We Welcome Supportive Housing at Central Care Home

Today, BC Housing announced their acquisition of the Central Care Home on Johnson Street and their intention to quickly renovate it to provide up to 140 units of supportive housing so that the remaining InTent City campers can be properly housed and supported.

“Cool Aid has long advocated for the conversion of Central Care Home into supportive housing with ancillary health services,” said Kathy Stinson, CEO. “Naturally we are delighted that the Province was able to purchase the property for this use.”

“As well, Cool Aid would like to take this opportunity to formally welcome Vancouver’s Portland Hotel Society to the community,” said Stinson. “We look forward to working with them to house and support up to 140 people who are today homeless in the Capital Region.”

Cool Aid also looks forward to continuing to work with the Province, BC Housing, Island Health, CRD, City of Victoria, municipalities and other local service providers to continue our momentum towards ending homelessness in the Capital Region; an outcome that will improve hundreds of lives, save millions of dollars for taxpayers annually, and build a better quality of life for everyone who lives or visits Greater Victoria.

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Information:              CoolAid.org/housing

Kathy Stinson, CEO, 250-414-4792 or kstinson@CoolAid.org

Don McTavish, Director of Residential Services, dmctavish@CoolAid.org


The Victoria Cool Aid Society builds homes, lives and community. We create opportunities for people who are homeless or living in poverty. We make a difference through housing, health care, support and emergency shelters. Founded in 1968, Cool Aid helps over 9,000 people in the Capital Region every year, at 15 locations in Langford, Victoria and Saanich. The Society’s major new campaign is “Help End Homelessness”, to build an additional 360 apartments for people in the community who have no home. #buildhomes