Child abuse hurts the child, the family and society. It is not just an individual problem, but a family and social problem. Society, including each community, has an obligation to respond to the problem of child abuse. The Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Society of Greater Victoria is a non profit organization providing a response in our community.

The primary mission of the Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Society of Greater Victoria is to help children and their families heal from child abuse. We believe that:

  • Children and families have the capacity to heal;
  • Children and families hurt by the crime of child abuse have the right to receive help to recover from their hurt;
  • Child abuse is not just an individual problem, but a family and social problem;
  • The Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Society can help in that healing process.

Helping Children Heal would not be possible without the help of our generous donors. See who has kindly donated to our organization and how you can become a donor yourself! Click here!

The Victoria Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Centre – Mary Manning Centre and Victoria Child and Youth Advocacy Centre are located on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples on the traditional lands of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. 

Our team works and provides services across the Greater Victoria Area, including Pauquachin, Tsawout, Tsartlip, Malahat, Scia’new, T’Souke, Esquimalt, and Songhees territories. Our team acknowledges the land and traditional territories of these nations. It is our honour to work and provide support on the land of the Coast Salish, Lekwungen, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Diitidaht peoples.

We strive to be a welcoming and respectful environment for all individuals and families. We work towards removing barriers to services and providing support that is appropriate and respectful of diversity.  Our centres provide services to all children, youth, and families who have been impacted by abuse, trauma, or violence inclusive of individuals of all diverse abilities, bodies, races, ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexualities, orientations, identities, religions, and spiritualties.

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We are proud to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Click here to learn more about CARF. 

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​​Victoria Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Centre

Also known as the Mary Manning Centre

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​VCAPCC is the primary provider of therapy and victim services for children and youth in Greater Victoria who experienced abuse. The Centre is Victoria's only non-profit agency dedicated to the treatment and support of child victims of abuse, and the prevention of child abuse in all forms. The Centre provides support to approximately 200 children each year suffering from abuse and family members affected by abuse. Staff work with families, schools, police and professionals in family services, child protection, special needs and other services to ensure a coordinated, holistic approach to supporting children and families. Agency services are accessible, and accommodate the needs of children and parents with disabilities.

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