Coldest Night of the Year

On February 25th, 2012, Island Crisis Care Society is hosting the Coldest Night of the Year, a 5 & 10km walk in support of ICCS's work with the hungry, homeless and hurting in Nanaimo.

February is a challenging month for the people we serve, and it's also one of the quietest months for financial support.

So, we are looking for some toque-wearing, cold-loving friends to join us on February 25th!

Social Housing in Nanaimo -- ICCS Experience and Philosophy

Job Descriptions for ICCS

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Paint Warms Hearts, Manager Position Posted, Angels in the Night

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December 17, 2009



ICCS is a registered non-profit society that helps people in crisis stabilize and then find the support, resources, and services they need to recover and be well. We work in cooperation with Provincial and Federal agencies, community groups, and faith-based organizations to develop housing options and programs that respect the needs of individuals with multiple challenges or concurrent disorders.

Together with professionals in the social service field we created Crescent House which has become a model used by communities throughout BC. This successful model provides a short term “oasis in the storm” where individuals can rest and recover before they move to independent living or other forms of housing.

Man Thinks of the Good Samaritan

Our Vision is: “To provide shelter and care for those in need, reflecting the love of God in loving one another.” We have been hands of care in the heart of the island since 1989.


In the Beginning

Island Crisis Care Society started when a few concerned Christians realized that many of the people they met who were struggling with addictions needed shelter and food before they could consider changing their lifestyles.

Acting on faith and with enthusiasm to help hurting people, they leased an old house on Nicol Street in Nanaimo and named it Samaritan House because they wanted to emulate the Good Samaritan and help people whom the rest of society had abandoned.

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