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Homelessness Action Week Events

Island Crisis Care Society – Coffee & Conversation

October 16, 2019
9:30am – 11:00am
#3 – 1200 Princess Royal Ave, Nanaimo, BC
Through housing and outreach programs, Island Crisis Care Society (ICCS) helps people in crisis stabilize and find the support, resources, and services they need to recover and be well. All Nanaimo residents are invited to sit down with the dedicated team at ICCS, enjoy a hot cup of coffee, learn more about their programs and ask questions about how they’re working to help homeless citizens in Nanaimo.


Us & Them – Free Film Screening

October 17, 2019

VIU’s Nanaimo Campus – Building 250, Room 125

6:00pm film screening

7:30pm Q&A with Krista Loughton, producer/director of Us & Them

Filmmaker Krista Loughton befriends four chronically homeless people on the streets of Victoria in an effort to help them heal their lives. These four people reveal the heartrending realities of their lives. The severe challenges of life on the street are portrayed with an unapologetic openness, in both emotive and humorous ways. Us & Them is a film about transformation through human connection.

Hosted by United Way Central Northern Vancouver Island, City of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island University

For the full trailer, visit www.usandthemthefilm.ca

 

The Salvation Army – Open House

October 17, 2019

11:00am – 1:00pm

19 Nicol St, Nanaimo, BC

Learn more about what really goes on at The Salvation Army, meet the team and find out how they’re working to help the community in Nanaimo. Everyone is welcome to stop by for appies and a tour of their facilities. 

 

Nanaimo 7-10 Club Society – Open House

October 17, 2019

Noon to 6:00pm

285 Prideaux St., Nanaimo, BC

The Nanaimo 7-10 Club Society has been feeding people with dignity and respect since 1985. Their Meal Program provides a hot nutritious breakfast, homemade soup, plus a brown bag lunch to go that is served by community volunteers to those in need. The public is welcome to join their patrons, volunteers, staff and board for soup and sandwiches while learning more about their important work.