Whether you’re a teen who wants to build your work skills or a youth or parent who wants to address a family concern, you can turn to Beacon Community Services.

A few of our programs for youth and families are outlined here.

NEW: Rain or Shine Group for girls aged 11-14

This group provides a safe, collaborative environment where girls explore and understand anxiety, learn new strategies for responding to anxiety-related challenges, and connect with others. Starting July 6, 2017, runs Thursday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. Free of charge. For more information, please contact Rebecca (250-216-8435; rcorcoran@beaconcs.ca) or Tait (250-415-2798; tmacfarlane@beaconcs.ca).

Beacon Community Services Scholarships

Each year, Beacon offers up to 4 scholarships of up to $1500 each to graduating students from school districts 61, 62, 63 or 64 who demonstrate exemplary volunteerism/community service or leadership.

Learn More About Our Scholarships

Counselling Services and Mental Health Supports

We offer several services, including for youth and families or others who need a non-judgmental, listening ear and for youth and families who are, or may be, affected by FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). Please visit our Counselling & Mental Health Services page for more information.

Out of the Rain Youth Shelter

If you’re 15-25 and are on the streets, come to the Out of the Rain Youth Shelter for a meal and a warm, safe place to sleep from 9pm-8 a.m., 7 days a week, from October-April, on a drop-in basis. Please visit our Homelessness page for information about Out of the Rain and how to access its services, as well as how to donate or volunteer.

Saanich Peninsula Restorative Justice

This community-based program is staffed by volunteer members who are trained in restorative justice practices. Our main role in the community is to facilitate Restorative Justice Conferences, which serve as an alternative to being charged with an offense.  When local police, school administrators or Crown Counsel identify that harm has been done, we bring the parties together in a facilitated Restorative Justice Conference. There, parties work together to repair the harm and find a resolution that satisfies those involved.

To learn more, please contact the program Chair, Sue Saunders by email.

Youth Employment Program (YEP)

If you’re aged 14-18 and go to school in School District 63, you may be eligible for training, work and volunteer opportunities through YEP. Learn more about YEP or contact 250-656-5537 or slawton@beaconcs.ca