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Nanaimo's Warming Centres Pt.4: Jake's story

June 2021
Meet Jake. With the help of the warming centre staff at 489 Wallace, he's been working to get into a treatment centre. He says that help is a life-and-death-matter for him.
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Nanaimo's Warming Centres Pt.3: David's Story

June 2021
Meet David. Despite being homeless, he's taking a course to upgrade his skills in the hopes of getting a better paying job. He wants you to know that he and every homeless person's story is unique,…
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One agency, but not alone

June 2021
PHC Gabriola maintains, adapts and grows services with United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island help.
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Nanaimo's Warming Centres Pt.2: Deanna's Story

June 2021
VIDEO: Meet Deanna: at 20, she became homeless for the first time, spending her 21st birthday at a shelter. But she's determined to go to school to become a nurse anyway, and is on her way with the…
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Getting help to youth in need quickly

May 2021
When it comes to counselling, sometimes there is no time to wait.
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A Step to a Better Future – Nanaimo's Warming Centres Pt.1

May 2021
Here's a look inside one of Nanaimo’s warming centres - a place for safety, necessities, and for some, a way forward, say 7-10 Club staff.
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The pain of grieving without gathering

April 2021
United Way is supporting organizations like Cowichan Hospice to provide free bereavement services
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Creating community across generations

April 2021
The Brighter Day Project in Campbell River is helping seniors and youth to support and learn from each-other.
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Making fresh food affordable from Campbell River north

April 2021
VIDEO: The pandemic has required charities to respond to new and increased needs in all our communities. With United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island's help via the federal government's…
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Port Alberni’s fight to keep food on the table

March 2021
Multiple Alberni organizations have banded together to feed those in need, with support from United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island
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Going from homeless to housed during the pandemic

March 2021
VIDEO: Salvation Army Fresh Start program provides steps to housing with United Way help
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Duncan breakfast club brings love, support from Indigenous culture to the homeless

March 2021
VIDEO: Hiiye’yu Lelum’s United Way-supported program provides food, clothes-washing, safety and so much more to homeless Indigenous community members in Duncan.
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The recipe for food literacy

March 2021
United Way-supported program teaching North-Island residents cooking and baking skills
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Garden idea flourishes with UW help

March 2021
If you give someone food, they will eat for a day. But there are both skills to be learned, and food to be had if you teach them how to build a garden and grow fruits and vegetables. That’s what the…
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Outreach worker shares story of resuscitating man, and how he responded

February 2021
Being homeless means having no lock on your door. Tent nylon and a zipper won’t protect your belongings – the items you need to survive – from being stolen. And taking everything you own wherever you…
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The Work to Recover from Opioids: Here is Annie's Story

February 2021
VIDEO: Opioid addiction is an ongoing epidemic.  And during the pandemic, it has grown immensely.  Last November alone, 153 people in B.C. died of a suspected drug overdose. That’s an 89 per cent…
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Holiday sacrifice to help the homeless in Cowichan

January 2021
UPDATE. VIDEO: Local builders come in over winter holidays to build cabin shelters for people unhoused
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Cabin Shelters Bring Warmth, Security to Cowichan-Area Residents Without Homes

January 2021
VIDEO: On Friday, Jan. 8, the lives of a handful of Duncan residents living in tents changed for the better thanks to United Way, local service providers and the federal governement.
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Ladysmith Program Giving People Purpose and Support with Thanks to United Way

January 2021
We have all needed to discover ways of coping since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, that has meant reaching out to food programs to help feed their families, or tapping into online…
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Bringing in the New Year with a special meal 

January 2021
United Way-supported seniors group continues serving up love 
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United Way-Funded Program Supports All Families Through The Pandemic 

December 2020
Raising children is a challenge no matter your situation, but for those who bravely take it on a second time as parents to their grandchildren, there can often be a whole new set of concerns. 
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Child Therapy Program Continues Through Pandemic With United Way Support 

December 2020
Going to kindergarten for the first time is a big deal. All of a sudden your world is filled with people like you, except they’re different. And there is this big person who isn’t your parent, and you…
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Women Find Stability As United Way-Supported Shelter Adapts To Pandemic 

December 2020
So many people are in need of a safe place to call home. So many that, when you choose to help, you have a difficult choice to make. 
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United Way-Supported Mobile Outreach Program Earning Trust of Homeless Youth 

December 2020
There are homeless youth in Nanaimo. Some as young as 13.  They live on the street for a number of reasons: some have escaped a negative, even dangerous home life. Others have been let down by the…
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Gavin and others have rejoined their community with United Way support 

December 2020
VIDEO: United Way was able to give purpose, friendship and activity back to a young man named Gavin, and his friends at a farming program in Duncan. The program provides job skills, farm work and a…