Housing

The tent city at Nanaimo City Hall, helped by the Society of Living Illicit Drug Users.
The tent city at Nanaimo City Hall, helped by the Society of Living Illicit Drug Users. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Homelessness & drug user advocates creating ties, cleaning up needles in Nanaimo

By Spencer Sterritt
April 18, 2018 - 5:25pm

NANAIMO — With their grant set to expire, a relatively new advocacy group in Nanaimo hopes to keep roots in the community and continue to find ways of helping those in

St. Paul's Anglican Church was filled for two community meetings on Thursday, April 12, informing concerned citizens about recent steps taken to combat the homelessness crisis.
St. Paul's Anglican Church was filled for two community meetings on Thursday, April 12, informing concerned citizens about recent steps taken to combat the homelessness crisis. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo residents hoping to change conversation around homeless in positive direction

By Spencer Sterritt
April 13, 2018 - 4:40pm Updated: April 13, 2018 - 7:11pm

NANAIMO — Engagement instead of alienation is the message a group of concerned Nanaimo residents is taking into the community.

Homeless encampments like this one along the Millstone River will be visited during an upcoming census.
Homeless encampments like this one along the Millstone River will be visited during an upcoming census. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Volunteers sought as 'important' Nanaimo homeless census approaches

By Ian Holmes
April 9, 2018 - 5:03pm

NANAIMO — An upcoming homeless count will shed more light on a problem believed to be getting much worse in Nanaimo.

A federally funded homeless census happens Wednesday, April 18 in Nanaimo, one of 70 counts happening across the country.

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