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.

Counselling

Posted in Adult & Seniors Programs

Need someone to talk to?

Counselling

In today’s fast-paced and stressful world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the challenges of everyday life. When we are having trouble coping, our family, friendships and work are all affected.

Counselling is an effective way to work through these challenges and develop strategies to help you cope, and create greater happiness in your life.

SOS assists in providing referrals for counselling to low income individuals, couples and families. These are short-term, solution-focused sessions led by local, contracted, professional counsellors. 

Challenges may include:
• Situational anxiety, depression or stress
• Marital or parenting difficulties
• Issues where 1 - 5 solution-focused sessions may be appropriate

Fee is determined on an individual basis.

This program is partially funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

SOS also offers Personal Growth Groups. Enhance your quality of life and develop trust, support and confidence.
Click here to learn more about Women's Personal Growth
Click here to learn more about Men's Personal Growth

To register for the Counselling Referral program, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 225.

The program takes place at 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville.

For more information call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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