What resources are available in the Greater Victoria area or Vancouver island? Often clients and others come to us with questions regarding what resources they can access when they need help regarding their family matter or another challenge they may be facing.
We decided to put together a list of some of these resources below.
We hope it is helpful.
Family Justice Centre provides general information about family law in British Columbia. It has information for people considering changes in their family relationships such as separation and divorce, and may be of interest to people thinking of marrying or living with someone in a marriage-like relationship.
BC Families in Transition (BC FIT) helps children, youth, and adults manage the challenges of separation, divorce, remarriage, blended family arrangements, and other complex family situations. Services include: professional counseling for adults, children, youth, and families; legal support services; and workshops. This program also puts on the Parenting After Separation course which is required for those who wish to have their applications heard in Provincial Court.
website: http://www.bcfit.org phone: 250-386-4331
Parents' Programs and Services provided by the Ministry of Education include support for Child Development, Schooling and Education, Special Needs, Health and Safety.
In Your Grasp is a regional and provincial database of available community resources for BC families; the database can be searched by services and location.
Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre offers a wide selection of programs and free services that assist parents in meeting the needs of their families regardless of what their parenting plan is.
website: http://www.singleparentvictoria.ca phone: 250-385-1114
Young Parents Support Network works to support and empower young parent families by meeting their needs through parenting programs and groups, as well as one-to-one services for young and expecting parents facing challenges in their lives.
website: http://www.ypsn.ca phone: 250-384-0552
Child Care Resource & Referral is a quality enhancement program and supports families, childcare providers, and the community in promoting quality child care.
Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria provides before and after school programs, youth justice programs, and other youth and family services in Greater Victoria.
website: www.bgcvic.ca phone: 250-384-9133
Victoria Women’s Transition House provides resources, shelter, and a crisis helpline for support and information for women who are either experiencing abuse or have experienced abuse in the past.
website: http://www.transitionhouse.net phone: 250-385-6611
Safe Kids BC is a Child Abuse Prevention Website by the Ministry of Child and Family Development and it provides links to Help-line numbers, parent resource sites and links to resources for teens.
website: http://www.victoriasafekidsbc.ca phone: 310-1234
YouthspaceBC provides local resources and the Vancouver Island Crisis Line available 24/7 via chat, forums, and toll-free phone-line.
website: http://youthspace.ca phone: 1-888-494-3888
Resources for Women
Victoria Women in Need Community Cooperative works to benefit the community through the provision of programs and services for women and their families. The website also provides a comprehensive list of resources for a variety of categories including addiction, childcare, counseling, employment, emergency food, shelter and clothing.
website: http://womeninneed.zenutech.com/resources phone: 250-480-4006
Bridges for Women Society provides a unique employability training programs for women with
histories of abuse. It provides programs for women who wish to enter or return
to the work force including resume skills, educational workshops, computer
skills development, etc.
website: http://bridgesforwomen.ca phone: 250-385-7410
VictimLink BC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone
service available across BC and Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It
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.
website: http://www.victimlinkbc.ca/vlbc phone: 604-875-0885, 1-800-563-0808
For help with your legal matter please contact us at Hemminger Law Group for an appointment.
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