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lonely youth excluded by peers

Youth as young as 11 and 12 years old are being recruited for criminal activities.

Kids who do not have strong family relationships or friendships are most vulnerable to crime and exploitation. They are often excluded from peer-to-peer social circles. They are operating alone in survival mode, and this is what makes them vulnerable.

Community supports can prevent at-risk youth from being pulled into a dangerous life of crime and exploitation.

It is so important to reach these youth before they become entrenched in circles of crime. The counsellors at Pacific Centre Family Services are trained and keen to provide prevention services such as one-on-one counselling and life skills support, peer-to-peer interaction, family counselling, awareness building, and access to educational groups. But we need your help to deliver these programs to vulnerable youth now.
Please DONATE NOW to Pacific Centre Family Services. We have delivered counselling and other creative, supportive programs to individuals and families in need, for over 50 years.

Double your impact now

If you donate now, you can DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! Several committed volunteers at Pacific Centre Family Services have donated matching funds – and they will match the first $2500 in donations this week.
Please donate now by credit card on-line via Canada Helps or by phoning the office at 250-478-8357. Donations by cheque can be mailed to: #200 – 324 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria BC V9B 2W3.

With your support, the youth-at-risk in Greater Victoria can become resilient youth who make positive life choices and contribute to the inclusive, safe communities that we all want.

Since 1968, Pacific Centre Family Services Association has been promoting dignity and quality of life for families and individuals across Greater Victoria, especially on the West Shore, through education, counselling and creative programming. We offer a wide range of vital services for people dealing with substance use, mental health issues, and day-to-day life challenges. Across 14 core programs, our services are improving the lives of an average of 1,700 youth-at-risk, adults, families and seniors each year.