Project Connect 2015 is here! A one-day information fair and BBQ for those experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty in the Capital Region.
This year more than 30 social service agencies attended, providing information to an estimated 400 individuals. Continue reading
Reality: Homelessness not only affects those you see on the streets around the Downtown Core, but is present throughout the 13 municipalities, Salt Spring, and Southern Gulf Islands that make up the Capital Region District. Continue reading
This touching story comes to the Coalition from Ian, a close friend of our executive director.
When going through his mother’s writings, Ian found this moving description of an interaction his mother had with a youth experiencing homelessness in Vancouver during the holiday season of her 85th year: Continue reading
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A recent Coalition report has estimated that over 260 families in Greater Victoria experienced a housing crisis in the last year alone. The Burnside Gorge Community Association (BGCA) offers a variety of programs and services that support families struggling with poverty. BGCA’s Homeless Family Outreach program works with families who are experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness, to find shelter and/or maintain their housing. We spoke with Kathy Dallman, Family Housing Outreach Coordinator, to learn more about the program and family homelessness in Greater Victoria. Continue reading
Project Connect 2014 was a huge success! Hundreds of people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty from across the region came to the annual event. We wanted to take a moment to recognize the amazing volunteers, donors and service providers (in no particular order) for everything they’ve done to make Project Connect possible. Continue reading