Sunshine Coast Community Services Society is a community-based organization that has been providing services for people on the Sunshine Coast since 1974. Our history is one of caring, commitment and flexibility.
We are a non-government organization overseen by a volunteer board of directors, funded by government contracts, foundations and community donations. We employ more than 90 professional staff, work with hundreds of volunteers and provide services through more than 30 programs all along the Coast in four key areas - Community Action and Engagement; Together Against Violence; Child and Family Counselling; and Family, Youth and Children's Services.
Our programs support pregnant and new moms, families, children, youth, adults, and seniors through crisis response, support programs, housing, and advocacy.
We are honoured to provide services on the unceded, ancestral and traditional lands of the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation and the Skwxwu7mesh Uxwumixw (Squamish Nation).
An engaged, healthy and thriving coast.
Fostering social equity on the Sunshine Coast by creating opportunities for people to achieve their full potential.
Our work and strategic plan are values-based. While our Board and staff work from a broad foundation of personal and professional values, the following values highlight our organizational focus.
Our Program Teams
Child & Family Counselling
Child and Family Counselling provides individual and group counselling for families, children, youth and adults. We use a collaborative approach, build on strengths to develop positive relationships, helping families find their best solutions. Some of these programs include Family Support Services and Children’s Counselling Services. View Programs.
Family, Youth and Children's Services
Child Development and Youth Services programs are family-centered, inclusive and promote active participation in supporting pregnant women, new moms, parents, caregivers, children and youth. We also provide programs in prevention, intervention and support for youth and children with a developmental delay or diagnosed disability. Services to youth include life skills development, outreach and one to one support with a focus on community inclusion and client-centred practice. Some of these programs include Bellies and Babies, Circle of Support and Youth in Transition. View Programs.
Community Action and Engagement
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. Some of these programs include the Food Bank, Thrift Store, Arrowhead Clubhouse, Legacy Housing and our Better at Home seniors program. View Programs.
Together Against Violence
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. Some of these programs include Yew Transition House, Police Based Victim Services and Women’s Outreach. View Programs.