Connecting to homelessness


Project Connect donations are pouring in! Thanks to the Oak Bay residents collecting for those in need in our community.

A recent tour of Our Place in downtown Victoria opened a new avenue of giving for one Oak Bay resident. Britt Swoveland thought to herself, “this is just amazing” post-tour. It inspired her to get involved in the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness winter program, Project Connect. It’s one-day service and information fair for those experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty. Attendees get lunch and a wide range of free services, including care packs, medical attention, ID replacement, haircuts and pet care.

Read the article: Connecting to homelessness

Source: Oak Bay News

In Crisis?:

If you require urgent emotional support, including having thoughts of suicide and other mental health issues, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888.

Youth (under 25 years of age) may access for online emotional support.

For other resources, including shelter availability, visit