Victoria task force proposes outreach team to help city’s most vulnerable
A task force is proposing a community-based outreach team to address a troubled area of downtown Victoria.
There a concentration of social services for drug users and people experiencing homelessness in the 900 block of Pandora Avenue. Frontline workers estimate 60 to 80 people huddle around the area — and there have been increased incidents of conflict, which has often led to police intervention.
The proposal is one of the several recommendations issued by the Pandora Task Force, an informal working group created to address some of the challenges in the area. This week, a report with all these recommendations will be heading to city council.