Spring 2020 Project:

The Y's Young Moms Program at the Kiwanis Family Centre

Help single moms and their young kids get the housing & help they need.

May 2 to June 26, 2020

The Program

The Y’s Young Moms Program at the Kiwanis Young Family Centre offers safe, affordable and supported housing opportunities for single mothers aged 16-29 with children up to the age of 5. With full time staff providing a variety of programs for the residents and community, Y-Young Moms Program creates the foundation that young single mothers facing many personal challenges can build a stable new beginning for themselves and their little ones upon. 

The programs include:

  • Counselling
  • Parenting Support
  • Education and pre-employment training
  • Community and parenting resource referrals
  • Advocacy
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Activity groups for parents, children and youth
  • Weekly young parent drop-ins

The Project

Like many local charity spaces, Kiwanis Young Family Centre is overdue for a massive renovation that will see the space get caught up on some much needed TLC and increase its capacity to offer support to more young moms long into the future.

The transformation of Kiwanis Young Family Centre will include:

  • Design and construction of two brand-new 2-bedroom basement suites. This will increase Young Moms’ occupancy by 25%.
  • Re-furbish and re-fresh of the 8 existing suites.
  • Design and build a better family free store.
  • Design and construct a nature playground.
  • Re-designed front landscape to maximize parking for staff and residents.
  • Repair and upgrade a laundry list of worn and weathered details around the building.
  • Apply the “HeroWork touch” to entire property. If you have been a part of a Radical Renovation, you know what we mean!

Where

2652 Cook Street, in Victoria.

WITH YOUR HELP

We'll complete a $600K
renovation and transform
the Kiwanis Family Center!

Here's how you can help:

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Great to see all the amazing effort that's gone into this transformation and kudos to everyone who stepped in to help others.

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