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.
Not-for-Profit of the Year Award!
We are so thrilled and honoured to have been awarded the '2017 Non-Profit of the Year' trophy by the Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce.
Humble thanks to the community of Parksville for all of your support in helping us provide the programs and services that aid so many people, and congratulations to all of the businesses and organizations that make Oceanside a great place to live and work!
Moving Forward with Accessibility Project - Phase 2
Thanks to a Grant-in-Aid from the Regional District of Nanaimo and generous support from all four local Rotary clubs, we have been moving forward with our major bathroom renovation. This project will ensure that our house is fully accessible for everyone who needs our services. For more information, click here.
Business After Business
Our Business After Business event on Thursday February 15th was a great success. Thanks to the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce and Parks West Business Products for their support, and all the folks who came out, many of whom were not aware of our services. We were able to share information, connect with several new organizations, and feast on delicious refreshments. A grand time was had by all!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Thursday March 22nd, 5:30 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.
Thursday March 29th, noon - Easter Lunch & Easter Egg Hunt - Enjoy a ham and turkey meal with all the trimmings and participate in a fun Easter Egg Hunt. (Clients $2.50 and invited guests $5.00).
Saturday April 14th, 2018, 5:30 pm - Spring Fling - Our 2nd Annual Dinner and Dance in support of Forward House programs. Come enjoy a buffet dinner and dance the night away to the music of Groundswell! Tickets are on sale now! Individual tickets cost $40, or by a table of 6 to 8 and receive a $30 discount.
Wednesday April 18th, 5:30 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.
Support for Caregivers
Although Forward House closes officially at 5:00 on Thursdays, we are open for caregivers from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursday nights.
Join our Families Forward Support Group for great discussions and lots of support and resources. 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.
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 2018.
Approximately 75% 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.