Check out this cool rap song written and performed by 3 residents of Our Place’s New Roads Therapeutic Recovery Community. This is from the Rap Writing series in the Music Therapy Project running there. Music Therapy Project at New Roads Recovery Community: -creative expression of individual’s stories of homelessness, trauma, incarceration, growth and learning, aspirations […]
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Our Place takes over operation of BC Housing’s new acquisition, the Comfort Inn on Blanshard, and moves 63 people into temporary homes. The partnership with BC Housing, Island Health, Cool-Aid Society, Umbrella Society and Aids Vancouver Island will provide room, meals, overdose prevention, medical services, storage, and more.
Veracity Podcast: We’re ecstatic to release an in depth discussion about Victoria’s complex homeless population with Our Place Society Director of Communications – Grant McKenzie. Streaming on all major platforms – https://veracitypodcast.com/
Celebrating Hungry Hearts 2020 with a look at the heart of our annual fundraiser – the delicious food. And we wouldn’t have divine nibbles without those wonderfully talented chefs who make it 🙂
Join us in our 3rd annual Coldest Night of the Year walk on Saturday, Feb. 22. It is a family-friendly event raising awareness and funds for the homeless, hungry and hurting in Greater Victoria. Raise funds and walk 2 km, 5 km, or 10 km followed by a community dinner. More Details
A huge Thank You to our donors, supporters, volunteers and staff for a wonderful Christmas Meal that was enjoyed by so many. Here are some of the many faces lighting up with gratitude 🙂
Another fabulous Holiday Meal for the hundreds of people we serve at Our Place. Thanksgiving is always a treat at Our Place as local dignitaries, media and volunteers serve up an extra-special, home-cooked meal to make everyone feel like family. Around 600 of Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens joined Our Place’s family table for a special […]
Easter is always a special time at Our Place thanks to our wonderful donors, supporters, community leaders, volunteers and staff. This year, the hard-working kitchen staff prepared over 300 lbs of ham, 500 lbs of scalloped potatoes, mixed veg, pineapple sauce, and chocolate pudding for dessert. Plus, the Easter Bunny was on hand to deliver […]
Every year at Hungry Hearts, we try to capture a transformative story of one of our family members. This year, we are proud to share the story of Blanche who has gone from living on the street to sober living transitional housing, and now onto permanent housing.
Unique fundraiser brings eight top chefs together for a great cause Celebrating its sixth year with eight of Victoria’s top chefs, Hungry Hearts has been described as the best “Foodie Fundraiser” in Victoria. Since its inception, Hungry Hearts has raised over $600,000 in support of Our Place Society with all of the money going directly […]