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. To view our Annual Report, click here.
'2017 Not-For-Profit of the Year'
Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce
Special Projects and Programs at Forward House
There is so much happening at Forward House right now! Click here to learn more about these special initiatives:
‘Forward House Fridays’ in Qualicum Beach
Oceanside Outreach Program
‘Looking Forward to Giving Back’ Employment Program
‘Moving Forward with Accessibility’ Project
Youth Open Houses
In October and November 2018, we held two special Open Houses so that youth and young adults ages 16-30 could learn more about Forward House services and enjoy some fun activities along with some great snacks. We will be continuing these Open Houses in the new year; stay tuned for more information.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Thursday February 21st, 5:30 pm - Dessert Night - Join us for some delicious treats and learn more about our programs and services.
Thursday March 21st, 5:30 pm - Dessert Night - Join us for some delicious treats and learn more about our programs and services.
Thursday April 18th, noon to 2:00 pm - Easter Lunch & Easter Egg Hunt - Join us for a delicious lunch and fun Easter egg hunt. Clients free, guests $10.
Saturday May 11th, 5:00 pm - First Annual Partners in Community Benefit Gala - Join us at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre for a beautiful dinner and dance. Entertainment will include Joe Coughlin singing the Frank Sinatra Songbook and the Phil Dwyer Orchestra. This premiere event is a joint fundraiser for Oceanside Hospice and Forward House. Tickets will be going on sale in March. Stay tuned for more information!
Tuesday June 18th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm - Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Join us for an overview of the 2018-19 year and a sneak peak forward to upcoming programs, projects, and events. We have openings for two to three new Board members. If you are interested in applying, please call Sharon at 250-954-0785.
Saturday September 28th - Dragonfly Dinner and Dance - Enjoy a wonderful dinner catered by Galloping Gourmet, a celebration of our clients and community supporters, and a dance featuring Groundswell Band. Tickets will go on sale in August. Stay tuned for more details!
Support for Caregivers
Our Families Forward Support Group takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm. Join us for great discussions and lots of support and resources for friends, families, and caregivers. Drop-ins welcome!
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. We are actively looking for new volunteers - please help!
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 2019.
Approximately 70% 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.