A safe and healthy community for children and families
VCAPCC responds to children, youth and families affected by sexual abuse and other trauma, by providing victim services, counselling, prevention and education within the Greater Victoria community, and consultation throughout British Columbia.
Our philosophy is that children, youth and their families have the capacity to heal from the effects of child abuse and maltreatment when appropriately supported by their family, community and through the services they receive.
The on-going process and dialogue of truth and reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and non-Indigenous helpers and service providers is a primary consideration for the staff of the Victoria Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Centre (VCAPCC). We strive to honour the history, knowledge, teachings, and wishes of the communities with whom we work and whose stolen land on which we have settled. We at the VCAPCC want to express our deepest condolences to the people of the 'Na̱mg̱is First Nation in Alert Bay, British Columbia for the loss of one of their community Elders. As traditional and cultural knowledge keepers, Elders are sacred to their people and communities and this loss is bound to profoundly effect their Nation and Peoples. We humbly and respectfully offer our condolences and our support to all the Indigenous children, youth and families whom have been affected by this loss.
-The Executive Directors and Staff of the VCAPCC
Child abuse hurts the child, the family and society. It is not just an individual problem but a family and social problem. Society, including each community, has an obligation to respond to the problem of child abuse. The Victoria Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Centre is a non-profit organization providing a response in our community. Click here to learn more about us.
We are incredibly fortunate the have the support of several organizations and individuals in our community. Click here to see who has generously donated to our organization and see how you can help us enhance our ability to provide critically needed services to children and families affected by abuse.
Your support greatly increases our ability to provide much needed services to children, youth and families affected by abuse.