Child and youth counselling in Victoria given boost

B.C. Families in Transition receives grant for child and teen counselling programs

B.C. Families in Transition will provide affordable, specialized therapy services to children in an additional 30 families this year, after receiving a $10,000 grant from the Telus Victoria Community Board.

Families in Transition’s child and youth counselling programs are the fastest-growing of any service the organization provides, but are also the most costly, according to executive director Richard Routledge. Specialists work with young people in such areas as art, music and play therapies, and are well-versed in family relationship issues.

The Telus grant, along with funding from the United Way and the B.C. Gaming Commission, is expected to help B.C. Families in Transition assist more than 200 children and teens this year, and provide support to the adults in their families.

Its office is located at 812 Broughton St. For more information about youth programs or any other services offered, visit

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