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.

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An Important Update

Despite the closure of our Thrift Shop due to COVID-19, and the lost revenue that we count on every month to fund our operations, we are still able to offer essential services to our most vulnerable residents. Thanks to community support, we are still providing:

  • Emergency Assistance & Advocacy. If you are a resident in need of food or medicine, call us.
  • Counselling Referral program. If you are in need of counselling support, we can connect you with a professional counsellor online.
  • Seniors Advocacy Services and Oceanside Better at Home. If you are a senior who needs help grocery shopping, has questions about your benefits, or needs someone to check in with them, give us a call.
  • Meals on Wheels. Delivering nutritious meals to residents 3 days a week.
  • Homeless Prevention Program. Clients continue to receive support to maintain housing.
  • Working with the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness, we are helping homeless individuals with supplies and emergency assistance.
  • Income Tax program. Assisting low-income individuals and families in filing basic income tax returns.

If you are a District 69 resident in need, call us at 250-248-2093. We are here to help, as long as our funds allow.

If you can make a financial donation to our Grateful Hearts: SOS COVID-19 Campaign
to help neighbours in need, please donate now. Your help can’t wait!

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