We believe IN the capacity of all people.

Service Update: May 9th, 2022

The Alliance Club has resumed its normal hours of operations: 10:00 am-6:00 pm Monday-Thursday and 10:00 am-2:00 pm on Fridays. Construction continues on other parts of the building, but we are happy to announce that all the repairs to the Club have been completed. 

At YES we dedicate ourselves to helping youth and their families achieve their goals while respecting their individuality and recognizing their diverse and sometimes challenging needs. Our commitment to healthy lifestyle choices creates an atmosphere where youth can feel safe and supported as they progress toward their goals. We believe everyone should be treated with equality, dignity, respect, and acceptance.

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Thank you for giving me the courage to change my life.

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addressing a range of issues

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Substance Use

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Mental health

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Securing Employment

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Homelessness

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Transitioning to adulthood

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Basic Needs

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Educational Needs

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Family Breakdown

Community Impacts

in 2020-2021 we helped over 1200 individual youth and families

Basic needs

YES provided basic needs (meals, showers, clothing etc.) to over 800 youth in 2020-2021.

Substance Use

63 youth accessed the Specialized Youth Detox program in 2020-2021.

Safe Nights

The Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter provided 228 youth a safe bed in the community in 2020-2021.

Families

175 parents received services to facilitate improved family relations in 2020-2021.

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Thank You

Thank You

Thank you to the Victoria Foundation for the generous grant we received through the Axel & Wendy Foght Fund. Your generosity will benefit the youth of Victoria and create lasting impacts in their lives.

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May Long Weekend Hours

May Long Weekend Hours

Our main office and Alliance Club, both located at 533 Yates st, will be closed on May 23rd for the May long weekend. If you require assistance, please contact the Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter at 250-386-8282. The shelter is open seven days a week and does not...

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We are saddened to hear about the passing of Helen Hughes. She was a champion of vulnerable youth within Victoria and meant a great deal to the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society. Her advocacy and tireless behind-the-scenes work has impacted the lives of thousands of...

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THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS

YES would to thank our following funders for their continued support through the years. Without this support we would not be able to continue to offer these vital programs to the youth and their families in our community.

Main Office

Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm

contact our main office: 250-383-3514

Alliance Club 

Mon-Thurs 10:00am-6:00pm  Fri: 10:00am-2:00pm

contact our Alliance Club: 250-361-3923

After hours phone support

Please call:
the Kiwanis Emergency Shelter
250-386-8282