Homelessness

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Number of homeless deaths more than doubled in B.C. as opioid crisis set in

New data shows trend between more overdose deaths and the number of people dying in the street

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A homeless camp on the outskirts of Victoria. The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness thinks ending homelessness is within reach. (Black Press file photo)

Three mayors join forces on Capital Region anti-homelessness coalition

Rapid and substantial progress towards a region without homelessness is in reach, says mayors

A homeless camp on the outskirts of Victoria. The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness thinks ending homelessness is within reach. (Black Press file photo)
EDITORIAL: No easy answers for homeless camp

EDITORIAL: No easy answers for homeless camp

Camp Nemegans, the homeless encampment currently situated at Regina Park near Uptown,…

  • Jul 23, 2018
EDITORIAL: No easy answers for homeless camp
Josh Blair, executive vice-president for Telus Health, and registered nurse and program co-ordinator Maude Blanchette Lamothe stand outside the new Victoria mobile health clinic, a joint program between Doctors of the World and Telus Health. The mobile clinic will work with members of the city’s street community to provide health care to those who might otherwise fall through the cracks. Photo courtesy Telus Health

Mobile health clinic treats underserved patients where they are in Victoria

Telus Health and Doctors for the World team up to expand idea

Josh Blair, executive vice-president for Telus Health, and registered nurse and program co-ordinator Maude Blanchette Lamothe stand outside the new Victoria mobile health clinic, a joint program between Doctors of the World and Telus Health. The mobile clinic will work with members of the city’s street community to provide health care to those who might otherwise fall through the cracks. Photo courtesy Telus Health
Victoria’s Our Place Society hosts the first Coldest Night of the Year event on Saturday (Feb. 24). Photo courtesy Our Place Society

Victoria is stepping up for the homeless on Feb. 24

Walkers have pledged nearly $30,000 ahead of Coldest Night of the Year

  • Feb 21, 2018
Victoria’s Our Place Society hosts the first Coldest Night of the Year event on Saturday (Feb. 24). Photo courtesy Our Place Society
Students prepare their sleeping bags in the front entrance of Central middle school for a Tuesday night sleep out. The members of the school’s Social Justice class chose to sleep outdoors to better understand the plight of the city’s homeless community. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Central students get a taste of sleeping rough

Social Justice class trying to spread awareness to classmates of homelessness

Students prepare their sleeping bags in the front entrance of Central middle school for a Tuesday night sleep out. The members of the school’s Social Justice class chose to sleep outdoors to better understand the plight of the city’s homeless community. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Homeless teenage boy bundled up under an overpass. (File photo)
Homeless teenage boy bundled up under an overpass. (File photo)
A cart sits in front of a tent pitched in Beacon Hill Park on Tuesday evening. The city says the number of park campers is up more than usual this summer. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News

Tenting in Victoria city parks is up this summer

‘Tourists’ blamed for increase, with shelter beds numbers also up

A cart sits in front of a tent pitched in Beacon Hill Park on Tuesday evening. The city says the number of park campers is up more than usual this summer. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News
Esquimalt resident Gary Davis stands outside Our Place on Pandora Avenue. On Saturday, June 10, Davis will lead a handful of people through downtown Victoria, beginning at Our Place, as part of Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada’s national walk to help locate homeless and in-crisis veterans. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

Tour of Duty walk in Victoria to raise awareness of veteran homelessness

Local chapter has helped roughly a dozen veterans in the city in recent months

Esquimalt resident Gary Davis stands outside Our Place on Pandora Avenue. On Saturday, June 10, Davis will lead a handful of people through downtown Victoria, beginning at Our Place, as part of Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada’s national walk to help locate homeless and in-crisis veterans. Kendra Wong/Victoria News