SHARE Family & Community Services Society started as a children’s clothing exchange in 1972 in the basement of founder Gertie Grosser’s home and quickly became a focal point for community members who wanted to help themselves and their neighbours with life’s challenges.

Today SHARE is a non-profit, independent, community based organization providing leadership and programs in response to the social needs of the residents of the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra), New Westminster and adjacent communities.


To connect, engage, and strengthen individuals and families.


A strong community that welcomes everyone to live, participate, contribute, and reach their full potential.


  • Collaboration: We foster respectful and trusting relationships with those we serve and with the community. We value the contributions and partnerships of others.
  • Generosity: We practice other-centeredness, and act unconditionally, without judgement, and without prejudice.
  • Inclusion: We work to ensure that everyone is welcomed, respected and authentically seen and heard.
  • Hope: We act with hope when we find a way forward, drawing on our resilience, abundance, creativity and innovation.
  • Integrity: We act with honesty and transparency: acting in the best interest of clients, each other and the organization, making evidence-based, unbiased decisions.
  • Strength Based: We meet people where they are, and acknowledge and build on the strengths of each individual and each family.
  • Compassion: We respond with empathy and action to the struggles of others and within ourselves. We move away from blame and criticism, and nurture patience and positivity.

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