Victoria & Area Resources for Clothing
Beacon Community Services
2717 Quadra St
Counseling, advocacy/liaison, childcare referrals, emergency shelter for youth, assistance with clothing and household goods, employment services including a youth employment program, Best Babies group for low income moms, variety of pre-school programs & parent/kid drop-ins, other volunteer services including driving, visiting, and handy-person.
Blanshard Community Center
901 Kings Rd
Assistance with meals, clothing, housing referrals, women’s support group, toy library for children under 6 yrs, $3 hot lunch on Thursdays.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria
1240 Yates St
Provides a variety of recreational counseling and advocacy services and programs targeting children/teens and their families. Praxis program includes lunch, sometime breakfast, and snacks. Care-Home parenting program includes access to donation room with clothing & household goods.
Burnside-Gorge Community Centre
471 Cecelia Rd
Provides assistance with meals, housing referrals, counseling and parenting programs, childcare referrals, advocacy with women to receive funding from Min of Human Resources, assessment/advocacy for subsidy housing, clothing exchange, help for women/kids unable to get space in a transition house or who must use motels between transition house & longer-term housing. The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a three-year program for families working toward increasing their employment and financial skills and building savings. C'NEX project was designed to assist families whose children have been or may have been taken into care.
Capital Families Association
2764 Jacklin Ave.
Baked goods available free every Friday morning, Good Food Box available at low cost, clothing exchange available for kids ages 0-6 (for older kids and parents occasionally), childcare and childcare referrals, parenting & drop-in programs available, bus tickets available for those unable to attend events due to financial/transportation limitations.
James Bay Community Project
547 Michigan St.
Community closet thrift store, Victoria youth clinic, youth outreach, public computer access, community library, seniors' group, parent/child drop-in groups.
Provides meal free of charge: lunch at 11:45, Dinner at 4:00. Also provides free clothing and acts as an emergency shelter when the temperature drops below freezing.
2695 Quadra (250-386-8521) – community office
595 Johnson (250-384-3396)—downtown location.
Offers assistance with meals, food hampers, clothing and household goods, employment services, housing referrals, counseling, advocacy, emergency shelter (men only), emergency travel vouchers and bus tickets, and chapel services.
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
3rd Floor, 637 Bay St
Offers assistance with clothing needs, employment services, housing referrals, counseling, and childcare referrals, a free legal clinic, settlement workers who help with immigration and citizenship and translation/interpretation, youth programs and free computer classes.
Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre
602 Gorge Rd East
Offers clothing, some household goods, counseling, parenting programs and support groups, a waiting list for washers and dryers, and housing referrals.
Wear 2 Start
216-733 Johnson St
Outfits unemployed women for job interviews, including hair and makeup services. Clients must be referred from a local job preparation/training/education agency.
Offers meals, emergency shelter, clothing, housing referrals, counseling services, supported independent living, a Crystal Meth Prevention Project, and mobile street outreach.