Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS is only offering essential services at this time. SOS Thrift Shop is closed until further notice. SOS Community Services Centres are closed, but we are able to continue our Meals on Wheels program, Emergency Assistance & Advocacy (by phone) and Seniors Advocacy (by phone). Ministry clients can call about using a drop-off/pick-up service for report cards. The Homeless Prevention program will continue support for existing clients. All Child, Youth & Family programs are suspended. For more information or for assistance, call 250-248-2093. We wish you good health and hope to reconnect again soon.

Youth Programs

SOS Youth Programs

SOS is dedicated to our young community members who are making their transition into adulthood. We offer safe environments where youth can connect with responsible adults, receive healthy support, eat nutritious food, make new friends and learn about community resources.

In all our youth programs, we promote skills for developing self-esteem, responsibility and problem solving.

“It has been wonderful for them to be able to develop relationships with people who are not teachers or parents. I don’t know how SOS finds the facilitators that they find but they’re amazing. It’s really that connection they have with them, they know they can talk to them about anything. That makes me feel so much better as a working parent that they have these relationships.” ~ A parent of two youth in the School Night Out and Teen Night programs.

Call 250-248-2093 ext. 232 for youth program information/registration.

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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Summer Programs

Summer Programs

 "If you’re having a bad day you can come here and you feel way better, you can talk to people and you can forget about...

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After School Education Assistance

After School Education Assistance

Falling behind in Math or English? We offer professional tutoring services to students who need extra support to achieve...

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Teen Night

Teen Night

A safe, non-judgmental environment for grades 10, 11 and 12 to have fun and be yourself while meeting new people, and connecting...

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School Night Out

School Night Out

Grades 7, 8 and 9's are in for some excitement!This program takes place in Qualicum Beach on Mondays and at SOS in Parksville...

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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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Youth Open Space in Qualicum Beach

Youth Open Space in Qualicum Beach

Youth will enjoy creative projects, games, recreation and snacks while connecting with other teens and youth mentors. This...

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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