Community Partners

At InFocus, we work with a wide variety of organizations to meet the various needs of our clients.

We are constantly referring clients to organizations in the community to supplement the services offered by the Employment Program of BC and Community Support Work.


Victoria Disability Resource Center         victoria-disbaility-resource-centre-logo-small-noslug

Offers assistance with Persons with Disability (PWD) applications, BC housing applications, and a variety of other government program applications. VDRC also assists clients with computer tutoring.

For more information, visit their website: http://drcvictoria.com/

 

Society of St Vincent De Paul         saint vincent

Offers a Job Skills Program, a 4-week program designed to provide motivation, support and resume assistance.

Also, the organization provides food hampers, clothing and household vouchers, home visit program, housing support, support for adults with disabilities, counseling and community programs.

For more information, visit their website: https://svdpvictoria.com/home.php

 

John Howard Society of Victoria
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Offers free training program Bladerunners for youth ages 17 – 30, not EI eligible and who are experiencing difficulties in their job search and are in need of extra support and mentorship.

They also assist with obtaining a pardon, working with individuals and families who have come into (or are at risk of) conflict with the law, prevention and intervention services as well as advocacy and public education.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.johnhoward.ca/

 

Victoria Brain Injury Society          vbis

They offer support services to individuals with acquired brain injury and their families, spouses & partners, friends and the general community within the southern Vancouver Island area.

A variety of programs are available.

For more information, visit their website: http://vbis.ca/what-we-do

 

Pacific Training Centre for the Blind          pacifictrainigcenterfor blind

The center offers adaptive training for people who are slowly becoming blind or are already blind.

The Blind People in Charge Program improves the quality of life of the blind through the provision of training that enables them to live and work independently.

For more information, visit their website: http://pacifictrainingcentre.ca/

 

Cool Aid Society/REES          cool aid

The society offers ways out of homelessness by advocating for the homeless, building shelters and providing access to housing.

They also offer health services, dental, mental health services, food hampers, a causal labour pool and a variety of other programs.

For more information, visit their website: https://coolaid.org/

 

The Cridge Center for the Familythecridge

The Cridge offers support, counsel, education and training, they also provide housing, residential and/or institutional care.

For more information, visit their website: http://cridge.org/

 

The Lions Club InternationalLCI emblem_2C_287+7406

The mission of the Lions Club is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

They offer a variety of programs from disaster relief, to health programs as well as, children and youth programs.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/index.php

 

The Rainbow Kitchen of Victoriarainbowkitchen

A volunteer-run hot meal service for low income individuals and families in Victoria.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.rainbowkitchen.ca/index.html

 

The Salvation Army – Stan Hagen Center for FamiliesPrint

They are a not for profit organization developed to offer services in short term emergency assistance, employment skills and advocacy.

They offer a wide variety of programs for families in Victoria and look forward to your donations.

For more information, visit their website: http://sashcf.com/

 

Men’s Trauma Center         mens trauma center

Their mission is to provide psychological and practical support to males sixteen years and older who suffer from the effects of trauma, in order to facilitate their emotional healing.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.menstrauma.com/

 

Bridges for Women Societybridges

Their Bridging Employment Program provides a series of workshops, designed to educate and grow women through the journey towards employment, with sessions on the impacts of abuse, what makes a healthy relationship, identifying skills and strengths, building resumes and cover letters and following through on interviews.

For more information, visit their website: http://bridgesforwomen.ca/

 

Community Living BCclbc

Community Living BC (CLBC) is a provincial crown agency, that funds supports and services through service agencies for adults with developmental disabilities and their families in BC.

They offer a wide range of programs for people with disabilities.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/

 

The Victoria Youth Empowerment Societyyes

They offer services for youth and their family/caregivers throughout the Capital Region.

They provide a wide range of services, from detox support, emergency shelter, counselling, mediation and outreach support, to name a few.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.vyes.ca/

 

Lifetime Networks          lifetime-networks-logo

The mission of Lifetime Networks is to build and maintain networks of lifetime friendships to support people with disabilities.

A variety of programs are available to integrate people with disabilities into the community.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.lifetimenetworks.org/