By mobilizing the time, talent, and treasure of community members like you,
we can reach more and do more for neighbours in need over the coming years.
SOS Project Rebuild
After the storm…
For more than 50 years, your SOS has relied on Thrift Shop revenue to fund 80% of our programs and services for low-income residents. That all changed in 2020. Unfortunately, we do not expect to see a return to pre-pandemic volumes until at least 2022. We need your help now.
New challenges bring new opportunities.
The pandemic highlighted several community needs that will become even more urgent in the coming years. In order to do the big things that we must do to support vulnerable residents now and in the future, your SOS must rebuild its capacity. With your support, we can help more kids grow into successful adults, assist more seniors to age in place, and ensure more residents have a safe place to lay their heads at night.
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The number of seniors 75+ is expected to almost double in District 69 over the next 20 years. It is no wonder that the average age in our region is older than other Island Health and BC regions.
Children and youth living in low-income households have been some of the hardest affected during the pandemic. Many who were already going without adequate food or basic supports are now experiencing further anxiety and trauma caused by the pandemic.
We see it every day in our community. Residents living on the streets, in the backcountry or in their vehicles because there is no consistent Cold Weather Shelter and our supportive housing shelter is full. People who have lost their jobs and can no longer afford the high cost of housing. Families who struggle to put food on the table.
Community Services Centre
PO Box 898, V9P 2G9
Phone: (250) 248-2093
Hours: Mon to Fri 8:30 – 4:30, closed holidays
SOS Thrift Shop
Phone: (250) 248-2532
New 2020 Hours: Mon to Sat 9:30 – 3:30,
(No Mailing Address)
Phone: (250) 752-2040
Regular hours: closed until further notice