Clients

By Sheila Backman, ICCS storytelling volunteer The Japanese do not discard their broken pottery. Instead, they mix gold dust with lacquer to make repairs. The break becomes part of the piece’s history and the gold lines running through make the object even stronger...

By Alexandra Soanes, ICCS Communications intern Clients with Island Crisis Care Society are blessed to be able to have safe and secure shelter, food and care. Yet at times, having access to another service or support – something as simple as a haircut or as...

It is impossible to describe a typical day in Newcastle Place.  Born as it was in a flurry of action with the quick dismantling of Nanaimo’s Tent City in 2018, and the rapid pulling together of “temporary” accommodation for its former residents, Newcastle began in...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]by Katie Cole, ICCS Communications Intern “He’s strutting around here somewhere…” The words hang in the air as I accompany one of Newcastle’s program managers on my first attempt to interview Jay, the recent recipient of an anonymous donation of work boots. This designated gift was given back...

by Sandra Fox, Manager Newcastle Place On a beautiful sunny June day, Newcastle outreach staff Nora and Donna took 2 clients from Newcastle Supportive Housing for a field trip to North Island Wildlife Recovery Center. The Center is a non-profit and were kind enough to donate...