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Warmland House

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 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.  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.

Orders are taken at the following locations:

  • Canadian Mental Health office: 371 Festubert Street, Duncan 250-746-5521
  • Warmland House: 2579 Lewis Street, Duncan 250-715-1132
  • Cowichan Lake Community Services: 121 Point Ideal Rd, Lake Cowichan 250-749-6822
  • Cowichan Neighborhood House: 9806 Willow St, Chemainus 250-246-3203

If you are interested in purchasing or volunteering for the Good Food Box program or if you have any questions please call us at (250) 746-5521.

There are a number of other programs that are run by Warmland House which include:

  • Community Kitchens
  • Community Gardens
  • Community usage of Warmland
  • Foot Clinic

Homeless Outreach

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  outreach workers will meet and assist these individuals in the Cowichan Valley.

Our outreach workers assist 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