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 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.

THE LATEST

Check out what’s new with our programs and initiatives.

Housing Support Fund

Housing Support Fund

Did you know that this year YES launched a Housing Support Fund for the youth and families it serves? This fund allows YES to support individuals with: -Emergency Rental Funding -Groceries -Bus Passes -Moving Expenses -Furniture/home goods We have seen how this fund...

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We are hiring!

We are hiring!

YES is currently hiring for two positions to support the work that is done at the Agency: An Operations Manager and a part-time Administrative Assistant. To learn more about these positions and how to apply, please visit our jobs page for more information. We look...

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Victoria Youth Empowerment Membership Opportunity

Victoria Youth Empowerment Membership Opportunity

YES is looking for individuals to support the Agency by becoming members! If you would like more information, please visit the 'Get Involved" section of our website (https://www.vyes.ca/getinvolved/) for more information on how this supports the Agency and our mission...

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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