In early 2006, Cool Aid assumed operations of Cedar Grove, a converted motel on Gorge Road, from Island Health. At the time, the property was owned by Innovative Communities, another local non-profit. Cool Aid has since purchased the property, and maintains a partnership with Island Health, whose generous funding allows us to provide 24/7 staffing to meet the diverse needs of the tenants.
Cedar Grove currently provides 21 homes for folks who are marginalized for a variety of reasons, and are in need of safe, affordable housing. The Cool Aid staff actively involve the tenants in building a strong and healthy community. At the same time, we offer our tenants support to develop the skills they need to be able to live independently, and to understand the rights and responsibilities associated with being members of the larger community.
Cedar Grove is made possible with the support of:
- Island Health
- Province of BC and BC Housing
- City of Victoria (tax exemption)
Cool Aid is currently working on a proposed redevelopment of the site, to find out more, please consult our web page on the proposed 210 Gorge redevelopment.
Contact Cedar Grove
210 Gorge Road East