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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...

The New Samaritan Place will offer 51 supportive housing units as well as 14 shorter term “bridge to housing” beds for women and 1 unit for a family. Building on the legacy of ICCS’s flagship program, Samaritan House, this new program will offer even more...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On a winter day in December last year, I drive out to Orca Place in Parksville to meet up with two participants of Project Rise. The new ICCS program aims to deliver pre-employment and employment skills training as well as work placement opportunities to people...

It is that time again!  The Coldest Night of the Year will soon be here! What is the event: Coldest Night of the Year is a Canada wide walk and fundraiser, aimed to help people come together in community and think about issues of homelessness and precarious...

Give the gift of hope this Christmas! Project Rise is a new ICCS program offering life-changing pre-employment training and work placements to clients who are rising out of homelessness into hope.  Even a small gift can make a difference  $20 can support one hour of the program...