First Contact Vancouver


This program provides refugee claimants with one place to access assistance on arrival through a 24 hour phone line offering services for free in 60+ languages. Assistance includes: Referrals to legal, paralegal and health services, settlement agencies, housing, food and clothing services, interpretation and translation services, counselling services and support groups, English classes; Emergency Assistance for vulnerable persons: safe shelter, support, food, clothing, transportation


topic
Health; Housing, tenancy & neighbours; Immigrants & refugees; Legal help & lawyers; Rights & citizenship
type of service
Information or self-help; Counselling or support
phone
604-787-8858
1-866-771-8858
location
Vancouver
language support
Arabic, Burmese, Cantonese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Dari, English, Farsi (Persian), French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Mandarin, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog/Filipino, Tamil, Tigrinya, Urdu, Vietnamese
hours
24 Hours a day
Last updated July 28, 2015