Community Options Society
Community Options Society (COS) is a leading organization dedicated to creating and providing opportunities that strengthen the bonds of young people to their families and the community by providing a range of counseling and support services.
We offer FREE and confidential individual and family counseling for teens 13-19, their families and young parents up to age 26 who live in the Cowichan Valley.
We are here for youth and their families to talk, to deal with overwhelming emotions, to learn new skills and to facilitate change.
We are dedicated to creating and providing opportunities that strengthen the bonds of young people to their families and the community.
Allow yourself to believe there is another way. Let’s talk.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Each person is unique and has intrinsic worth.
- Each person’s capability can be realized.
- Each person is able to act with integrity (honesty, trustworthiness and incorruptibility).
Personal growth: each person has the potential to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, creatively and spiritually.
Responsiveness to people’s needs: our resources and action are directed to young people, their families and the community in which they live
Inclusion: we foster opportunities for the young people we serve to actively participate in their community.
Innovation: in collaboration with young people, their families and the community we actively envision, anticipate and create opportunities that contribute to the health and well being of those we serve.
Community partnerships/collaboration and involvement: we partner and collaborate with others to help further our mission and goals.
United resolution: we use open and joint process to resolve challenges and issues.
Youth centered/family involvement: our work is centered on young people and recognizes the importance of the family in their lives.