This Summer issue of the Our Place Newsletter delves into Hope. At Our Place, we do “belonging” extremely well, but as we battle against stigma, poverty, mental illness and a heart-breaking death rate associated with the fentanyl opioid crisis, we believe we need to provide more hope. We also hope you'll find inspiration in Robert's Story of fighting his way back from self-imposed isolation. Plus fabulous volunteer stories and so much more.
When men lose control of their lives, there is a tendency to hide away. Whether that’s shame, embarrassment or just a heaviness that makes it difficult to hold up one’s head, it can take a long time to do the only thing that truly works, and that’s asking for help.
Joining the workforce after a long absence can be a struggle at best, but when you also suffer from multiple barriers such as homelessness, brain injury or addiction, the hurdles can seem unsurmountable.
A new program at Our Place called Next Steps to Employment wants to change that.
A Victoria plumber who lost everything to drug addiction, including both his brothers to drug overdoses, explains why therapeutic recovery works.
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Our Place is a unique inner-city community centre serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable: working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and the homeless. Most importantly, it provides a sense of hope and belonging to people in need. View Our Stories