Our Stories


At the age of five, Devinder moved from India with his family in the search of a better life. After graduating high school, Devinder went to Douglas College, played the men’s soccer team and by 19, captained the team. But he had also started experimenting with drugs, and by the time his mother was diagnosed… Continue reading


At the age of 16, Stacey was kicked out of her home and was left with nowhere to go. Not knowing where to ask for help, she spent a whole month sleeping by a hydro tower and begging for food, until she finally moved in with a friend. The escape from her abusive household was… 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

More than just a shelter, a place to find ones feet

On a beautiful acreage in the heart of Cloverdale sits an old white farm house – a much needed temporary shelter for Surrey residents experiencing homelessness, operated by Options Community Resource Society. Beside the farm house is an expansive garden where clients can build valuable life and work skills cultivating delicious produce for the Hyland… Continue reading