Small Town Films produced the video to accompany the Nelson CARES Room to Live campaign.  To see the video please visit the Nelson CARES website here:

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Safe, stable, affordable


at Ward Street Place

The Issue

Nelson CARES operates Ward Street Place on behalf of the community. It is a unique commercial/residential social enterprise that houses an emergency homeless shelter, 35 single occupancy rooms and three apartments. The building is 100 years old and without improvements is fast approaching the end of its usable life.

The Challenge

To preserve this stock of safe, stable and affordable housing for another half century. We have invested $2.2 million to complete health and safety improvements and purchase and renovate a new site for the emergency shelter. It’s now time to focus on the residents and their homes.

The Solution

Refurbish each room and the common living spaces, install energy efficient windows and doors, and fund a long term maintenance reserve that will make the rooms available for the next fifty years. The cost is $690,000.

To read more about this valuable initiative click here.