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Service Update: November 16th, 2021

Due to water damage sustained at YES’ 533 Yates st location, the building, including the Alliance Club drop-in, will remain closed until further notice. All other programs continue to be available to youth and families. The main office line (250-383-3514) will be checked every few hours, however, if you require immediate assistance please call the Kiwanis Emergency Shelter at 250-386-8282. Updates will be posted both on the website as well as on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

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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addressing a range of issues

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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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533 Yates st Location Closed for Day

533 Yates st Location Closed for Day

Due to extreme rain damage, the 533 Yates st location of YES will be closed for the day. This location includes our Alliance Club Drop-in, which will also be closed for the day. We apologize for the inconvenience and will update the community as soon as possible. In...

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We are hiring!

We are hiring!

Position title:          Withdrawal Management Counsellor – Full Time Program:                   Specialized Youth Detox (SYD) Reports...

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Thank You!

Thank You!

Thank you to the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller, Victoria Commandery for their generous donation. This grant will support the youth we serve and ensure that they get their essential needs met, including groceries, clothing and so much...

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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