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We are a non-profit registered charity providing social services primarily in Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley. We believe in helping people help themselves. We believe in collaborating with individuals, businesses, community groups and government to create focused, effective and responsive resources for the community.
We envision a healthy community as a safe and clean environment where we all have a sense of belonging. It is a place where each of us has the opportunity to work and learn and to develop and realize goals that are meaningful and fulfilling.
Effective April 1, 2009, two societies merged to create Options Community Services Society (OCS). Surrey Community Services Society had been providing services in response to the needs of Surrey residents since 1969 and OPTIONS: Services to Communities Society had been building services in Surrey since 1971. The merger allowed the new organization to be even more responsive to the needs of a rapidly growing community.
During our early years, our two former agencies operated transition houses for abused women and their children, crisis lines, counselling services, youth shelters and transportation for seniors and the disabled. Our commitment to empowering individuals, supporting families and promoting community health has resulted in many new programs and partnerships over the past 48 years.
OCS is currently governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing the diversity of the communities we serve. We currently operate over 80 programs and projects, employ approximately 400