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Child, Youth and Family Services

Crossing Guards

Beacon Community Services is pleased to facilitate the crossing guard program offered within the CRD. Crossing guards ensure that children get across streets to and from school safely.

 

To apply to become a crossing guard, and for other available positions, see our Job Postings page.

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Program

Beacon Community Services offers a dedicated team who specializes in supporting children, youth and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Our FASD Support Services consists of a Key Worker Program and a Parent Support Program.

 

Any family with a child or youth under the age of nineteen who has a diagnosis of FASD or is suspected of having FASD is eligible for BCS Key Worker Services. BCS Key Workers use a strength-based, family centred approach to work with families to aid and enhance their understanding of the effects of FASD. Key Workers assist families in accessing resources and supports within their communities, support and advocate for families within systems and organizations, and create personalized strategies to structure individuals living with FASD for success within home and community.

 

BCS Key Workers work in partnership with other community members to raise awareness and promote understanding of FASD. Key Workers strive to reduce stigma and create an accepting and supportive community environment for families living with FASD.  Beacon Community Services is one of four organizations in the Capital Regional District that offer Key Worker services.

 

BCS FASD Program sponsors a FASD Parent Support Group The FASD Parent Support Group provides an opportunity for parents raising children or youth with FASD to meet for peer support, information on FASD and discussion and sharing of parenting strategies and self care strategies. The Parent Support Group has been revamped to better accommodate all communities serviced by BCS FASD Program. The Parent Support Group is intended to meet once a month in the following areas: Victoria, Langford, Salt Spring and Sidney.  Further information is available and can be obtained by contacting your FASD Key Worker or calling the Elford St. BCS FASD office for further information.      

 

Phone: 778-432-2296 for more information.

 

Parenting Programs

Beacon Community Services takes a waitlist for interest in parenting programs.

Phone: 250-656-0134

 

Out of the Rain Youth Shelter

Out of the Rain works to reduce the risks faced by homeless youth by supplying a warm, safe and dry environment for those aged 15 to 25. Morning and evening meals are provided for up to 30 youth each night. In 2011, over 279 young people were supported by this program.

 

Trained staff and street nurses staff the shelter each night. In addition to tending to the immedidate needs of the youth and lending a friendly ear, these workers also aim to empower youth by providing support and referrals to community based programs.

 

The shelter operates seven days a week, from October to April, rotating among hosts sites in the community in an effort to maximize resources. For more information, please visit: www.outoftherainvictoria.ca

Shelter Phone: 250-415-3856
Volunteer/Donation Phone: 250-884-3701

Email: jmortimer@beaconcs.ca

 

 

Click to view our Youth and Family Services brochure:

Youth and Family Services Brochure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click to view our FASD brochure:

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