If you or your children are in immediate danger, call 911, or call your community police. You can also call VictimLink BC at 1-800-563-0808. You can search BC Housing for a list of shelters near you. Battered Women Support Services is still operating during the crisis and can talk to you by phone (604-687-1867 or toll-free at 1-855-687-1868), text (604-652-1867) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to provide emotional support and help you make safety plans.
Legal Aid and Duty Counsel are still available by phone. You can find their contact information and other family law resources here.
Although the Provincial Court and Supreme Court are returning to their pre-COVID process, they will still hear urgent applications, particularly where the application involves immediate personal safety. See the Provincial Court’s COVID-19 FAQs and the Supreme Court’s Notice to the Professions and Public and Urgent Hearing Form for instructions on how to make an urgent application. Click here for all BC Supreme Court updates.