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<div class="ExternalClass0685DE2405004938883D5FC9F8BABE8B"><p></p><p>Gastown Vocational Services (GVS) offers a range of services that assist adults and youth with mental health disabilities to reach their employment or educational goals such as part-time or full-time work, vocational training, or volunteer work. </p><p>Comprehensive services include vocational or psychological/vocational assessment, work readiness skill training, career planning work experiences, and employment counselling. In the workplace, individuals participate in job shadowing and/or supported work experience placements to further assess their own work readiness, boost their confidence and stamina, and help identify a suitable vocational goal. Job developers actively assist with job marketing and job search. Supported education services include identifying realistic education programs needed for employment, sourcing educational funding, and finding training-on-the-job opportunities, and/or assisting clients to obtain their GED, academic upgrading and /or enrolling in further education. </p><p>Outreach services are available for clients who may require assistance to engage. </p><p>For more information, visit the <a href="http://www.gvsonline.ca/" target="_blank">Gastown Vocational Services (GVS) website.</a></p> </div>2750 East Hastings StreetSuite 288chris.steller@vch.ca(60) 683-5099<div class="ExternalClass462B576F81344FCA8ACB387303DA8F2B"><div>Monday - Friday</div><div>9 a.m. - 5 p.m.</div></div>(604) 675-2535V5K 1Z9BC49.2810148,-123.04813730000001<div class="ExternalClass72BC212AAD7147A7A0F07C03BCF7F14B"><br><p></p></div><div class="ExternalClassFF53FEAC8B4B455C920925A9661E4E22"><p>​For clients not receiving services at Vancouver Community Mental Health Services, a referral form needs to be completed by their medical practitioner or psychiatrist. Clients are invited to attend an orientation and information session where more information regarding referral will be provided.</p></div><div class="ExternalClassF645A0177FDE4A94AD557CC190338AB1"><ul><li>Over 16 years old<br></li><li>Experiencing mental health as a barrier to employment/education</li><li>Vancouver Resident<br></li></ul></div>

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