Welcome to Encompass Support Services Society (ESSS)
As a neighbourhood-based organization, our purpose is to strengthen the health and vitality of community by:
*Identifying and responding to community needs
*Collaborating to enhance the lives of those we serve
*Cultivating effective, sustainable partnerships
ESS has administered community-based services to the Langley communities since 1995, formerly under the direction of two agencies – Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services Society (ANSS) and Family and Youth Services Society (FAYSS). In 2009, ANS and FAYSS partnered to develop a joint funding proposal, to address the growing issue of youth homelessness. Funding was granted, leading to a deep and committed partnership between the agencies, and ultimately, a full society merger in 2011. After a thorough and thoughtful period of reflection, the organization’s new name and brand was announced in 2014, to better represent the agency’s vision and widespread geographical presence.
Encompass Support Services Society (ESS) is a grassroots, non-profit agency that provides a wide range of enriching and essential programs and support services in Langley and Aldergrove. Everyday, we endeavor to help build strong, sustainable communities by offering inclusive, accessible services and activities tailored to meet the changing needs of the individuals we serve. programs are grassroots and community based with the goal to provide the community with accessible support services and socially positive activities that link and engage participants in their community. Activities and supports are designed to build new skills, foster healthy productive lifestyles and improve access to services within our community. Services are low barrier, all inclusive and are free to participants. Specific programs have been adjusted to accommodate community need and are focused on enhancing access for all participants.
Encompass Support Services Society programs are well-subscribed and supported throughout the community. Annually, we provided services to over 4000 individuals and families. With an annual operational budget of 2 million dollars, we would not be able to deliver our programs effectively without the collaboration and partnerships with other community organizations,
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