Grand Forks


Emergency numbers & Help Lines

Kids Helpline

Free, anonymous, confidential telephone and web counselling for ages up to 20.
Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Text Line: 686868

Parents Helpline

Tips for parent raising childern.

Phone: 1-888-603-9100

Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre Society

An extensive community services/resources directory.

Private Counselling Services

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Phone: 1-800-909-6303

Emergency Helplines

Ambulance, Fire, Police – 911

RCMP Grand Forks – 250-442-8288

RCMP Midway – 250-449-2244

Crisis Line

A free service to call when you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, considering suicide or just need to talk.

Phone: 1-888-353-2273

Grandparents Helpline

Assists grandparents and other relatives raising a family member’s child to navigate complex service systems.
Phone: 1-855-474-9777

Safety & Housing Resources

Boundary Women's Transition House

Emergency shelter for women and children. Women’s counselling and outreach services available. Staffed 24 hours. A confidential, free service.

BC Housing

Develops, manages and administers a wide range of public and private subsidized housing options across the province. The Rental Assistance Program provides eligible low-income, working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments.
Phone 1-866-465-6873

Women's Resource Centre

Information, resources, programs, referrals, and support for women in the Boundary area.
Phone 250-442-5212

Grand Forks affordable Housing

Offers a number of affordable housing possibilities in the Grand Forks area.

Victim Assistance

Supports victims/witnesses and their families through the impact of crime and trauma. Also assists in the recovery process.
Phone 250-442-5846

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Boundary empowers low-income families to prepare for their future and pursue their dreams by providing them a hand
up to home ownership.

Family Justice Centres

These centres are staffed by family justice counsellors who can assist you with issues related to separation or divorce.

Phone 1-888-526-2229

Nelson Advocacy Centre

Phone 1-250-352-5777
Toll Free 1-877-352-5777

One-on-one advocacy that provides information, support, representation and referrals in a non-judgmental setting which encourages self-advocacy. Issues such as welfare, poverty, family law, landlord/tenancy issues and your rights as a victim can be addressed.

Safe Stay Shelter

T: 250-442-2267

Provides short term shelter for homeless adults and minors from November 1 until March 31

Resources for Children, Youth & Families

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Provide programs and services to ensure that healthy children and responsible families are living in safe, caring and inclusive communities.
Phone 250-442-4378

Blessings Boutique and more

A free program offering support to the women and families of the Boundary area.

Phone 250-443-5148

Freedom Quest Youth Services

Offers confidential services to Youth and Families ranging from youth drug and alcohol prevention, counseling, referrals and support to families.
Phone 250-442-7979

Circle of Indigenous Nations Society

Provides programs rooted in Indigenous practices that strengthen cultural connection and support holistic healing and learning.
Toll Free 1-877-904-2634

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy

Offers a wide variety of child, family and adult literacy programs.
Phone 250-442-2704 ext. #6

Boundary Family Services

Provides a wide variety of programs to meet the interests and needs of children, youth and families. This includes counselling services, early intervention services, support services and parenting programs.

Phone: 250-442-2267
Or 1-877-442-5355

Child Care Resources and Referral

Phone 250-442-5152

Offers quality childcare referrals, resources and support to all childcare providers and families.

Sunshine Valley Child care Society

Phone 250-442-5314

Provides childcare and preschool programs within the Boundary.

Whispers of Hope

Phone 250-442-2006

Drop in centre and free food/lunch program, also provides a thrift store and low-cost household basics.

Food Bank

Phone 250-442-2800

Brings the community together to provide food and supplies for Boundary residents who are hungry.

Foundry BC

Free and confidential support for young people ages 12-24 with mental health care and social services – both in person and online all across BC.

1-800-784-2433 to connect to the BC. mental health crisis line
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or SMS/Text: 45645 anytime

Services & Transportation

Service BC

Service BC is your source for frontline provincial government services, information and many programs delivered to BC residents, businesses and visitors.
Local office: 250-442-4306

Toll-free: 1-800-663-7867

Community Futures - Boundary

Supports the process of community economic development to the people of the Boundary region. Resources are available for those seeking employment.
Phone: 250-442-2722

Justice Education Society

The Justice Education Society promotes an understanding of, access to, and confidence in the justice system.

Phone: 1-855-875-8867

BC Problem Gambling Help Line

Confidential clinical counselling services are available to people who have a problem with gambling, and those affected, including close friends, family, partners or spouses.
Phone: 1-888-795-6111

Boundary Transit System

Accessible transportation service for everyone in the community, including seniors and persons with a disability.
Phone: 250-443-2179

Volunteer Driver Program

Provides a daytime, Monday to Friday volunteer service for people who are unable to access public or private transportation to attend essential, non-emergency appointments.

Phone: 250-584-4618

Legal Services Society

Grand Forks 250-442-2267 ext. 40259

Medical Resources

Public Health

Provides information on healthy growth and development of children, immunization, resources, supports and services in the community.

Grand Forks, BC 250-443-3150

Midway, BC 250-449-2887

Nurse’s Help line – 811

Family Doctors

Can advise patients/parents about accessing services and support. Make referrals for diagnostic & post-diagnostic services.

Boundary Hospital – 250 -443-2100

Medical Clinics

Grand Forks, BC 250-442-8233

Christina Lake, BC 250-447-6262

Midway, BC 250-449-2218

Greenwood, BC 250-445-6626

Mental Health and Addictions

Provides specialized Mental Health Services for adults age 19 and over who have a serious and persistent mental illness.

Financial & Disability Support

Income Assistance

The Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation provides income assistance, disability assistance, hardship assistance, and supplements to eligible people in need.
Phone 1-866-866-0800

Community Living Services

T: 1-800-668-2249

Delivers support and services to adults with developmental disabilities and their families in BC.

Services for LGBTQI2S+


Support & Advocacy, Harm Reduction, Trans Connect, and Prevention & Education

Trans Connect

A transgender, intersex, and gender diverse support program through ANKORS


Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit folks looking for a sense of community coming together to meet, guide, and support each other.

Disability Services

BC Association for Community Living

Promotes the participation of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life

Canadian Society for Social Development

Employment and skills training for persons facing challenges to employment.

Community Futures - Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Small business loans for people with disabilities who are interested in starting their own business.

Neil Squire Society

Computer assistive technologies, research and development, and employment programs for persons with physical disabilities

Disability Alliance BC

Supports people with all disabilities to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community.

Entreprenurial/Self-Employment Services

Columbia Basin Trust

Grants and programs that support the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin.

Kootenay Association for Science & Technology

Non-ptofit tech association that leads local economic development through technology and innovation.

Make a Change

Self-employment and technical skills training programs for persons with disabilities or with barriers to employment.

Upper Columbia Co-operative Council

Works locally with co-ops to strengthen and raise awareness of the region’s vibrant co-op sector.

Women’s Enterprise Centre

Non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own business.