COMMUNITY SERVICES

 
In 2007, upon invitation from the community, Ocean Crest Community Church planted a ministry in Port Hardy. The Salvation Army Lighthouse Resource Centre became a beacon of light and a symbol of hope for many people in the community. In and through each program facilitated at the centre, central components of our faith have been incorporated, including prayer and scripture through devotions and Bible study. 
In 2016, The Salvation Army embarked upon a God inspired journey to find a new location that would allow us to expand our services and build more community partnerships. In 2018, The Salvation Army purchased 7305 Market Street and named our new home the “Centre of Hope” From our new home we will continue to share the love of Jesus, meet human needs, and do our best to be a transforming influence in our community! The Centre of Hope has an open door policy and everyone is welcome. We have a family atmosphere where people are listened to, cared for, and treated with dignity and respect. Our team goes above and beyond to ensure that the people we serve feel valued. The purpose of all our programs and services is to meet people “where they are at” without judgment. We offer these programs and services in a warm, friendly, and safe environment that helps us to foster relationships that are nurturing and loving.

Welcome Home!
Contact
 
Centre of Hope
7305 Market Street
P.O. Box 792
Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
Phone: 250-949-8125
centreofhope@oceancrestchurch.org
 
 
Hours of Operation
 
Monday: 09:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 09:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 09:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday:09:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 09:30 am – 4:00 pm
 
We are closed on Statutory Holidays
 
 
                                                                     SERVICES
                                                                          COVID 19 Restrictions in Place
 
Monday – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
VIHA) MHAS – Mental Health care worker on site
 
Monday to Friday
 
Hot lunch  
Shower facilities
Laundry facilities
Hygiene products
Prayer support
Clothing and food assistance
Internet – Computers are available in the resource room
 
Tuesday’s – 2:00 pm,
 
Healing Circle is co-facilitated by Elders in the community and is First Nations infused. There is a light meal provided after group
 
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
LSS (Legal Services Society) worker on site will assist clients in completing legal aid applications, as well as helping clients navigating through the judicial system, which also includes court appearances.
 
Tuesday and Thursday
 
(VIHA) Nurse Practitioner (Tuesday afternoons (1:00 pm-4:00 pm) and Thursday mornings 09:30 am -12:00 pm) – client access through front desk appointments.
 
AA meetings held at the Centre per week (Tuesdays and Fridays between 12:00 pm-1:00 pm) and a home group on Sundays beginning at 7:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
SHELTERING
 
EXTREME WEATHER RESPONSE
 
From 01 November – 31 March each year, provides shelter up to 12 persons. The Extreme Weather Response (EWR) program funds community based services to provide extra emergency shelter spaces during periods of winter weather which threaten the health and safety of individuals who are absolute homeless or at risk of homelessness. EWR is designed to fund time-limited, temporary shelter spaces in communities where there is not sufficient emergency shelter capacity during the winter season
Contact
 
Centre of Hope
7305 Market Street
P.O. Box 792
Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
Phone: 250-949-8125
centreofhope@oceancrestchurch.org
 
Hours of Operation
 
From 01 Nov – 31 Mar
  
Sun – Mon: 5:30 pm – 07:30 am
 
SOBERING AND ASSESSMENT
 
01 April – 31 Oct. Each year this location provides shelter for up to six persons as it relates to the “Sobering and Assessment” program. Through this agreement Ocean Crest Community Ministries provides a  six (6) bed sobering and assessment program in Port Hardy.  This dovetails with the existing Extreme Weather Response (EWR) contract with BC Housing that covers November through March. The Facility improves safety for individuals who may need a safe place for sobering for short-stays (up to twenty-four hours) and who may access related assessment services and supports, including access to food, laundry and linkages to other community services when appropriate. 
 
 
 
Contact
 
Centre of Hope
P.O. Box 792
Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
Phone: 250-949-8125
centreofhope@oceancrestchurch.org
 
Hours of Operation
 
From 01 April – 31 Oct
 
Sun – Mon: 5:30 pm – 07:30 am