|1Up acknowledges and appreciates receiving a three-year Permissive Tax Exemption from the City of Victoria. Receiving the exemption means a lot to charities like 1Up. It allows us to direct more funding to helping Victoria’s struggling lone-parent families plus it demonstrates the City’s support for the work nonprofits accomplish. Thank you so much!!!
1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre is a registered non-profit charity that has served the evolving needs of single parent families in Greater Victoria since 1978. 1Up offers practical support, opportunities for growth and a sense of hope.
In a relaxed and supportive home-like setting, the Centre offers a wide selection of programs and free services to assist custodial and non custodial parents to meet the needs of their growing families. The work we do here transforms lives creating stronger families and healthier children, providing hope and the promise of a brighter future for parents and children, not just today, but well into tomorrow creating a stronger and more vibrant community in the process.
Are you a single parent? CLICK HERE to find out how to become a member.
|Members can receive up to ten free individual counselling sessions. Our other free services for members include a clothing & household goods room, a bread pantry, a library & toy room, an annual school supplies drive, a Christmas Hamper program.
We provide volunteer opportunities and a Peer Helper Training program which prepares volunteers to provide reception, individual support, and resource information for the Centre and its members.
The Centre also offers a comprehensive selection of life skills programs and workshops, parenting skill and development courses and parenting support groups that are scheduled from September to June and are open to everyone in the community.