Outreach workers assist people to maintain their housing and find new housing and services. In Nanaimo, Outreach staff are based out of Samaritan Place and at Newcastle Place. For clients within these programs, an ICCS outreach worker visits regularly to provide support such as coaching, connection to services, accompaniment to appointments, and other assistance.
For clients in our rent subsidy program, ICCS outreach workers perform monthly check-ins.
The integrated housing model of Mary’s Place and the rent subsidies program both demonstrate that stability is possible for many women when they have a basic level of regular support from an outreach worker along with their choice of housing options.