It’s that giving time of year

It’s that giving time of year

VIMHS relies on the generosity and kindness of the community and people from all walks of life The VIMHS Annual Appeal is sent out in December each year, accompanied by the personal story of a resident living in VIMHS housing. It’s delivered by post and email to our...

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VIMHS NEWS

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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Working to make housing affordable in Nanaimo

AUDIO | Affordable housing is a major issue across Canada. Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society is growing its stock of housing, from social housing to family housing to housing for single adults and various types of supportive housing. The organization builds...

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I am still your child: Young carers in the spotlight

AUDIO | More than half a million of Canada’s front line mental healthcare “workers” are less than twelve years old. They’re called COPMI…Children Of a Parent with Mental Illness…and there are 575,000 of them in Canada. Children who grow up with a parent who has mental...

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Can technology fill the gaps in our mental health system?

AUDIO | Jodie Shupac is a Toronto-based journalist and features writer. She covers health, technology, sex and social justice issues. Jodie also struggles with depression and anxiety. In late 2018 Jodie wrote an article for The Walrus titled How Technology Can Fill...

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