Family Services / Community Assistance


Hours of Operation, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Family Services Office, 505 – Eighth St, Nanaimo

Call (250) 753-8834 for more information.


Summer Camp – The Salvation Army Youth Department, 505 – Eighth Street, Nanaimo

Each year 12 children ranging in age from 7 – 12 years of age are sent to Holiday Camp at Camp Sunrise located on the Sunshine Coast.

For more information call the church office: (250) 753-8834 or our Children and Youth Director Carolyn: (250) 619-5950


Voucher Program

For those in need of clothing and small household items.


Free Income Tax Returns – Family Services Office, 505 Eighth St, Nanaimo

Free Monthly Tax Clinics will be available to process tax returns by appointment only.

2024 Dates will be update soon!

Please call Marie for more information, 250 753 8834 ext. 409.

No Self-employment. Low Income only (Under $35,000 for an individual). Multiple years.


Pet Food Program

Access to free dog and cat food at our church location 505 – Eighth Street. Pet food is donated by generous local donors, including the Nanaimo SPCA and Bosleys.

9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday


Busy Bees Family Playgroup

Located in our church gym at 505-Eighth Street

Our playgroup has been put on hold until our gym renovations are completed!

We look forward to seeing you again in the spring in our fresh new gym!

If you have questions please give Carolyn a call at 250-619-5950 or email


Loaves and Fishes Free Food Market

Fridays 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Outdoors in our church parking lot at 505-Eighth Street

Please have photo ID with you