Yes, our in-person counselling sessions have been limited, but we are still delivering high quality services to the community with the same professionalism as before. We have expanded our services to include telephone and video counselling sessions, with a limited number of in person counselling sessions available by appointment only.
However, our wait lists are growing. In addition to the usual requests for service at this time of year, there are extra pressures in the communities we serve that are directly or indirectly related to Covid-19. People are feeling...
Here at Pacific Centre Family Services Association the health and safety of our clients and staff are of the highest priority. In response to the World Health Organization’s recent declaration of COVID-19 now being a pandemic, we would like to assure the public that we are implementing procedures to ensure everyone’s safety.
While this crisis is occurring, we understand that it is important for our clients to still be able to access mental health services. We are currently closed for in-person counselling sessions, but we are offering Telehealth Services...
On behalf of Our Place Society, and Pacific Centre Family Services Association, thank you. The Coldest Night organizing team and the vulnerable members of our community benefited from your time, energy and compassion.
While it will take some time for Blue Sea Philanthropy to determine our final fundraising tally, we can confidently say that with your support, the Pandora and Westshore walks raised well over $75,000.
Downtown - Our Place’s 30 volunteers saw over 400 walkers, exceeding expectations. In the Westshore - We had over 15 volunteers help get our 225 walkers registered...
Coldest Night of the Year is a National walk that happens every year in February to raise money for charities serving people who are experiencing hurt, hunger and homelessness.In 2020 over 700 people walked with us and raised $75,000. Walk with us on February 26, 2022 – there’s a place for everyone!
Learn More about this year's event in the Westshore, a partnership between Our Place Society and Pacific Centre Family Services Association:
Pacific Centre Family Services Association (PCFSA) and Our Place Society have partnered for an amazing community event in the Westshore. You’re invited to participate in Canada’s National Walk for Homelessness - Coldest Night of the Year on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
As the Fall and holiday season approaches, we would like to thank you for supporting mental health and family wellness in your community throughout 2019. We are all touched or impacted by mental health in some way. With community input and partnerships, PCFSA will continue to make an impact for those who need the support.
In May 2019, we launched the Encouraging Possibilities in Community (EPIC) Campaign in support of Mental Health. With the increased demand for counselling services on the Westshore and across the CRD, we are actively seeking community partners, monthly donations and sponsorship at all levels.
Our clients face life challenges such as parenting concerns, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, family violence, sexual abuse, exploitation and substance use. On average we respond to 40-50 emails per week through the online counselling program, “YouthTalk”. These individuals are vulnerable youth, some of whom are contemplating suicide. This program is currently not funded.
We urgently need the support of community members like yourself to assist us with the growing demand for quicker access to youth and family services for those who are struggling to cope.
The work we do at Pacific Centre Family Services changes lives! Our trauma informed space provides a safe place for clients to come to gain hope and work through their individual life challenges. Click here to read some of Our Stories.
If you are interested in learning about sponsorship, naming opportunities and other ways to support, please contact main reception at 250-478-8357. For direct donations, please click here.
Volunteer with Us
Are you passionate about the programs we offer and the community you live in? Gain valuable experience, expand your resume, make new connections, and positively impact your own life by helping others.
Event assistance: provide volunteer support in the planning and coordination of fundraisers and special events. This might be ideal for students who require practicum hours.
SPONSOR A FAMILY - Holiday Hampers
Would you like to sponsor a family and provide food and gifts for Christmas? For more information or to sign up, call Reception at 250-478-8357
Visit Our website - Holiday Raffles Are Coming - You Won't Want to Miss Out!!
All groups take place at suite 200-324 Goldstream Ave. (parking available behind building)
Registration is required - call Intake at 250-940-4373
Recovering Strategies Group - Healing From Trauma and Substance Use - Adults (19+) Drop in - Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm - Starting Oct. 2
Those Affected By A Loved One’s Substance Use Group - 8 weeks Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm - Starting Oct. 22 Men’s Group – Supporting Healthy Relationships Mondays, 5-7pm – Starting in Sept. 30 Parenting Group - Providing Support and Information for parents with children up to 18 years of age Drop in - Thursdays, 10-11:30am - Starting Nov. 7