Community Resources


  • BC211 – Free, confidential information available 24/7 in over 240 languages, that links people to resources for help, including basic needs like food and shelter, as well as mental health and addictions support
     2-1-1- (phone or text)

For Residents in Housing Need

Food Resources

  • Food for Families (Port Coquitlam) – Provided by CityReach Care Society, serves vulnerable families, individuals, and seniors through pre-packaged food hampers; pre-registration required
  • Free and Low-Cost Food Directory – Coordinated by Fraser Health, provides a list of free and low-cost food programs available to people in need. 
  • Pet Pantry – Operated by the Coquitlam Animal Shelter, offers pet food free of charge to those in need. Contact the Animal Shelter to arrange a time for pick up.
  • SHARE Food Bank - Part of the Share Family & Community Services, this food bank provides food support to those in need.

Mental Health and Substance Use

  • Fraser Health Crisis Line – Immediate, free and confidential crisis intervention and community resource information to people of all ages.
  • Tri-Cities Mental Health and Substance Use Centre – Provided by Fraser Health, services include assessment, treatment, individual and group therapy, referrals to supportive housing, residential programs and community support services, transition of care between services, older adult programs, crisis intervention and peer support.


  • Coquitlam Foundation "Gatensbury Street Fire Assistance Fund" – coordinating financial donations through Canada Helps; donations can be made online, via cheque or through an e-transfer (see the Offers of Assistance section of this FAQ for more details).
  • Share Food Bank – Accepts financial donations directly at, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables and non-perishable foods; learn more at
  • Coquitlam’s Animal Shelter Pet Pantry – welcomes donations, including canned pet food, treats and durable toys; details available at or by calling 604-927-3787

See also Coquitlam’s Guide to Donating Locally.