Bitter weather, sweet shelter

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With temperatures plummeting and the additional wind-chill factor making a night on the streets unbearable and deadly, Extreme Weather Response shelters are remaining open around the Lower Mainland in an effort to give everyone temporary respite from the elements. We thank our faithful volunteers, and everyone who came forward in response to this week’s call-out for…



We’ve finally moved in…

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With the first anniversary at our new location coming up, this week we are celebrating with the final touches:      Our thanks to Stan (Quick Signs) and his crew for producing the signs, to Tony for designing them, to Angie for taking the photos and to everyone: thank you for your patience! You can now find us well and…



Container Village

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At the outset of this year we were excited about the prospect of bringing container-based  temporary shelter solutions to our streets. Now the specially altered shipping containers are a reality, provided free of cost and serving as temporary modular housing units until a more permanent solution can be found for our homeless friends in Tri-Cities. In order…



A report from the streets

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The following article was written by Jacob Zinn, second-year student of Kwantlen’s journalism program. It is reprinted with permission of the author from the Kwantlen Chronicle “Homeless find refuge in Surrey suburbs”. ~~~ Every night, in the parking lot of a low-rise Whalley building off King George Highway, dozens of workers distribute food and clothing to the homeless…



Many hands make light work

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Last weekend saw an amazing work party tackle our food and clothing warehouse, as well as our training and in/out-reach area. The team rearranged and restacked the shelving for a more efficient flow, they cleaned and scrubbed and organized around 1900 sq ft of the ministry’s space in just a few hours. What a totally amazing day with a total of 17…



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