Category: News

Unitarian Shelter is Open, Nov. 1st to March 31st

The Unitarian Shelter for the homeless is now open through March 31, 2018

For the past nine years, men and women have found overnight respite from the streets, a hot meal, clean clothes and a non-judgemental welcome at the
Nanaimo Unitarian Shelter at 595 Townsite Road, Nanaimo, … read more.

Meet Nico Rhodes – Our Interim Music Director

A classically trained pianist and jazz saxophonist, Nico can be heard playing everything from country to Coltrane, and everywhere from Chemainus to Stratford. A professional studio musician, composer, arranger and music director; Nico has had the privilege of performing across Canada. the … read more.

Unitarian Shelter in the News

As the snow is falling outside again today on January 10th in Nanaimo, lit is comforting to know that 25 of Nanaimo’s homeless people will have a warm bed and a meal for the night at the Unitarian Shelter.  It is also comforting to … read more.

In the Spirit of Christmas

A big thank you to Evan and Marina, the owners of Marinas Taverna on Terminal Avenue, for donating dinner for 17 and hosting a Christmas party for the staff and volunteers of the Unitarian Shelter at their restaurant. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was … read more.

Unitarian Shelter News

Our very own Marla Thorburn, newly appointed Unitarian Shelter Interim Executive Director, and Shelter Coordinator Kevan Griffith recently appeared before the Nanaimo City Council to apply for urgently needed funding for the continued operation of our shelter in the coming winter.  Please watch the city council … read more.