All of the programs listed below utilize our Youth Care Homes, which are individual homes in the community that provide caring and consistent family environments for vulnerable youth. Youth Care Homes are available for sexually exploited youth, youth undergoing substance abuse counselling and young women who are pregnant or in the early months of parenting, as well as youth involved in the Youth Justice system. Care families provide youth with a safe and supportive home while they access Boys & Girls Club's programs. Each care home has a Youth Support Worker available to provide support for the care family, the youth and the youth's family of origin.
Youth Prenatal & Parenting Program (YP3) (Formerly CHPP)
The Youth Prenatal & Parenting Program (formerly Care Home Parenting Program) helps young women who are pregnant or in the early months of parenting (aged 15-21) through a combination of housing, life skills training and counselling. The program specifically supports women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Through supported independent living in a stable and caring environment, the young moms can acquire the skills needed to reach their potential as independent women and skilled parents.
Anyone can make a referral to the Youth Prenatal & Parenting Program.
Click here to see the YP3 brochure.
Supportive Recovery Care Homes
Supportive Recovery Care Homes are designed to provide a safe, supportive home for youth wanting to deal with their drug and alcohol issues who may also be dealing with other issues, including mental health challenges. Youth accepted into the program are between the ages of 13 and 19, male, female, or transgender, and have voluntarily asked to be in this program.
Referrals are made by the youth’s Alcohol and Drug Counsellor with Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Click to download brochures for Supportive Recovery: Youth & Family brochure / Professional brochure.
Turning Point is a program for youth between the ages of 12 to 19, male, female or transgendered, who are dealing with issues of personal safety.
Referrals are invited from any concerned individuals.
Referrals for all of the above programs should be directed to:
Supervisor - Youth and Family Services
Phone: 250.384.9133 ext. 204
CARF International accreditation demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.
Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria has been accredited by CARF for our Youth Prenatal & Parenting, Supportive Recovery, and Turning Point Programs.