Your gift can make the difference to those in need in Nanaimo and the Oceanside area. Please read through the current donation opportunities.

By supporting the work of Island Crisis Care Society, you are coming alongside us in our mission to provide shelter and care to those in need. Your gift tells some of the most vulnerable people in our communities that they matter and that you care. With your help, we can continue to operate 7 housing sites and 13 programs that support over 250 people daily.

“They believe in you and that makes you feel really good. And I’ll never forget that. They always encouraged me and they never gave up on me. They always saw the best in me. They made me feel valued, like I was worthy” – client of ICCS

Have an even bigger impact on those in need by becoming a monthly donor.

Support the David’s Place Recovery Program

In partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), ICCS’s David’s Place Recovery Program will provide 6 brand new supportive recovery spaces for the community. These beds will provide long-term placement opportunities for those who have completed the first steps of recovery and want to continue working towards living sober and living well.

Support the Community Programs

The community programs at ICCS are comprised of the Community Housing Program, Project Rise, Lifeskills, Rent Subsidies, Oceanside Community Outreach, and the Housing and Outreach Support Team (HOST) Outreach Program in the Oceanside community.

By supporting the Community Programs you are helping those in need access the necessary skills and resources to live well and work towards independence.

Support the Chaplaincy Program

The Volunteer Chaplaincy Program gives clients the opportunity to work directly with spiritual advisors as they continue their journey to living well.

In-Kind Donations

We are grateful to our community and for the generosity that prompts those to share with others in need. However, as we are limited in our storage space, we are only accepting in-kind donations by prior arrangement. If you have new or slightly used items you wish to donate, please contact our Resource Development Coordinator at 250-585-5505 ext. 102 or by email at

If we are unable to accept your donation, we will try to connect you with other organizations in the community that work with vulnerable people.

Please consider supporting our programs with a one time or monthly monetary gift.

Event Hosting

Are you interested in helping the on-going work of Island Crisis Care Society? Are you passionate about our programs and want to make a meaningful impact on the community? You may want to consider hosting a fundraising event in support of ICCS.

A fundraising event can be anything from a bake sale to an annual golf event, the possibilities are endless!

If you are interested in hosting an event featuring ICCS, or if you have any questions, please contact our Resource Development Coordinator to discuss your ideas and how we can help; we look forward to chatting with you. 250 585 5505 ext. 102 or by email at