Pacifica News

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...

02
Oct
2015

September 21st-November 1st

Come on down to the 700 block of Fort Street and find the brightly coloured kindness meters!

Snap your best shot of you plunking change in the meter, and share it with us on Facebook for a chance to win gift certificates to some of the fabulous businesses on Fort Street!

All...

01
Sep
2015

It's not always easy to capture the process of change. Sometimes it's even harder to understand why change is not always complete. Here are some brilliant words expressed by a resident of Uplands Walk, Nanaimo, BC.

TRANSFORMATION

The caterpillar acts a lot like someone in active addiction; consuming everything in...

10
Aug
2015

When it comes to having a home, it is easy to take even the simplest things for granted. Ever wonder what finding a home might feel like for someone who has experienced homelessness? Read this beautiful poem written by one of the people living at Pacifica and learn a little more about the importance of having a safe space to rest.

30
Jul
2015

When you meet Travis, it is easy feel at ease. His humble demeanor and playful smile make him seem like someone you’ve known for years. If you stop by our Downtown Outreach Services office you are likely to see Travis helping Streets to Homes staff with moving furniture and handing donations. A huge lover of nature, Travis is always eager to...

31
Mar
2015

Tom*, who had struggled with addictions and health problems for years, found a new home at Uplands Walk in early 2015. He had not had permanent housing for a long time, and frequently stayed at the Salvation Army Shelter. After loosing his voice due to a laryngectomy, his means of communication were limited. When he arrived at Uplands Walk, his...

20
Mar
2015

The Hudson’s Bay Company is having a Giving Day! Pacifica Housing is one of the local charities involved with this fundraiser and you can help us out!

How? Provide a charity donation and receive a shopping discount at the same time. Pacifica Housing is selling Giving Day Tickets to help...

13
Mar
2015

Last month, Diana* and Theo*,  a couple from Camas Gardens were accepted and moved into the private market.

During their time at Camas, they were both able to take tackle many health concerns which had been neglected due to homelessness and sub standard housing.

Ever since they came to Camas in 2011, they dreamed of returning to...

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