Be part of building a community that cares.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR VISION OF A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL.

Please find the drop down list one the form provided to  choose  what program you would like to donate to.

Our Programs are:

  • Nelson CARES General
  • Nelson Advocacy Centre
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Kootenay Seniors
  • Ready for Home
  • Ward Basics Fund

NELSON CARES GENERAL FUND

Your donation to Nelson CARES Society is an investment in your community, a gift to its future. For almost 50 years our organization has introduced innovative and responsive programs to meet the needs of people in the West Kootenay region. Your dollars will go to support our programs that house the homeless, counsel people in crisis, create wellness programs for seniors, promote justice, build affordable housing, and much more. Every donation brings us closer to our goal of an inclusive, more just community. Thank you for sharing that vision with us.

Link: Nelson CARES Society

ADVOCACY CENTRE

The Advocacy Centre is a non-profit, community-based service which provides legal information, education and problem solving for low-income residents of the West Kootenays. We also provide specialized assistance to victims of relationship violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Our advocacy services are offered free of charge.

Link: Nelson Advocacy Centre

EMERGENCY SHELTER

Homelessness can happen to anyone. It can be caused by losing a job, domestic problems or mental health issues. A vulnerable person can be pushed into a housing crisis overnight. We provide hot meals, a warm, dry bed and safety to hundreds of Kootenay residents every year. Most people just need a chance to regroup, to gather their resources, and get a hand up for a few weeks to return to independent living. Others return more often seeking shelter. In both cases, we help people find resources for financial, medical and housing needs, providing the essentials so they can rebuild their lives.

Link: Emergency Shelter

KOOTENAY SENIORS

Kootenay Seniors operates much needed programs in the community. The Transportation Program provides transportation information support and the Volunteer Driver program offers a customized, low-cost transportation option for seniors in the West Kootenay, including rural areas. The Home Support Program enables people to stay in their homes longer by providing light housekeeping services. Both programs allow seniors to stay active and engaged within their community.

Link: Kootenay Seniors

READY FOR HOME

To help Ward Street Place (WSP) tenants maintain their housing, Nelson CARES created Ready for Home. This program offers wrap-around support to individuals who are often coping with challenges to maintain their housing. The goal of this program is to disrupt the cycle of homelessness by working one-on-one with
individuals while in a safe and stable housing environment. WSP is home to an increasing number of senior and palliative individuals with many on the waiting list also falling into that demographic.

Link: Ready for Home

WARD BASICS FUND

Sometimes making ends meet can be a challenge especially when on a fixed income. Ward Basics Fund helps our Ward Street Place Residents cover the cost of groceries, prescriptions, and other essentials.

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