Sunshine Coast Community Services Society
Agency Location(s) and Communities Served
Sunshine Coast Community Services Society is a community-based organization that has been providing services for people on the lower Sunshine Coast since 1974, from Port Mellon all the way through to Egmont.
PO Box 1069
5638 Inlet Ave.
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
MCFD Programs Delivered
Early Intervention Programs:
Supported Child Development Program
Infant Development Program
Supported Services Programs:
Supported Services to Children
Cirle of Support
Youth In Transition
Child & Family Counselling Programs:
PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment)
Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP)
Community Mental Health Services (CMHP)
Family Preservation & Reunification
Family Support Services
Indigenious Wellness Liason
Other Programs Delivered
Family Resource Programs:
Bellies & Babies
Parent-Tot Drop In
Child Care Resource and Referral
Community Action & Engagement Programs:
Community Action and Engagement programs are all about people helping people – nurturing connections, linking to resources, and building the support that enables our community to thrive.
Arrowhead Clubhouse - The Arrowhead clubhouse is a place where people living with mental illness can come together to learn skills, get support and build relationships in a safe, stigma-free environment.
Better At Home - Better At Home is a program that helps seniors with simple, non-medical home support services, so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes and remain connected to their communities
Food Bank - A dedicated team of volunteers gathers, stores and distributes food to community members in need on a weekly basis, under the guidance of our Food Security Lead.
Keeping People Housed - Keeping People Housed offers an interest-free loan to families and individuals on the Sunshine Coast who meet the eligibility requirements during a temporary and unexpected financial crisis.
Thrift Store - At the Community Services Thrift Store, you can find all sorts of gems!
Client Navigator - This free program assists individuals of any age get connected with Sunshine Coast Community Services programs, outside community agencies and provides information and resources specific to the needs of the participant.
Together Against Violence Programs:
Together Against Violence programs support people whose lives have been impacted by violence and trauma. Programs provide crisis intervention, shelter, counselling, advocacy and non-judgmental emotional and practical support.
Yew Transition House - A safe place for women of all ages and their children, where your choices will be respected.
Thyme Second Stage Program - Providing housing, support, and advocacy for women and children who have experienced violence and who can benefit from additional support to rebuild their lives and connect to community.
Women's Counselling - Free, confidential counselling for women who have experienced sexual assault, violence in a relationship, and/or childhood abuse.
Women's Outreach Program - This free confidential service aims to increase the safety and well-being of all women who are at risk, including women of colour, First Nations women, lesbian / bi / queer women, trans women and women of differing ages and abilities.
Community Based Victim Services - We provide support to survivors of violence in relationships, sexual assault, criminal harassment, child abuse/assault, and other forms of family or sexualized violence. Our service is confidential and supports survivors of all ages and gender identity.
Police Based Victim Services - Police Based Victim Services provides victims of crime and other traumas, their family members and witnesses, emotional support, practical assistance and appropriate referrals to community resources.
Community Based Victim Services - Youth Outreach - This is a free and confidential program providing support to survivors ages 13–24 of sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
BCGEU (Yew Transition House and Thyme Second Stage only)
Executive Director (ED) Name and/or Designate (if applicable)
Skills/interests of ED and/or designate (if applicable)
Catherine always knew she wanted to work with people and after completing her BSc Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1988 she began her life long non-profit professional career as a crisis counsellor in a Transition House. She is a creative and innovative individual who loves bringing people together to learn and take action. Catherine cares deeply about social justice issues and has a passion for community development.