What We Offer
Our single parent members are able to access many services and supports at no cost. Parents can receive support for life’s challenges through free individual counselling sessions with our 1Up Counsellor. To learn more or book a session, please call our front desk at (250)385-1114 today.
CLOTHING & GOODS
1Up helps to meet the day to day practical needs of our members through our:
- free clothing & household goods room,
- bread pantry,
- book library and toy room.
MENTORING & EDUCATION
The MOMentum: Moms and Mentors Series matches isolated single mothers with experienced mothers for a year of mentorship, friendship and support. The moms, mentors and their children meet for coffee, play dates and lots of fun, and join other “matches” for monthly gatherings and workshops. FIND OUT MORE
Our Parenting Education Program offers a wide range of parenting and life skills development courses and peer support groups to parents throughout the community. Our classes are scheduled from September to June. Course fees are on a sliding scale and we are committed to ensuring that financial hardship is not a barrier for parents wanting to register for courses. Courses Currently Being Offered
Each the year 1Up offers members an opportunity to receive a backpack full of school supplies for each of their children who going into Kindergarten through to Grade 12. A list is started, usually in early summer, where names are added on a first come, first served basis. With the immense support of Henry Shein and Staples, we’re able to provide an average of 250 backpacks each year to school-aged children.
Throughout the year 1Up offers members opportunities to build social connections and community with each other through special events, gatherings and peer support opportunities. Events
Volunteers are a huge part of 1Up services and supports – we simply couldn’t serve our 1800 plus member families without them! Our Peer Helper Training Program prepares volunteers to provide reception, individual support, and resource information for the Centre and its members. Become a Volunteer
If you are a single parent, or a grandparent raising grandchildren on your own, 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre has a program or service for you!