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‘Women face a much different experience on the street’: Parksville Qualicum Beach nurse

Littlejohn says community needs to be part of solution to homelessness By AUREN RUVINSKY “Women face a much different experience on the street,” says Doreen “Coco” Littlejohn, a Parksville Qualicum Beach nurse with two degrees and more than 30 years experience working on the front lines of homelessness, including more than 15 years in Vancouver’s … Continue reading ‘Women face a much different experience on the street’: Parksville Qualicum Beach nurse

Homelessness in Parksville Qualicum Beach: Don’t assume anything

(Caution: details of suicide attempts) By Auren Ruvinsky, special to the PQB NewsOct. 12, 2020 “I was dying a slow death, drowning in credit card debt and things kept slowing down, I was slowing down,” admitted Steve (last name withheld). Often working in Alberta he’s always been able to bridge the slow work, but this … Continue reading Homelessness in Parksville Qualicum Beach: Don’t assume anything

Homeless Outreach Work Expands During Pandemic (video)

https://www.uwcnvi.ca/latest-news/lives-youve-changed/homelessness-outreach-program-expands-during-pandemic Reaching out for help can be a difficult thing to do.  So it’s important that, when you do, there is someone there to help.  Choosing to reach out has been an important theme in the life of central island resident, Kevin. And because of a United Way-funded program, he found it. Continue reading Homeless Outreach Work Expands During Pandemic (video)

6th Annual Project Connect Health Fair – Thursday, October 10, 2019

“Homelessness is something you experience, not who you are.”   This innovative project started in 2004 and has been replicated in 220 communities around the country – and globe. The  goal of Project Homeless Connect is to: Provide immediate connection to significant human services for those at risk of or experiencing homelessness Create a vehicle for … Continue reading 6th Annual Project Connect Health Fair – Thursday, October 10, 2019

Times Colonist News Article: September 08, 2018. Parksville gives go-ahead to contentious supportive-housing project

Carla Wilson / Times Colonist SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 06:00 AM The City of Parksville has approved a development permit for new supportive housing, as opponents prepare to fight the plan in the Supreme Court of B.C. Parksville received legal advice that it could proceed with decision-making on the project, despite the lawsuit filed in August, … Continue reading Times Colonist News Article: September 08, 2018. Parksville gives go-ahead to contentious supportive-housing project