Victoria & Area Youth Resources

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),  budgeting, "caught in the middle" group, parenting programs, and Teen Life Counseling.
www.bcfit.org

Beacon Community Services
2723 Quadra St (Administration headquarters)
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 Services 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

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

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.
www.icavictoria.org

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.
jbcp.bc.ca/

John Howard Society of Victoria
2675 Bridge St
250-386-3428
jhs.administration@jhsvic.ca
Blade Runners Program for women and men age 17 to 30 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.
www.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.
www.vyes.ca/keys.html

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.
www.outoftherainvictoria.ca

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

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.
www.phoenixhumanservices.org

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.
www.sanctuaryyouth.org

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.
www.thresholdhousing.ca/

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.
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.
www.vyes.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.
www.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.