Community Support Services

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term that covers a range of harms or disorders caused by the mother’s use of alcohol during pregnancy. The resulting disabilities can include brain damage, vision and hearing problems, slow growth and organ and limb defects. Individuals born with FASD often have lifelong physical and learning difficulties and problems with memory, reasoning, attention and judgment due to the neurological damage.

eLearning modules provide a new way to learn about FASD. Powerpoint, narration and video clips and/or photos are combined to help you understand a particular topic.

www.fasdoutreach.ca

Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (POPFASD)

1270 2nd Avenue
Prince George, BC
V2L 3B3
ph: 250-564-6574
fax: 250-563-5487

Prostitutes Empowerment Education and Resource Society (PEERS)

PEERS provides support, resources and programs for past and current sex
workers—male or female—as well as help with housing, training and
volunteering opportunities, advocacy and public education around sexual
exploitation and the issues of adult sex work.
1-744 Fairview Road
Victoria V9A 5T9
Phone: 388-5325
Toll Free 1-888-733-7722
Fax: 388-5324
E-mail: info@peers.bc.ca
www.peers.bc.ca

Greater Victoria Public Library

The main library and many branch libraries have a wide variety of books on
sexuality, pregnancy, childbirth, parenting and more.
www.gvpl.victoria.bc.ca/

Literacy Victoria

Provides adults with free help and support in basic reading, writing,
mathematics, computers and lifeskills. Adult literacy learners are matched
with volunteer tutors. Learners can also take part in on-line learning and
in a peer-support group.
930A Yates Street,
Victoria V8V 4Z3
Phone: 250 381-3755
Fax: 250 381-4911
Email: info@literacyvictoria.org
http://www.literacyvictoria.org/

Victoria Read Society

The Adult Basic Skills program provides basic education/literacy classes in
reading, writing and math for adults. The program is designed for clients
who receive Employment Insurance benefits from Human Resources Development
Canada.
720 Linden Avenue,
Victoria V8V 4G7
Phone: 388-7225
Fax: 386-8330
Email: info@readsociety.bc.ca
http://www.readsociety.bc.ca