Pacifica News

21
Mar
2014

A story from the Pacifica Housing’s Streets 2 Homes Program

Steve had a long history of substance use and cyclical homelessness and over the years he had lost everything that was dear to him. When he connected with us a number of years ago through our Downtown Outreach Office he quickly built rapport with staff. With their...

14
Mar
2014

Did you ever have a moment where you felt you had an angel watching over you? An accident or a crisis narrowly averted or an unexpected helping hand? Wouldn’t it be great if every person had such a guardian angel? 

Our tenants at Medewiwin (pronounced Meh-DAY-o-win) have a group of angels looking after them. Medewiwn, a former Gorge area...

03
Feb
2014

The CHEK TV series Vital People, sponsored by the Victoria Foundation, is a weekly documentary as part of the 5:00pm Sunday News, sharing stories of people and organizations working on vital issues in our community.

On Sunday Feb, 2nd 2014, Chek News reported on Pacifica’s Youth Group Program, which is based on the internationally...

24
Jan
2014

These two stories tell about the impact of the Streets 2 Homes program:

 

John’s story:

John’s application told a story of a person who had struggled with mental illness and substance use for many years before finally deteriorating to the point that he lost his home.

Fortunately for John, he...

17
Jan
2014

Pacifica Housing: 30 Years of Affordable Housing, Supportive Communities

 

Pre-1984: Innovative Housing Society, Pacifica Housing’s Predecessor

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association grew out of Innovative Housing Society (IHS), a housing resource group, formed jointly through the efforts of former BC...

07
Jan
2014

Did you know, Pacifica Housing…

  1. started by building Co-op housing.
  2. was started by prominent members of the BC political scene back in 1984.
  3. provides permanent housing, not temporary housing.
  4. is the 3rd largest affordable housing provider in Victoria.
  5. had the 2nd supported housing...
05
Dec
2013

Andrea* felt she had it all. As a single mom of two sons, she had fallen in love with the man of her dreams. Eventually, the couple got engaged and everything seemed to be perfect. Excited to begin the rest of her life with her fiancé, Andrea and her sons left Victoria with all their belongings to move in with him.

Before long, however,...

04
Dec
2013

At Friends & Food events anyone in our supported housing complexes is welcome to come and participate in creating a home-cooked meal. For some tenants these events are a rare time to socialize with neighbours. We were happy when one particular tenant came down to say hello and join in the meal. He had seen the Friends & Food poster on...

03
Dec
2013

Together with BC Housing, Pacifica Housing celebrated the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Uplands Walk, a 33-unit supported housing complex in Nanaimo on October, 16th 2013. It was another fabulous fall day in Nanaimo when Government officials, Pacifica Housing staff, the RCMP of Nanaimo, other neighbours, and the media gathered to celebrate the...

29
Nov
2013

It was a beautiful, cold October morning when 11,768 participants, including the Pacifica Housing team The Pacifica Powerhousers, got ready for the 34th annual Good Life Fitness Victoria Marathon. Many people gathered early in the morning on October 13th to cheer for the runners; some even dragged couches onto their porches to watch. Volunteers...

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