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Society of Organized Services

SOS Programs & Services

SOS Community Services Centres are located at 245 West Hirst Avenue in Parksville, and at 744 Primrose Street in Qualicum Beach. Within these centres, there is programming for children, youth and families, and programs and services for adults and seniors.

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.

Income Tax Returns

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

Homeless Prevention Program

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

Parksville Qualicum Haven House

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

STAR program

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

On Hold: Men's Personal Growth

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

On Hold: Medical Appointment Transportation Service

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

Kids Movement: Play Express & Grow

Activities that focus on building self-esteem, healthy relationships, and community awareness.

TIC TAC

A welcoming environment for parents and caregivers to take a break and recharge while children play and build social and emotional skills.

Meals on Wheels

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

Emergency Assistance and Advocacy Program

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

Seniors' Advocacy Services

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

On Hold: Women's Personal Growth

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

On Hold: Seniors Connecting

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

School Night Out

A safe space for young people to connect and express themselves through games, art, crafts and music.

Oceanside Better at Home

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

Youth Open Space Parksville and Qualicum (Formerly Teen Night)

A safe space for young people to connect and express themselves through games, art, crafts and music.

Counselling

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

Gradwear

Find a new or gently used grad outfit for $5, including accessories.

Caring for Community at Christmas

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

After School Education Assistance

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

Family Night

Spend quality time with family while SOS takes care of dinner and activities.

Recreation Assistance For Children & Youth

This program enables local children and youth to participate in recreational activities and camps.

Charitable Number: 107021537RR0001

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