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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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February 2016 in review

Written on July 7, 2016

February 2016 was a big month for Anawim House. This month saw an increase in the number of exciting programs and initiatives available to our residents and guests, as well as some big news! Some of our new initiatives are: Shifting Gears  Shifting Gears is a new program brought to us Leadership Victoria. This program…

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A message from Anawim’s Senior Resident

Written on July 27, 2014

Pepper the Cat reporting in! I have a special mission and I need your help! I’m the senior resident around here at Anawim. I climbed through windows 19 years ago, and I’ve been here ever since. Don’t say I’m getting old, I prefer ‘experienced.” I was homeless once, so I have a great affinity for the…

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Gentrification on the Waterways

Written on July 19, 2014

Rough Tides for those Living on the Water Last week we said homelessness comes in many forms. It also occurs in unexpected places. We are familiar with people avoiding homelessness by turning to emergency shelters, or even sleeping in a tent in the park and other public spaces. It often goes unrecognized that some people…

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The Faces of Homelessness

Written on July 11, 2014

Canada and especially Victoria are celebrated as a diverse and multi-ethnic community. Despite this, we often hold stereotypical perceptions about who experiences homelessness in Victoria. The streets of downtown Victoria create a very visual perspective of what homelessness looks like, and who is homeless. However, homelessness affects more people than we can imagine. By now…

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Volunteering; Good for the Community, Good for You!

Written on June 26, 2014

Why do we Volunteer? For most people, life feels like it just keeps getting busier and busier. Yet some people choose to take time out of their busy schedules to volunteer. A 2012 study by Statistics Canada identified that approximately 50% of Canadians donate their time, accumulating more than 10 billion hours of volunteer time…

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What Causes Homelessness? Homelessness as a Social Problem

Written on June 18, 2014

For those who live in busy cities, it is easy to become numb to the homelessness problem around us. We see homeless people on the streets, asking for change or collecting bottles. We accept that a certain amount of homelessness is inevitable. But homelessness is not a given. We can not only reduce homelessness, we…

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