homeless

photo of community laundry service workers

Free Community Laundry Program provides community and services to unhoused population

Organizers seek funding and new location to keep machines spinning On Tuesdays, after a long day of researching and writing up lab reports for her master’s thesis, Irene Shkolnikov gets…
GVCH Social Enterprise

New Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness social enterprise model aims to alleviate youth homelessness

Project is youth-led and will provide housing, supports, and job opportunities for up to 30 unhoused youth In late January, the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness (GVCEH) formally announced…
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Hey Neighbour pilot project looks to house 30 members of the unhoused community

With the City of Victoria’s self-imposed deadline to end sheltering in parks fast approaching, Aryze Developments has partnered with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness to transform 30 modified…
signs at Beacon Hill Park for homeless camping

City of Victoria to house 200 by end of year, while bylaw issues arise for unhoused

Homelessness continues to be a serious problem across Canada, but in Victoria it has become a particularly hot topic. As winter approaches and demand for solutions increases, the city has…
beacon hill showers

Community members band together to build showers for Beacon Hill Park’s homeless

On Oct. 24, a group of Greater Victoria community members joined together to build showers for unhoused residents of Beacon Hill Park.
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Documenting resilience: Three local filmmakers document the struggles of homelessness and trauma

Three individuals are telling the stories of Victoria’s street community, as well as their own, in a mutual healing process
aki with his art, beacon hill park

RV art: How one Beacon Hill resident is finding beauty and inspiration in his surroundings

Aki’s unique lifestyle provides inspiration to others in following their passion Walking through the parks and forests of Victoria can feel akin to being in a real-life postcard. One Beacon…
cartoon of homeless person on bench, Victoria Native Friendship Centre closes

It’s time to change the conversation around homelessness

Victoria is facing a homelessness crisis. However, instead of empathy and solutions, the city’s most vulnerable have been levelled with accusations that they are lazy, dangerous drug addicts who ca
tent is my home poster in Beacon Hill Park

Life in a piece of fabric: people living in Beacon Hill Park relocate, face harassment

Injunction by City of Victoria sees campers move to more exposed locations of Beacon Hill Park and shines a light on the everyday hardships facing Victoria’s street community On July…