Local Youth Resources

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

Mary Manning Centre child abuse prevention & counseling centre

Pandora Youth Apartments transition housing for youth

Threshold Housing transition housing for youth

Victoria Youth Empowerment Program
drop-in centre to access counselling, supports and referrals

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

Youth Space 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/appeals

AIDS Vancouver Island provides services for people living with HIV, AIDS, 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 provides 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 emergency shelter and transitional housing for families

Sandy Merriman House provides emergency shelter for women in downtown Victoria

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

Vancouver Island Crisis Line 24 hour crisis line and resource service

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

Victoria Sexual Assault 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

Big Susie’s – Hamilton, ON

Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform

Chez Stella – Montreal, QB

Desiree Alliance – American Sex Work Alliance

FIRST: Decriminalize Sex Work Now!

Maggie’s Toronto Sex Worker Action Project

New Zealand Prostitutes Collective

NSWP – Global Network of Sex Work Projects]

Pace Society – Prostitution Alternatives Counselling & Education – Vancouver, BC

Pivot Legal Society

POWER – Prostitutes of Ottawa/Gatineau Work, Educate and Resist

Shift – Calgary, AB

Stepping Stone

Sex Worker Open University

Wish Drop-In Centre Society – Vancouver, BC