How We Can Help
Warmland House is a purpose built community facility that contains 24 transitional housing units and 30 emergency shelter beds located at 2579 Lewis Street in Duncan, BC. Its purpose is to provide housing for those folks who have difficulty finding stable housing and to provide emergency shelter for those who are without shelter.
Warmland House is now in its second year of operation and is helping people to work toward re-engaging with their community and encouraging each other to become active participants within that community. If you have any questions or would like more information on Warmland House please call (250) 715-1132.
Warmland has many in house services which include a Nurse Practitioner who sees patients at Warmland House one afternoon a week, a counselor from Adult Mental Health and Addictions sees clients in house one morning a week, a Chiropractor holds office hours one morning a week and a case worker from Duncan Mental Health that makes daily visits to see clients. There is also a hair stylist who drops by to cut people's hair.
Good Food Box Program
This program is about making healthy food available to all members of our community as well as getting Warmland`s tenants and temps involved in a positive volunteer experience.
We offer the Good Food Box as a once a month purchase for $10.00 and combine the total number of orders into purchasing power to get the best bargains possible for those who are participating. Orders are taken at the Canadian Mental Health office located at 371 Festubert Street. Deadline for orders is the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The 3rd Monday of each month is packing day and our volunteers meet at Warmland to begin putting the Good Food Box together. The project takes about 8 hours from start to finish and approximately 15-20 volunteers assist in preparing, packing and delivering the boxes and are then provided with lunch which gives an opportunity for socializing and debriefing.
If you are interested in purchasing or volunteering for the Good Food Box program or if you have any questions please call Teri at (250) 746-5521.
There are a number of other programs that are run by Warmland House which include:
- The Living Room Program
- Community Gardens
- Community usage of Warmland
Being homeless has a significant impact on a person's mental health and many of these people, or people at risk of homelessness, have mental health and/or addiction issues. CMHA has an outreach worker, Chuck McCandless, who meets and assists these individuals in the Cowichan Valley.
Our outreach worker assists with accessing income, health services, finding and maintaining housing, and working towards a life that does not include homelessness. For more information, please call Warmland at (250) 715-1132