Victoria & Area Community Resources, A-Z

Adult Addictions Community Treatment Services

2nd floor, 1250 Quadra

250-727-3544

Addictions counseling, support groups, educational groups. For those with concurrent disorders and those affected by another’s substance use.

http://www.viha.ca/mhas/locations/victoria_gulf/adultaddictions.htm



AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI)

3rd Floor - Access Health Centre- 713 Johnson St.

250-384-2366

info@avi.org

Members-only drop-in, weekly clinic, blood testing, assistance with transit tickets/bus passes, street outreach (needle exchange, harm reduction info, testing, needle disposal). Men's wellness program offers support, information and outreach to Gay, Bi and men who have sex with men (in order to reduce their risk of infection and promote wellness) as well as HIV+ gay or bisexual men.

http://www.avi.org/ 



Alcohol and Drug Information Referral Line

1-800-663-1441

24-hr multilingual phone line for anyone concerned about substance misuse and addication. Confidential support, information about and referral to recovery resources across the province.



Anawim Companion Society


973 Caledonia St

250-382-0283


http://www.anawimhouse.com

Serves food Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat: 10am-5pm, Wed & Fri: 10am-8pm. For dinner, sign in by 2pm and be at the house by 4pm. Also provides laundry and showers Mon-Fri 10am-3pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.

 

Artemis Place

250-598-5183

vsea@telus.net

Counseling, educational alternatives, life skills, anger management, conflict resolution tools, academic support, childcare referrals, support for substance abuse issues, for at-risk adolescent girls aged 15-19 who reside within the greater Victoria School District.

www.artemisplace.org

 

BC Families in Transition

812 Broughton St

250-386-4331

info@bcfit.org

services and counseling programs available at a cost (dependent upon income) include: budgeting, "caught in the middle" group, parenting programs, and Teen Life Counseling.

www.bcfit.org 

 

Beacon Community Services

2723 Quadra St

250-656-0134

admin@beaconcs.ca

Counseling, advocacy/liaison, childcare referrals, emergency shelter for youth, assistance with clothing and household goods, employment services including a youth employment program, Peninsula Best Babies group for moms, Early Years services (including licensed child care) and a variety of pre-school programs & parent/kid drop-ins, other volunteer services including medical drives.

www.beaconcs.ca 



Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria


Suite 301-1195 Esquimalt Road

250-384-9133

admin@bgcvic.org

Provides a variety of social, educational and recreational programming including licensed out-of-school care and summer camps, outdoor experiential programs, parenting support, youth leadership development, programs supporting youth at risk and youth justice programs.

www.bgcvic.org

 

Bridges For Women

320-1175 Cook St

250-385-7410

careers@bridgesforwomen.ca

Employment program designed to foster confidence and independence & increase employment options for women facing employment barriers due to having experienced violence/abuse. Bridges For Women Online: web-based employability program (1-866-896-3356). Bridges Victoria Community Handbook is an excellent guide to local resources.

www.bridgesforwomen.ca 

 

Burnside-Gorge Community Centre

471 Cecelia Rd

250-388-5251

info@burnsidegorge.ca

Provides parent and child drop in programs, a free weekly family dinner, access to a resource room with food and clothing. Support services include school and community based counselling for families who struggle with parenting (including C'Nex, designed to assist families whose children have been or may be taken into care), financial crisis and homelessness, and other barriers to meeting children's needs. Outreach services to vulnerable youth includes a program for youth transitioning from Government care to independence. Our child care programs offer Preschool, out-of-school care, winter, spring and summer day camps. The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program works with families for up to three years to increase their employment and financial skills and build savings.

http://www.burnsidegorge.ca/ 

 

Capital Families Association

2764 Jacklin Ave

250-391-4320

info@capfamilies.org

Baked goods available free every Friday morning, Good Food Box available at low cost, clothing exchange available for kids ages 0-6 (for older kids and parents occasionally), childcare and childcare referrals, parenting & drop-in programs available, bus tickets available for those unable to attend events due to financial/transportation limitations.

capfamilies.org 

 

Capital Region Housing Corporation

631 Fisgard Street

250-388-6422

A non-profit provider of over 1200 rental units of affordable housing in the Capital Regional District of Victoria, BC which provides affordable housing (including some wheelchair-modified units) for families with low to moderate incomes, seniors with low to moderate incomes, and persons in receipt of a disability income.

http://www.crd.bc.ca/housing/ 

 

Casa Maria Emergency Housing Society

12-1241 Balmoral Rd

250-386-7291

Subsidized housing for families who are in crisis/displaced.

 

Child Care Subsidy (Gov't of BC – Ministry if Child and Family Development)

Child Care Subsidy Service Centre

PO Box 9953 Stn Prov Govt

250-356-6501

Assistance with child care costs.

http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/childcare/subsidy_promo.htm

 

Citizens' Counselling Centre

941 Kings Rd

250-384-9934

info@citizenscounselling.com

Individual, couples and group counselling for adults. All counselling offered on a sliding fee scaled based on family income and provided by trained and supervised volunteer counsellors.

http://citizenscounselling.com/

 

Community Living Victoria

3861 Cedar Hill Cross Road

250-477-7231

Employment services, housing and advocacy services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families including in-home assistance for parents with disabilities.

http://www.communitylivingvictoria.ca/index.php

 

Cool Aid

102-749 Pandora Avenue (admin office)

250-385-1466

Can refer clients to most services they need. Provides assistance with health care at community health and dental clinic (low-coast or free), has a community casual labour pool, downtown activity centre with internet access, coffee in the AM, games and other activities, REES (Research, Education, Employment and Support) Network- for people with mental illness & their family members which provides training, peer support, opportunities for education, community integration, and life enrichment.

http://www.coolaid.org

 

Co-Operative Housing Federation of BC, Victoria Office

330-1105 Pandora Ave

250-384-9444

islandinfo@chf.bc.ca

Provides info on co-operative housing, online list of co-ops, and support for existing co-ops.

http://www.chf.bc.ca/index.asp

 

Cridge Centre for the Family

1307 Hillside Ave

250-384-8058

mgoley@cridge.org

Provider of supportive transitional housing (lower than market rents) for families transitioning from crisis and instability to self-sufficiency, counseling and support for families in residence including children's and family counseling, seniors' housing, childcare, support/housing/community-building for people living with brain injuries, and respite care referral service for parents of children with disabilities.

http://www.cridge.org/

 

Dial-a-Law

1-800-565-5297

A library of pre-recorded messages prepared by lawyers to inform the public on various legal topics.

http://consumerinformation.ca/app/oca/ccig/abstract.do?language=eng&abstractNo=EK000003&language=eng&text=

 

Elderly Outreach Service

2828 Nanaimo St

250-953-3966

Counseling and advocacy for resource for elderly people with age-related mental health problems including assessment, treatment planning, and follow-up, consultation with facilities, caregivers, health professionals & other agencies, education for families, caregiver & others.



Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society

511 Constance Ave

250-385-2635

Family Resource programs with a focus on parent support, children’s early learning, pre and post natal services, individual parenting support; & Supportive Adult Counselling and Youth & Family Counselling; & Seniors Services to help seniors to remain living in their home

www.enh.bc.ca

 

 

Fairfield–Gonzales Community Association

1330 Fairfield Road

250-382-4604

place@fairfieldcommunity.ca

Preschools, out of school care, recreational programs, family drop-ins in AM for kids 0-5yrs, youth drop-in, monthly clothing swap, public computer Mon-Sat, community link school based youth and family counseling, facility rentals, emergency reception centre.

www.fairfieldcommunity.ca

 

Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group

1240 Gladstone Ave

250-381-1552

info@fernwoodnrg.ca 

Recreation programs, family support services/programs, housing referrals, childcare, Best Babies prenatal nutrition program.

fernwoodnrg.ca



First Citizens' Fund

200-506 Fort St

250-388-5582

JMacInnis@bcaafc.com

Perpetual fund established by the province of BC to enhance culture, education and economic development opportunities for First Nations people including a bursary fund, business loans, and elder transportation fund to offset cost of travel to heritage & cultural events.

http://www.gov.bc.ca/arr/economic/fcf/

 

Foundation House (Men only)

536 Cecilia Rd

250-480-1342

foundationhouse@shaw.ca

Residential recovery home/treatment program for men aged 18+ who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction-stay 3-12 months at an accessible cost.

foundationhouse.ca/

 

Food Not Bombs

250-383-5144

Free vegan meal Sundays at 3pm. Call for location

 

Goldstream/Westshore Food Bank

2602 Station Ave

250-474-4443

Provides Westshore residents with food hampers.

http://www.islandnet.com/~foodbank/

 

Good Food Box

250-381-1552 ext. 172

goodfoodbox@fernwoodnrg.ca

Boxes of fresh local produce available monthly. $6, $12 or $18 Fruit and Veggie Box, $15 All Fruit Box, $18 Organic Box.



Hulitan Social Service Society

902A Caledonia Ave

250-384-9466

admin@hulitan.ca

Counseling, advocacy/liaison services for First Nations children and families.

http://www.hulitan.ca/

 

Independent Living Housing Society of Greater Victoria

101-367 Burnide Rd. East

250-383-2524

info@ilhs.ca

Provides homes and support to people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities that maintain and enhance independent lifestyles.

http://www.ilhs.ca/

 

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria

930 Balmoral Rd

250-388-4728

info@icavictoria.org

Support, information, and referral for Immigrants and Refugees in areas such as Employment, Health Care, Human Rights, Housing, Education (adults and school-aged children), Canadian Law, Income Tax, Child Care & Family Concerns, Social Benefits, Citizenship, Community Resources, Dealing with Isolation and Culture Shock. Support groups available for immigrant and refugee women, men, seniors, and youth. Individual and family support for newcomers. Interpretation and translation services available.

http://www.icavictoria.org/

 

Job Options BC

Sprott-Shaw Community College

2621 Douglas St., Second Floor

250-384-8121

marinam@sprott-shaw.com

A program designed for unemployed adults who are not collecting EI, which provides paid training and work experience for eligible adults who are unemployed and not collecting EI. Contact above for more information.



James Bay Community Project

547 Michigan St.

250-388-7844

askus@jbcp.ca

Community closet thrift store, Victoria youth clinic, youth outreach, public computer access, community library, seniors' group, parent/child drop-in groups.

www.jbcp.ca

 

John Howard Society of Victoria

2675 Bridge St

250-386-3428

jhs.administration@jhsvic.ca

BladeRunners Program for women and men aged 17 to 30 who are interested in working in construction or hospitality (cannot be EI eligible, in school, or working). Provides safety training, life skills and employment support. Kidstart Mentoring Program for youth at risk of criminal involvement. Promotes opportunities to engage in healthy activities. Community Justice Initiatives is an innovative out of court process based on Restorative Justice practices. Referrals come from Saanich police. Community Outreach and Drop-In Referral Services provides referral/information services to prisoners and ex-prisoners, their families and the general public.

johnhoward.victoria.bc.ca

 



Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter (KEYS)

2117 Vancouver St.

250-386-8282

keys@vyes.ca

Emergency overnight shelter for youth ages 13-18 with no safe place to stay- up to 7 nights with consent of legal guardian.  Housing referrals, counseling, advocacy, and family support services available as well.

http://www.vyes.ca/keys.html

 

Lawyer Referral Service

1-800-663-1919

Service for people who are not sure if they have a legal problem and people who need a lawyer but don't know one.

www.bccba.org

 

Legal Services Society

200-747 Fort St

250-388-4516

Legal services and information clinics for people who cannot afford a lawyer.

 

M'akola Housing Society

3016 Cedar Hill Rd

250-384-1423

Affordable housing for First Nations families living off-reserve in urban areas of Vancouver Island.

http://www.makola.bc.ca/index.html

 

Margaret Laurence House

250-995-0058

Safe, supportive second-stage housing up to one year for women with children who have left an abusive partner, are out of acute crisis and be free of or in recovery for substance abuse. Counseling and advocacy/liaison services available, also available to women who are unable to get in due to limited space.

 

Meals on Wheels

1740 Douglas

250-479-6955

Nourishing, low-coast meals delivered to the homes of people not able to care for their own nutritional requirements delivered by volunteers who are trained to respond appropriately in emergency situations.

 

Medical Services Plan

1-800-663-7100

Province of BC medical coverage.

http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/msp/

 

Men's Trauma Centre (male only)

102-1022 Pandora Ave.

250-381-6367

info@menstrauma.com

For adult men and mature male youth who have experienced sexual abuse or other trauma. Individual and group counseling, advocacy services offered. Short-term support for loved ones/partners also available.

http://www.menstrauma.com/

 

Metis Community Services

345 Wale Rd

250-391-9924

reception@metis.ca

Counseling, advocacy and other support for Metis people of Vancouver Island with a focus on children & families.

www.metis.ca

 

Military Family Resource Center

PO box 17000 Station Forces

250-363-2640

mfrc@shawcable.com

24hr info line: 250-363-2640

Provides support for military families during emergencies including short-term intervention and crisis support and assistance with the creation of an Emergency Childcare Plan. Also provides short-term counseling and self-help groups, referrals, and assistance with childcare.

http://www.esquimaltmfrc.com/

 

Mustard Seed Street Church

625 Queens

250-953-1575

mail@mustardseed.ca

Free meals, food hampers and a clothing room, as well as a free hairdresser and Sunday Service. Please note: all the free meals (except our Family Dinners), clothing room (except for emergencies), hairdresser (except for our hamper recipients) (with some exceptions) have been suspended since Nov, 2014. Some, if not all will, be reinstated in the near future.

www.mustardseed.ca

 

NIL TUTU,O Child and Family Services Society

1-2475 Mt Newton Cross rd

250-544-1400

administrator@niltuo.com

250-544-1400

Toll-free 1-888-744-1422

Provides respite care to temporarily relieve parents who are dealing with stress & challenges of parenting and in-home support for parents re: organizing & maintaining the family unit, budgeting & life skills. Advocacy and referrals also available.

niltuo.ca

 

Our Place

919 Pandora

250-388-7112

info@ourplacesociety.com

Our Place is a unique inner-city community centre serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable: working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and the homeless. Individuals and businesses provide the majority of financial support for its programs and services. Our Place provides over 1,600 free hot meals per day, hot showers, education, job skills, free clothing, counseling and outreach services, plus 45 transitional housing units. Most importantly, it provides a sense of hope and belonging to our neighbours in need.

www.ourplacesociety.com

 

Out Of The Rain Youth Night Shelter

250-415-3856

Emergency overnight shelter for youth- opens at 10PM. Mondays: St John's Hall (925 Balmoral); Tuesdays: First Metropolitan (932 Balmoral); Wednesdays: St Andrews Presbyterian (680 Courtenay); Thursdays: Fernwood Community Centre (1240 Gladstone)- no pets at this location; Fridays: Boys & Girls Club (1240 Yates)

Saturdays: YW/YMCA 851 Broughton; Sundays: Downtown Community Activity Centre (755 Pandora)- no pets at this location.

http://www.stjohnthedivine.bc.ca/misccmte/nightshelter.asp

 

Pacific Centre Family Services Association

250-478-8357

pacificcenter@pcfsa.org

email youth counseling at youthtalk@pcfsa.org.

Employment, counseling, and advocacy services available, including programs for youth & families, women who have experienced abuse and men who have behaved abusively in an intimate relationship. Also offers crisis intervention and drug and alcohol outpatient treatment. email youth counseling at youthtalk@pcfsa.org.

www.pacificcentrefamilyservices.org

 

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association

827 Fisgard St

250-385-2131

pacifica@pacificahousing.ca       

Good quality rental housing for low income families and persons with disabilities through the British Columbian non-profit Rental Housing Program (funded by BC government), and outreach services for the homeless and "hard-to-house" in downtown Victoria.

http://www.pacificahousing.ca/

 

PEERS (Prostitutes Empowerment Education and Resource Society)

250-388-5325

info@peers.bc.ca

Resource society for sex trade workers. Late-night mobile outreach includes warm beverages and foods, access to nurse & doctor and other services. Offer assistance with: finding housing/emergency shelter, transition to other work (6-month program and some scholarships available).

http://www.peers.bc.ca

 

Phoenix Community Services

250-383-4821

admin@phoenixhumanservices.org

Provides child/youth and adult day programs, a family development program, an adoptions and guardianship program which supports children who are permanently in the care of MCFD, and community living programs which include but are not limited to community access, social and communication skill development, behaviour management, life skills, advocacy, transition planning support, and parenting support.

http://phoenixhumanservices.org

 

Problem Gambling Help Line

1-888-795-6111

24hr multilingual phone line for anyone concerned about problem gambling. Confidential support, information about and referral to free counsellors and programs across the province.

 

Project Literacy Victoria

930A Yates St

250-381-3755

info@literacyvictoria.ca

Offer training and support to volunteers who provide educational support for adults working to improve their literacy.

www.literacyvictoria.ca

 

Quadra Village Community Center

901 Kings Rd

250-388-7696

Family and parenting groups and support, free clothing and small housewares, toy lending library for program participants, assistance with food access and a community hot lunch on Thursdays for $3. Free computers with limited printing, photocopying, faxing, scanning and a public telephone.

quadravillagecc.com

 

Rock Bay Landing

535 Ellice St

250-383-1951

society@coolaid.org

Offers overnight shelter, meals, clothing, laundry facilities, showers, and hygiene products.

www.coolaid.org

 

Saanich Native Support Program

7449 West Saanich Rd

250-544-1812

Resource society for First Nations people. Offers assistance with and education about restorative justice practices, community & family conferences and fundraising. Also offers youth programs and court support.

 

Saanich Neighbourhood Place

3100 Tillicum Rd (Pearkes Recreation Centre)

250-360-1148

sn-place@telus.net

Offers a clothing exchange, emergency food cupboard, resource library, parenting programs, pre-and-post-natal programs and family drop-in time and activities.

www.saaanichneighbourhoodplace.com

 

Salvation Army

2695 Quadra (250-386-8521) – community office

595 Johnson (250-384-3396)—downtown location.

info@salvationarmycfs.com

Offers assistance with meals, food hampers, clothing and household goods, employment services, housing referrals, counseling, advocacy, emergency shelter (men only), emergency travel vouchers and bus tickets, and chapel services.

salvationarmycfs.com



Sanctuary Youth Centre

767 Humboldt Street

250-385-6255

postmaster@sanctuaryyouth.org

Youth drop-in centre aimed at youth who are isolated from mainstream society and/or living on the street. Provides tea & coffee, showers, food, and an artistic and recreational environment including musical instruments and pool tables etc, and community referral services. Hours are Tuesday 3-5pm & 7-9pm, Wednesday 3-5pm & 7-9pm, Thursday 3-5pm & 7-9pm, Friday 3-9pm.



Sandy Merriman House – women only

809 Burdett St

250-480-1408

Shelter for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Offers meals and hygiene services, counseling and access to

health care. This site is not suitable for children.

 

Seniors Serving Seniors

109-1022 Pandora

250-382-4331

info@seniorsservingseniors.bc.ca

Provides information on resources for housing, legal and financial concerns.

http://www.seniorsservingseniors.bc.ca/

 

Sooke Crisis and Referral Centre

2043 Church Rd

250-642-0215

slarke@sfrs.ca

Offers food hampers and resource referrals.

 

Sooke Food Bank

2037 Shields Rd, Sooke (Sooke Community Hall)

250-642-7666

Food bank for Sooke residents only.

 

Sooke Transition House

250-642-2591

250-480-5461- 24HR EMERGENCY PAGER

Shelter for women and children leaving an abusive partner. In-house support available during daytime hours.

 

South Island Dispute Resolution Centre Society

102-2220 Sooke Rd

250-383-4412

office@disputeresolution.bc.ca

Mediation and coaching services available on a sliding scale fee-for-service basis.

http://www.disputeresolution.bc.ca/

 

St. John The Divine

1611 Quadra Street

250-383-7169

Food bank open Tuesdays and Fridays 10am-noon in church basement. Closed during income assistance cheque week and the Tuesdays after stat holidays. They also stock items such as laundry soap, hand soap, toilet paper, some toiletries and hygiene products.

 

St. Vincent De Paul Social Concern

828 View St

250-382-0712

info@svdpvictoria.com

Offers assistance with meals, food hampers, clothing, household goods, and advocacy. On income assistance cheque week, there is no meal service. Also has a home visit week during which time volunteers bring food vouchers and other assistance to those living on low incomes. Call 250-382-0712 for more information.

http://www.svdpvictoria.com/index.shtml

 

The Cridge Transition House for Women (CTHW)

250-479-3963 24 HR EMERGENCY NUMBER

Emergency shelter and second-stage program for women/children leaving an abusive partner, counseling and support for families in residence including children's and family counseling.

cridge.org/cthw/

 



Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS)

302-895 Fort St

250-361-3521

tapsbc@shaw.ca

Legal advocacy for income assistance, tenancy and disability issues. Community/public legal education on poverty issues.

www.tapsbc.baremetal.com

 

Tenants Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC)

1-800-665-1185

info@tenants.bc.ca

Information hotline for residential tenancy legal issues available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

www.tenants.bc.ca

 

The 9-10 Club

740 View St (St. Andrew's)

250-884-4459

Soup & crackers, bread & butter, coffee, tea, water, cakes available daily from 8:00AM-10:00AM.

 

The Law Centre

1221 Broad Street

250-385-1221

reception@thelawcentre.ca

Legal advice/assistance/representation for people who qualify for legal assistance and who live in the Capital Regional District, by appointment only.

http://www.thelawcentre.ca/

 

The Law Line

1-866-577-2525 ext

General legal information and advice for people who cannot afford a lawyer but do not qualify for legal aid.

 

Threshold Housing Society

900 Vancouver St

Holly House (female): 250-381-1799

Mitchell House (male): 250-380-0079

ths2@shaw.ca

Safe, supportive housing for youth aged 16-21 yrs who are attending school or a training program and are able to pay a "modest" monthly rent, prepare their own food, and cover their other expenses. Affiliated with the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia.

http://www.nwnet.org/~threshold/

 

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

1-888-494-3888

24 hr crisis information and resources line.

www.cvics.ca

 

VictimLINK

1-800-563-0808

24 hr multilingual phone line for victims of any crime. Offers crisis support and referrals, information on the justice system, resources, victim services.

 

Victoria Best Babies Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program

1240 Gladstone Ave (Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group)

250-382-1552

victoriabestbabies@fernwoodneighbourhood.ca

Program offers prenatal and postpartum support, nutrition and lifestyle education, prenatal classes, food and vitamin supplements

www.fernwoodneighbourhood.ca

 

Victoria Child Care Resource & Referral

2001A Douglas St.

250-382-7000

info@childcarevictoria.ca

Offers info about childcare including brochures in languages other than English, phone consultations w/ Early childhood professionals, info/assistance with childcare subsidy and internet access to childcare-related websites.

http://www.childcarevictoria.org/index.php

 

Victoria Disability Resource Centre

817 A Fort Street

250-595-0044

reception@drcvictoria.com

Offers employment and referral services, peer support and parking permits. The Assistive Technology Centre: allows an opportunity to assess and train with assistive computer technology.

http://www.drcvictoria.com/

 

Victoria Human Exchange

250-382-2762 (pager)

vhesvic@victoria.bc.ca

Offers housing for marginalized individuals who are not using drugs/alcohol and not working in the sex trade.

www.humanx.org

 

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society

3rd Floor, 637 Bay St

250-361-9433

info@vircs.bc.ca

Offers assistance with clothing needs, employment services, housing referrals, counseling, and childcare referrals, a free legal clinic, settlement workers who help with immigration and citizenship and translation/interpretation, youth programs and free computer classes.

http://www.vircs.bc.ca

 

Victoria Innovative Seniors Treatment Approach (VISTA)

2828 Nanaimo St.

250-953-3966

Resources for older adults dealing with day-to-day problems of alcohol and other drugs including prescription, elder abuse issues, and mental health issues.

 

Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society

250-383-5144 Ext. 3087

info@vlsc.ca

Resources include community-building through social events and community support/care and housing referrals.

http://vlscs.ca/

 

Victoria Native Friendship Centre

231 Regina Avenue

250-384-3211

info@vnfc.ca

Aims to provide First Nations people with services and information designed to enhance traditional values and cultures. Includes a food box program, housing referrals, counseling, access to medical advice, and other referrals. The Family Services Team also offers support and advocacy to those families involved, or about to be involved, with the Ministry of Children and Families.

http://www.vnfc.ca/

 

Victoria Persons With AIDS Society

1139 Yates Street

250-382-7927

support@vpwas.com

Advocacy services, peer support, positive living program (variety of events and activities), community referrals/treatment information, computer access and movie library.

http://www.vpwas.com/index.html

 

Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre

602 Gorge Rd East

250-385-1114

info@singleparentvictoria.ca

Offers clothing, some household goods, counseling, parenting programs and support groups, a waiting list for washers and dryers, and housing referrals.

www.singleparentvictoria.ca

 

Victoria Withdrawal Management Services

1125 Pembroke St.

250-213-4441

Safe, overnight, sheltered assessment offering a continuum of care at multiple locations: from overnight shelter, detoxification, stabilization and supportive recovery housing.

http://www.viha.ca/mhas/locations/victoria_gulf/vwms.htm

 

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

511-620 View St

250-383-3232 – CRISIS/INFO LINE

2502-383-5545

info@vsac.com

Offers counseling and advocacy, sexual assault response team, hospital and court accompaniment to women who have experienced sexual assault. Also runs a prevention program for youth.

www.vsac.ca

 

Victoria Women's Transition House

250-380-7527

info@vwth.bc.ca

250-385-6611- 24HR CRISIS LINE

Shelter for women and children escaping abuse includes counseling and support including individual and group, and children's. Also offers an Abused Older Women's program and a Safe Home program for older women in transition.

http://www.transitionhouse.net/

 

Victoria Youth Clinic

547 Michigan and 533 Yates

250-388-7841

office@victoriayouthclinic.ca

Offers youth help with medical issues, birth control, diagnosis & treatment of STD's, pregnancy testing and counseling.

http://www.victoriayouthclinic.ca/

 

Victoria Youth Empowerment Society (YES)

533 Yates St

250-383-3514

office_manager@vyes.ca

Offers meals, shelter, employment services, housing referrals, counseling, advocacy, laundry facilities, showers, a mental health liaison, liaison for sexually exploited youth, family support for caregivers in crisis, specialized youth detox and a street outreach team. Free meal served at 5pm Mon-Thurs.

www.vyes.ca

 

Wear 2 Start

216-733 Johnson St

250-472-9327

wear2@telus.net

Outfits unemployed women for job interviews, including hair and makeup services.  Clients must be referred from a local job preparation/training/education agency.

wear2start.com

 

Women's Enterprise Centre

7G-1001 Douglas Street

(250) 384-2201

info@womensenterprise.ca

Offers skills development coaching/training for entrepreneurs, business advice/mentoring, networking opportunities, small business loans and professional guidance.

http://www.womensenterprise.ca/

 

YMCA/YWCA

851 Broughton

250-386-7511

memberservices@victoriay.com

Offers meals, emergency shelter, clothing, housing referrals, counseling services, supported independent living, a Crystal Meth Prevention Project, and mobile street outreach.

victoriay.com 

 

Youth Against Violence Line

1-800-680-4264

http://youthagainstviolenceline.com

24 hr multilingual phone line for youth concerned about any kind of violence or bullying. Offers support,information about and referrals to programs and resources across the province. Confidential and anonymous.