Social worker knows power of cultural connections

Innovative program connecting Aboriginal children in foster care with their heritage and culture.

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Suspected drug trade recruiter arrested

A look at the work Victoria Police do with at-risk youth in our community and the results they can get.

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Soup Kitchen finds shelter at Our Place

After St Andrew’s closed their doors for renovations the Soup Kitchen (also known as the 9-10 club) was left without a venue. Thankfully Our Place stepped in.

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As winter shelters close, more face sleeping outside

March 31 marks the end of the Extreme Weather Protocol (additional emergency shelter mats available in the winter) leaving some to sleep outside on cold spring nights.

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Camosun students join cleanup around Rock Bay Landing

A group of criminal justice students from Camosun are rolling up their sleeves and cleaning up the neighbourhood around Rock Bay.

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Funding cuts shut down Victoria AIDS/HIV group

Sad to hear our partner VARCS is closing.

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Rainbow Kitchen sows seeds of opportunity

Things are in bloom at the Rainbow Kitchen in Esquimalt – they’ve planted a community garden.

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Free booze, beds for homeless can save taxpayer money

CARBC’s report on the harm reduction program in Thunder Bay says that provided wine to homeless alcoholics saves lives and tax dollars.

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What are 5 ways to End Homelessness?

Homeless Hub’s Tanya Gulliver breaks down the 5 ways to end homelessness (based on a recent tweetchat with Tim Richter).

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Homeless pets need warmth, too

The Times Colonist stops by Vets for Pets at Our Place for a Our Community feature.

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