Better at Home

Mission Community Services Society

Mission Better at Home provides non-medical services to assist seniors with simple day-to-day tasks so they can continue to live independently in their own homes and stay connected to their communities. Better at Home is funded by the Province of British Columbia and managed by the United Way of the Lower Mainland.

The program offers non-medical services to seniors who are:

  • 55 years of age or older
  • Residents of Mission
  • Living In Their Own Home

Services available through Mission Better at Home:

  • Light Housekeeping
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Friendly Visitor/Caller



Address / Contact Info

Mission Community Services Society - Better at Home
33179 2nd Ave Mission, BCV2V 1J9

Phone Numbers

Phone : (604) 826-3634

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Mon-Fri 9-5

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Deroche, Mission, Mission BC
Cost structure: private pay, WCB, MSP
Age ranges served: all ages


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Other Programs from This Organization

1st Stage Emergency Shelter - Haven in the Hollow Mission Community Services Society Haven in the Hollow is a temporary housing solution that meets the client’s needs for temporary overnight accommodation, basic nutrition, hygiene and provides Gateway Services to help clients break the cycle of homelessness.
2nd Stage Housing - Rivendell Mission Community Services Society provides safe housing and support services at Rivendell for up to 44 men and women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The delivery of support services is guided by four principles: Are resident focused and responsive to their changing needs Fosters an environment where the residents’ capabilities to live successfully and independently are supported Maintains an atmosphere of dignity and respect for all our residents Operates in a transparent and accountable manner The goal is to assist our residents in achieving stability which allows them to move forward with their lives. By providing housing and support in a resident-centered environment, we engage with our residents to create an atmosphere of trust.
Family Development and Youth Services An old saying “How you bend the twig is how the tree goes” reflects the mentoring and education required for youth on their journey to adulthood. Mission Community Services Society team of Youth Workers offer important intervention that can make a world of difference. Youth who have more tools in their tool box can make better life choices. A range of support is available for youth ages 13 to 24.
Food Centre For as long as Mission Community Services has existed, its food centre has actively served in feeding those who are hungry. Now four decades later the centre is creating for its clients pre-made hampers, bags of food containing soup, canned fruit, vegetables and tuna, pasta and pasta sauce as staples.
Help filing your Personal Tax Return Need help filing Your Personal Tax Return? A volunteer from Mission Community Services Society, trained by the Canada Revenue Agency, will help prepare & electronically file (if eligible).
Homeless Outreach Program Mission Community Services Society directly engages with those who are homeless through an outreach program which bridges the gaps and creates awareness of services available to them. Our outreach worker works with the homeless for MCSS and says networking, advocacy and working in conjunction with the District of Mission, RCMP and Mission Friendship Centre are all part of the program. We also help people who are homeless with advocating for benefits, with medical requirements and dealing with forms.
Homeless Prevention Program Mission Community Services Society is part of a BC-wide initiative that is aimed at providing at-risk groups with rental supplements to make renting in the private market more accessible. This program is called the Homeless Prevention Program and is facilitated by an outreach worker. Mission youth who are at-risk, women fleeing violence, people leaving corrections/hospital and people from the aboriginal community in finding and maintaining housing in the private market. As an outreach worker she works diligently alongside other community resources to ensure that the population she supports are having their needs met and are able to maintain their housing. While the primary objective of the Homeless Prevention Program is to provide rental supplements, our worker is ready and willing to assist someone in need with anything that is housing-related.
Mission Community Services Society Early Years, Youth and Family, New to Canada, Seniors, Food Centre, Christmas Bureau, Housing. At Mission Community Services Society we are a team of professional staff and volunteers led by a Board of Directors dedicated to supporting our residents to achieve or maintain their sense of independence.
Mission Early Years Centre Focusing on young, new or low income parents, the Early Years department provides a variety of support and educational services. This department works with provincial programs, such as the Community Action Program for Children and the Child Care Resource and Referral Program.
Mission Early Years Programs/Activities Focusing on young, new or low income parents, the Early Years department provides a variety of support and educational services. This department works with provincial programs, such as the Community Action Program for Children and the Child Care Resource and Referral Program.
New to Canada The newcomer settlement department at Mission Community Services Society (MCSS) is committed to welcoming newcomers and promoting cultural diversity in the District of Mission. We are dedicated to building a smooth, safe, and successful transition for all individuals new to Canada. Our goal is to eliminate settlement barriers and develop opportunities for new Canadians to create a quality life in Canada.
Seniors Connection - Lunch with a Bunch Lunch With A Bunch serves up hot food and good times on the third Thursday of every month and occasionally diners are joined by a guest speaker or live entertainment. Venue is Carrington House on Seventh Ave. Start time is 11:30 am. $10 fee. Register by calling 604-826-3634.
Seniors Connection - Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels provides low-cost, hot, noon-time meals delivered by volunteers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday except on stat holidays. On Fridays, frozen meals are also available on order. Each meal consists of soup and crackers, entrée, salad and dessert.
Seniors Connection - Medical Transportation Transportation to medical appointments are available to seniors. Screened volunteers provide transportation services from Mission to as far east as Chilliwack and as far west as Vancouver.

This program was last updated on 07 May 2019.