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New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society
750 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster, BC
V3M 1E7

Email:
info@nwhomeless.ca

Charitable Registration No:
809795081 RR0001


2017 Meetings

Scheduled meeting dates in 2017 for the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society:

  • Monday March 13, 2017
    9:30am Board Meeting

Previous Meetings:

  • Tuesday January 10, 2017
    11:30am Board Meeting
  • Monday February 27, 2017
    9:30am General Meeting

Meetings are at the Russell Centre, 740 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster unless otherwise noted.


Welcome!

Welcome to the website of the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society. The members of the NWHCS envision a world where every individual experiences a socially just quality of life.

Our long-term mission is to collaborate, educate, and act to ensure access to healthy safe housing and supportive services in New Westminster.

The Coalition agreed to incorporate in January of 2012, and became a society on May 31, 2012, in order to better succeed in our long-term mission to help those in need in New Westminster. So, officially, we are now the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society or NWHCS.

We gratefully welcome your continued support.

Notes from Our Tenth Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who attended our tenth annual fundraiser. It was an action-packed evening. From the welcoming music of Blues Express, to the heartfelt notes of the New Westminster Community Choir, to the thoughtful remarks from our speakers Mayor Cote, professor Joseph Moore and I’s on the Street advocate Myke Germyn. Hope you got what you bid for at the silent auction!
 

Events in October 2017: Connect Day and the Tenth Annual NWHCS Fundraiser

Please join us at the following events in October:

Homelessness Action Week Connect Day
8-11:30 AM on Tuesday October 10

Breakfast at 8 AM
This is a great opportunity to obtain information about help and resources that are available to you.

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Tenth Annual NWHCS Fundraiser

Thursday October 12, 2017

This year’s theme:

LIVING TOGETHER: A SENSE OF COMMUNITY

Click here for more information, or:

Contact Martha Kerr at admin@nwhomeless.ca or call 778-847-4468

Updated Orientation Handbook

The NWHCS Orientation Handbook has been revised as of March, 2017. Please click here to view the PDF. The same file is bookmarked in the About Us section of this site.

Next Board Meeting

Our next board meeting is Monday March 13, 2017 at 9:30am in the Honeymoon Suite at the Russell Centre (740 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster).

2017 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count

metrovancouver.orgSince 2002, the Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH) has conducted a region-wide count of homeless individuals every three years.  The most recent count was in 2014.  The main purpose of the homeless count is to enumerate and learn more about the homeless population in the Metro Vancouver region.

The next count will take place March 7-8 in 2017. The NWHCS is acting as a liason with the New Westminster coordinator to ensure that an accurate count takes place, and will be recruiting volunteers for the count.  The NWHCS is also planning a special Connect Day at the Russell Centre on March 8.

Please contact us for more information on the Connect Day, or if you would like to participate in the 2017 count, by emailing admin@nwhomeless.ca

And, as a reminder, we are having our next board meeting on Tuesday January 10 at 11:30 am at the Russell Centre. The next general meeting will be held Monday February 27 at 9:30 am, also at the Russell Centre. Please check the left sidebar for any changes or updates.

2016-2019 Strategic Plan

In preparation for the development of a Strategic Plan, the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society (NWHCS) Coordinator worked together with Vantage Point to reach out to Board members and stakeholders to gather feedback on the historical successes of the coalition, past challenges, and the perceived purpose of the Society. On June 20th 2016 Vantage Point facilitated a focus group to discuss current opportunities for the coalition, the core purpose, and possible goals for the 2016 – 2019 period.

Click on the image below for a full page summary of our Strategic Plan: