Community Health and Social Service Programs

HIV Support Group - Gulf Islands

An informal group meets monthly to discuss such things as alternative therapies, spiritual healing and medical support.more info

Address / Contact Info
Toll-free: 1-800-665-2437
Phone: (250) 537-7773

Home and Community Care

Registered nurses teach, coordinate and administer medications, change dressings and perform other nursing duties.more info

Address / Contact Info
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Phone: (250) 538-4820
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Home Health Monitoring for Heart Failure and COPD (Community Health Services)

Home Health Monitoring is free service offered to clients in their home. Besides measuring their blood pressure, pulse, weight and oxygen saturation, clients complete a daily care plan designed to help them better recognize and respond to their heart failure or COPD symptoms. The information is sent to a nurse who monitors and supports the client. Biometric reports and any medical concerns are communicated to the client’s family physician. Patients only need a definitive diagnosis and be symptomatic to qualify for referral. Palliative Care and Multi-morbidity coming soon.more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Health Community Health Services
South Island: : 1-888-533-2273
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Home Support Services

Home Support Services is a non-profit organization providing home support workers to assist elderly or handicapped residents to maintain their independent lifestyle in their own home.more info

Address / Contact Info
Beacon Community Services
2-137 Crofton Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2R8
Phone: (250) 537-9955
Fax: (250) 537-9969

Honor Griffith, MA, PhD in Clinical Psychology

Honor is a depth psychotherapist with a background in Jungian and archetypal psychology. Her work is also informed by attachment theory and brain research.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island, BC
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Housing First

Provides a liaison mental health practitioner to assist adult individuals with a serious mental illness to locate and maintain housing appropriate to their needs. The development of diversified appropriate housing for individuals with serious mental illness is an important aspect of the program.more info

Address / Contact Info
Office of the Mental Health Practitioner, Salt Spring Island Community Services Building
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
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In From The Cold Emergency Shelter

In From The Cold provides overnight shelter and a hot meal for people without adequate housing.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-9971
Fax: (250) 537-9974
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Income Assistance

Provides employment and assistance (BCEA) for individuals who are in need of financial assistance and are eligible for benefits.more info

Address / Contact Info
Ministry of Housing and Social Development
toll free: 1-866-866-0800
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Indian Residential School Survivors Society

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society assists First Peoples in BC to recognize and be holistically empowered from the primary and generational effects of residential schools by supporting research, promoting awareness, establishing partnerships and advocating for justice and healing.more info

Address / Contact Info
toll free: 1-800-721-0066
24 hour crisis line: 1-866-925-4419
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Institute of Sustainability Education and Action (I-SEA)

The Institute for Sustainability Education & Action (I-SEA) was created to broaden and deepen the understanding, appreciation, and commitment to sustainability locally throughout the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, as well as internationally.more info

Address / Contact Info
Phone: (250) 537-4400
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