Community Programs

Art Program

Staff led art groups are organized for interested residents to participate in at many of Pacifica Housing’s supportive housing sites.
The informal groups provide an opportunity for positive social interactions between residents who share stories and art techniques with one another. Artistic abilities range from beginner to accomplished artist and all are welcome.

Artwork done by Pacifica Housing residents and clients is showcased periodically at Pacifica Housing Art Show events. Art supplies are always needed and very much appreciated. Please contact our team here:

Community Gardens

The Community Garden Program aims to help residents live healthier, more stable lives and build a sense of community. Program staff work closely with resident gardeners and facilitate a number of workshops and garden-related activities, which can include anything from soil preparation, composting tips and techniques, to harvesting and preserving.

The community garden initiative is currently operating at numerous Pacifica Housing residences and supportive housing facilities. Resident gardeners work with staff and are involved in all aspects of gardening from constructing raised beds through to planting, weeding and sowing.

Community Meal Program

The Community Meals Program is an integral part of the community building programming at all of Pacifica Housing's supportive housing sites.
The therapeutic and social value of sharing food is well documented. Community meals also provide opportunities to develop many life skills such as planning, budgeting, meal preparation and teamwork.

At our supportive housing sites, staff and volunteers work alongside residents at least once per month to create nutritious shared meals. Cooking together encourages cooperation, builds social connections and strengthens community and supports residents in adopting healthy and nutritious eating habits.

Community Volunteer Program

Pacifica Housing’s Community Volunteer Program fosters a sense of pride in home and surroundings, encourages social interaction, and develops and strengthens life skills. Interested residents of our supportive housing sites speak with a Housing Support Worker about their work skills, availability and needs regarding health and safety issues associated with the work. The only requirement for joining the program is a willingness to work.

Participants are responsible for a number of cleaning and maintenance duties performed at their location of residence or at another Pacifica Housing facility. Remuneration is food vouchers for local grocers.

All Community Volunteer Program participants were at one time either homeless or at risk of homelessness and face multiple barriers to accessing independent housing in the private market.

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