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to End Homelessness
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What we do

We bring together non-profit organizations, governments and concerned citizens to develop and drive solutions to end homelessness.

Lack of Affordable Housing

Ideally, less than 30% of your income is spent on housing. Almost half (47.4%) of Nanaimo’s renters spend more than 30% of their income on housing.

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Nanaimo Health & Housing Action Plan

There are almost 8,000 people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness every year in Nanaimo. This is how our community plans to take action.

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Health Needs are High

Many people experiencing homelessness are facing health challenges; 61% have a mental health challenge, 41% have a medical issue and 24% have an acquired brain injury.

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The Nanaimo 7-10 Club along with several partners is hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community next Tuesday, October 5th. Dinner is from 4-7pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church—folks with proof of vaccination can dine in, and those without can get takeaway.

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The Nanaimo 7-10 Club along with several partners is hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community next Tuesday, October 5th. Dinner is from 4-7pm at St. Pauls Anglican Church—folks with proof of vaccination can dine in, and those without can get takeaway. 

Please share widely! 🍗

#Thanksgiving #Nanaimo #NanaimoBC #EndHomelessness #Homelessness #CommunityMeal #NHC

Do you or someone you know work in food security for rural, remote, and Indigenous communities? Check out this exciting grant opportunity from United Way British Columbia and the Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Health!

Info sessions happen next week. Learn more ⬇️

#Nanaimo #FoodSecurity #Rural #BC #BritishColumbiaLiving in a rural, remote and Indigenous community can often mean that getting fresh, healthy, nutritious food is a long drive, boat ride, or flight away. 🚙

United Way British Columbia’s Food Security Initiative, in partnership with the Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Health, is offering granting opportunities for securing, storing and distributing of fresh, traditional, and other food! Some ideas: teaching traditional food ways, building a greenhouse, creating seed libraries, purchasing a storage space, or paying for driver time. 🥕

Learn more at our upcoming info sessions👇

September 27th and 28th (Vancouver Coastal, Fraser, Interior and Vancouver Island)
October 4th and 5th (Northern BC)

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#LocalLove #LocalFood #FoodSecurity #Rural #BC #BritishColumbia
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Do you or someone you know work in food security for rural, remote, and Indigenous communities? Check out this exciting grant opportunity from United Way British Columbia and the Government of British Columbias Ministry of Health! 

Info sessions happen next week. Learn more ⬇️

#Nanaimo #FoodSecurity #Rural #BC #BritishColumbia

Who We Are

Together, we work to end Homelessness while diminishing the harm it causes to individuals and the community.

We unite the organizations, citizens and governments that support our community’s most vulnerable residents.

Nanaimo’s Affordable Housing The Cost of Homelessness

The Facts

Homelessness
In Nanaimo.

433+

People experiencing homelessness

77%

Have been homeless for
more than six months

71%

Are from Nanaimo

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Resources to help you

Do You Need Help?

If you’re looking for mental health support, shelter, addictions treatment, food banks and more, BC 211 can help.

Or search HelpSeeker for access to over 770 services, programs and resources in Nanaimo.