Victoria Cool Aid Society is celebrating Homelessness Action Week (October 7-13) with several opportunities to visit the Society’s extensive services on the 700-block of Pandora this Thursday, October 11:
- The Downtown Community Centre, thanks to a generous donation from Belmont Secondary students and the Vital Youth program of the Victoria Foundation, is putting on a healthy soup and bun lunch at 12 noon, for people in the community needing some good food. (755 Pandora)
- Tours of downtown Supportive Housing in the 700-block of Pandora start at the Downtown Community Centre (755 Pandora) every half hour from 11 am through 1 pm. 120 people live in Cool Aid supportive housing on this block.
- The Beacon Community Services – Cool Aid Thrift Shop will offer a 25% discount on everything in the store (717 Pandora) throughout the day.
Cool Aid is proud of our many contributions in the community as we work with our partners to end homelessness. On the 700-block of Pandora Avenue, Cool Aid operates three supportive housing buildings for 120 tenants; provides free programs at the Downtown Community Centre weekdays, evenings and weekends; partners with Beacon Community Services in a Thrift Shop; and offers a wide variety of employment, volunteer and support services around the corner at the REES Program for people wanting assistance with mental health and addiction challenges.
Oct. 7-13 is Homelessness Action Week in British Columbia. Throughout the week, provincial and local governments along with community organizations will be holding events to raise awareness and highlight the work being done to end homelessness in our communities.
Homelessness Action Week is a time to focus on the work being done each day to help people find housing and rebuild their lives. Whether it’s reaching out to people living on the street, providing links to health, mental health and addiction services, helping someone find emergency shelter or supportive housing, we work with dozens of partners to provide support for those who need it.