MPA Resource Centre
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as of end of day Friday, March 20, the MPA Resource Centre was closed until further notice. MPA Society is committed to supporting practices in keeping with the recommendations being made by the Provincial and Federal Health Authorities. Their directions include implementing practices such as social distancing and self-isolation. The Resource Centre is not in a position to be able to implement or enforce either of these, leaving our staff and members in a vulnerable and compromised environment.
A lot of consideration goes into decisions like these. They are not taken lightly and they are difficult to make, as we know how valuable all our program supports and services are to our members.
People with mental illness can be vulnerable and stigmatized. The MPA Resource Centre, located at 2275 Fir Street in Vancouver, provides a safe community setting where our members can socialize and engage in peer support in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment. The Resource Centre is open Monday to Friday: 10:00am - 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm - 7:30 pm.
The Resource Centre can be reached by calling 604-482-3712.
To provide resources which enhance the quality of life of individuals with mental illness, through community involvement, advocacy and support.
The needs of our membership are met through advocacy, activities and social gatherings, including meals.
Supports and Services offered:
- Homeless Outreach Worker
- Hot meal program
- Weekly Food Bank
- Access to Shower and Laundry Facilities
- Use of computers and internet
- Assistance with Resume Preparation, Job search, Housing search
- Social Programming/Recreational Therapy including: conversation clubs, pool and ping pong tournaments, art projects, and sports and fitness activities
The MPA Society Resource Centre endeavors to offer a comprehensive array of social, recreational and skill building activities to people living with mental illness. By providing resources for accessing the basic needs of nourishment and housing, members are able to improve the quality of their lives while pursuing enjoyment of these activities.
The MPA Resource Centre is a membership based resource available to people who live with mental illness. Membership implies both connection and responsibility. Members have created expectations of conduct for attendees to follow, ensuring the peaceful enjoyment and safety for everyone accessing this valuable resource.
There is no cost for membership.
The Resource Centre does intakes for new memberships two days per week. The days/times are as follows:
Mondays: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Wednesdays: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Please bring proof of mental health consumption with you to the intake (current medications or prescription in their name, doctor’s note) in order to make the process efficient and membership immediate.
Eligibility and Application:
The MPA Resource Centre welcomes individuals over the age of 19 who are recovering from mental illness. Individuals wishing to become Members must be able to demonstrate, that at some time, they have received psychiatric treatment and are over the age of nineteen. They may be asked to provide a contact that can verify that they are eligible for Membership of the MPA Society. In addition, they are asked to agree to honor the Mission, Vision and Philosophy and to uphold the Bylaws and Constitution of the MPA Society.
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