A Gabriola community that compassionately & effectively provides for more than just people’s basic needs.
To use an integrated approach to help all people in the community of Gabriola find the support and services they need to contribute to their health and well-being.
About PEOPLE FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY GABRIOLA SOCIETY
PHC provides direct services & support by islanders to islanders. The programs and services we offer are aimed at mitigating the impact of isolation, poverty, unemployment, mental illness and addictions.
We believe that all of us are needed to help fulfill our aim of an inclusive, strong, prosperous community that is responsive, caring and sustainable. By building local capacity and connections we strengthen the social networks that make Gabriola a safe and healthy place to live.
With an emphasis on early intervention, prevention, education and resource sharing, our organization provides the following services to children, families and individuals:
• Food Bank,
• Soup Socials
• Community Resource Centre
• Christmas Bureau
• Low to no cost counselling
• Housing Support,
• Community Gardens for seniors, children and people with barriers as well as a Food Bank Garden
• Citizen Advocate Consulting (in collaboration with Nanaimo Citizen Advocacy Assoc)