Options Community Services is a non-profit society and registered charity dedicated to making a difference. We are committed to empowering individuals, supporting families and promoting community health. Everyday, we aim to achieve these goals through a wide variety of programs and projects.

 

NEWS & EVENTS


Jan 12, 2017
Surrey Now helps spread the word about extreme-weather beds for youth
Surrey Now - By Amy Reid
January 11, 2017 · Updated 2:29 PM

GUILDFORD — A new extreme-weather site specifically for youth opened for the first time Surrey last week.

Ten beds were set up at Guildford Youth Resource Centre, at 205 14727 108 Ave., beginning Jan. 6 and will be open whenever the city’s extreme-weather response is activated.

The site is run in partnership between Options Community Services Society and Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS).

Joe Woodworth, senior manager of youth services for Options, said things are off to a slow start, but that's to be expected.

"We're hoping to get the word out," he said. "Youth live in a different world than adults. If an adult needs resources they pick up a phone or go on the internet. Youth talk to their buddies so until the word gets spread through WhatsApp and all the other forums they use the word won't get out.

Jan 4, 2017
Are there unique challenges for refugee women coming to Canada?

 

"I was happy to interpret for a Syrian refugee that spoke on The Coast on CBC Radio", says Zahra Al-Zaim, Options Settlement and Youth Settlement Worker.  "Fast forward to 1 h 40 minutes to hear the full interview done with 2 Syrian ladies from Damascus talking about changes in their lives in Canada and especially shifts in gender roles. Special thanks to CBC  for covering such an important topic.

 

 

Dec 21, 2016
A story to warm your heart...

On December 6th, a young mother and her two children had a very special holiday moment, courtesy of Champers Salons at their 'Tis the Season charity event.

"Our year has been a struggle. Champers and Options has made our holiday season feel hopeful and grateful. We are so thankful for the wonderful people in this world who bring a little happiness and a smile back to a family that otherwise felt lost."