New Parent Information: Resources for Young Parents

See below for further information on New Parents.

Boys and Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria

The Care Home Parenting Program provides housing, life skills training, support and counselling for young women approximately 16-21 years of age, who are pregnant. Through supported independent living in a stable and caring environment, young moms can acquire the skills needed to reach their potential as independent women and skilled parents.

Phone: (250) 384-9133
Website: www.bgcvic.org

Kiwanis House

Supported independent living program for young mothers with one child under the age of 5; emphasis on health, life skills, parenting, education and resourcing. Weekly community drop-ins, and a variety of workshops and groups. Therapeutic community setting that promotes respect, responsibility and involvement. Support, counselling, advocacy and referral to community agencies.

Phone: (250) 382-1004
Website: www.kiwanisvictoria.com/khouse.html

Options Pregnancy Counselling and Resource Centre

Offers counselling services, prenatal classes, Mums’ and Babes’ Group, baby supply room, and the services of a doula and client resource advocate.

Phone: (250) 380-6883
Website: www.optionspregnancy.org

Peninsula Babies

This program supports women through pregnancy to help them deliver healthy babies. Moms and spouses can learn about food preparation, budgeting, rest, substance use, exercise and stages of child development. A nutritious lunch is provided.

Contact Beacon Community Services at (250) 656-0134 for current program information.

Single Parent Resource Centre

Registered non-profit society that has been committed to serving the varied and changing needs of single parent families in the Greater Victoria area since 1978. In a relaxed and supportive house-like setting, the Center offers a wide selection of programs and free services that assist custodial and non-custodial parents in meeting the needs of their families.

Phone: (250) 385-1114
Website: www.singleparentvictoria.ca

Teen Education And Motherhood Program (TEAM)

The TEAM Centres at Stelly’s Secondary School and Saanichton Individual Learning Centre are licensed facilities that provide a safe, enriching program for children under 3 while their mothers attend school.

Phone: (250) 544-0132 for further information.

Young Parents Support Network

Young Parents Support Network is a small, non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower young parent families. Offer pre-natal classes and parenting education, as well as other services.

Phone: (250) 384-0552
Website: www.ypsn.ca

First Reach (YMCA)

Support for ‘at-risk’ pregnant women ages 15-29, throughout pregnancy, childbirth and early postpartum Advocacy, counselling, and referrals to community agencies, emphasizing health and well-being of mother and baby. Assistance with access to pre-natal health care, food, infant supplies, transportation and resources.

Phone: (250) 857-1174

PCEC "1000 X 5" Children’s Book Recycling Project
The PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project was started in April 2008. Through this initiative, gently-used children’s picture books are collected from the community. The books are delivered to our collection depot where they are screened for suitability, counted, labelled, sorted, and bagged for distribution to young children (birth-5 years) and their families.

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