Community Support Services

HerWay Home
HerWay Home provides non-judgmental health care and social supports for pregnant and parenting women who have a history of substance use and may also be affected by mental health issues, violence and trauma. We work with women who are pregnant or whose babies are under six months old. Once connected, a woman can remain with the program until her youngest child reaches three years old.
Phone: 250-519-3681
https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/pregnancy-birth-babies/herway-home

The Cridge Young Parent Outreach & Support Program
Our Young Parent Outreach program is a dynamic resource providing services and support to young pregnant women, young moms and dads, and their children in the Greater Victoria area. These support services – provided by The Cridge Centre for the Family – are designed to give young pregnant women and young moms and dad’s the help and support network they need to have healthy babies and to be effective, successful parents.
Phone: 250-995-6421
Email: nandrews@cridge.org
https://youngparentoutreach.com/

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.
gvpl.ca/

Victoria Literacy Connection
Helps children, youth, and adults improve their literacy skills, including reading, writing, and math, by providing tutoring and a variety of other programs.
306-620 View St.
Victoria V8W 1J6
Phone: 250-385-0014
http://www.victorialiteracyconnection.ca/

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term that covers a range of harms or disorders caused by fetal exposure to 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.
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

www.fasdoutreach.ca