Outreach Program

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Our program within Haven Society is to assist women and children with access to support services and to maintain safe and affordable housing


The Outreach program is based around harm reduction, meeting immediate needs, and promoting healthy choices.

There are three components to this program and they

include the following: 

Outreach Services provide service to women who have

experienced, or are at risk of abuse, threats, or violence,

and their dependent children. This includes Rent Subsidy

support and community based support for women and

their families which addresses systematic barriers to

securing safe affordable housing, and reduces harms

associated with violence and issues associated with


Services Include:

  • Crisis intervention

  • Short/long term support

  • 1:1 or group support

  • Transportation/  accompaniment

  • Life skills and goal settings

  • Referral to community services

  • Rental subsidy/supplement

  • Supportive housing

Homeless Prevention Program (HPP) provides housing assistance and case management to women and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have experienced violence or are at risk of violence.

The Boundary Social Housing Project provides long term affordable housing and support services for women who have experienced violence and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Boundary Project is fully occupied and we continue to work in partnership with Nanaimo Affordable Housing and Vancouver Island Mental Health Society in the operation of this building.

The Outreach program provides collective care by offering a continuum of services and working with other community partners to improve quality of life for women and their children through addressing the barriers that women have experienced when trying to secure affordable housing and long term stabilization. Our services are women centered and respond to the needs of the women and their families. Services take into consideration each individuals emotional, family and community needs. We believe that homelessness compromises safety and is a byproduct of the violence a woman has encountered.

Proud to be the recipient of funding from: