Being hands of care in the heart of the island we will endeavour to:
Help meet the immediate physical needs of those who come to our doors.
Provide affordable housing for low and moderate income households.
Develop & provide programs to improve the quality of life of those who seek our help.
Provide counsel, guidance and prayer to aid those in need.
Recognize that the whole person (body, soul and spirit) needs care.
Bring comfort to all through the provision of quality Christian care.
About Island Crisis Care Society
ICCS is a registered non-profit society dedicated to helping people in crisis find the resources and services they need to be well.
We work in cooperation with Provincial agencies, community groups, and faith-based organizations to develop housing options and programs that respect the needs of individuals with multiple life challenges and concurrent disorders.
Together with professionals in the social service field we created Crescent House which has become a model used by communities throughout BC. Based on the success of this model Hirst House and Safe Harbour House were created.
These programs provide a short term “oasis in the storm” where individuals can rest and recover before they move to independent living or other forms of housing.
New programs are under development and we are seeking to increase the number of shelter beds in the Nanaimo Region and improve the transition of people who are homeless to affordable long term housing solutions.
We are also engaged in discussions of long term solutions for victims of human trafficking, as well as people who suffer with a variety of mental illness.