Pacifica News

14
Sep
2016

Pacifica Housing is excited to announce that they are officially certified as a Living Wage Employer through the Living Wage for Families Campaign. Employers are certified by the Living Wage for Families Campaign when they pay all direct and third party contracted staff a living wage. There are 65 Living Wage Employers across the province...

24
Jun
2016

Just a few months ago John Lafrance was given keys to his first apartment in years. After countless cold nights on the streets and camping in parks, John was ready for the security that comes with a home.

John’s childhood wasn’t easy. He grew up in an abusive household, and when he was 15 years old he left home for good. Over the next...

05
Jun
2016

Over the last year, there has been a lot of attention on the lack of affordable housing in our community. The combination of low vacancy rates, the surge in the housing market and growing homelessness has left many people with a feeling of uncertainty.

We all know that safe and affordable housing is a basic human right. In a beautiful...

25
May
2016

Maybe you remember reading about Travis.

This nature-loving, always eager to lend-a-hand gentlemen has been an integral part of Pacifica Housing’s Work Program team for quite some time now. After ten years of being homeless Travis decided it was time for a change. With the goal of finding a nice place to live, and going back to school,...

15
May
2016

This past winter we lost a bright star from the Pacifica Housing community.

At 51 years of age Bonnie Clark passed away in her home, leaving behind a large community of people she loved. For the final six years of her life, Bonnie lived on her own in one of Pacifica Housing’s subsidized-housing complexes.

Following her celebration...

20
Apr
2016

We would like to give a HUGE Thank-You to the Medewiwin Angels for organizing another fabulous event! The Angel Soup Lunch is an event to raise funds for Medewiwin - one of Pacifica’s Supported Housing Buildings. Every two years this group of selfless ladies gets together to put on this wonderful event. All proceeds go towards a community food...

03
Feb
2016



We are excited to announce that the City of Nanaimo has acknowledged Pacifica Housing's Uplands Walk for it's excellence in design. Uplands Walk opened its doors in February 2015 to 33 people experiencing significant barriers to securing and maintaining housing in the private market (such as cyclical homelessness,...

25
Dec
2015

For the first time in years I am stable, sober, and happy.

For almost 40 years of my life I struggled with alcohol addiction and for the last three years of that, I was homeless.

When I was 15 years old I lost both my parents and only siblings in a car accident. With no family to take me in, I was moved into foster care, where I...

25
Dec
2015

Bonnie wasn’t rich with money, but she didn’t mind because her life was rich with people to love. At 51 years of age, Bonnie recently passed away in her home. For the last six years of her life she lived alone in one of Pacifica Housing’s subsidized housing complexes. Bonnie died with no kin and no will.

At the time of her death she had...

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