SOS Programs & Services

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SOS offers a variety of programs, support and services (free of charge) for the residents of District 69, including in-house programs, workshops and special events. SOS also subsidizes some program and services for local residents, such as Meals on Wheels and Personal Growth programs.

In addition, SOS provides information on and referrals to other services available in our community.

SOS programs and services are supported by over 350 volunteers, and are funded by the sale of donated goods through our Thrift Shop, cash donations, estate bequests, and fundraising activities.

 

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels program supports health and independence by delivering hot, nutritious meals to your door. Meals are...

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STAR program

STAR program

This interactive and educational program sets residents up to be successful renters. The classes are interactive and fun...

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Youth Open Space Parksville and Qualicum (Formerly Teen Night)

Youth Open Space Parksville and Qualicum (Formerly Teen Night)

A safe space for young people in grades 10, 11 & 12 to make new friends through music, arts, crafts, games in a relaxing...

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Homeless Prevention Program

Homeless Prevention Program

The Homeless Prevention Program is focused on ending as well as preventing homelessness in School District 69. It began in...

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Emergency Assistance and Advocacy Program

Emergency Assistance and Advocacy Program

SOS provides support for local residents, if they face an unexpected hardship or financial emergency. SOS also advocates...

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Counselling

Counselling

In today’s fast-paced and stressful world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the challenges of everyday life. When we are...

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Parksville Qualicum Haven House

Parksville Qualicum Haven House

Parksville-Qualicum Haven House (PQHH) provides a safe environment for women and their children fleeing abuse,...

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Seniors' Advocacy Services

Seniors' Advocacy Services

This program assists local seniors (60+) in accessing supports. We provide information and referrals to services offered...

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Gradwear

Gradwear

SOS believes that all of our local graduates should have the opportunity to look and feel their best during this memorable...

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On Hold: Women's Personal Growth

On Hold: Women's Personal Growth

Enhance your quality of life, develop your potential, gain insight and practise self-care. If you dream of a better future,...

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On Hold: Men's Personal Growth

On Hold: Men's Personal Growth

Develop trust, support and friendship while gaining new skills and confidence. Outcomes include: a better connection with...

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On Hold: Seniors Connecting

On Hold: Seniors Connecting

A friendly, comfortable place to catch up with friends, brainstorm and problem-solve about common concerns. (Formerly called...

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After School Education Assistance

After School Education Assistance

Falling behind in Math or English? We offer professional, one-on-one tutoring services to students who need extra support...

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On Hold: Medical Appointment Transportation Service

On Hold: Medical Appointment Transportation Service

SOS volunteer drivers offer safe and courteous transportation for community residents to and from medical appointments, within...

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School Night Out

School Night Out

A safe space for young people in Grades 7, 8 & 9 to connect and express themselves through games, art, crafts and music....

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Caring for Community at Christmas

Caring for Community at Christmas

The SOS Caring for Community at Christmas Program ensures local children and youth experience the magic of Christmas, and...

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Family Night

Family Night

Family Night enables local families to enjoy quality time together while SOS serves dinner and provides entertainment such...

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Income Tax Returns

Income Tax Returns

The SOS Income Tax  program provides assistance with the preparation of basic income tax returns for low-income individuals...

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Kids Movement: Play Express & Grow  (for boys)

Kids Movement: Play Express & Grow (for boys)

Kids Movement: Play, Express & Grow is for boys in grades 4, 5 and 6. This program includes activities that focus on...

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Kids Movement:Play, Express & Grow (for girls)

Kids Movement:Play, Express & Grow (for girls)

Kids Movement: Play, Express & Grow is for girls in grades 4, 5 and 6. This program is full of fun activities that inspire...

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Oceanside Better at Home

Oceanside Better at Home

  Seniors are an important and integral part of the Oceanside community. To ensure you continue to play an active role...

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Recreation Assistance For Children and Youth

Recreation Assistance For Children and Youth

This program enables local children and youth to participate in recreational activities and camps that their families would...

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TIC TAC

TIC TAC

This program offers a welcoming and nurturing environment for children newborn to age 5 years old that have not entered kindergarten...

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Positive Reviews:

  • Thank you for arranging a drive for my medical appointment... I really appreciate your cheerfulness...

    ~ a safely transported client

  • Not since the banquets of Nero... has such a meal been served on golden plates!

    ~ a delighted diner

  • The program was most helpful, empowering, and valuable.

    ~ a self-help participant

  • I have become more dignified and stable.

    ~ a community member enriched

  • This is the best day of my whole life.

    ~ a child's first picnic

  • Besides the hardship assistance, subsidized children's programming and vouchers... you have given us the greatest gift... respect, compassion, and dignity.

    ~ a family helped