We believe IN the capacity of all people.

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.

Female, 17

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 2018 we helped over 1500 individual youth and families

Basic needs

YES provided basic needs (meals, showers, clothing etc.) to over 900 youth in 2018.

Substance Use

131 youth accessed the Specialized Youth Detox program in 2018.

Safe Nights

The Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter provided over 700 safe nights to youth who had no safe place to go in 2018.

Families

175 parents received services to facilitate improved family relations.

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National Truth and Reconciliation Day

National Truth and Reconciliation Day

September 30th marks the first national Truth and Reconciliation Day. September 30th is also Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led day to honor the survivors of residential schools and their families, and remember those who did not make it home. Today we reflect and...

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Job Posting

Job Posting

YES is hiring for our full time Specialized Youth Detox Intake Coordinator Position. If you would like more information, please go to the jobs section of our site. Job Posting:  Victoria Youth Empowerment Society Position Title: Withdrawal Management Intake...

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Thank You!

Thank You!

YES would like to thank the City of Victoria for their continued support of the Agency. The 2021 Strategic Plan Grant will go towards ensuring that youth have access to drop-in services and are able to get their core needs met.

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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.

Daytime support

Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
contact our main office
250-383-3514

 Mon-Thurs 12:30pm-7:30pm

contact our Alliance Club

250-361-3923

After hours phone support

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