Funding will allow Our Place to serve lunch on weekends

Our Place will now be able to serve food on weekends thanks to a grant from the Victoria Foundation.  Two great organizations working together to aid those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

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Work to begin on aboriginal home in Victoria

The much anticipated former Traveller’s Inn at 120 Gorge Rd is set to become housing for Aboriginals in Greater Victoria. 

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Ahousaht First Nation brings convoy of food for Victoria’s homeless

The Ahousaht First Nation made the trek down the island, collecting donations as they went, and brought hundreds of items for those experiencing homelessness in Greater Victoria.

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Federal byelection candidates forum

Last night, the Downtown Service Providers (including the Coalition) hosted an All-Candidates Meeting on Homelessness, Poverty and Harm Reduction. Here’s an article featured in the Times Colonist:

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Victoria Youth Vital Signs

For the fourth year in a row, Youth Housing and Homelessness is the top area identified by graders as needing the most attention in the Victoria Foundation’s Youth Vital Signs Reports.

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All-Candidates Meeting Q/A

The Downtown Service Providers (DSP) is holding a All-Candidates Meeting on Homelessness, Poverty and Harm Reduction on Nov 21, 2012 at the First Metropolitan United Church Hall at 6:15pm. 

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Victorians asked to pledge a cold night

The Coalition is asking Greater Victoria to take the pledge and turn their heat off for just 24 hours.

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Housing money reinstated by Victoria council

The City of Victoria has voted to keep the Housing Trust Fund at $500,000, after a previous vote to cut $100,000.

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City restores $100,000 for social housing after community pressure

The City of Victoria has voted to keep the Housing Trust Fund at $500,000, after a previous vote to drop $100,000.

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Homelessness group asks the public to consider living out in the cold

Take the pledge to Turn Your Heat Off! Put yourself in the shoes of those without heat or home.

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