Forward House provides adults living with mental health challenges with the support and tools they need to enjoy full and independent lives. We are a compassionate, inclusive community in mid-Vancouver Island.


A Wonderful Celebration of Mental Health

14th Annual Dragonfly Dinner - Sold out event!  Our guests celebrated mental health at the Quality Resort Bayside during an evening with great food, great company, and great entertainment! Thanks to everyone who made this event a huge success. Congratulations to our award recipients: Greta Hogan, Dan Clark, Charlene Copley, Dr. Rick Henderson, Doreen 'Coco' Littlejohn R.N., Harbour Homes, Wonder Transformation Freedom Source, and the United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island. We thank each of you for your contributions to Forward House and to the community.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Thursday October 12, 2017, 12-3 pm - Fourth Annual Project Connect Health Fair - Oceanside residents who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, can access free services, give-away items and resources at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. Hosted by the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness, this event features more than 20 services, and helps to raise awareness about homelessness in the Parksville Qualicum region.

Wednesday October 18th, 2017 - 5:30-7:00 pm - Dessert Night - Come to Forward House for an informational chat, tour, and some delicious desserts. Learn more about mental health and the importance of day-to-day supports and social opportunities. 

Wednesday November 22nd, 2017 - Dessert Night - Come to Forward House for an informational chat, tour, and some delicious desserts. Learn more about mental health and the importance of day-to-day supports and social opportunities. 

December 3rd-5th, 2017, 3-7 pm - "Our Community, Our Art" Final Showcase! Come to the Quality Resort Bayside to view the artwork created by talented Forward House artists. Meet the artists and enjoy the spectacular view of Parksville Beach. Click here to find out more about this special project.


Changing Times... 

Although Forward House closes officially at 5:00 on Thursdays, we have moved one of our special groups into a new Thursday evening time slot.

Our Families Forward Support Group will now be meeting at Forward House from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursdays. Join us for great discussions and lots of support and resources!


Volunteer Opportunities  

At Forward House there are so many ways to give back. Our volunteers provide a range of supports including preparation of home-style meals, art instruction, transportation, Board engagement, and much more! With just a few hours a week, you can provide life-changing opportunities to people who need your support. 

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Mental Health and Substance Use Resources

For Mental Health Resources, click here

For Substance Use Resources, click here.


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A Special Acknowledgement...

Forward House has been a proud recipient of United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island funding for our Healthy Eating Meal Program from 2015 to 2017. 

Approximately 77% of Forward House funding comes from the Vancouver Island Health Authority. We rely on the generous support of the community to cover our remaining needs. Join our family of supporters today and your gift will offer compassion and promote mental wellness.