Our Services


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.

 

 

 

1Up helps to meet the day to day practical needs of our members through our:

  • free clothing & household goods room,
  • bread pantry,
  • resource library and toy room.

 

Each year, 1Up also proudly provides our members’ children with backpacks filled with back to school supplies, and Christmas hampers filled with gifts, goodies and holiday cheer.

 

 

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. Become a Mentor

Our Parenting Education Program offers members a wide range of parenting and life skills development courses and peer support groups that are scheduled from September to June, and are also open to the public.  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

 

 

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!