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Welcome to Nelson CARES Society

Nelson CARES Society LogoNelson CARES Society is a client centered service charitable organization. Operating since 1974 we are accredited through CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

Mission Statement

Through community collaboration and service excellence, Nelson CARES Society works toward a socially just society by providing programs and initiatives in advocacy, housing, employment, support services, and environmental stewardship.
Nelson CARES Society aims to be a reflection of the community it envisions.

Vision Statement

A healthy and inclusive community where complete respect for all individuals is an ordinary, everyday occurrence.

Values that guide our work:

Equality, respect, collaboration, diversity, transparency, accountability, integrity

What Nelson CARES Society stands for:

Community-based programs that ensure quality of life in Nelson
Advocacy for victims of crime, people living in poverty, people with disabilities, and those in conflict with social systems is vital. The Advocacy Centre provides legal information, education and advocacy.
Residential services for people experiencing barriers, including poverty and/or disability – we offer 144 units of affordable housing and 17 short-term emergency beds with staff to assists residents with immediate crises. Services for Community Living provides residential support services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Employment options include opportunities for individuals with disabilities as a way to contribute to their community and the economy.
Services such as ours continue to enrich life in our community.

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Child Protection Advocate

CHILD PROTECTION ADVOCATE – PERMANENT PART-TIME The Child Protection Advocate provides information and support for parents in the West Kootenay region who are involved with the child protection system. This position reports to the Manager of the Advocacy Centre. For more information on this position, click here.

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Coldest Night of the Year Poster

Coldest Night of the Year Walk February 21st, 2015

Organized by Nelson CARES Society, this 2/5/10km non‐competitive walk will have stops along the way and a dinner at the end. Proceeds from the event will go towards NCARES’ Room to Live campaign, which is a renewal project for Ward Street Place. Event Coordinator, Beth Seed said, “This is our first year organizing this walk. …

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