For youth specific services, please contact one of the service providers below.

Youth Empowerment Society (YES)

Provides access to counselors, supports and referrals. Supports include emergency shelter, drug and alcohol counselling and withdrawal management, mental health services, food, and life skills training.

Address:  33 Yates Street, hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Contact: office_manager@vyes.ca, 250-383-3514
Notes: Other YES services include a Summer Opportunities Program, specialized youth detox services (5 beds), youth and family support and outreach, life skills training, an evening drop-in centre

Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter (KEYS)

A 10 bed facility providing emergency housing for youth (13-18) who are in crisis and have no safe housing alternatives. KEYS offers up to a 7 night stay depending on need, as well as counselling and other services. Operated by the Youth Empowerment Society.

Address: 2117 Vancouver St, open 24/7
Contact: keys@vyes.ca, 250-386-8282

Out of the Rain Night Youth Shelter

Supplies youth with a place to sleep and morning and evening meals at rotating host sites from Oct 15-April 15. Operated by Beacon Community Services.

 Contact:  jmortimer@beaconcs.ca, 250-415-3856

Victoria Youth Clinic

Medical and psychiatric care for youth 12-24.

Open Monday thru Thursday 11am to 6pm, 250-383-3552

Address: 533 Yates St

Beacon of Hope House

A six-bed supportive residential recovery facility for male youth in recovery. Operated by the Salvation Army.

Address: 525 Johnson St
Contact: 250-381-9474

Threshold Housing Society

The society offers transitional housing services to at-risk youth, with one house for four men (aged 16-21) and another house for four women (aged 16-21). The society also provides Supported Independent Living for youth ready for independent living in the private rental sector, yet still need supervision and supports.

Address: 900 Vancouver St
Contact: info@thresholdhousing.ca, 250-383-8830

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria

Boys & Girls Club offers the Care Home Parenting Program. The Program helps young women who are pregnant or in the early months of parenting (aged 16-21) through a combination of housing, life skills training and counselling. The program specifically supports women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Contact: bdiprose@bgcvic.org,  250-384-9133 ext. 204

Burnside Gorge Community  Association

Burnside Gorge Youth Center provides outreach services to at risk and vulnerable youth in Greater Victoria who require support with substance use, menial health, life skill, home and school issues. School based counselors support children and youth in six SD#61 schools.
In addition the Youth Self Sufficiency program supports youth who are aging out of care, on Youth Agreements or with no supports whatsoever to transition successfully into adulthood.  Areas of focus include: financial capacity, housing, employment, education, life skills, relationship and trust building, and identity.

Address: 471 Cecelia Road, Victoria BC
Contact: info@burnsidegorge.ca, 240-388-5251

 

If you urgently require assistance, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888 for people in emotional crisis, including suicide and mental health issues.

Youth may access youthspace.ca for online emotional support for youth under 25 years.