Community Needs

  • South Asians are a racialized community underserved by the current healthcare system; individuals and their families experience significant challenges in accessing services related to substance abuse, mental health, and socioeconomic factors
  • Limited services addressing the South Asian needs, resulting in low engagement in existing services
  • Cultural, linguistic, social, financial and structural barriers to accessing supports
  • Social stigma and biases within the community associated with alcohol and substance abuse and mental health disorders


A critical need for culturally appropriate, low barrier health and social services

SACH is a non-profit community organization providing integrated one-stop services for those impacted by alcohol and substance use, and mental health issues.

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    Our mission

    To foster the health and well-being of marginalized and racialized communities in the Greater Vancouver region by providing low barrier services, counseling, and advocacy in a culturally informed safe space

    Our vision

    Safe from judgement, punishment, abuse, discrimination, and toxic influences


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    Goals and Outcomes

    • Provides rapid culturally appropriate services
    • Reduces language barriers to accessing services
    • Addresses multiple needs and concerns at a single site
    • Provides consistency with accessing and receiving services
    • Reduces the number of times clients share their stories
    • Encourages collaboration with community partners
    • Identifies vulnerable clients and advocacy needed
    • Increases sharing of knowledge and expertise
    • Identifies service gaps and drives the creation of innovative solutions
    • Strengthens and builds healthier communities