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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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Did you know that the Nanaimo RCMP receives an average of 4 calls per day for reports of conflict or violence within an intimate partnership?

Join NHC members Haven Society and Nanaimo RCMP in recognizing Purple Lights Nights for the remainder of October to raise awareness around intimate partner violence in our community. We know that experiences of abuse and domestic violence are a common pathway to homelessness.

Learn more: ow.ly/i1k050GuV6e

#EndHomelessness #DomesticViolence #Nanaimo #NanaimoHomelessCoalition
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Did you know that the Nanaimo RCMP receives an average of 4 calls per day for reports of conflict or violence within an intimate partnership?

Join NHC members Haven Society and Nanaimo RCMP in recognizing Purple Lights Nights for the remainder of October to raise awareness around intimate partner violence in our community. We know that experiences of abuse and domestic violence are a common pathway to homelessness. 

Learn more: http://ow.ly/i1k050GuV6e

#EndHomelessness #DomesticViolence #Nanaimo #NanaimoHomelessCoalition

Great news as the weather turns! 🌧 NHC member Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy is now running a warming centre in Nanaimo at 489 Wallace Street, Mondays-Thursdays from 10am-3pm.

If you see someone who may benefit from accessing this service, let them know—it’s getting cold and more challenging for folks to keep warm outside.

#EndHomelessness #Nanaimo #WarmingUp #NanaimoHomelessCoalitionFYI
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Great news as the weather turns! 🌧 NHC member Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy is now running a warming centre in Nanaimo at 489 Wallace Street, Mondays-Thursdays from 10am-3pm. 

If you see someone who may benefit from accessing this service, let them know—its getting cold and more challenging for folks to keep warm outside. 

#EndHomelessness #Nanaimo #WarmingUp #NanaimoHomelessCoalition

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness is happening virtually on November 3-4th, hosted by Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness!

Don’t miss this annual gathering of policy makers, funders, folks with lived experience, researchers, advocates, community leaders and front line workers. Keynote speakers include Dr. Andrew Boozary and Tanya Talaga.

🔗 Learn more and register: conference.caeh.ca/

#EndHomelessness #Homelessness #NanaimoHomelessCoalition
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The National Conference on Ending Homelessness is happening virtually on November 3-4th, hosted by Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness! 

Dont miss this annual gathering of policy makers, funders, folks with lived experience, researchers, advocates, community leaders and front line workers. Keynote speakers include Dr. Andrew Boozary and Tanya Talaga. 

🔗 Learn more and register: https://conference.caeh.ca/

#EndHomelessness #Homelessness #NanaimoHomelessCoalition

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

Our Happenings

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opioid crisis and substance use
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