Local Youth Resources

Kids Help Phone provides 24 hour, free, anonymous, and confidential counseling services to youth (1-800-668-6868).

Mary Manning Centre provides child abuse prevention & counseling

Pandora Youth Apartments provides transition housing for youth.

Threshold Housing provides transition housing for youth.

Victoria Youth Empowerment Program is a drop-in centre for youth to access counselling, supports and referrals.

Youth Core is a youth engagement program focused on building a wide range of community capacity and youth leadership opportunities.

Youth Space provides a safe space for youth to talk and share.

Local Resources

Action Committee for People with Disabilities provides advocacy for people with disabilities, helping them with income assistance applications and appeals.

AIDS Vancouver Island provides services for people living with HIV, AIDS, and HCV, people who use drugs, trans* people, gay men, bisexual men, queer men and men who have sex with men.

Bridges for Women provides programs, services, and supports for women impacted by trauma, violence, abuse or neglect.

Cool Aid Society works to end homelessness and support people in need with integrated health services, including mental health and addiction services.

GT Hiring Solutions coordinates client-focused employment programs and services.

Men’s Trauma provides psychological and practical support to males sixteen years and older who suffer from the effects of trauma.

Our Place Society provides transitional housing, a food program, and a wide variety of programs and services for people in need.

Pacifica Housing helps people find housing in the private market

Rock Bay Landing provides 84 permanent shelter beds, 23 new transitional housing apartments, and two apartments for families — Victoria’s only family shelter.

Sandy Merriman House provides emergency shelter in downtown Victoria to anyone who self-identifies as a woman.

S.O.L.I.D (Society of Living Illicit Drug Users) provides support, education and advocacy to better the lives of people who use drugs.

Street Survival Guide is a one-stop resource for those experiencing (or at risk of) homelessness in Victoria.

TAPS (Together Against Poverty Society) provides free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people with income assistance, disability benefits and tenancy issues.

Vancouver Island Crisis Line provides 24 hour crisis support and directs people to appropriate resources.

Victoria Native Friendship Centre provides supports and services for urban Aboriginal people.

Victoria Native Friendship Centre supports women and all trans* survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse, through advocacy, counselling, and empowerment.

Victoria Women’s Transition House provides safe shelter, respectful counselling, support and advocacy to women

Canadian & International Resources for Sex Workers

BC Coalition of Experiential Communities is a consortium of sex worker activists who work to support the development of legislation and policies; peer driven programs and services; and work toward the elimination of oppressive systems and forces that create harm within the sex industry.

Big Susie’s is a Hamilton, ON sex work advocacy group.

Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform is a group fighting for reform of Canadian’s prostitution laws.

Chez Stella is a Montreal, QB sex work advocacy group.

Desiree Alliance is an American sex work alliance.

FIRST is a coalition of feminists who support the rights of sex workers and advocate for decriminalization.

Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project is a Toronto, ON sex work advocacy group and resource centre.

New Zealand Prostitutes Collective advocates for the human rights, health and well-being of all sex workers.

NSWP (Global Network of Sex Work Projects) conducts a mix of pro-active and re-active policy advocacy to support human rights and evidence based approaches to female, male and transgendered sex workers and strengthening sex worker communities.

Pace Society (Prostitution Alternatives Counselling & Education) is a Vancouver, BC sex work advocacy group and resource centre.

Pivot Legal Society is an organization that initiates legal challenge and provides legal education campaigns, public engagement, and innovative projects which highlight the struggles, hopes, and insights of people living on the margins of society.

POWER (Prostitutes of Ottawa/Gatineau Work, Educate and Resist) is a non-profit, voluntary organization that advocates on behalf of sex workers.

Shift is a Calgary, AB organization provides support services to current and former sex industry to improve their quality of life and achieve individualized goals.

Stepping Stone is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for people living in Langley who may face numerous challenges including mental illness, homelessness, and poverty.

Sex Worker Open University aims to empower the sex work community through workshops, debates, actions and art projects.

Wish Drop-In Centre Society in Vancouver, BC provides outreach services and resources to female survival sex workers.