Forward House leads with compassion in fostering mental wellness.
Compassion | Respect | Belonging | Resilience
Forward House provides mental health services, community education, and community partnerships.
- Provides varied and meaningful opportunities to adults in Vancouver Island's District 69 who have mental health challenges and may have concurrent substance use issues.
- Enhances social, vocational, and independent life skills through psychosocial rehabilitation practices.
- Provides community education around mental health and addiction issues in order to promote healthy support systems and community inclusion.
- Creates partnerships with community stakeholders and liaises with health and education providers to promote mental wellness in Vancouver Island's District 69.
In 1982, we had a vision to establish a crisis line for people in Mid-Vancouver Island who were struggling with alcohol and drug addictions. What started off as a seed of hope for a few people over 30 years ago has flourished into Forward House - one of Vancouver Island’s best psychosocial rehabilitation programs for people living with mental health challenges.
Today, the Forward House family is vibrant and growing. Our clients range from those who are struggling to survive to individuals who are volunteering, attending university, and working in our community. Our team of staff, volunteers, practicum students and Board of Directors serves more than 70 registered clients as well as many drop-ins.
The Forward House team is certified with Safe Harbour's award-winning diversity and inclusion education program for the workplace.