Pacifica News

22
Jan
2015

With the new year already in full swing, our minds wander to the good ol' New Year's resolutions. If saving money was on your list for 2015, here is a compilation of some old, some new ideas to try out. Check back for weekly updates.

1. Turn off the television

Whether want to just...
20
Jan
2015

Our tenants at Medewiwin and Clover Place have a group of “angels” looking after them.  A group of women, “christened” the Medewiwin Angels and the Clover Angels by Pacifica staff, made it their mission to adopt a supported housing complex and its tenants. These guardians are very real women who care in a way that always touches our hearts....

06
Jan
2015

With the tremendous help from the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness and the Victoria Foundation and their generous donors, funding has been secured to continue the Streets to Homes (S2H) program. The S2H team, program participants and the entire team at Pacifica Housing would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the following...

19
Dec
2014

Pacifica Housing is pleased to announce that the Victoria Foundation generously granted funding for the Virtues Youth Group in 2015.

This new funding will ensure we are able to continue this highly successful and impactful program at 5 of Pacifica Housing's family complexes. Find out more about our Youth Groups...

08
Dec
2014

As 2014 is coming to an end, we would like to take a moment and reflect back how wonderful this year was. It was full of good conversations, fabulous events, and glances back to our past, leaving us in high spirits for the future. We are grateful that we had the opportunity to connect and celebrate this milestone with our tenants, partners,...

06
Dec
2014

Our new supported Housing complex, Uplands Walk in Nanaimo, is about to open its doors and welcome the first residents.  We have planned for a gradual move in of new tenants, with the first two having arrived on December 5th. Others will soon follow. The delayed move-in allows the new residents to get adjusted and comfortable in their new home...

02
Dec
2014

The festive season is upon us and we have partnered with the Extreme Outreach Society to make the dark days a little bit brighter for tenants in Pacifica’s supported housing complexes.  With the help of multiple volunteers and a variety of donations, the Extreme Outreach Society has generously offered to deliver Christmas stockings to those...

20
Nov
2014

With support from funders, Pacifica Housing has been able to expand the Virtues Youth Program from 3 to 5 groups. The two new groups have started in November, in freshly renovated community rooms within their complexes. We are thrilled to have the two new groups join our next big group outing, to celebrate the holiday season, skating at the...

03
Nov
2014

5 years ago, Martin* was homeless, alone and fighting addiction. On his road to recovery, he connected with multiple resources in Victoria, including the Streets to Homes (S2H) team.

“I had no job and was living on basic welfare”, Martin remembers. “That doesn’t usually leave you with a lot of options to choose from. With the help of the...

27
Oct
2014

3 companies+3 basic building block sets+20 minutes time = The 1st annual Pacifica Housing Building Block Challenge!

The contestants Low Hammond Rowe Architects, Schneider Electric and Blackman...

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