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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

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