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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...

Thursday September 30th is Canada’s first Truth and Reconciliation Day.  It is a day to reflect and remember, but also to move forward from the devastating legacy of the past towards a better tomorrow. As an ICCS team, we often ponder big issues, including those of...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What are you thankful for?   As autumn days move forward, we at ICCS begin to think about Thanksgiving, to take a moment to pause and remember the blessings of home, family and well-being – and to be grateful. Despite the challenges so many have faced during this...

[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...