Community Partners

Abbotsford Community Services

Serves the community through programs of family services, multiculturalism, seniors on the job training and placement, recycling, legal information, food bank and Christmas Bureau.

Abbotsford Hospice Society

Abbotsford Hospice Society (AHS) provides emotional and social support for people who are dying, and children, teens and adults grieving the death of a loved one. Since 1986, AHS has offered, free of charge, one to one and family counselling, support groups, crisis debriefing, expressive therapies, music and play therapy for grieving children and grief support for teens. Additionally, AHS offers public education, outreach, a comprehensive lending library and community referrals and a centre for those who are grieving. AHS will open the first adult hospice residence in Abbotsford in the spring of 2016.

Abbotsford Peer Support of Seniors

Maintaining the mental health and well-being of seniors through a peer support program while promoting their personal power.

Agassiz-Harrison Community Services

A multi-service organization that supports programs such as daycare, a thrift store, meals on wheels, a food bank and bus service.

Ann Davis Transition Society

Provides shelter, support and counselling to battered women and their children in the Chilliwack, Hope and Agassiz areas.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley

Big Brothers Big Sisters goal is to prevent problems by helping young people develop the skills, self confidence and healthy social relationships they need to be successful. Big Brothers helps boys from father-absent homes develop into responsible, well-adjusted adults. Big Sisters support one-on-one relationships between young girls and caring adult women for lasting relationships. The programs use the magic of friendships with caring adult volunteers to make a real difference in children’s lives in the communities of Abbotsford, Mission, Ridge Meadows, Chilliwack, Agassiz/Harrison and Hope.

Boston Bar North Bend Enhancement Society

Provides many essential social services to the Boston Bar community, including the Food Bank, Citizens on Patrol, Fraser Canyon Family Place, North Bend Community Place, a free lunch program and community garden. The Society is also there for citizens in times of crisis that effect the entire community, such as electricl shortages, forest fires, and road closures. As an unincorporated community, the residents have a strong passion to help and inspire each other.

Chilliwack Community Policing Society

Coordinates the provision of community-based policing, counselling and support services to crime victims and assists residents to obtain knowledge and skills in prevention of crime.

Chilliwack and District Seniors' Resources Society

Serves seniors age 55 and over by providing information and referral, equipment and housing registries, home repair services, recreational activities, income tax preparation for low-income seniors, blood pressure clinics, a volunteer shopping program, garden plots, and a mall walking program. Also has an Adult Day Centre Program for seniors living alone or residing with caregivers, who would like a day of social activity.

Chilliwack Hospice Society

Chilliwack Hospice Society is a community based volunteer organization which accepts death as a part of life. We support individuals and families during the dying and grieving process. Hospice is a philosophy of holistic care providing comfort care to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of dying people and their families. Hospice care is all about treating terminally ill people as living human beings so they can live until their last moment with caring and respect.

Chilliwack Resource Centre

Provides information, career and employment counselling, income tax preparation and basic life skills support services to clients.

Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association

One of the primary goals of this program is crime prevention through early intervention. Restorative Justice in Chilliwack holds offenders accountable, gives victims a voice, and encourages complete community involvement.

Creative Centre Society for Mental Wellness

Creative Centre Society provides rehabilitation and recovery based programs, services and support for adults who live with severe and persistent mental health issues. They focus on wellness as opposed to illness and have a variety of core programs, including the Young Adults Group, Life Skills, Smoking Cessation groups and a variety of meaningful work opportunities for their clients.

Cyrus Centre Ministries

Cyrus Centre is dedicated to ensuring youth in need always have a place to go and someone to turn to, providing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year with food and shelter. Further, Cyrus Centre offers counselling, mediation, employment coaching and referrals. Staff attend youth court in an outreach support capacity, helping youth navigate the legal system. The ultimate goal is to see families restored whenever possible, working towards a healthy re-unification and exiting street life.

Encompass Support Services Society

Established to meet specific community and social development needs in the Aldergrove community.

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre

Provides services to children with developmental delays and/or special needs through teams of professionals that include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, infant development and supported child development consultants and family support workers along with a variety of other professionals. FVCDC serves children and their families in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, Agassiz and surrounding areas.

Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association

Providing support and information to survivors of acquired brain injury, their families and other caregivers and to increase public awareness of brain injury and prevention.

Hope & Area Transition Society

Provides refuge for women and their children who are victims of physical or psychological abuse in the family, provides education programs to general public about family violence and promotes greater understanding of victims, and provides women who are victims of family violence with information on their options and choices of actions without prejudice or bias for or against those options and choices available to all women in this society.

John Howard Society

The John Howard Society (JHS) provides assistance with housing, life-skills, and community-based support, assisting individuals to value their positive contributions to society. JHS’s clients are traditionally people who are in conflict with the law; we have also developed an expertise working with individuals facing multiple barriers. JHS has extensive experience supporting persons involved in the criminal justice system, those experiencing chronic homelessness, substance misuse, barriers to employment and/or housing, and complex needs including addictions, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, mental health issues and/or developmental disabilities.

M2/W2 Association

An association of Christian citizens who have come together for the purpose of providing a friendship-based resource ministry to people who are in prison in B.C. or, when feasible, who have recently been released to their immediate families.

Mission Association for Community Living

Assists people with developmental disabilities and families with children who require extra support. Specifically, MACL provides individual residential supports for over 65 people in group homes, apartments and family settings; education and support of 70 adults; and support over 60 families with children who require extra support in 25 preschools and daycare centres throughout Mission.

Mission Community Services Society

Offers a wide range of services oriented to help many people including infant/toddlers and seniors. Programs include: Crisis line; Meals on Wheels; Counselling Center; Teen Line; Christmas Bureau; Child & Youth Suicide Intervention; Seniors Connection; Grief Support Group; Food Center; Child Care Support & Referral.

Mission Hospice Society

Helps people cope with the end of their lives and continue to enjoy life, to complete unfinished tasks and understand fully all that is available and all that is happening. Also assists the family in coping with their loss.

Mission Literacy in Motion

Promotes awareness of community literacy needs, supports local agencies or groups with their literacy initiatives and initiates literacy projects where the need is identified by the community.

MSA Society for Community Living

Provides residential, day services and family support for adults with developmental disabilities.

Sardis Doorway for Mothers and Children Society

Offers physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual support to single mothers with preschool children within the framework of the Christian faith. Services are provided free of charge.

Upper Fraser Valley Developmental Preschool Society

An integrated program for typical and special needs children between the ages of 3-5, offering an enriched and supportive environment.

Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley

Offers supportive programs in Mission and Abbotsford for women and children who have experienced abuse. Some programs include counselling services, transition house facilities, outreach and referrals, pregnancy support and public education workshops.

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A Letter From a Community Partner

We at Creative Centre Society would like to thank you and your fantastic organization for the funding you put forth to us year after year. I think it should also be stated that the hard work and tireless efforts your organization puts into the community should receive a big ovation. We have been fortunate to witness some of the magic United Way instils in our community and we thank you for that.

Samantha and myself have participated in two fundraisers in the last couple of years for United Way, and although the monetary value isn't what we hoped, you allowed us to be a part of something we didn't foresee. Through the “young adults” program and partnership with United Way, we witnessed an intrinsic value that cannot be taught, shown or planned. This young adults group came together as a team and achieved small monumental victories and in my opinion developed a strong sense of humanity within our community.

We appreciate you allowing us to contribute for United Way and look forward to our alliance within our community. If there is anything we could help with in the future, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with Creative Centre Society.

Thank you,

Ryan Hopcot
Creative Centre Society