Girls’ Group offers social development opportunities for 11
to 13-year old girls. The group meets every week from 3:30 to
5:30pm. An expanded version of
Girls’ Group is offered in summer. Girls'
Group is funded by donations.
Girls aged 12-14 years, what
are you doing this summer?
Come out and join Flow! It’s a
fantastic group for and about
girls just like YOU! If you’re
interested in creativity,
making positive change,
getting involved in your
environment, and talking
about who you are and who
you want to be in the world
then come and join us!
Check out the FLOW poster.
Jessica at 250-686-1266
Community Services is pleased to oversee the facilitation of the
crossing guard program offered within the CRD. Crossing guards ensure
that children get across streets to and from school safely. If you are
interested in joining this incredible team, please give us a call.
Honorariums are provided.
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 and accepting and supportive community environment for families living with FASD. Beacon Community Services is one of four organizations in the Capital Region District that offer Key Worker services.
BCS FASD Program sponsors a FASD Parent Support Group The FASD Parent Support Group provides an opportunity to 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 BCSFASD Program. Beginning this fall, 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 Keyworker or calling the Elford St. BCS FASD office for further information.
778-432-2296 for more information.
Community Services offer numerous parenting programs throughout the
year, including Active Parenting Now, Triple P, Parent Support Circle
and Changing Families.
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 youth aged 15 to 25. Morning and evening meals are provided for up to 30 youth each night. In 2011, over 279 youth 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 youth workers also aim to empower youth by providing support and referrals to community based programs.
The shelter operates 7 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
Volunteer/Donation Phone: 250-884-3701