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.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
August 2017 - Art Displays - Join us on our front lawn (136 East Hirst Ave.) to view and enjoy our clients' artwork and progress on the 'Our Community, Our Art' project. Our displays will be available for viewing every Saturday from 11:30-1:30 pm, or visit the Craig Street Market and then walk over to our house on Tuesday August 15th and 22nd between 5:30 and 7:00 pm. Click here to find out more about this special project.
September 14th, 2017, 5:30-7:00 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.
September 20th, 2017, Doors open 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm - 14th Annual Dragonfly Dinner - Join us at the Quality Resort Bayside for night of dinner and entertainment! Tickets are $30 per person and will be available in August.
October 6th, 2017, 4:00-7:00 pm - Thanksgiving Dinner & Giving Circle - Come to Forward House between 4:00 and 5:00 for a turkey dinner ($3.00 for clients, $10.00 for guests) and stay for our special Giving Circle. Bring a small item that has meant something special to you, put it into the circle for someone else to take, and choose another item to take home. If you don't have an item to trade, simply share something that you are thankful for!
December 3rd-5th, 2017, 3-7 pm - "Our Community, Our Art" Final Showcase! Come to the Quality Resort Bayside to view the artwork created by talented Forward House artists. Meet the artists and enjoy the spectacular view of Parksville Beach. Click here to find out more about this special project.
Although Forward House closes officially at 5:00 on Thursdays, we have moved two of our special groups into a new Thursday evening time slot.
Our LGBTQ group and our Families Forward Support Group will now be meeting at Forward House from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursdays. Join us for great discussions and lots of support and resources!
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 2017.
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.