Youth Care Families

Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria (BGCS) is proud to offer CARF accredited programs. Our programs and services meet recognized industry standards in the following areas: child/youth care, community housing, early childhood development, prevention and promotion, community development - juvenile justice.

Care Family Information Nights

You know that some youth struggle to find their place. If you want to support them, these information sessions will answer your questions about how you can help by providing a safe, supportive home to a vulnerable youth in our community!

For Care Family Information Nights dates visit:

For more information contact Debi O'Boyle at (250)384-9133 ext. 202, or email her at doboyle@bgcvic.org

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Support a vulnerable youth

Home. A powerful word.  To most people it means a supportive, safe, and inviting place filled with people who care.  To others it means chaos, depression, and fear.  If you have a supportive nurturing home with room for one more, Boys & Girls Clubs urges you to open your door to a youth you who needs a place to call "home".  Our Youth in need range from 13-19 years of age and require safe refuge in a supportive environment from 3 months to 1 year.  

Becoming a Care Family and working with a team of dedicated to supporting youth is an excellent way to create extra income while helping youth transition to the next stage in their lives.  In addition to doing the right thing, you will receive a monthly retainer and a daily stipend (tax free) while a youth is place in your home.  

Become a Care Family today!  You'll get so much more than you give.

To find out when the next information night is, please visit our Facebook page.  Click the Facebook link below!

   

 

 

What is a Care Family?

Care Families are individual homes in the community that provide caring and consistent family environments for vulnerable youth.  Care Families provide the foundation that supports youth in the following programs:Turning Point, Full Time Attendance Program (FTAP), Supportive Recovery, Youth Justice Transition Program, and Youth Prenatal & Parenting Program (YP3).  Each  youth has a Worker available to provide support for the care family, the youth, and the youth's family of origin. Additionally Care Families receive after-hours and weekend support. Currently, there are 27 Care Families in the community supporting youth between the ages of 13 to 19 with a safe, supportive place to live.  The length of stay is determined by the program.

Becoming a Care Family is a way to create extra income while providing a much needed resource for youth.

Care Families are provided with: Family  group

  • Financial compensation of a tax free retainer and fees
  • 24 hour emergency support
  • Ongoing supervision & support through the Intake & Care Family Supervisor
  • Opportunity to be part of a team that supports youth 
  • Mandatory & On going training to enhance their skills

Care Families provide:

  • A safe supportive, warm and inviting, non-judgmental home for a youth
  • Adult role models
  • Opportunities for youth to practice social skills
  • Opportunities for youth to learn life skills
  • Meals and necessities necessary to their well being, including recreational opportunities
  • Transportation support as needed
  • A willingness to work with a team in providing best practice and service to a youth
  • A satisfactory security clearance
  • Sufficient Insurance Policy for your home, vehicles, and possessions
  • Knowledge of adolescent development and related issues
  • An ability to recognize stress and demonstrate self-care
  • Willingness to work with a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to be open to feedback, constructive criticism & direction
  • Attend regular training both mandatory and ongoing as provided by the program
  • Be available for youth to return home after their school or day program
  • An inviting room - must have a window
  • Youth Prenatal & Parenting Program (YP3) homes require semi-independent living quarters in a suite

Information nights!

If you are interested in offering a safe nurturing environment for youth in transition, you can start by attending one of our information nights. 

Please check Facebook for information night dates. 

For more information, to RSVP, or if you have questions about becoming a Care Family or to request an application form, please contact:

Debi O'Boyle
Manager, Quality Assurance
Phone: 250-384-9133 Ext. 202
Email Debi

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