An innovative therapeutic community is opening 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.
Christmas 2018 Thank You!
A great big thank you to everybody who was involved in making the christmas season at Our Place Society so special this year. This video captures just a tiny portion of the impact made by all the donations, hours of volunteering, and community engagement. We are truly blessed to have such an amazing community of supporters who come together to brighten the season for people in need. We hope you enjoy this video as a small token of our appreciation.
Join in the Christmas Fun
Every year, the volunteers and staff at Our Place Society get together and decorate the dining hall with donated decorations. The unofficial start to the christmas season at Our Place, we wanted to share this tradition with you in the form of a short video.
Solving Homelessness with the region’s Mayoral Candidates
Our Place hosts panel to engage future mayors in solutions
VICTORIA, B.C. – Over 30 Mayoral candidates throughout Greater Victoria were invited to attend a special evening of engagement surrounding our region’s homelessness crisis.
Local dignitaries, media and volunteers joined Our Place staff to make everyone feel like family this Thanksgiving. Around 600 of Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens joined Our Place’s family table for a special Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, Oct. 3 through the generous support of donors, community groups and volunteers. “Thanksgiving is a special time to be with loved ones. For many people who are struggling, we’re the closest family they have,” says Don Evans, executive director of Our Place.
CHEK Around at Our Place - CHEK TV popped by for a special visit to see everything that has been happening at Our Place lately.
HarbourCats join Our Place for summer fun
Victoria’s favourite baseball team to make summer extra special for community’s most vulnerable
VICTORIA, B.C. – Each summer, Our Place hosts a series of baseball games in Beacon Hill park to give Victoria’s most vulnerable a true summer experience. The Our Place kitchen staff brush off the barbeque, and Outreach Workers make everyone feel like family as we take a few hours to help people escape the challenges of living in poverty.
Easter is traditionally a time of renewed hope, and that couldn’t be more evident than at Our Place. Local politicians, dignitaries and media personalities joined Our Place volunteers and staff to make everyone feel like family this Easter by not only serving a special meal, but taking the time to listen to those whose voices are often the last to be heard.
"After 30 years together, we were living apart, and not by choice." When you’ve been married for 32 years, the idea of living apart seems unfathomable. And when those decades have been as turbulent as Greg and Tracy’s life has been, your partner becomes your rock, your only anchor in the storm. Greg and Tracy met when they were both in their early 20s. They were both “hard partiers” with a dark undertone that would shape their lives ahead.