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Sooke Options for Community Living Association (SOCLA) is a non-profit society that supports people who have developmental disabilities and their families in the Sooke area. SOCLA began as a group of parents, educators and caregivers in the Sooke area excited at the prospect of providing programs and services in the Sooke area for families with children, youth and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. In October 1998, SOCLA was incorporated and registered as a non-profit organization. Over the years the Board of Directors, members and employees have worked together to establish day camps during the summer, winter and spring school holidays for children and youth with disabilities, an adult day program, a life skills program for children and youth and support individual life skills contracts for adults.
Sooke Options for Community Living Association exists to provide opportunities for personal growth, independence, and participation in the community for people who live with developmental and physical disabilities, and to provide support to their families and caregivers.
SOCLA 2019 Accomplishments
- SOCLA Provided over 16,500 hours of service to our participants this last year.
- Provided a teaching facility for practicum students from Camosun College.
- Sent our Adult Day Program participants on a two-night vacation to Saltspring Island at a special facility that caters to people with challenges.
- Had a successful sales booth at the Sooke Annual Christmas Craft sale and sold our own crafts.
- Had a successful sales booth at the Sooke Night Market where you can find some very special crafts and goodies.
- Held a large and most successful Journeys Summer Camp.