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Homelessness

Affordable housing, shelters, housing subsidies in Victoria, British Columbia.
PHS Community Services Society

Douglas Street Community - Arbutus Shelter

The Arbutus is a new, 50-unit low-barrier shelter, opened at Douglas Street Community in December 2017. The shelter is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week to help address the need for day-time resources available to those experiencing poverty and homelessness. The shelter offers three meals a day, both co-ed and women’s only (trans* inclusive) sections, and will offer additional emergency mats for additional shelter, when available…
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Victoria Women’s Transition House Society

For 42 years, Victoria Women’s Transition House Society has provided safe shelter, counselling, education, and support for women of all ages, with or without children, to live free from violence and abuse in intimate relationships…

mount douglas seniors housing society

Mount Douglas Seniors Housing Society

Providing low rent housing to lower-income seniors in Victoria…
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Threshold Housing Society

The Society continues to provide long-term transitional housing projects for youth at risk of becoming homeless…
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Fernwood - Cornerstone Apartments

One of the main social issues facing Victoria is the lack of affordable housing, especially for families. Fernwood NRG is a housing corporation that has responded to the challenge by building 10 below market, affordable three-bedroom units in Fernwood…

Food Services

Food services in Victoria, British Columbia.
Salvation Army

The Salvation Army - Victoria Quadra Street

We run a community food bank, a clothing give-away program, a daycare centre, and many other community resources/ community services to support Victoria residents in need…

the mustard seed

Mustard Seed Food Bank- Food Hampers

The Mustard Seed bagged Food Hampers will be distributed in our parking lot at 625 Queens Ave from 10 AM until 1 PM. We are not requiring ID at this time and stopping our once a month rule for getting a hamper…

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Our Place - Meal Programs

Our Place serves over 1,200 nourishing meals and 1,350 snacks per day, 7 days per week. On special occasions, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter, we open our dining room doors even wider to provide a family holiday meal to those who would not otherwise have a home to turn to…
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Saanich Neighourhood Place - Food Security

Our Food Security programs provide families with access to a variety of useful at-home skills in group classes…

Goldstream food bank

Goldstream Food Bank Society

We provide hampers for Langford, Colwood, View Royal, Metchosin, East Sooke and Highlands…

Domestic Violence

Service listings related to domestic violence in Victoria, British Columbia.
British Columbia

VictimLink BC & Yukon

Provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services…
Victoria sexual assault centre

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre Society

The Sexual Assault Response Team offers various victim services, including emotional support and working with Forensic Nurse Examiners who provide medical examinations for recent sexual assaults in a clinic setting rather than emergency rooms at the hospital. The clinic also supports victims with the criminal justice system, including housing two police interview rooms should the survivor want to report to the police rather than going to a Victoria police department…

PCFSA

PCFSA - Safer Families, Family Violence Programs

The Safer Families – Family Violence Program offers group counselling to persons using abuse or violence in intimate partner relationships…
Peers Victoria Resources Society

PEERS Victoria Resource Society (Safer Sex Work)

Peers has been providing outreach, harm reduction and education services for people in the sex industry for more than 25 years. Peers provides an array of outreach and drop-in harm reduction and support services alongside education and employment training for current and former sex workers in Victoria and Vancouver Island…

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Greater Victoria Women’s Shelter Society - Margaret Laurence House

The Greater Victoria Women’s Shelter Society is a small non-profit community group with a mandate to provide supportive housing for women and their children. Our current central program is Margaret Laurence House, which provides second-stage housing and support such as safety planning for women and their children leaving abusive relationships…

Mental Health

Service listings and resources related to mental health and addictions in Victoria, British Columbia.
Vancouver Island Crisis Society

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

We are a registered non-profit agency whose services include 24-hour Crisis Lines, as well as Crisis Chat and Crisis Text services, through which we provide short-term non-judgemental support, crisis intervention, information, and resources…

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Cedars - Drug Addiction Treatment Program

Despite the harrowing facts of drug addiction, recovery is possible and at Cedars, our individualized drug addiction treatment programs are instilled with that belief in mind…
Island Health

Island Health Overdose Prevention & Supervision Consumption Site - Victoria Comfort Inn

Overdose prevention site serving residents 7 days a week, 12 pm- 5 pm…
south island centre

South Island Initiative Society - Income-Based Counselling Services

At South Island Centre, we know how important it is for everyone to have access to professional, affordable mental health counselling services when needed. As a registered charity supported by various agencies and donors, we can provide some subsidized professional mental health services to those most in need…

Mood Disorderd Association of British Columbia

MDABC Peer Support Group - Island Community Mental Health

A Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia peer-led support group is a safe place to share your story, struggles, and accomplishments and listen to others as they share similar concerns…

Training & Education

Training & education programs in Victoria, British Columbia.
Peers Victoria Resources Society

PEERS Victoria - Small Business Training Program

The small business training offers basic credit and debt, tax, bookkeeping and budgeting skills. We cover math anxiety, sales and marketing, pricing and business planning…
Victoria Literacy Connection

Victoria Literacy Connection Society

Provides students of all ages assessments and instruction in basic literacy, numeracy & English skills to help them with their reading…
lifetime networks

Lifetime Networks Victoria - Being A Citizen

Being a Citizen is an inclusive, adult education program for participants with diverse abilities. There are two main areas of emphasis – academic skills and social communication skills. Participants continue to develop and build upon the academic skills acquired in high school. At the same time, participants learn to communicate more effectively while navigating the expectations of the adult world…
Community Options

Community Options For Children And Families

Community Options for Children and Families is a welcoming, innovative organization that provides a wide range of services to people with developmental disabilities, their families and their caregivers on South Vancouver Island…
ICA of greater Victoria

ICA - LINC English Classes

Need help with your English? Want to meet and learn with other people? This small group class will help you improve your English speaking, listening and speaking skills…

covid-19/Coronavirus

Service and resource listings related to COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic in Victoria, British Columbia.
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BCS - Child Care

We’re pleased to support our community’s covid response by providing child care for essential services workers. Contact us if you’re an essential services family who needs quality licensed child care for your family members on the Saanich Peninsula during the covid pandemic…
Goldstream food bank

Goldstream Food Bank

We envision a community where everyone can obtain enough nutritious food– in a dignified manner – to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families…

QVCC - Social Connections for Girls & Boys Program

The Quadra Village Girls and Boys Program (QVGBP) provides youth services designed to serve youth between the ages of 8-15 and focuses on recreation, mental health education and safety. The Social Connections for Girls and Boys Program is being run virtually via ZOOM during the COVID-19 pandemic…
the soup kitchen

9-10 Club - Serving Soup to the Hungry

Open 8:00 am to 10:00 am, with soup-to-go bagged meal service. We strictly observe social distancing practices…
Lantern services

Lantern Services

Lantern’s harm reduction work with UVic will continue through the COVID-19 pandemic with our updated drug sample drop-off model for discrete and confidential drug checking for those struggling with substance use…

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