Bridges for Women Society provides support, education and employment training for women who have been impacted by trauma, violence, abuse and/or neglect, to reclaim their lives and build economic security. We also offer trauma informed employment programs, an online program, personal and career assessments, counselling, one on one support, career exploration, job development, mentoring, upgrading with Camosun College, and support with accessing the single parent employment initiative. We are located at 6625 Sooke Road (in the Worklink office).
Sooke Youth Show Choir was established in 2013 in order to provide youth aged 4 and up with the opportunity to develop their natural creative abilities and promote self-confidence by teaching them the foundations of choral singing, dancing and acting. Our mandate is to encourage participation and excellence in the arts, culture and heritage for local youth from all religious, cultural and economic backgrounds as well as all levels of physical and cognitive abilities.
Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the blood supply in all provinces and territories outside of Quebec. Annually, Canadian Blood Services collects over 900,000 whole blood donations and delivers products to more than 700 hospital customers with every donation going on to save lives. We currently have one permanent site located in Victoria and various mobile clinics located throughout the Greater Victoria Area including one every 56 days in Sooke.
Hope Centre is a joint venture between the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Vancouver Island (SSVP) and the M’akola Group of Societies (M’akola). It came about when the groups identified a need in Sooke to provide affordable housing for aboriginal and non-aboriginal homeless singles (both men and women), including provisions for youth.
Housing and services for those experiencing homelessness in the Capital Region are primarily focused in downtown Victoria. There is great demand in Sooke for affordable housing – especially for youth who have few local resources or supports.
We are a family oriented club promoting and teaching the art of Shotokan Karate as well as street defence.
Our primary goal is to develop self-confidence and discipline, while teaching self defence techniques that will enable our students to protect themselves in dangerous situations and to deal with life's more unpleasant moments. Along with the student's physical fitness and mastering of techniques, there should also be mental and emotional growth and development. We do not promote aggressive behaviour, and such conduct is not tolerated.
Ayre Manor, a place to meet old friends and make new ones. Now is a time to relax in comfort and safety and enjoy what each day at Ayre Manor offers: fun, companionship and independence in a truly supportive environment. Enjoy life to its fullest!
Ayre Manor offers three types of affordable and comfortable seniors’ housing: independent living, assisted living and complex care. For more information check out our website.
Katherine Paxton Counselling Services offers counselling and some behavior support services for children and adults on the autism spectrum, and families who have a member on the autism spectrum. Outreach in-home services to the Sooke area are offered at no extra cost. The initial hour consultation is free. Services are approved for provincial autism funding.