An innovative therapeutic community has officially opened its doors to men who have repeat experiences with incarceration, homelessness and addiction. Our Place Society offers a peer-supported therapeutic recovery community for residents to develop life skills, tackle addictions and receive holistic care.
With the holiday season behind us and a brand new year ahead, it’s a good time to reflect on our achievements and offer heartfelt gratitude for the generous support Our Place has received over the past 12 months. This Winter issue of the Our Place Newsletter shows us that we still have goals to meet in helping marginalized people, but we're also transforming lives for the better every single day. We hope you'll find inspiration in Marlon's Story of survival despite all odds, plus an introduction to a new program at Our Place, the outREACH Choir.
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