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Pacific Community Resources

Pacific Community Resources is an award winning, accredited, not-for-profit society serving Lower Mainland communities since 1984.

The agency provides alternate education, employment, addiction counselling and prevention services, housing support, and cultural enrichment for children, youth, adults and families.

We partner with individuals, businesses, other agencies and governments to ensure access to effective, high-quality community resources for people who are often vulnerable or marginalized from society.

Pacific Community Resources is committed to community-based research, advocacy, and community development to identify service gaps and strategies to address social problems such as poverty, child abuse, mental health, substance abuse, violence and homelessness.

We currently deliver more than 40 programs serving thousands of individuals from Vancouver to Chilliwack.

Our Mission
Our mission is to work in partnership with communities, other agencies and government ministries to ensure access to responsive, effective, accountable, quality services and housing for children, youth, adults and families.


PCRS' Vision
Our vision is one of healthy, civic, and productive people living in socially sustainable, safe, and caring communities.

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PCRS Updates
  • Youth Strengths Conference: Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Acting Together: Community University Research Alliance (AT-CURA) team is hosting the Youth Strengths Conference from July 23-25, 2014 at the Guildford Sheraton Hotel. The conference is a great opportunity for youth to learn about their character strengths, as well as how they relate to youth programs and public policy. Diverse and dynamic conference speakers will include academics, parents, youth, police agencies, policymakers and the community. The cost for youth to attend for the 3 days is only $30 (and includes meals).
  • Struggling with an Uncertain Future: Turning 19 brings a sudden and shocking abandonment for youth in government care - Feb. 25, 2014, Lori Cuthbert, Vancouver Sun. Matt Brown only ever had one long-term relationship with a reliable adult — his government-funded transition worker, a caring guy who helped him sort through life’s problems. But when Brown turned 19 last November, that relationship formally ended. It is B.C. government policy that all child welfare services stop upon the recipient’s 19th birthday, regardless of the young person’s readiness to live independently.
  • PCRS Once Again a Partner in the Raising the Roof Campaign - With Toque Tuesday coming up on February 4th, PCRS is kicking into high gear to 'Raise the Roof' on homelessness. This national campaign funds programs, like those of PCRS, that aim to alleviate homelessness in Canada. Every time we sell a Raising the Roof toque for $10, 80% of the money goes directly back into programming. To purchase toques (they make great gifts!) contact Michelle Shaw, Manager of Youth Services at the Guildford Youth Resource Centre, at mshaw@pcrs.ca.
  • Developing Safe, Sustainable, and Caring Communities - November 2013 Issue of Darpan Magazine. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is theonly thing that ever has,” Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist, once said. This is indeed the case with Kay Sarai and Michelle Shaw of Pacific Community Resources Society, who strive to make the world a better place one day at a time.

  • Toque Tuesday is Here - More than 200,000 Canadians do not have a home. Families with children are the fastest growing group of citizens experiencing homelessness. On Toque Tuesday, you can help. Lookout Society and Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) are proud community partners in Raising the Roof’s annual National Toque Campaign. PCRS offers services from Vancouver to Chilliwack serving over 9,000 people a year. Among their many services, they provide housing for at-risk youth and adults in Vancouver, Chilliwack and Surrey. Lookout Society offers services in Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby and the North Shore. They have four homeless shelters, 17 buildings with supported housing, street outreach staff and a drop-in centre.


  • Centre Officially Opens; Long Road for Health Contact Centre - October 17, 2013, Sharron Ho, Chilliwack Times. Dignitaries, stakeholders and housing residents came together to celebrate the opening of the Chilliwack Health and Housing Complex, also known as the Health Contact Centre, on Oct. 16.


  • Surrey Workshops Aimed at Connecting Employers with Human Resources Talent - Published October 8, 2013 - Business in Vancouver By Audrey McKinnon. Surrey Board of Trade and Douglas College event focused on hiring and retaining immigrant employees. PCRS' staff consists of about 30% immigrants.