Our Place

After clearing its final hurdle earlier this week, Our Place Society will likely open its therapeutic recovery community at 94 Talcott Rd. in View Royal in the fall. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Therapeutic recovery centre likely to open in the fall

Former Choices facility in View Royal to be transformed

After clearing its final hurdle earlier this week, Our Place Society will likely open its therapeutic recovery community at 94 Talcott Rd. in View Royal in the fall. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Grant McKenzie, Our Place director of communications, and Dana Young, who will be the director of the therapeutic recovery community planned for View Royal, show off the site. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)

Our Place looks to create new therapeutic recovery community in View Royal

Rezoning still needed for former site of Choices Transitional Housing

Grant McKenzie, Our Place director of communications, and Dana Young, who will be the director of the therapeutic recovery community planned for View Royal, show off the site. (Katherine Engqvist/News Gazette staff)
Our Place Easter dinner solidifies Victoria community as family

Our Place Easter dinner solidifies Victoria community as family

Politicians and other community leaders will serve 1,000 meals on Wednesday

Our Place Easter dinner solidifies Victoria community as family
Metchosin Baha’i event supports region’s homeless

Metchosin Baha’i event supports region’s homeless

Towels, toothbrushes and socks to be collected for Our Place’s bath program

Metchosin Baha’i event supports region’s homeless
Victoria’s Our Place Society hosts the first Coldest Night of the Year event on Saturday (Feb. 24). Photo courtesy Our Place Society

Victoria is stepping up for the homeless on Feb. 24

Walkers have pledged nearly $30,000 ahead of Coldest Night of the Year

  • Feb 21, 2018
Victoria’s Our Place Society hosts the first Coldest Night of the Year event on Saturday (Feb. 24). Photo courtesy Our Place Society
Nina Despins has her hair done by volunteer hairdresser, Mandy Rogers, as make-up artist Erin Bradley looks on, during Our Place’s annual Beauty Day on Friday. Tim Collins/Victoria News

Beauty Day at Our Place a chance to rise above daily struggles

Annual pampering event draws women of all ages and circumstances

Nina Despins has her hair done by volunteer hairdresser, Mandy Rogers, as make-up artist Erin Bradley looks on, during Our Place’s annual Beauty Day on Friday. Tim Collins/Victoria News
Defending champion Castro Boateng of House of Boateng is back to face some of Victoria’s top chefs Feb. 7 for Hungry Hearts, a culinary fundraiser for Our Place Society. Facebook

Hungry Hearts a savoury soiree in Victoria for Our Place

Annual fundraiser brings the city’s top chefs together for some friendly competition

Defending champion Castro Boateng of House of Boateng is back to face some of Victoria’s top chefs Feb. 7 for Hungry Hearts, a culinary fundraiser for Our Place Society. Facebook
The free clothing racks at Our Place Society are looking fairly lean, especially on the men’s side. The downtown service provider is encouraging community members to donate any unwanted clothing, from pants, shirts and coats to new socks and underwear for both men and women, all of which is made directly available to those in need. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria’s Our Place in desperate need of clothing donations

Downtown service provider feeling pinch from less frequent community clothing drives

The free clothing racks at Our Place Society are looking fairly lean, especially on the men’s side. The downtown service provider is encouraging community members to donate any unwanted clothing, from pants, shirts and coats to new socks and underwear for both men and women, all of which is made directly available to those in need. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Residential rooms at the Choices Transitional Shelter rim a common area inside one of the buildings at the facility in View Royal. (File photo)

Choices operations extended until spring 2018

Residents will be transitioned to former Tally Ho site in Victoria

Residential rooms at the Choices Transitional Shelter rim a common area inside one of the buildings at the facility in View Royal. (File photo)
EDITORIAL: Connect with Victoria’s homeless community on the Coldest Night of the Year

EDITORIAL: Connect with Victoria’s homeless community on the Coldest Night of the Year

Our Place taking part in national event for the first time

  • Dec 6, 2017
EDITORIAL: Connect with Victoria’s homeless community on the Coldest Night of the Year
Volunteers give back year-round at Our Place in Victoria

Volunteers give back year-round at Our Place in Victoria

Public donations increase in December, but are needed all year long

Volunteers give back year-round at Our Place in Victoria
The former Boys and Girls club at 1205 Yates St. will reopen as transitional housing for 40 residents on Wednesday (Nov. 29). (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria’s Our Place to open new transitional housing on Wednesday

Residents will have work responsbilities at the dry facility, which will be open across the street from Central Middle School until April 30

The former Boys and Girls club at 1205 Yates St. will reopen as transitional housing for 40 residents on Wednesday (Nov. 29). (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
EDITORIAL: Mutual respect a goal for Choices and View Royal neighbourhood residents

EDITORIAL: Mutual respect a goal for Choices and View Royal neighbourhood residents

The next nine months will offer choices for all

  • Apr 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: Mutual respect a goal for Choices and View Royal neighbourhood residents