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 2017-18 Annual Report, click here.


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'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 in Qualicum Beach - expanding to two days!

Oceanside Outreach Program

2019-2020 Art Calendar

‘Looking Forward to Giving Back’ Employment Program

‘Moving Forward with Accessibility’ Project


Thanks to everyone who contributed to our

First Annual Partners in Community Benefit Gala

On Saturday, May 11th, we held this joint fundraiser for Oceanside Hospice and Forward House to help support programs for individuals and families who are facing advanced illness, death and bereavement, as well as programs and services to support adults experiencing mental health and addictions recovery challenges. Thanks so much to the Town of Qualicum Beach and the wonderful staff at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre (747 Jones St.), where we enjoyed a beautiful plated dinner by the Galloping Gourmet Catering Company and were serenaded by the renowned jazz singer Joe Coughlin who sang the Sinatra Songbook with the Phil Dwyer Orchestra. Then we danced the night away thanks to Tina Jones and the Phil Dwyer Orchestra. Click here to view our event poster.

A special thank you to our amazing sponsors and donors who provided silent and live auction items, along with a fun photo booth where we could capture some memories from this special evening. And thanks to Parks West Business Products for providing all of our printing needs!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Thursday May 30th, 5:30 pm - Dessert Night - Join us for some delicious treats and learn more about our programs and services. This is the last Dessert Night of the season, so be sure to come!

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 - Come celebrate with us at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall, 644 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach. Enjoy a wonderful dinner catered by Galloping Gourmet, a celebration of our clients and community supporters, and a dance featuring Groundswell Band. Tickets are $40 and 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!


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. We are actively looking for new volunteers - please help!

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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 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.