Youth may find these services helpful during this challenging time.
Discovery Youth & Family Substance Use Services
530 Fraser Street
The Discovery Centre is still providing services. They are encouraging clients to meet with counsellors by phone, Skype, and other video platforms being developed with security measures.
You can still refer youth and their families by contacting their intake team by email or phone. The phone number is (250) 519-5313 extension 34345, please leave a message for good time to call. Referrals can be faxed to (250) 519-5314. Learn more at islandhealth.ca/our-services/youth-family-substance-use-services
818 Douglas Street
The Victoria Youth Clinic remains open and is working to best serve youth and young adults during this time. They are limiting in-person interactions as much as possible and moving towards telehealth and phone communication.
If you would like to speak with physicians / nursing / counselling / outreach and peer support, please call their main number at 250-383-3552. They begin booking spots for the day at 10:30 a.m. by telephone.
If you are experiencing cold and flu or respiratory symptoms, please call the BC nurses line at 811 or for more information the non-medical COVID number at 1-888-COVID19. Learn more at: https://foundrybc.ca/victoria.
Island Sexual Health
#101 - 3960 Quadra Street
Island Sexual Health is running the majority of their services through distance medicine via telephone and video conferencing. They can see pre-arranged clients in clinic if absolutely necessary.
Please call them at 250-592-3479 so they can determine the best way to support your needs and/or the needs of the people you're working with.They are only providing services through their Quadra Street location (#101-3960 Quadra Street) and ask all patients to call their clinic at 250-592-3479 for more details. You do NOT have to be an existing client to access their services. All are welcome.
Their confidential texting line is still available at 250-812-9374 for any sexual health questions. Please note this line is for general sexuality questions, not medical advice. For more info islandsexualhealth.org.
Indigenous Harm Reduction Team Street Entrenched Youth Survival Guide
Out of the Rain Youth Shelter
1450 Elford Street
The Out of the Rain Youth Shelter will be available for take away meals, hygiene supplies, socks and drop-off laundry for youth up to and including 25 years old only. All supplies are only available during meal times.
Breakfast and bag lunch are available between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Dinner is available between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
They will have NO WASHROOMS available.
Please do not come to see them outside of meal times as they will not be available to assist you. Learn more at: www.outoftherainvictoria.ca
Project Respect Friday Night Youth Drop-in
You can also share this Zoom link (http://tiny.cc/5c3wlz) for use on Fridays during the Drop-in from 4:30 - 6 p.m. with youth in your network. If youth would prefer to call into the drop-in space using their phone they can dial 778-907-2071.
NOTE: This list of resources is subject to change. Please note updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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