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'Community members helping community members': A volunteer-based program met a high demand for counselling during COVID

By Emily Fagan
Apr 12, 2021

The Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society trains volunteers to counsel 250 people with mental health and addictions needs each year

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Neighbourhood house empowers thousands of local youth with crucial life skills

By Emily Fagan
Feb 5, 2021

Quadra Village Community Centre prepares youth in one of Victoria’s most financially hard-hit neighbourhoods with employment and leadership skills they need to succeed in adulthood

Neighbourhoods

‘Food security is family security’ — how one Neighbourhood House has delivered thousands of meals in Victoria

By Emily Fagan
Jan 28, 2021

The Oakland Community Association has provided more than 3,000 food hampers to families in Victoria since the start of the pandemic

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Capital Daily readers help raise more than $150,000 for Victoria families

In less than two weeks, the Capital Daily Holiday Donation Drive surpassed its original goal of $110,000, raising more than $150,000 for local families in need, as part of our collaboration with the United Way to benefit Neighbourhood Houses in Greater Victoria

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Canada’s biggest community of little free libraries has only grown stronger through COVID-19

By Emily Fagan
Dec 12, 2020

Some of the book exchanges have pivoted to hand sanitizer and puzzles, but books are still circulating