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Fall 2019 Newsletter

As the Fall and holiday season approaches, we would like to thank you for supporting mental health and family wellness in your community throughout 2019. We are all touched or impacted by mental health in some way. With community input and partnerships, PCFSA will continue to make an impact for those who need the support.

In May 2019, we launched the Encouraging Possibilities in Community (EPIC) Campaign in support of Mental Health. With the increased demand for counselling services on the Westshore and across the CRD, we are actively seeking community partners, monthly donations and sponsorship at all levels.

Our clients face life challenges such as parenting concerns, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, family violence, sexual abuse, exploitation and substance use. On average we respond to 40-50 emails per week through the online counselling program, “YouthTalk”. These individuals are vulnerable youth, some of whom are contemplating suicide. This program is currently not funded.

We urgently need the support of community members like yourself to assist us with the growing demand for quicker access to youth and family services for those who are struggling to cope.

The work we do at Pacific Centre Family Services changes lives!  Our trauma informed space provides a safe place for clients to come to gain hope and work through their individual life challenges. Click here to read some of Our Stories.

If you are interested in learning about sponsorship, naming opportunities and other ways to support, please contact main reception at 250-478-8357. For direct donations, please click here.

Volunteer with Us

Are you passionate about the programs we offer and the community you live in?  Gain valuable experience, expand your resume, make new connections, and positively impact your own life by helping others.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Volunteer driver for seniors’ programs; Better at Home Westshore and View Royal STRIDE: help older adults get to medical appointments and grocery shopping.
  • Event assistance: provide volunteer support in the planning and coordination of fundraisers and special events. This might be ideal for students who require practicum hours.

SPONSOR A FAMILY - Holiday Hampers

Would you like to sponsor a family and provide food and gifts for Christmas? For more information or to sign up, call Reception at 250-478-8357

Visit Our website - Holiday Raffles Are Coming - You Won't Want to Miss Out!!

All groups take place at suite 200-324 Goldstream Ave.
(parking available behind building)

Registration is required - call Intake at 250-940-4373

Recovering Strategies Group - Healing From Trauma and Substance Use - Adults (19+)
Drop in - Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm - Starting Oct. 2

Those Affected By A Loved One’s Substance Use Group - 8 weeks
Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm - Starting Oct. 22
Men’s Group – Supporting Healthy Relationships

Mondays, 5-7pm – Starting in Sept. 30
Parenting Group -
Providing Support and Information for parents with children up to 18 years of age
Drop in - Thursdays, 10-11:30am - Starting Nov. 7


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Pacific Centre Family Services Association acknowledges and gives thanks to the Lkwungen peoples, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nation communities, for allowing us to live, work, and play on their lands. We also respectfully recognize other surrounding nations Scia'new (Beecher Bay) First Nation, T'Sou-ke (Sooke) Nation, and Pacheedaht First Nation (Port Renfrew).
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 2000 youth-at-risk, adults, families and seniors each year.