Programs & Services

A home off of the streets and meaningful social and health services help people to resolve issues and gain skills they need to maintain a tenancy and to improve their lives.

Housing outreach and support services are provided to individuals who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These services are available through the Downtown Outreach Services office located at 826 Cormorant Street and include Housing Outreach, Community Support and Private Market Partnerships.

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Staff led art groups take place at each of Pacifica's 5 supported housing sites. The informal groups provide an opportunity for positive social interactions between tenants who share stories and art techniques with one another. Artistic abilities range from beginner to accomplished artist and all are welcome.

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"Our Gardens" is a community garden initiative currently operating at five Pacifica Housing complexes. Resident gardeners work with a coordinator and are involved in all aspects from constructing raised beds through to planting, weeding and sowing.

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At our supported housing complexes, staff work alongside tenants to create nutritious, shared meals once per month.
 
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The Streets to Homes program (S2H) uses a Housing First approach to move individuals who are experiencing cyclical homelessness directly into housing in the private market through a comprehensive landlord support system. Individuals receive a rent subsidy as well as case planning and supports to ensure they remain housed and progress towards self-sufficiency.

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The Virtues Youth Group program provides weekly group sessions are based on the internationally renowned Virtues Project. Children enjoy arts and crafts activities, celebrate various holidays through special events, have nutritional snacks, and go on field trips to learn more about their wider community. Beyond the fun, children practice socially appropriate behaviours that build self-esteem and develop strong and healthy family relationships and friendships.

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Pacifica Housing's Work Program fosters a sense of pride in home & surroundings, encourages social interaction, develops and strengthens life skills.

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