Essentials always needed

At CVTS, we do our best to help meet the needs of women, children and families across the Comox Valley. Whether it is women who arrive at Lilli House with nothing, or those who are struggling through poverty, many are not always able to access basic necessities. We make sure to provide these individuals with the things they need, and regularly welcome donations of any of the following items:

  • Toiletries (including toothpaste, toothbrushes (all sizes), deodorant, hairbrushes, soap, feminine hygiene products, razors, shampoo and conditioner)
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Non-perishable food items (canned and dry goods)
  • New underwear and socks, for women, men and children, in all sizes
  • Bus tickets
  • Food Gift Cards (from the Real Canadian Superstore or Walmart)

Donated items are gratefully accepted at our downtown office, located at 625 England Avenue, Courtenay, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Please note our office is closed from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  

In solidarity

The Comox Valley Transition Society is deeply saddened to learn of the finding of unmarked graves of children at the sites of several former residential schools.

As an anti-oppressive organization working to end violence, poverty and homelessness we recognize that the residential school system was part of a larger system of racism and cultural genocide that continues to this day and continues to impact the lives of First Nations, Inuit and Metis persons and communities.

CVTS is committed to listening to, and learning from, Indigenous staff, clients and community partners and to taking action towards the implementation of recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that pertain to our work.

Click here to view some recommendations of what we can all do from the Indian Residential School Survivor Society with additions from the BC Society of Transition Houses.