The mission of Crossreach is to support independent living by providing health and social services that promote the dignity and well-being of the participant and their families and/or caregivers.
Crossreach was founded in 1973 to provide support to seniors, their families and their caregivers who were finding it difficult to maintain an independent lifestyle due to issues arising from the aging process. Over the past 45+ years, our organization has expanded both the scope of the services provided and the number of seniors served. At the present time our main focus is to operate an Adult Day Center as part of the health care system funded by the Province of BC through the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Currently we provide services to approximately 65 seniors.
Crossreach is a society incorporated under the laws of the Province of BC. It is managed by a community based Board of Directors who are elected annually. Membership is required for $10.00. Crossreach is also a registered charity for the purposes of the Income Tax Act.
Jessica Malkoske - Executive Director
Paula Josue - Nurse
Ramil Parman - Chef
Ida Avignoni - Office Coordinator
Sharron Ishida - Program Coordinator
Lyla Ramadan - Program Staff
Arlene Stakic - Program Staff
Mali Nonato - Program Staff
Ray Wu - Program Staff
Maggie McQueen - Program Staff
Jeanne Chow - Accountant
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Bruce Chown - Director and Chair
Paul Wright - Director
Donna Webb - Director
George Atherton - Director
Drew Lemen - Director
Crossreach Project of Vancouver
The majority of the cost for services delivered by Crossreach is normally paid for by the Government of the Province of BC. These funds are administered by the Vancouver Coastal Health. However, clients are required to pay the following daily costs:
HandyDART (daily) $ 5.00
Meal and program (daily) $ 9.00
Bus trips (per trip) $ 3.00
Membership Fee (annually) $10.00
The guidelines for eligibility include the following:
· Resident of the province of BC for six months.
· Be assessed by the local health unit.