Volunteer Stories: Natalie

Written on July 20, 2017

I’m from France, I’ve been in Canada for two and a half years. Two years in Montreal and now six months in Victoria. I’m the volunteer coordinator here and I’ve been volunteering for Anawim for five months. I like how people here are very respectful to each other. I’m always surprised to see their smiles.…

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Elliot’s Story (Volunteer)

Written on September 22, 2017

I’ve been volunteering here quite a bit and I work as well, so I’m pretty busy at the moment. I’ve done all sorts of jobs in the past: landscaping, painting, security, cooking… I have lots of experience dealing with people who are unusual, quirky and odd. I seem to attract them. I must be a…

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Joe’s Story (Resident)

Written on September 1, 2017

I’m from Alberta. I quit high school and jumped on the drilling rigs when I was 18 and made a boat-load of cash. I did that for two years and then the economy crashed and I was left without a job but a raging drug addiction. I moved to Vancouver after I screwed over the…

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Anawim’s Collaborative Community Art Show

Written on July 28, 2017

Collaborative Community Art Show brings colour to the lives of Victoria’s most needy   VICTORIA, BC – Anawim House’s Collaborative Community Art Show will bring the community together in artistic expression to raise both awareness and funds for Anawim House. Anawim helps Victoria’s homeless and those living in poverty by providing drop-in services and transitional living.  Anawim’s Collaborative…

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Shane’s Story

Written on July 27, 2017

I have to ask my doctor whether I can work. [I come here in] phases/intermittently because I go through patterns, depending on where I’m at physically. I’d rather work but I’m not able to when I have seizures. I have a pattern for how it works for me. The medication stops working for me and…

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Jack’s Story

Written on June 22, 2017

I was a total addict, I hated myself, I was unhappy. I had been trying to get clean for so long. I knew if I kept going like this I would die. I was eating out of a soup kitchen; I was homeless or living in horrible places where everyone was a drug dealer. I…

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Anawim Sock Toss at Harbour Cats

Written on June 20, 2017

Knock poverty out of the park with Anawim House’s sock toss event at Harbour Cats. They will be playing Yakima Valley Pippins at their home ground of Royal Athletic Park on July 11th. Bring new socks or buy socks at the game and when you see a home run, join the avalanche of people throwing…

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Anawim’s 25th Anniversary Fundraiser!

Anawim’s 25th Anniversary Fundraiser!

Written on September 17, 2016

Anawim House has long been a refuge for Victoria’s street community, and celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary this year! We are inviting you to come and join us for an incredible evening including a lunch-for-dinner style Anawim Meal, entertainment, live music, dancing and many many prizes! We are also inviting everyone to participate in chores, in…

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