Help is a click away, thanks to a partnership with the United Way.
As of today, bc211.ca is now available to people across the province. It helps connect individuals with support in their communities.
The information service links British Columbians with social, non-clinical and government support services. It includes over 12,000 current descriptions of organizations across B.C., and how to get in contact with them.
Some of the information includes:
- Mental Health and Addiction Services
- Children and Youth Programs
- Housing Options (such as shelter locations)
- Senior Services
- Legal Assistance
- Employment Support
Online chat is also available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
bc211 launched in 2010 in the Lower Mainland. Expansion of bc211.ca was thanks to funding from United Ways across B.C.
“Sometimes the biggest barrier to getting help is knowing where to find it,” says Roberta Squire, C.E.O., United Way of Northern B.C. “bc211.ca breaks down that barrier. United Way of Northern BC is proud to support the expansion of bc211.ca across B.C.”
“British Columbians need and deserve reliable information and help they can trust. We’re here to ensure that people don’t have to rely solely on Google to deal with sometimes difficult and often very personal situations. At bc211.ca, we have prompts that help people narrow down their search, assist them in finding the services that most meet their needs, and closest to where they live,” says Nathan Wright, Executive Director, bc211.
The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is in full partnership with the United Way and bc211.ca. The Broadcast Group is acting as a media partner, promoting the online support service at all radio and television locations in the province.