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What We Do

What We Do

  • We provide emergency shelter, supportive and transitional housing, and services for women.
  • We also provide short and long term housing and support for adults experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • We employ over 50 frontline workers in 6 locations in Nanaimo and Parksville.
  • Frontline workers provide clients with meals, clothing, emotional support, non-clinical assessments, and case management. We work with and refer clients to the clinical supports offered by local Mental Health and Substance Use teams.
  • We have extensive experience supporting individuals impacted by trauma, abuse, and mental illness. Our staff are kind caring professionals trained in providing support to vulnerable adults.

Aimee Falkenberg To Speak at ICCS AGM

Aimee Falkenberg

You are Invited!

To the Island Crisis Care Society

Annual General Meeting

Aimee is a Forensic Nurse Examiner in Nanaimo and Surrey as well as the lead director for the Sexual Assault Core Education course at BCIT and a Sexual Assault Clinical Skills Lab instructor for the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Aimee will describe her day to day work with victims of violence and sexual exploitation.  

She and her colleagues developed training for frontline emergency workers to recognize victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

  • Reports from our program managers and auditor.
  • Refreshments will be served.
  • Aimmee will highlight cases from her work and discuss the services needed on Vancouver Island.
 

Sweets for the Streets 2015

 

Sweets for the StreetsIt's Spring and the weather is gorgeous outside! Have you planted your tomato seeds? Come and share in the garden-themed silent auction fundraiser for Samaritan House. We're going to have some great deals for your gardens and if you need something for Mother's Day, this is the time to find that perfect gift!

Warm Volunteers Make Coldest Night a Success

243 enthusiastic walkers participated in Nanaimo’s 4th annual Coldest Night of the Year walk this last Saturday, February 21. The walk raises awareness for the plight of many people in our community who find themselves homeless. Donors sponsored walkers to complete 2, 5, or 10 Kilometer loops around Harewood, South Nanaimo, and the Old City Quarter. 80 other communities across Canada organized similar walks this year, up from 63 last year.

Nanaimo has been involved since the campaign went national in 2012. The event has growing community involvement on Vancouver Island with 3 new communities participating this year: Victoria, Campbell River, and Oceanside.

Nanaimo saw the number of volunteers working to make the event a success swell to 67 this year. Volunteers served at the registration desk, along the route as route marshals, in support vehicles, and by making and serving food and beverages at the rest stop and final destination.

Coldest Night of the Year Event Raises Funds and Awareness for Homelessness

Child With CNOY Baloons

2014 CNOY WalkersIt may not have technically been the coldest night this winter, but it ended up being one of the snowiest! 

On Saturday February 22, about 200 Nanaimo and Parksville area residents gathered at John Barsby Community School in Nanaimo to don "Coldest Night of the Year" toques, turn in their pledges, and walk together down the wet and slippery streets to raise much needed funds for the Island Crisis Care Society. 

The snow never let up and neither did the walker's resolve to finish the 2, 5, or 10 Kilometer loops around Harewood, South Nanaimo, and the Old City Quarter. 63 communities across Canada participated in the event this year and collectively raised a national total of $2,327,863.00.

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