West Shore family services agency lauded

Leadership Victoria has recognized Pacific Centre Family Services Association for its work towards building community.

Leadership Victoria has recognized Pacific Centre Family Services Association for its work towards building community.

Leadership Victoria presented the award to the non-profit family services agency at a gala ceremony last week.

The organization offers counseling and support on the West Shore for families, children and youth.

Its main location is in the West Shore Child, Youth and Family Centre on Wale Road in Colwood and it also runs the Reach daycare near Belmont secondary.

Pacific centre executive director Mitzi Dean said the award signifies that the association has the same goals as the Victoria Foundation in regards to collaboration, capacity, meaningful services and building sustainability.

“The Victoria Foundation is a very prestigious organization, so to be recognized by them we are really, really appreciative,” Dean said. “It’s a real privilege for us.”

Dean said the organization’s staff and volunteer directors should be proud of their contribution to the association.

Looking forward, Dean said that the association is focusing on events such as the Vagina Monologues on March 31 at Isabelle Reader Theatre that will raise money for programs toward stopping violence toward women.

New programs are also being planned for April and the association’s AGM is coming up in June.

For more see www.pacificcentrefamilyservices.org.


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