To minimize the gaps in our social service offerings by facilitating a safe space for connection, peer mentorship opportunities, system navigation, and decolonized programming that is trauma-informed and culturally rooted to be responsive to the immediate needs of our community.
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Substitute, temporary warming space established after issues at Nanaimo non-profit
The city’s only warming centre for those living on the streets has closed less than a week after it opened... [RISEBRIDGE] is helping lead an effort to establish a warming tent to, at least temporarily, offset the loss of SEIA’s warming centre.
Shutdown of only warming centre in Nanaimo leads to ’emergency response’ by community
“We’re just answering the call and the emergency need that community has right now. So offering some fire pits, gloves, toques, blankets, tarps,” said Jovan Johnson, acting director of Rise Bridge.
Nanaimo's only warming centre for homeless closes amid allegations of 'misappropriation' of funds
Another group has stepped in to fill the gap created by SEIA’s closure. Rise Bridge Project has started operating a pop-up warming tent nearby.
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RISEBRIDGE acknowledges that we are guests on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Snuneymuxw, Stz’uminus, Snaw'naw'as, and Kwakwaka’wakw first nations, allowing us to connect with communities in BC’s Interior, Lower Mainland, Central & Northern Vancouver Island. We are grateful for their care and wisdom of this land. RISEBRIDGE is committed to working towards reconciliation and the ongoing process of decolonization as we continue our work in the community.