Empowered Communities Free from Injustice, Violence and Crisis
Chimo is a non-profit organization serving people in crisis, transition and through education.
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 Community Services now serves over 10,000 individuals and families each year from different cultural backgrounds, age groups, family lifestyles, and economic situations. Through nine program areas, 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 – 9 Board members, 30 staff, and 200 volunteers – reflect a range of cultural backgrounds and life experiences, and speak more than a dozen languages.
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, Service Clubs, generous business, community and individual donors.