CHIMO prevents tragedies and saves lives. CHIMO strengthens individuals, families, and communities. CHIMO connects people with needed community resources. CHIMO builds bridges of understanding.
Created in Richmond, British Columbia in 1973, CHIMO Crisis Services now serves over 10,000 individuals and families each year from different cultural backgrounds, age groups, family lifestyles, and economic situations. CHIMO provides diverse services from community building to prevention, from individual crisis support to advocacy, and from peer support to education. CHIMO engages in collaborative community planning and develops innovative resources to address emerging needs.
CHIMO’s people – Board members, staff, and volunteers – reflect a range of cultural backgrounds and life experiences, and speak more than a dozen languages.
CHIMO's programs and services are supported by the Government of British Columbia, the City of Richmond, Vancouver Coastal Health, the Law Foundation of British Columbia, United Way of the Lower Mainland, Community and Family Foundations, generous business and community donors and more than 200 volunteers.
CHIMO Board Members bring a wide range of knowledge, skills, interests, abilities, ages and cultural backgrounds to assist in setting the policy framework and strategic direction of CHIMO.
Dedicated and conscientious, CHIMO staff and volunteers are ready to assist in addressing your needs.