Pacifica News

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 us raise funds. The tickets are available for just...

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...

06
Mar
2015

It was a wonderful surprise for Tommy* at one of the latest Virtues Youth Group sessions. The evening started off with a birthday ice cream cake from Dairy Queen, which was a real surprise! Several kids were so generous and brought birthday presents for Tommy. His mother was over the moon, expressing heartfelt thanks for the party. “I would not...

23
Feb
2015

This winter season, the children at the Virtues Group at the Alderbrae complex have been very busy with crafting wallets out of duct tape, making candied apples, meeting Santa and creating their own bird feeders just to name a few activities. “In a time where food is sparse for local wildlife, the bird feeders were a fun and creative way of...

20
Feb
2015

On February 19th, a group of Pacifica Housing staff, our Executive Director Karyn French and Deborah George, Pacifica’s Board Chair,  donned their finery and attended the 2015 Victoria Leadership Awards ceremony. This award recognizes an organization that is building community capacity and achieving positive change.

“Our Board Chair,...

18
Feb
2015

On December 17th the Virtues Youth Group laced up their skates at the Empress Hotel skating rink for their annual holiday season event. 28 children and 4 parent volunteers from 5 of Pacifica Housing’s Virtues Youth Groups came together to get warmed up with hot chocolate and hotdogs. Afterwards everyone enjoyed magical evening at the beautiful...

07
Feb
2015

After years of planning and building, Pacifica Housing officially opened the doors to their first supported housing complex in Nanaimo on February 6, 2015. Funded under a partnership between BC Housing and the City of Nanaimo, Uplands Walk is Pacifica’s latest and the second purpose built supported housing building the society has designed and...

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