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 Children's & Family Programs

Time In Comfort for Tots And Caregivers


This program is open to any family caregiver of children (infant to five years old). Take a break with other adults or join staff and volunteers in fun activities and adventures with the children.

We provide:

  • crafts, games and other activities;
  • healthy snacks;
  • a safe and supportive environment.

TIC TAC participants can enjoy a coffee bar, guest speakers, arts and crafts and much more!

Drop-in Tuesdays & Fridays in Parksville 9 am – 11 am

Drop-in Mondays in Qualicum Beach 9 am- 11am

To register for this program, please call 250-248-2093 ext. 249.

The program takes place at 245 West Hirst Ave, Parksville.
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To register for this program, please call 250-752-2040 ext. 201
The program takes place at 744 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach.
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