Annual Report (2014-15)

OPTIONS beyond Surrey

Fraser Health Region Crisis Line: provides a free 24 hour service, 365 days a year for people throughout the Fraser Health Region – from Burnaby to Boston Bar and everything in-between. OCS Crisis Line also supports callers throughout the province through the provision of 1800 SUICIDE and the 310Mental Health Support Line (310 - 6789). OCS also provides services that extend beyond Surrey to support people across the Fraser Health Region and the province of BC. Some key examples are:

37,023 calls taken

>4,800 were seniors

crisis line Local 604.951.8855 Toll Free 1.877.820.7444

more calls than last year 2000

The Crisis Line Needs You — Volunteer — You'll Be Glad You Did “I c hose to volunteer because I h ad heard th at it o ffered superb tra ining for its prospective ca ll takers. This turned out to be

No previous experience needed as extensive training and ongo- ing support is provided. If you are interested in this rewarding and challenging opportunity please visit options.bc.ca for: • qualifications • tasks and responsibilities • application process

100% true as staff and volunteers rea lly provided tra ining worth a million bucks and it d idn’t cost us tra inees a single d ime.”

For 18 years this popular annual conference has brought together individuals from across BC who are involved in the care and education of young children, including parents and ECD professionals. The two-day educational event is held in Surrey and is presented in collaboration with OCS, City of Surrey, the School District, and a group of community volunteers. 650 people participated in 2015. Children: The Heart of the Matter Conference

Most OCS Programs are available in the neighboring communities of White Rock, Langley and Delta. Check our website www.options.bc.ca for more information.

www.options.bc.ca

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