Stories

Fall is here and the weather has turned cold. Our Project Rise participants are enjoying their last week of workshops and trainings before they are moving on to the next step in the program, their work placements. I sit down with three of the...

By Debbie Crosby ICCS Storytelling volunteer It’s not every day that one has the privilege of meeting a hero. I’m grateful that I did recently, in the Island Crisis Care Society Offices above the Nanaimo Bakery. Reese, a soft spoken, well dressed young man had...

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...