Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only able to offer essential services. This includes: Meals on Wheels, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy (by phone),  Seniors Advocacy (by phone), Counselling Referral (online), Seniors grocery shopping and Friendly Phone Visiting (through Oceanside Better at Home and BC211), the Homeless Prevention Program and the Income Tax program (by phone). 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. SOS Community Services Centres are closed, and volunteer activities are suspended with the exception of a few areas. 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.


Posted in Youth Programs

For all District 69 Grads


SOS believes that all of our local graduates should have the opportunity to look and feel their best during this memorable occasion. Graduates and their dates can choose from a large selection of new and gently used gowns, date dresses, shoes, purses and more. There are formal suits, jackets, ties, shoes and shirts for the guys. Find your dream dress or dapper tux for your big day. For only $5.00, grads receive:

  • formal clothing
  • accessories
  • make-up

It’s all yours to keep! 

New for 2020: Drop-in Monday - Friday, April 6-10, 3:30 - 7 pm, and Saturday, April 11 from 12 pm - 4 pm. 

SOS is always gratefully accepting gently used, or new, formal clothing for this program.

Are you a local business interested in supporting local youth? If you can offer discounts on up-dos, hair styling, make-up applications, nail treatments, tailoring etc. please contact us! #unityincommunity 

Click here to visit the SOS Grad Wear Facebook Page.

For more information on this program, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 232 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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