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December 2020 | Issue 6
Nanaimo’s health and housing task force presents action plan to address homelessness
Work to finally resume at large affordable housing project on Nanaimo’s Brechin United Church property
Overdose crisis in Nanaimo surges as tragic records broken across province
Outreach team building trust with Nanaimo’s homeless youth
Nanaimo citizens ask about housing and homelessness at budget-focused town hall meeting
‘Give us the basics:’ Wesley St. supporters rally for more permanent solutions
Wesley St. residents left with nowhere to go, dispersed into bushes and parks around Nanaimo
City dismantling Wesley Street homeless encampment after fire
Wesley St. tent encampment closed after fire destroys tents
Tent fire breaks out at Wesley St. in downtown Nanaimo
We're addressing common questions in the community about issues surrounding homelessness.
"I don’t understand why some people struggling with mental health don’t take their medications"
RESOURCES TO DOWNLOAD
We have developed educational materials that explore
the many factors that contribute to homelessness.
Please feel free to share these resources with organizational staff and volunteers, community groups and the public.
The cost of homelessness
What causes homelessness?
Real Answers to Real Questions about Homelessness
Fact Sheets and Reports
in response to the Health & Housing Task Force draft action plan presentation to City Council on Monday, December 14, 2020
Everybody Deserves A Smile
delivers heartfelt packages to people experiencing homelessness.
Rent bank opening in Nanaimo
to help people with short-term rent arrears and utility payments.
in response to the fire on Wesley Street Dec 3, 2020
Word On The Street
celebrates the voices of the homeless
WE NEED YOUR INPUT
As discussed at the Dec 1 NHC meeting, the Governance Committee has been updating the Terms of Reference. We'd like your feedback on key sections. Please complete the survey by Mon, Dec 21, 2020.
COMPLETE THE SURVEY
SCARVES AND HATS
United Way has received a generous donation of hand-knit scarves and hat for those experiencing homelessness or need. If your agency would like these, please
Nanaimo Isolation Response for COVID+/COVID Symptomatic Unsheltered Community Members
Nanaimo Family Life Association
is hiring an Outreach Worker for their Gender Journeys Program.
RDN Emergency Shelter Poster
RDN Shelter and Food Brochure
Have you registered your organization on HelpSeeker yet?
HelpSeeker is an app that helps people in need find support and information right when they need it.
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