What We Do


For over 30 years, Desert Sun Counselling and Resource Centre has provided support, resources and programming for people in need in Oliver, Osoyoos and the surrounding areas. From a small and humble start, we’ve grown to provide a wide range of supports to all ages. All of our programs are offered free of charge, and self-referrals are accepted for all services.

Our work is only possible because of the commitment of many service agency and community funding partners.

Our Mission:
We facilitate supportive programs to empower people of all ages to experience an enhanced quality of life in their homes, schools and communities.

Our Vision:
We aim to be a leading-edge, dedicated, professional organization providing responsive programs to meet the diverse needs of our communities.

“Our work is all about care. Care and believing that tomorrow really can be better than today,”
Marieze Tarr, Executive Director.
“Our board is dedicated to make sure our organization is helping people in a transparent, accountable, ethical and trustworthy way"
Rachel Cox, Desert Sun Board Chair
“Desert Sun was there when I felt like I didn’t have any other options. Thank you for empowering me and helping me get back on my feet. I can’t even put into words how much of a difference you made in my and my children’s lives,”
M – Safe Home Client