Sonya’s story & the Cornerstone Drop-In Centre

Sonya* is one of over sixty women who have benefited from the Cornerstone Drop-In. In her 40’s, Sonya has faced a series of traumas in her life. As a child Sonya also experienced developmental delays which continue to have an impact today. Until recently Sonya lived in her childhood home, but faced periods of homelessness as she… Continue reading

Using Land Assets to Fulfill Your Non-profit Mission

Multiple needs can be met when mission-based organizations harness  their land assets and align their mission in a land redevelopment project. With a small grant from Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society, this was the focus of “Land Development with A Social Lens,” a forum hosted by the Peninsula Homeless to Housing Task Force (PH2H)  on… Continue reading

New challenges in the response to homelessness in Surrey

Options Community Services Society operates two of Surrey’s three main shelters. In recent years Options has seen a growing number of seniors accessing their shelters. Watch the video to hear more from Peter Fedos, Senior Program Manager, and Jay Blaschuk about the “grey wave”. About our Grants The Society makes a difference in our community… Continue reading

How small grants add up to make a big impact

Did you know 20% of the homeless in Metro Vancouver are youth under the age of 25? Many young people couch surf and so their situation can go unnoticed as they are not easily found on the street. Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) identified a critical service gap to support youth in 2007. What started… Continue reading