Victoria & Area Youth Resources

Artemis Place
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.

BC Families in Transition
812 Broughton St
Services and counseling programs available at a cost (dependent upon income),  budgeting, "caught in the middle" group, parenting programs, and Teen Life Counseling.

Beacon Community Services
2723 Quadra St (Administration headquarters)
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.

Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria
Suite 301-1195 Esquimalt Road
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.

Fairfield–Gonzales Community Association
1330 Fairfield Road
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.

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
930 Balmoral Rd
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.

James Bay Community Project
547 Michigan St.
Community closet thrift store, Victoria youth clinic, youth outreach, public computer access, community library, seniors' group, parent/child drop-in

John Howard Society of Victoria
2675 Bridge St
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.

Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter (KEYS)
2117 Vancouver St.
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.

Out Of The Rain Youth Night Shelter
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.

Pacific Centre Family Services Association
email youth counseling at
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

Phoenix Community Services
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.

Sanctuary Youth Centre
767 Humboldt Street
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.

Threshold Housing Society
1524 Fort St. Victoria, B.C V8S 5J2
Threshold Housing offers transitional housing for youth, aged 16-22, who are at-risk of being homeless. Threshold exists to serve youth from across Vancouver Island through a program towards independence. Providing programming, housing, positive role models and constructive support that help youth in our community navigate the challenges of school, work, relationships and life.

Victoria Youth Clinic
547 Michigan and 533 Yates
Offers youth help with medical issues, birth control, diagnosis & treatment of STD's, pregnancy testing and counseling.

Victoria Youth Empowerment Society (YES)
533 Yates St
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.

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

Youth Against Violence Line
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.