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[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...

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...

21 June 2021 – Island Crisis Care Society is excited to announce an exciting new venture! In an effort to ensure the on-going responsiveness of its programming to clients and community, Island Crisis Care Society (ICCS) has taken a bold and exciting step forward; moving into...

It may seem sometimes as though ICCS clients and staff and donors live quite different realities, with vastly different life experiences and backgrounds.  Yet in fact, often when we learn each others’ stories, we find that we are much more connected than we might ever...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I meet Angie and Rick Beynon as they are arriving at Newcastle Place, where they have been serving as volunteers for ICCS for the past several months.  I am wrangling donation boxes out of my car as they drive up and Rick immediately takes charge,...

As I sit to start my chat with Tanya, she is in motion, smiling and expressing herself through voice and face and hands.  It is in fact movement that resounds in her story, with a journey marked by change and an ever forward momentum. Tanya is...

In every life there is a turning point, and every person has impacts on others around them.  “There’s always a ripple effect. If you’re doing good, you’ve got positive energy and you’re happy and you’ve got a great outlook on life, that ripple effect is...