Nelson CARES Society is a not-for-profit organization that provides programs and initiatives in advocacy, housing, employment, support services, and environmental stewardship. Residential Services for Community Living is its program that provides at-home and community based services for adults with developmental disabilities and complex health care needs. The CSW-Casual is responsible for ensuring the well-being, promoting [...]
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COMMITTEE CALLS FOR MORE AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING IN NELSON:A RANGE OF SUPPORTIVE HOUSING OPTIONS ALSO CALLED FOR AS A MISSING LINK TO HELP PREVENT HOMELESSNESSContinuing 0% vacancy rates for a fifth year in a row in Nelson and high rental rates compared to per capita incomes of renters PLUS a lack of and decrease in [...]
Thank you to LVR Student Council for hosting a Loppet even at the Nordic Ski Club, and a special thank you to Avie Waterfall and Zoe Taylor who organized and spearheaded this event. Local businesses donated food and prizes and a fun time was had by all. All proceeds were donated to Nelson CARES Society! [...]
The Coldest Night of the Year is a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in over 100 communities across Canada. Happening on Saturday, February 23rd this is our fifth annual here in Nelson. We are looking forward to seeing some new faces this year, alongside some familiar [...]
Here is an interested bit of history on Lakeside Place by "The Kutne Reader" Please click here to access the full article. Lakeside Bungalow Court I had a call recently from Mitzi Hufty, who was reminiscing about the old Lakeside Motel in Nelson — presently being demolished to make way for Lakeside Place , a [...]
Bill Lynch has teamed up with Nelson CARES Society to present his new CD Would You Speak on My Behalf at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 17 where he will be joined by 16 internationally-renowned Kootenay musicians. “For me this is not just a CD release,” Lynch said. “It is also a celebration of [...]
OCTOBER 10TH PUBLIC FORUM LOOKING FOR COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS FOR YOUTH AT-RISK WITH GUEST SPEAKER KATHERINE MCPARLAND As part of BC’s Homelessness Action Week (HAW) (Oct 8 to 12) the public is invited to a free Public Forum on At-Risk and Homeless Youth on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 AT 5PM at the Adventure Hotel Ballroom with Guest [...]
LVR student Mikaela Rubak-Mazur is the winner of The Advocacy Centre’s art competition focusing on human rights and the exercise of legal rights. The Advocacy Centre, in collaboration with the Legal Services Society of BC, held the competition earlier this year and invited secondary school students in the region to make submissions. “We were impressed [...]
The Nelson Committee on Homelessness is pleased to release its 10th Annual Report Card on Homelessness in Nelson. This year’s report highlights findings from Nelson’s second Point-in-Time (PiT) Homeless Count and survey conducted over a 24 hour period on April 10/11, 2018. Sixty-five volunteers hit the streets, shelters and service locations around Nelson to gather [...]