• What will your next treasure be?

    What will your next treasure be?

    18,000 ft² of bargains. Your donations and purchases help make our community programs possible.

    SOS 50th Anniversary

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  • Programs for Children, Youth, Adults & Seniors

    Programs for Children, Youth, Adults & Seniors

    Offering 30 community programs and services for residents throughout the Oceanside area.

    SOS 50th Anniversary

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  • Helping our residents lead healthy, vibrant lives

    Helping our residents lead healthy, vibrant lives

    Whether you’re participating in a free program or volunteering your time, you’re sure to enjoy yourself.

    SOS 50th Anniversary

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  • Supporting Community for 50 years

    Celebrating 50 years of Community

    Providing vital community programs and services to local residents since 1968.

    SOS 50th Anniversary

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Your help is much appreciated.

 

  Unity in Community  

Our vision is that all individuals and families in our community
have the opportunity to live independent, healthy and productive lives.

Our vision is that all individuals and families in our community
have the opportunity to live independent, healthy and productive lives.

SOS Children & Family Programs

SOS Children & Family Programs

The SOS Community Services Centres are gathering places for the community. Our Child, Youth & Family programming provides a supportive and nurturing environment for children, youth and their families in District 69. We offer a variety of programs, support and services (free of charge) and also provide referrals to other services available in our community.

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SOS Thrift Shop in Parksville

SOS Thrift Shop in Parksville

The SOS Thrift Shop is an excellent place for the bargain hunter in all of us! Inside you’ll find 18,000 sq. feet of merchandise donated by the community. All of the net revenue generated from Thrift Shop sales goes directly to SOS programs, initiatives and outreach to benefit our residents and strengthen our community.

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Support SOS. Volunteer. Donate.

Support SOS. Volunteer. Donate.

SOS programs and services are supported by over 350 volunteers, and SOS could not run our vital community programs without them. Over 80% of SOS funding comes from the SOS Thrift Shop, so support in the form of donations and purchases are critical. SOS is also funded by community donations, estate bequests, and fundraising activities.

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SOS Adult & Senior Programs

SOS Adult & Senior Programs

SOS offers programs throughout the year, to help adults in the community lead healthy and vibrant lives. We can help adults and seniors manage life’s challenges, connect with others, attend outings and educational events, and access services in time of need. We also provide referrals to other services available in the community.

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An Important Update

Despite the closure of our Thrift Shop due to COVID-19, and the lost revenue that we count on every month to fund our operations, we are still able to offer essential services to our most vulnerable residents. Thanks to community support, we are still providing:

  • Emergency Assistance & Advocacy. If you are a resident in need of food or medicine, call us.
  • Counselling Referral program. If you are in need of counselling support, we can connect you with a professional counsellor online.
  • Seniors Advocacy Services and Oceanside Better at Home. If you are a senior who needs help grocery shopping, has questions about your benefits, or needs someone to check in with them, give us a call.
  • Meals on Wheels. Delivering nutritious meals to residents 3 days a week.
  • Homeless Prevention Program. Clients continue to receive support to maintain housing.
  • Working with the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness, we are helping homeless individuals with supplies and emergency assistance.
  • Income Tax program. Assisting low-income individuals and families in filing basic income tax returns.

If you are a District 69 resident in need, call us at 250-248-2093. We are here to help, as long as our funds allow.

If you can make a financial donation to our Grateful Hearts: SOS COVID-19 Campaign
to help neighbours in need, please donate now. Your help can’t wait!

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only able to offer essential services. We are fundraising to begin to restart other priority programs, including Child, Youth and Family programs. Current programs include: Meals on Wheels, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy, Seniors Advocacy, Counselling Referral, Seniors Grocery Shopping and Friendly Phone Visiting (through Oceanside Better at Home and BC211), Homeless Prevention Program,  Income Tax program, and Recreation Assistance for Children and Youth. 

SOS Thrift Shop is open as of June 15, 2020 with limited hours and new procedures to keep you safe. Please visit the Thrift Shop page for more information.

The SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The Qualicum Commons location remains closed. If possible, please call before coming to the Parksville Centre. 

Volunteer activities are suspended with the exception of a few areas, and we are not able to recruit, screen or take on new volunteers at this time. For more information or for assistance, call 250-248-2093.

Monetary donations are critical at this time to keep our services available. If you are able, please consider donating. We wish you good health and hope to reconnect again soon.

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Community Services Centre

245 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville
PO Box 898, V9P 2G9
Phone: (250) 248-2093
Hours: Mon to Fri 8:30 - 4:30, closed holidays

SOS Thrift Shop

188 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville
Phone: (250) 248-2532
New 2020 Hours: Mon to Sat 9:30 - 3:30, closed holidays

Qualicum Commons

744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach  
(No Mailing Address)
Phone: (250) 752-2040
Regular hours: closed until further notice