Hirst House provides six stabilization beds to clients from the Oceanside communities of Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Coombs, Errington, as well as surrounding communities when possible.
The Oceanside Integrated Community Primary Care Team assess and refer clients to Hirst House and provide clinical support and case management. Most clients require crisis or transitional housing and tend to stay longer on average than clients at Crescent House.
Hirst House is staffed 24/7 to ensure the safety and security of each person. Residents have their own private room and enjoy home cooked meals, empathic support, and a secure drug-free environment.
Case managers from Oceanside Health Centre ensure that necessary clinical resources are made available to each resident.Funding for Hirst House is through Island Health, The Ministry of Social Development, BC Housing, and the generous donations we receive from individuals, businesses, service groups, and churches.