Welcome to the Westcoast Community Resources Society (WCRS)
The Westcoast Community Resources Society is a non-profit organization which believes that every person in the community should have access to resources to enhance and improve their well-being.
The Society delivers a range of free and confidential services from The Coastal Community Services Hub in Ucluelet and from our office in Tofino. Our programs operate in all west coast communities.
- Women’s counselling, child, youth, special needs and family counselling:
- Outreach services:
- Transition House
- Assistance with accessing resources related to food security, housing and employment
- Navigating government websites and applications such as income tax, pension and disability
- Referrals and information about community events, and other programs throughout west coast communities.
- Phone, fax and internet use
For information about services or to book an appointment, please call 250-726-2343.
Support the Society
There are several ways to get involved with the Westcoast Community Resources Society including; volunteering, becoming a voting or non voting member, joining the board or donating.
Communities on the west coast feel a strong sense of belonging and live free from violence and discrimination in all its forms.
We empower and support all members of our communities to move beyond systemic barriers, violence and abuse through the provision of safe shelter, education and counselling services.
Intersectional feminist principles
We center people’s overlapping and interacting social identities to create and provide services that recognize and work to counter power imbalances that exist in concurrent experiences of oppression.
Trauma- informed practices
We recognize that trauma is frequently part of people’s stories and take care that our spaces and services are as safe as possible and not re-traumatizing.
We believe that individuals are experts in their own lives and use a strengths-based approach, building on what clients know works best for them.
Responding to people’s basic needs
We believe that every person deserves to have their basic needs met. A person’s basic needs are food, shelter, clothing, medical care, mental health care and safety from violence.
Collaboration and partnerships
We work collaboratively with other organizations to respond to the needs of individuals in our communities.
Supporting individual and community resilience
We believe that healing thrives in and creates honest, compassionate, respectful, inclusive and caring communities.
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COVID-19 Program Service Update
Westcoast Community Resources Society is participating in the community efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. We have adapted our services and programs so they can be offered in a COVID secure way.
Our offices in Ucluelet and Tofino will be closed with the exception of our weekly-drop-in hours as follows:
- Tofino: Every Tuesday from 11am-1pm at 110 Second Street (alley entrance)
- Ucluelet: Every Thursday from 11am-1pm at the Hub in the Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Drive
Our staff are meeting with clients remotely online, by phone, outdoors or in the office by appointment. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 250-726-2343.
The Transition House will remain open and available to women in need. COVID-19 protocols are in place to keep clients and staff safe.
The weekly Community Lunch Program is suspended until further notice. If you are in need of hot soup, arrangements can be made to have some delivered to you. Our Community Outreach Worker can be reached by calling 250-726-6513.
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