Located at 45746 Yale Road, the Care & Share Centre is where we operate all of our social service programs.
For more information about any of the following programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address: 45746 Yale Rd. Chilliwack B.C. V2P 2N5
Care & Share Programs
The Care & Share offers Holiday Camp to kids ages 7-12. It is located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast BC near Gibsons BC. This is an oppurtunity for your child to experience a week away where they will learn, play and grow. For more information click here.
The Food Bank
The Chilliwack Community Food Bank is a member of The Food Banks British Columbia (FBBC) and affiliated member of the Canadian Association of Food Banks, and is the only authorized Food Bank in the Chilliwack area.
The Food Bank offers emergency food to unemployed and underemployed people who are hungry because they do not have enough food for themselves or their families.
Clients need to make an appointment to see an Intake Worker, and also are required to bring in the following information:
- Photo Identification
- birth certificate
- medical card
- proof of source of income
- rent confirmation
Donations to the Food Bank are gladly accepted at any time. Non-perishable food items may be dropped off directly at the Care & Share Centre (get directions) or at donation bins in any participating grocery store. Please call the Care & Share office for the location of a participating grocery store near you. Businesses and groups are also encouraged to run Food Drives of their own. We provide support and donation bins for your drive. Please contact us if you are interested in running your own Food Drive on behalf of the Chilliwack Community Food Bank. Hungry families will thank you.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm.
For more information about the food bank Click here.
The Soup Kitchen
The Soup Kitchen provides meals, for adults only. Families with children are encouraged to use the Food Bank. The Soup Kitchen offers one free meal a day, Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. (get directions).
Homeless Outreach Program
The Homeless Outreach Program provides a targeted outreach to assist chronic homeless persons with advocacy and support addressing their barriers to a long-term housing solution. Homeless Outreach workers provide assessment and referrals to Mental Health services, Addictions treatment, Employment assistance, Emergency housing and other Salvation Army services. This program is provide in partnership with BC Housing, a division of the BC Provincial Government.
The Emergency Shelter Program
The Emergency Shelter Program is operated in partnership with BC Housing. The Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. It is available to adults over the age of 18 and families with children by referral through the Care & Share Centre, or other community agencies. Daytime programs and access to the Homeless Outreach workers are available for all guests. Guests receive three meals a day, a hot shower, clean linen and complimentary toiletries. For more information please call 604-792-4486.
Youth Safe House
The Emergency Youth Shelter, for children and teens from age twelve to eighteen, is open from 7:00 pm to 9:00 am every night by referral from Chilliwack Youth Services, local youth pastors, school counsellors, or by self-referral. The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) provides partial funding for the Shelter and is a full partner in its operation. The Ministry is notified of any youth that stay in the shelter for follow-up assistance and ongoing support.
The Cheque Administration Program
The Cheque Administration Program housed within The Care and Share Centre is an off site program for Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance (MEIA) clients. Only Clients referred by the Ministry are eligible.
A Volunteer team who at the request of the Fire Chief go out to fires/disasters to assist the firemen/workers with refreshments.
Once a year, Christmas Hampers are available to anyone in need. Applications for this service are available in November. Christmas Hampers include fresh vegetables, milk, a turkey voucher, and enough food for a full Christmas dinner for the whole family. They also include toys for everyone in the family through a partnership with Chilliwack Community Services. The popular Adopt-a-Family program provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to sponsor a client family’s Christmas hamper, including gifts specific to the members in that family. Applications for Christmas Hampers are available in November each year.
Vouchers for clothing, household items and furniture are available to those who can demonstrate need. In the case of an emergency, clients can come to the front office and see an Intake Worker, who will evaluate their situation and provide vouchers according to need. All vouchers are given out Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Vouchers are redeemable through the Chilliwack store only.
The Salvation Army in Chilliwack is able to make referrals to a wide range of other Salvation Army programs for assistance, including addictions and rehabilitation, Family Tracing Service for missing persons, Pro-Bono legal assistance, psychological and spiritual counseling, child care assistance, children’s camps, and emergency travel. We also refer to other community help agencies and services including Chilliwack Community Services, Career Tracks, and Ann Davis.