IN YOUR CENTRAL ISLAND COMMUNITY...
YOU fund 46 local programs
Your donations are helping at least 17139 people across the central island region right now
Supportive Housing Programs
Indigenous Housing Support
Emergency Dental Services
Mental Illness Support
Youth mentoring and Peer Support
Family, Teen, & Youth Centres
Counselling & Suicide Prevention
Food Support Programs
Healthy Cooking & Meal Programs
Adult Literacy Program
bc 211 Referral Service
Developmental Disabilities Support
Last year you helped
Throughout the pandemic, together we helped 35,179 people access 116 high-impact programs through 73 agencies.
68,758 meals served
23,576 remote support
167 nights of shelter
Stories From Your Community
Together, We're Building Stronger Communities
A thriving community is one where people feel supported and connected; it's a place where everyone has the chance to live with dignity, find joy, and succeed. When we help people support themselves, we lift up our entire community.
Collecting data is essential to drive solutions. In Central Island, you helped us fund the Nanaimo Vital Signs report to help shape and support better community solutions
Together, we are supporting the awareness of homelessness issues in Nanaimo through communications work and helping the community understand the homelessness situation through the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition.
Through the COVID-19 crisis this spring, we worked with municipalities, community foundations and provincial/federal ministries to use data and feedback from funded agencies to target funds locally to help the most vulnerable in your community.
We helped conduct a Point-in-Time homeless count in Nanaimo, interviewing and surveying local people experiencing homelessness. The report will inform United Way grants, other local non-profits, and policymakers.
We are supporting the research and development phase
of a Coordinated Access System
for Nanaimo to understand what
has worked in other communities
and researching the best solutions
that will help the more than 400
people experiencing homelessness