Going into 2020, our goal is to raise $76000 so we can stay in operation 4 afternoon/evenings per week and continue to offer a full complement of programs; responding to the changing needs of the population we serve. To do so we need your help. There are many ways to give.Read More
We have initiated a new Water Resources Program on the Care-a-Van. We are now offering shower passes, laundry tickets, and drinking water.
Special thanks to Erin at The Laundry on Cliffe Ave who has helped us to make passes, donated soap and has contributed clothing and washed countless sleeping bags in their jumbo machines. And thank you Gunter at Wiseland for his contribution of Lewis Center Shower passes and drinking water.
It's coming around again. SOCK SALE TIME 2016. At Carderos in Courtenay,
Thursday, Friday & Saturday November 10, 11 & 12. 11:30-2:30.
Time to REMEMBER those who live on our streets and help get keep their feet warm and dry. You buy a pair of our hand-knit socks and the $ goes to buying socks for those dealing with homelessness in our community.
Update: Comox Valley Sock It To 'Em Project donated 235 pair of socks and 14 pair of long-johns to the Care A Van, Aids Vancouver Island and The Nursing Centre. Many thanks to the knitters and the public for their ongoing support.
Learn more about the project and how you can get involved here.
The Care-A-Van program has seen an increase in use over the last year. The Care-A-Van provides medical care for homeless individuals and has compiled its stats for the 2015 year. Spokesperson Helen Boyd says they served 197 people – an increase of about 60 from the previous year.Read More
Comox Valley Record, December 22nd, 2014
Are you thinking of your end of the year donation to a good cause? Why not give locally to the Care-A-Van of the Comox Bay Care Society. For over five years, this grassroots organization has assisted over 850 distinct individuals in the Comox Valley via its mobile health-care clinic. The primary goal of the Care-A-Van is the prevention and early intervention of homelessness.
Comox Valley Echo, November 4th, 2014
Everybody likes to have warm, dry, happy feet. When you or someone on your gift list enjoys a snugly pair of beautiful hand-knit wool socks bought from the Comox Valley Sock It To ‘Em Project, each of your simple sock purchases provides up to 10 pair of high quality store-bought socks for someone who is homeless or in need in our community.
Comox Valley Echo, May 20th, 2014
The Care-A-Van Mobile Healthcare Unit just celebrated its fifth anniversary recently. Looking back from its humble beginning on April 27, 2009, it has grown over the years to become a vital service that's geared towards helping the homeless population in the Comox Valley.
Comox Valley Echo, November 29, 2013
The wonderful Cumberland Ready Mix Christmas truck will be out and about the Valley, raising funds for the Comox Bay Care Society’s Care-A-Van. The Cumberland Ready Mix Christmas truck will be out and about in the Comox Valley again this December.
Comox Valley Record, May 28th, 2013
Three groups raised money for the Comox Bay Care Society's Care-A-Van, which provides health, dental and optometry services to homeless people in the Comox Valley. Care-A-Van co-ordinator Helen Boyd gave students tours of the van outside Queneesh and noted students raised a total of $923 for the society.
Comox Valley Record, May 8th, 2013
The Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club members recently presented a cheque in the amount of $2,500 to the Comox Bay Care Society to support the running of the Care-A-Van mobile health-care unit for the coming year. The money comes from the Monarch Lion’s community/ fundraising project selling reflective address signs.