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Community Assistance

Laundry Facilities and Showers – New Hope Centre, 19 Nicol Street, Nanaimo
Free showers available from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. We provide shampoo and soap. Laundry is available at $1 per load from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

AA Meetings – New Hope Centre, 19 Nicol Street, Nanaimo
Held in the New Hope Centre at 19 Nicol Street, these meetings are open to the public on Monday evenings at 7 p.m.

Daily Baked Goods Distribution Program – New Hope Centre Bread door, 19 Nicol Street, Nanaimo
Baked goods collected from stores.

Hot Meal Program – New Hope Centre, 19 Nicol Street, Nanaimo
Operates 365 days a year serving lunch, and dinner.

Summer Camp – The Salvation Army Youth Department, 505 – 8th Street, Nanaimo
Each year 20 children ranging in age from 7 – 12 years of age are sent to the Salvation Army Camp Sunrise located on the Sunshine Coast. Registration includes camp fee, transportation and canteen.
For more information call: (250) 753-8834 ext. 409

Back to School Program – Community Ministries Office, 19 Nicol Street, Nanaimo
Provides school supplies and backpacks to kids the first week in September.

Voucher Program – Community Ministries Office, 19 Nicol Street, Nanaimo
For those in need of clothing and small household items.

Christmas Dinner for Shut-ins Program – Community Ministries Office, 19 Nicol Street, Nanaimo
On Christmas Eve volunteers from the Community deliver a Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings, to Senior’s who are shut-in or who would otherwise be alone for Christmas. They take along gifts from The Salvation Army, and usually bring a gift themselves as well. Senior’s have told us over and over again, how much this has meant to them, and how it has brought joy into what would otherwise have been a bleak Christmas.

Food Hampers – 505-8th Street, Nanaimo
In partnership with Loaves and Fishes Food Bank, The Salvation Army Community church hosts a Food Depot every Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information call: (250) 753-8834

Hamperville
Prior to 2003, The Salvation Army had an annual Christmas Food Hamper Program. Now, The Salvation Army in partnership with Loaves and Fishes operates Hamperville from November to December 24th. Dedicated volunteers and generous community support enable Hamperville to provide approximately 2,000 Christmas food hampers to those with limited incomes.

Free Income Tax Returns – Community Services Office, 19 Nicol Street, Nanaimo
During ‘Tax Season’ tax returns are completed three days a week, and by special appointment during the rest of the year.
Call (250) 754-2621 for more information.