All of our programs address housing instability, life skills, mental health and social / community connections. Individually, Supportive recovery addresses specific needs with regard to youth using substances. Turning Point addresses specific needs with regard to safety (youth at risk of sexual exploitation, trans, homelessness). YP3 addresses specific needs to prenatal care, young parenting, and often MCFD involvement & advocacy.
All of our programs are voluntary, open to all genders and reside in a care home situated in Greater Victoria.
Supportive Recovery is a residential program for youth aged 13 – 19 who are experiencing problematic substance use which they are wanting to address. The duration of the program is 12 weeks, but youth may stay up to 9 months, and 3 months of after-care following their discharge if the youth chooses. Youth work one-on-one with a Youth and Family Counsellor (YFC) who help support them throughout the recovery process, in developing a transition plan, setting and working on goals, education and accessing community resources and we offer day and evening programming.
Turning Point is a short-term residential program for youth experiencing personal safety issues. The duration of the program is typically 4-6 months. Youth work on-one-one with a YFC to set goals, connect them to resources, and develop a transition plan, of returning to the family home or accessing a Youth Agreement. Youth are required to have a day plan for Turning Point, such as going to school and/or working.
The Youth Prenatal & Parenting Program (YP3)
The Youth Prenatal & Parenting Program (YP3) helps young women who are pregnant or in the early months of parenting (aged 13-24) youth by facilitating independent living in a Care Family home, for up to one year, and promotes positive parenting strategies through one-on-one and group counselling. Each youth is paired with a Youth and Family Counsellor who will support them to develop life skills, access community resources, increase knowledge of infant care, and encourage healthy relationships. Through supported independent living in a stable and caring environment, the young moms can acquire the skills needed to reach their potential as independent women and skilled parents.