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 Ocenaside Better at Home and BC211), the Homeless Prevention Program and the Income Tax program (by phone). SOS Thrift Shop is closed until further notice and cannot accept donations until we reopen. 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.

Adult & Seniors Programs

SATPhoto1SOS offers programs throughout the year that enrich the lives of adults and seniors in the community and help meet their basic needs. This includes programs that promote social interaction, achieve greater health, alleivate stress and hardship, and inspire personal growth.

"I would like to thank you for the wonderful variety of trips that we go on, and interesting speakers at our meetings. As a newcomer to Parksville and a recent widow, attending the Seniors Connecting events and outings has made a significant change in my wellbeing and knowledge of this community." ~ A Seniors Connecting participant






Seniors Connecting

Seniors Connecting

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

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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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Medical Appointment Transportation Service

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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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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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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Women's Personal Growth

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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Men's Personal Growth

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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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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Caring for Community at Christmas

Caring for Community at Christmas

The SOS Caring for Community at Christmas Program ensures our local children and youth have a magical Christmas, and that...

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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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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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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