Cyrus Centre

Cyrus Centre responds to youth, age 18 and under, living in crisis, whose lives have become fractured. At the centre, youth have access to food, shelter, clothing, showers and laundry facilities, a telephone, computer and employment coaching. Thousands of meals are served each year.

Provides showers, laundry, food services, clothing, a dedicated youth phone, mailing address, one-to-one counselling, help getting off the streets, life skills development, advocacy and referrals, housing assistance and family support. Also provides homeless youth, 18 and under, with a temporary, safe place to stay while working toward a long-term solution. Open referrals, 7 days a week.

Contact them at 604-859-5773.

Directory of Low-Cost and Free Food Programs in Chilliwack
Drop-In Resource Centre (ages 13-18)

Youth can access meals (12:30pm and 6:00pm), food bank, showers, laundry, a dedicated youth phone line, mailing address, one to one support, advocacy, referrals, and housing assistance.  Also provides outreach services that aim to connect and build relationships with vulnerable and street-entrenched youth to help promote safety and stability. Dinner served to youth up to age 24.

Contact Cyrus Centre – 604-795-5773 or www.cyruscentre.com

Oasis Outreach Society Grocery Store

A new type of members-only grocery store, catering exclusively to low-income residents. Membership referrals are available free at over various community service agencies throughout the Fraser Valley. Located at 46191 Yale Road.

For more information call 604-392-2091.

Oasis Outreach Society Grocery Store

The Breakfast Club (ages 18-24)

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm.  For youth and young adults to receive continuous support as they transition from adolescence to adulthood.  The program serves a hot breakfast while discussing topics such as financial literacy, housekeeping, tenant behavior, employment skills, resume building, health and hygiene, and healthy relationships. Open referral, 7 days a week.

Contact Cyrus Centre – 604-795-5773 or www.cyruscentre.com

The Village Youth Housing Program

Provides safe, affordable, transition housing to youth who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. Program includes one to one Youth Support worker, comprehensive strength and needs assessment, individualized service plans, life skills training, healthy relationship instruction, home hygiene instruction, and referrals to other support services. Onsite staff present 24/7. Residential program lasts from three months to two years. By application through Youth Services. Funded by BC Housing.

Contact Chilliwack Community Services at 8937 School Street, 604-792-6632 Ext 100.

Youth Emergency Housing Program (ages 12-18)

Provides emergency housing and 24-hour support in times of crisis.  Here youth have access to safe housing and work alongside experienced and compassionate staff to attain safe and stable, long-term housing with the goal to reduce and prevent homelessnesss.  When Winter weather intensifies, more beds become available for individuals (up to age 24) needing shelter.  Open referral, 7 days a week.

Contact Cyrus Centre – 604-795-5773 or www.cyruscentre.com.