A pool of money is available to Nanaimo groups aiming to end homelessness in the region.
The Nanaimo Working Group on Homelessness seeks proposals from groups in the City of Nanaimo, Lantzville and electoral areas A, B and C to share in $186,000 granted by the Vancouver Island Health Authority.
It’s the third year the health authority provided the grant to the Regional District of Nanaimo, which distributed the money to Nanaimo and the Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness in Parksville.
Proposals must include:
Access to longer-term housing solutions, emergency shelter, support and prevention services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless;
Community-based events, initiatives or services that enhance the social inclusion of homeless individuals or assists them in meeting basic needs, like food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental services, and personal care.
Applications will be evaluated on demonstrated ability to provide service, value for money, and impact on health, well-being and social inclusion of homeless or at-risk of homeless people.
Application forms are available by e-mailing John Horn, social planner for the City of Nanaimo, at email@example.com; for pickup at 238 Franklyn St.; or by calling 250-755-4483.
Deadline to submit applications is 4 p.m. on Aug. 31.