Need help now? Call the crisis line anytime at 1-800-784-2433 or 310-6789.
The province has expanded existing mental health supports and launched new services to support those with anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges due to COVID 19 stresses. April 29th – the BC website was just updated to support everyone virtually.
Find out more about: Living Life to the Full, Bounce Back, SafeCareBC for front line workers, Peer Support, Mental Health Check-ins, and more!
Child Care for essential services workers
Revelstoke Child Care Resource & Referral support is available for working parents who provide essential services, including: Affordable Child Care Benefit information and support, and referrals to child care services. Support is also available for child care providers. Via email only: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Up to date information for ALL parents and families regarding child care, including benefit programs & answers to important questions.
Community Connections (Revelstoke) Society
Adapted programming is available including: counselling services, supported child and infant development services, housing outreach, tenant support at Monashee Court, Social Justice Advocate, women’s support services, Food Recovery & Food Bank (see food access points info below).
To access services call (250) 837-2920. To refer, call, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (250)837-2909. Residents who do not have access to a phone or computer can connect face-to-face Monday-Friday between 11 am & 12 noon via the back door (accessed in the alley) at 314 Second St. East. For residents needing services who are not able to leave home, please call and services can be arranged. March 27 Public Notice.
COVID and you – support & resources
Find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus (BC Centre for Disease Control).
IH COVID-19 Information for communities webpage
COVID and vulnerable groups resource
COVID-19 Guidance for Service Providers (April 4, 2020)
Tips for working with people with diverse abilities
CBT webinars and other supports for non-profit organizations
**Complete summary of provincial and federal supports. For assistance with provincial supports contact Kimberly Rees, Community Integration Specialist. For assistance with other supports, contact Erin MacLachlan at Community Connections (Society) Revelstoke.
Connecting volunteers with isolated community members – The Revelstoke Hospice Society, Women’s Shelter and Community Response Network are partnering to provide companionship as well as assistance in accessing essential goods and services . Volunteers will call, text, email or video chat with an isolated person in the community regularly and share a meaningful connection. Volunteers can also assist with grocery shopping, getting mail or other simple needs. To refer yourself or others, please complete the intake forms below. More information.
RWSS Distancing Services Referral
Volunteer Support Calls Referral
Financial support for Okanagan College students
Free internet program for low income families – Telus Internet for Good
Rent Supplements – information and application process. Not available to anyone currently receiving a rent supplement or on disability or income assistance.
Our WorkBC Centre in Revelstoke has transitioned to providing remote services. Staff are available to meet by phone during our regular office hours, Mondays & Tuesdays 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and Wednesdays 10:30 am – 6:30 pm. See also WorkBC Online Employment portal.
Contact (250) 814-0244 for assistance with online services, intake, and to set up an appointment. Please advise by phone if you do not have computer access.
As always, we encourage employers to make us aware of any hiring needs, and let us know if needs are urgent such as delivery drivers, cleaning services, and grocery clerks. This way we can make clients aware of job opportunities and post jobs to our site and Facebook page.
As of April 14, 2020 – details here. Community Connections Food Bank and Food Recovery Program have been deemed essential services. Anyone who is experiencing food insecurity is welcome to visit the program. Food pick ups are available Monday-Friday 11 am – 12 noon in the back alley behind the main office at #314 Second St. East.