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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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Services for Community Living

Services for Community Living, Program Manager position: The Services for Community Living Residential Program Manager is responsible for the overall planning, coordination, and management of the residential and supported employment program. The incumbent will have experience working from a client-centred perspective, managing in a unionized work setting, and have a working knowledge of the Community …

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Ward Steet Place, Room to Live

Ward Street Place

Nelson CARES provides individuals the opportunity to step out of poverty. Ward Street Place is a community resource, housing 35 single occupancy rooms and 3 small apartments. Each unit is safe, stable and affordable. We invite you to join us in refurbishing this unique social enterprise housing to extend its life for the next 50 …

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