Community Health and Social Service Programs

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

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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, RCC

Individuals, Couples & Groups. Specializing in Depth Psychology, Dream Work, EMDR & second half of life issues.more info

Address / Contact Info
191 Morningside Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC
Phone: (250) 653-9224

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

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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

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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

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Phone: (250) 537-4400
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Island Comfort Quilts

Island Comfort Quilts provides a comfort quilt, free of charge, to any islander with a life-threatening disease or injury.more info

Address / Contact Info
107 Castle Cross Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2G1
Phone: (250) 537-5302
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Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC)

IDHHC is a specialized social service agency providing counselling and support services to people dealing with a hearing loss and their families.more info

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300-1627 Fort Street
, Victoria, BC, V8R 1H8
toll free: 1-800-667-5448
TTY: 1-877-667-5488
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Island Ghost & History Walks

Come for a day or night stroll and be entertained by our lovely history guides. Learn about Salt Spring history, learn about the mystery of the island, and have some fun with your family and friends. Call 250.537.7827 or visit to register.more info

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Phone: (250) 537-7827
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