Emergency & Safety

24-Hour Violence and Abuse Hotline

This is a toll-free access point for women who need to come into the Transition house, as well as being provided crisis support and information on violence and abuse issues.more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Women Against Violence (IWAV)
Phone: (250) 537-0735
toll-free: 1-877-435-7544
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BC Ambulance

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Address / Contact Info
Emergency: 911
administration: (250) 537-9711

BC Poison Control Centre

BC Poison Control Centre provides a 24-hour phone line offering emergency advice and information on the treatment of poisoning or overdose of medications, chemicals, street drugs, or other hazardous or toxic substances.more info

Address / Contact Info
toll free: 1-800-567-8911
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Child Find BC

Child Find assists in the search for a missing child, and works with contacts and resources such as parents, lawyers, law enforcement, investigative agencies, media, social agencies, etc.more info

Address / Contact Info
208-2722 Fifth Street
, Victoria, BC, V8T 4B2
toll free: 1-888-689-3463
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Children's Help Line

To report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect, dial 310-1234 (no area code needed) from anywhere in BC.more info

Address / Contact Info
toll free: 310-1234
or dial 0 and ask for: 310-1234
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CLABC: Crisis Line Association of BC:

Provides a toll-free provincial access to emotional support, information and resources that are specific to mental health.more info

Address / Contact Info
Phone: 310-6789 (don't dial area code)
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Coast Guard

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Address / Contact Info
Rescue: 1-800-567-5111
Non-emergency: (250) 537-5813

Copper Kettle Community Partnership

Copper Kettle offers people without homes or shelter, emergency supplies (i.e. tents, sleeping bags, warm clothing, and food).more info

Address / Contact Info
Phone: (250) 537-5863

Crisis Line Association of BC: 1-800-SUICIDE

The focus for the Crisis Line Association of BC is answering and supporting suicide-related calls. Crisis line workers use evidence-based techniques and a province-wide Emergency Resource Database to support callers.more info

Address / Contact Info
Toll-free: 1-800-784-2433
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Emergency Housing "In From the Cold" Service

Provides an overnight shelter and a hot meal for people who are homeless.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
Phone: (250) 537-9971
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