3850 ext 214
Advocacy Description: Vernon Women's Transition House Society has a Legal Advocacy program for both men and women. They offer legal resources and information and legal advocacy in the areas of welfare, disability, pension...
Tags: Employment Insurance, men, pension, poverty law, women
Location: Vernon , BC
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: Transition House: 250-542-1122 (Available 24/7)
Other Telephone: Office: 250-558-3850
Website: http://vwts.ca/
Advocacy Description: The Society provides the following: Safe shelter and support Child support activities and where possible, child care Meals and laundry facilities Recreational opportunities Transportation to...
Tags: counselling, domestic violence, emergency shelter, relationship violence, transition house, women fleeing violence
Location: Courtenay , BC , 1625B McPhee Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Crisis Services, Food and Foodbanks, Housing and Tenants, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 338-7793
Advocacy Description: Advocacy for individuals having issues with: MSD issues (social assistance, disability, PWD, tribunals and appeals, discrimination), CPP (pension, survivor’s benefits, SAFERS), Landlord-Tenancy (...
Tags: aboriginal, elder programs, emergency food program, Friendship centre, legal aid, youth programs
Location: Vancouver , BC , 1634 East 41st Avenue
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Housing and Tenants, Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: (604) 325-9944 Ext. 224
Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10-am-4pm
Advocacy Description: Provides information, general advocacy, referrals, and support for individuals requiring assistance with issues such as welfare, Housing, CPP, OAS/GIS, Residential Tenancy etc… The Wilson Heights...
Location: Williams Lake , BC , 51A – 4th Avenue South
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Welfare, Women
Telephone: (250) 392-4118 - Williams Lake
Advocacy Description: The Women's Contact Society has a legal advocacy program that offers direct advocacy to individuals female and male and their families to assist them with legal issues not covered by legal aid....
Location: Vancouver , BC , 535 Hornby Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Family, Legal Assistance, Violence, Welfare, Women
Telephone: 604 734 5517 ext 2235
Advocacy Description: Advocacy is typically for current or past participants of YWCA Programs including (but not limited) the Employment Programs, Housing Complexes, Single Mothers Groups, Daycares, Crabtree Corner and...
Tags: affidavits, custody agreements, eviction notices, family law, legal educator, peace bonds, poverty law, residential tenancy, single mothers, women fleeing abuse