A closer look at Choices Transitional Home in View Royal - Our Place Society, a BC Housing partner, opened a 24/7 transitional housing facility on Feb. 23 to house 50 homeless campers from Victoria's tent city.
Easter Celebration at Our Place - Community comes together to serve over 850 meals to the homeless and impoverished of Greater Victoria. “The need is greater than ever,” says Don Evans, executive director of Our Place. “People from all walks of life are struggling to make ends meet.
It's Christmas every Tuesday at Our Place when the new Greater Victoria Public Library outreach van delivers books, DVD's and more for the most vulnerable of Greater Victoria.
Hungry Hearts delivers Message of Hope to Our Place -- Unique fundraiser raises over $117,000 to help Victoria’s most vulnerable
The business and philanthropic community came together last weekend for Hungry Hearts, a unique fundraiser aimed at raising both awareness and funds for Our Place to serve the most vulnerable citizens of Greater Victoria. Six top local chefs used their culinary expertise and imagination in a fierce competition to see who could create the most popular savory bite.
John and Laurel move into their new home - an apartment on Cook Street - after spending several months in Tent City before moving into My Place Transitional Home. The Streets to Homes team from Pacifica Housing helped set up the couple with subsidized accommodation.
Our Place Executive Director Don Evans talks to Bruce Williams at CTV News about opening My Place Transitional Home to help support, and find housing for, the people currently camped in tent city on the courthouse lawn.
Our Place Family Members say Thank You to our Wonderful Donors for providing such a fantastic Christmas meal, and supporting Our Place throughout the year.
Crispy Fish food truck arrived in Our Place's courtyard with a special treat - one hour of free Fish & Chips for everyone at the downtown community centre. The cooks served over 300 lunches to the less fortunate in a fun, frenzy of good food.
To celebrate Hanukkah – the Jewish Festival of Lights – eager and excited volunteers of the Congregation Emanu El took over the kitchen at Our Place on Monday, Dec. 14 for The Big Latke Lunch. The one common denominator that links all faiths during the holiday season is a special feast. Combine that with the spirit of sharing, family and friends, and suddenly the meal becomes an event. “This is a wonderful opportunity to share our festival and bring a little bit of light to the family members at Our Place,” said Rabbi Harry Brechner.
Kindergartener Tate Parker has been collecting donated sleeping bags, so he can distribute them to homeless people on Christmas Eve. Originally he wanted to gather a dozen – right now he has more than 100. He’s getting messages of support from people across Canada and the U.S.