October 10th is World Homeless Day

October 10th is World Homeless Day

World Homeless Day is an annual event on the 10th of October. The concept of 'World Homeless Day' emerged from online discussions between people working to respond to homelessness from various parts of the world. World Homeless Day was first marked on the 10th of...

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World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th

World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity for everyone in the community – the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, politicians and policy makers, advocates, volunteers, those with lived experience of suicide...

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August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

Flags of Hope Overdose Awareness Memorial for drug overdose victims is being held at St. Paul’s Church on Chapel Street in Nanaimo until Aug. 29Flags of Hope Overdose Awareness Display will be on the Chapel Street church’s fence daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The...

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Read our VIMHS Currents newsletter for June 2019

A closer look at housing...Housing with supports proves itself at VIMHS Boundary Crescent...VIMHS is planning for an affordable housing...project at 285 Rosehill Street...Housing's bigger picture...The connection between traumatic brain injury and homelessness....

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Donald Fraser’s story of mental illness and recovery

AUDIO | Donald Fraser lives and works in Nanaimo, British Columbia. He’s a peer support worker with Island Health, interacting with and serving the needs of clients with mental health and substance use concerns. Half of his time is spent in outreach to homeless...

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Traumatic brain injury and its links to homelessness

AUDIO | Homelessness and poverty are significant social problems across Canada and the United States and there is growing evidence suggesting that Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the complex issues leading an individual to homelessness. It’s also becoming...

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