The silver lining behind every failure is the lesson it teaches us in order to do better next time. The current therapy programs that are out there just don’t work with the street-entrenched population. We have sent people into treatment only to watch them return to their old and destructive lifestyle within days if not hours. That’s why we need to do something different. The Fall issue of the Our Place Newsletter delves into what impact we want to have in the community. We also hope you'll find inspiration in Carlos's Story of a life transformed, plus Greg's Tale of what it means to volunteer at Our Place.
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