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Artemis Place
Artemis Place is an independent, integrated life skills and educational program which provides a unique alternative to traditional school for girls in our community who are overlooked by existing programs. Our students are girls at risk, often facing multiple barriers including poverty, violence, substance abuse, lack of family support and learning challenges. Our Alumni chose the name Artemis to represent the empowering nature of our program. Artemis, goddess of the hunt, was a powerful figu... more...
2610 Douglas St :: Lisa Ellis :: vsea@telus.net :: 250 598 5183

Beacon Community Services
Youth programs include: Springboard to Success paid employment program, Girls' Group, Teen Education and Motherhood (TEAM), and Community Action Supporting Youth (CASY Respite Home Program).
10030 Resthaven Drive :: Administration :: 250.656.0134

Bipolar Society of British Columbia
other sites: bipolarbabe

The Bipolar Disorder Society of BC is the umbrella organization for the bipolar babe project and is a non-profit incorporated in January 2010 receiving charitable status in August 2010. The Bipolar Disorder Society of BC has designed programs providing awareness about mental illness in hopes of eliminating stigma, discrimination and unwarranted fears of this condition.
Bipolar Babe :: babe@bipolarbabe.com ::

Citizens' Counselling Centre
The Greater Victoria Citizens' Counselling Centre assists adult community members in attaining socially and psychologically satisfying lives by providing quality, accessible, volunteer counselling services. We believe that every person has the right to access quality counselling services regardless of ability to pay. The Centre has a sliding fee scale based on family income. We believe that people are resourceful and are capable of making choices and decisions for themselves. We focus on... more...
941 Kings Rd :: info@citizenscounselling.com :: (250) 384-9934

Families In Transition
BC Families in Transition (formerly the Separation and Divorce Resource Centre) is a non-profit organization that provides psychological counselling, emotional support, legal information, and referral services in relation to separation, divorce, and family re-organization. We assist adults, children, teens, couples, and families to make informed choices and rebuild their lives.
812 Broughton St. :: info@bcfit.org :: 250-386-4331

Men's Trauma Centre
The Men's Trauma Centre provides free support, information and referral for men and mature youth through its Victim Services program. The clinical program offers counselling therapy to males who have experienced trauma and are have difficulty dealing with the impact of the trauma. Clients may be eligible for funding for counselling through the Crime Victim Assistance Program, RHAP or other compensation programs. Our Victim Services Coordinator can help you with this.
102-1022 Pandora :: Frances Strauss :: info@menstrauma.com :: 250.381.6367

Military Family Resource Centre
670 Lampson Street, Esquimalt, BC V9A 7N2 :: Youth Services Coordinator :: mfrc@shawcable.com :: 250-363-2640

Ministry for Children & Family Development
MCFD provides a range of services to children, youth, and their families including child protection (intake, family service, guardianship), Youth Services, Child & Youth Mental Health, Child and youth with special needs and Youth Justice.
2955 Jutland Rd (2nd floor) :: 250 387-6121

NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support
NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support (formerly NEED Crisis and Information Line) provides mental health education and suicide prevention and support services to the Greater Victoria area. NEED2 offers workshops covering a wide range of topics, such as crisis intervention, suicide risk assessment, understanding self-injury, effective communication skills, and dealing with difficult situations. NEED2 also moderates www.youthspace.ca, an online support site for youth under 30 years
1524 Fort Street :: Dallas Atkins :: admin@need2.ca :: 250-386-6328

Pacific Centre Family Services
Pacific Centre Family Services Association offers a variety of youth, family, and individual support services in the WestShore. The Community Outreach, Prevention & Education Program (C.O.P.E.) is a youth outreach counseling program for youth, ages 5-18 in the WestShore. Project Breakthrough is a parent/teen mediation and family counsellng program, with referrals from the Ministry. The youth services team provides counseling and mediation services for children and youth ages 5-18. The ... more...
345 wale road ::

Pandora Arts Collective Society
We are writers, painters, knitters, quilters, sketchers, photographers, sculptors, potters, cut-and-pasters, story-tellers, dreamers, thinkers, believers, survivors, and everything in between. We would like to invite anyone interested in pursuing a happier state of mind to join us, bring your art or just yourself, and enjoy a few hours of creating art together
1923 Fernwood Rd. :: Facilitator :: studio@pandoraarts.ca :: 250-920-7227

Phoenix Human Services
The agency provides two streams of services both funded by different branches of the provincial government. More than half of our services are in the Child and Family Services stream and are entirely funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Within Child and Family Services, staffed by approximately 32 full and part-time counsellors, we offer the Family Development Program and the Mental Health Outreach Program. The second stream of services that we provide are the Community ... more...
1824 Store Street :: Dawn Roberts :: admin@phoenixhumanservices.org :: 250-383-4821

REES Program
1509 Douglas Street ::

Salt Spring Island Community Services
We are a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to strengthening people, families and communities. Since 1975 we have provided a broad and diverse range of services and supports to the communities of the Southern Gulf Islands. People have access to services and supports in times of need including shelter, food, health, social supports, counselling, education, skill development, recreation, culture, understanding and compassion.
268 Fulford-Ganges Road :: Rosanne Leonoff :: rleonoff@ssics.ca :: (250)537-9971

Victoria Counselling Centre
Victoria Counselling Centre provides professional counselling therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups struggling with such issues as: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship conflict, self-esteem, and other normal life transitions. We offer a range of male and female registered counsellors to choose from, a quiet location, and a sliding scale for people with low income or income assistance. Free 30min consultations available.
1175 Cook St. :: Mark Nixon :: info@victoriacounsellingcentre.ca :: 250-984-8052

Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson's Centre
VEPC provides extensive support to people living with epilepsy, ranging from personal and family consultation, to workshops and information sessions to tutoring and music therapy.
813 Darwin Avenue :: Lindsay Beal :: lbeal@vepc.bc.ca :: 250-475-6677

Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre
Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre has highly qualified trauma specialists who provide services to individuals impacted by sexual assault and abuse. Our prevention activities are designed to raise awareness, change attitudes and develop skills for healthy living. We primarily serve the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Women's Sexual Assault Centre - Introduction from Project GreenScreen on Vimeo. Women's Sexual Assault Centre - Project Respect from Project GreenScreen on ... more...
#511 - 620 View Street :: Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre :: vwsac@vwsac.com :: 250-383-5545

Victoria Youth Clinic (Downtown)
This is a full service medical clinic for youth age 12-24. It is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL and yes...we are...COOL too! Our Downtown clinic is open 3-7 Mondays and Wednesdays HEY! COME ON IN and see one of our Dr or Nurses! Nurse, Doctor and Outreach Worker can help you with: All health concerns Mental Health Addictions Birth Control Counselling Immunizations Blood Testing Referrals STI and Pregnancy Testing Free Services! Free Food! Free Condoms!
533 Yates St. :: Admin :: office@victoriayouthclinic.ca :: 250-383-3552

Victoria Youth Clinic (James Bay)
This is a full service medical clinic for youth age 12-24. it is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL and yes...we are...COOL too! The clinic in James Bay is open 3-7 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. HEY! COME ON IN and see one of our Dr or Nurses! Click Here to view a video about the Youth Clinic Nurse, Doctor and Outreach worker can help you with: All health concerns Mental Health Addictions Birth Control Counselling Immunizations Blood Testing Referrals STI and Pregnancy Testing Free Services... more...
547 Michigan Street :: office@victoriayouthclinic.ca :: 250-388-7841



Programs

"Cool Cues" Social Skills Program
Cool Cues is a social skills building group for 8-10 year olds. The program will run for 6 sessions on Mondays after school from 3:30-4:45 PM at James Bay Community Project. Next session will begin in the summer. Call for more details. Topics include: making and keeping friends, bullying, building self-confidence, how to read social cues, and appropriate behaviour - explored through games, art, and crafts, group activities. Program is free but children must be registered. Open to ch... more...
Janessa Bate :: jbate@jbcp.bc.ca :: 250-415-7721

Child and Youth Mental Health - Vancouver Island Region
Provides a wide range of community-based specialized mental health services to children, youth, and their families.
info@viha.ca :: (250) 391-2223

Citizens' Counselling Centre
Spring Groups are now forming. Low or no Fee. See website for further details.

Counselling Groups are now forming
Groups are now forming for Winter 2012. Call, email or check our website for more information or to register.

Discovery Youth and Family Addiction Services - South Island
Discovery Youth and Family Services We assist youth (age 13 - 19) and/or their families to reduce the harms associated with substance use and mental health issues. We are committed to providing flexible programming to strengthen the health and wellness of youth, parents/caregivers and families across the communities of South Vancouver Island. We believe that when people are invited to look for solutions in the context of their important relationships they can discover creative and usef... more...
Intake Worker :: PASS@viha.ca :: (250) 519-5313

Discovery Youth and Family Addiction Services - South Island
Discovery Youth and Family Services We assist youth (age 13 - 19) and/or their families to reduce the harms associated with substance use and mental health issues. We are committed to providing flexible programming to strengthen the health and wellness of youth, parents/caregivers and families across the communities of South Vancouver Island. We believe that when people are invited to look for solutions in the context of their important relationships they can discover creative and usef... more...
Intake Worker :: PASS@viha.ca :: (250) 519-5313

Drop-In Yoga
Free Drop-In Program Increase your well-being with our introductory/beginner’s yoga class - an opportunity to understand yoga basics in a welcoming and supportive environment. No previous experience is required. We have a limited number of yoga mats so if you have one to bring with, please do! Wednesday's 5:30pm-6:30pm
Donna McKenna :: dmckenna@coolaid.org :: 250.383.0076

Family Dinner
Are you a parent who is young, single, and/or new to Victoria? Looking to meet other parents? Want to find someone you can trust, to trade childcare with? Have questions about anything to do with parenting? This new drop-in program provides a place for families with children aged 0-12 years old to network and support one another. Every Tuesday from 4-6PM at our Family Centre at 547 Michigan St at the James Bay Community Project. A light dinner will be provided. Please call ahead if anyone in you... more...
Janessa Bate :: jbate@jbcp.bc.ca :: 250-415-7721

Healthy Schools
Healthy Schools Vision Statement: Every school will exemplify a culture in which the health of the body, mind, heart and spirit is valued, modeled, taught and embedded into the daily school operation. Healthy Schools Mission Statement: The mission of the Healthy Schools Program is to strengthen the capacity of schools to enhance the well-being of the school community.
Marnice Jones :: 250-475-4223

Learning Loss Group Program
The Learning Loss Group Program provides a safe place for youth who have been impacted by loss to find support and resources to navigate their grief journey. In this sixteen-hour program the clinical counsellor uses proven curriculum and experiential activities to create an open, supportive environment that promotes individual sharing of ideas and feelings regarding experiences of death and loss. The goals of the program are to assist youth in developing an understanding and awareness of normal ... more...
Shauna Janz :: shauna@learningthroughloss.org :: 250-857-9642

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