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Comox Valley

What Matters in
Comox Valley

  • 420 seniors in Comox Valley are living in poverty.

  • 45.4% of renter households spend 30% or more of their income on housing

  • 117 people in Comox Valley are experiencing homelessness - including seniors, indigenous and youth who had been in foster care.

Compass

Together, We're Building Stronger Communities

 A thriving community is one where people feel supported and connected; it's a place where everyone has the chance to live with dignity, find joy, and succeed. When we help people support themselves, we lift up our entire community.

 

We established the first local health network and helped secure $80,000 per year from Island Health for the next three years to address the social determinants of health (income, child development, transportation, etc.).

We recently convened 29 local social service agencies to advocate for supportive housing. Comox Valley's first supportive housing project now houses 46 people who were experiencing homelessness or insecure housing.

We joined United Way across Canada to coordinate Tampon Tuesday, where hundreds of boxes of feminine hygiene products were donated. The products were delivered to more than 500 women and girls via local shelters, food banks, and high schools.

We helped conduct a Point-in-Time homeless count, interviewing and surveying local people experiencing homelessness. The report will inform United Way grants, other local non-profits, and policymakers.

YOU Fund 20 Programs

Your donations are helping 4808 people across the Comox Valley this year.

Overcoming Poverty

 


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  • Healthy Meals & Food Bank Baskets

  • Financial Tutoring

  • Adult Literacy Programs & Resources

Successful Youth
(Middle Years 7 - 24)


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  • Parenting Workshops, Support Groups, & Resources

  • Family Programs

  • Domestic Violence Prevention & Awareness

  • Youth Centre & After-school Programs

  • Indigenous Culture Program

Strong Communities

 


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  • Health Workshops & Counselling

  • Drop-in Centre for People Experiencing Homelessness

  • Caregiver Support

  • Senior Support

  • Horseback Riding Therapy

  • bc 211 Referral Service