TEEN COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Teen Community Connections (TCC) is an inclusive program for youth living with developmental disabilities between the ages of 13 and 18. Program staff help support students to make friends, develop social and life skills and access the community. Support is offered up to three days per week after-school from September to June. The program also runs through the summer as a full day camp in July to August. Over 35 families are currently supported by TCC. To be eligible for the program, youth must be accessing or waitlisted for Supported Child Development funding.
For more information on Teen Community Connections, please call 250-477-7231 local 237Download Brochure
The Community Living Autism Services program is designed for children and youth between the ages of 6 - 18 who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. We help families to manage and designate their funds as well as coordinate with contractors to provide services and support. Through our services, CLV seeks to reduce the burden that individualized funding can have on families; allowing our participants to enjoy the benefits of support without taking on additional administrative tasks.
For more information on Autism Services, please call 250-477-7231 local 237 or 249Download Brochure
Victoria Opportunities for Community Youth Leadership is a unique program that brings together young people aged 15-21 with and without disabilities who are interested in creating and advocating for an inclusive community for all. VOCYL gives participating youth the chance to develop leadership skills through activities such as: developing and delivering presentations and workshops to high school and middle school students; planning social and fundraising events; participating in camping trips, adaptive recreational sports and retreats; and building a support network among themselves. This group is always looking for new youth who want to make a difference in their community.
To learn more about VOCYL check out their website at: www.vocyl.ca or contact 250-477-7231 local 241
What do the families have to say about our programs?
"...I very much appreciate CLV as a supportive organized network. The services available to support people with disabilities and their families exist no where else! Your advocacy voice is so important. Excellent resource people. Thank you."
"...We sincerely appreciate the interest, concern and effective advocacy efforts of your staff members on behalf of our daughter and ourselves. Your efforts have played a significant role in our daughter's placement into more appropriate care. Thank you so much!"
"...I feel that the VACL is a powerfully important part of family support, advocacy & services to families & individuals with special needs in our community. Everyone we have come in contact with at VACL is caring & concerned and filled with a spirit of "nothing is too big to tackle". Their positive attitudes fill us with hope for the future."
SEP Consumers and their familes
"...it's really help change my life in a positive way."
"...We find that VACL has had a tremendously positive effect on our family situation through Supported Employment, assistance with forging greater independence, and assistance with arranging housing options. Thanks to VACL, progress toward independence for us and our daughter is being made."
"...I really appreciated the opportunity to have the imput into the program designed for teens afer school. The communication has been excellent--great staff and very welcoming."