- We are open Monday-Friday 11-4 pm.
- Please call or email for an appointment.
- [email protected]
- Address: #4-204 Island Hwy North, Courtenay, BC, V9N 3P1
- Instagram: #cvpcc
About Us: The CVPCC is a Non-Profit Community Resource and Peer Support Centre.
Our Services: (All of our Services are Free & Confidential)
- Practical Support: Resource Room and Pregnancy Tests
- Recovery Programs & Emotional Support: Grief Recovery Programs following a pregnancy loss, relational difficulties, death, or loss of any kind.
- Prevention Program: Helping Children with Loss is an educational program that equips parents, teachers, and support staff to help children and teens process their grief.
- Options Support: Options support includes meeting with a support worker to discuss adoption, abortion and parenting.
As a Peer Support Centre we offer practical support like diapers, formula, clothing, groceries, and assistance applying for post-secondary education grants.
We also offer emotional health support during stressful pregnancies and following a miscarriage or abortion with our grief & loss support programs.
Our grief recovery program covers more than 40 life events that can cause feelings of loss and grief such as pregnancy loss, relational difficulties, abuse, and death. These programs are facilitated by certified Grief Recovery Method Specialists with the Grief Recovery Institute.
These supports are a great place to start but they do not replace professional medical advice to arrange for an abortion or seeing a licensed professional counselor.
If you do not have a family doctor or a licensed counselor we can assist you in finding one.
The Helping Children with Loss prevention program
“The original study on effects of Adverse-Childhood Experiences (ACE) in adulthood was performed at KeiserPermanente in 1995-1997 with over 17,000 participants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues monitoring the medical status of the study participants to the present day. In 2008 the CDC adapted the questions from the ACE Study for incorporation into the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). As part of the study, both men and women were given two different questionnaires, A Health Appraisal History Questionnaire, and a Family Health History Questionnaire. Individuals with greater numbers of reported ACEs showed much greater risk factors towards (and eventually increased severity in the development of) chronic disease states including but not limited to: alcohol and/or other drug abuse, anxiety and depression, COPD, coronary artery disease, intimate partner violence, multiple sexual partners, sexually transmitted infections unintended pregnancy, and suicide. Since this correlation indicates a cumulative risk, the greater the number of ACEs experienced in childhood, the greater the number and/or intensity of the poor adult health outcomes.
Additionally, if grief from ACE is dealt with effectively, the tools and skills learned can be used to effectively combat the cumulative effects of these experiences seen in the ACE study. We provide a safe atmosphere where grievers at any age can learn new skills to better manage and cope with grief. As we all know, grief is a normal and natural response to a loss of any kind. Loss, itself a stressful life event, can easily lead to unhelpful coping mechanisms which can themselves begin to cause difficulties for the griever. Grief work is recovery, Grief work is healing. Grief work is prevention.” Davies Cara Ph.D.
We are here to help you in any way we can.
We are a faith-based organization that respects the values and beliefs of our clients. We opened our doors 30 years ago and since then have assisted hundreds of individuals and families, striving to meet emotional and physical needs. We are committed to providing safe and compassionate support in a time when life takes an expected turn. You are not alone.
Our resource-based approach to serving our community assists those in need with 1-1 support meetings and practical supports.
The Pregnancy Care Centre does not discriminate in the delivery of our community and social services. Anyone who comes to the Centre will receive assistance based on their need and our ability to help. Every person is welcome here.
The CVPCC is staffed by employees and volunteers who have received training in providing care and support. The support provided here from Grief Recovery Method Specialists is educational and is not professional counselling nor is it intended to be a substitute for professional counseling. We offer information, emotional and spiritual support, as well as practical help. We do not provide abortions, please contact a medical professional to make these arrangements.