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.


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 will be moving forward with a major bathroom renovation in March 2018. This project will ensure that our house is fully accessible for everyone who needs our services. For more information, click here.


To view information and pictures from the 'Our Community, Our Art' Showcase in December 2017, click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Wednesday January 17th, 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 February 15th, 5:00-7:00 pm - Business After Business - Come to Forward House for the opportunity to connect with local business people and non-profit service providers in a warm social setting. Enjoy delicious refreshments while meeting new people and learning more about our programs and services.

Thursday February 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. 

Saturday April 14th, 2018, 5:30 pm -  Spring Fling - Our 2nd Annual Dinner and Dance in support of Forward House recreation programs. Come enjoy a buffet dinner and dance the night away! Tickets will go on sale in February. Stay tuned!


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!


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 2018. 

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.