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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

2016 Meetings

Scheduled meeting dates in 2016 for the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society:

  • Thursday January 21

A board meeting will take place between 8:30 and 10:00 am, followed by a general meeting between 10:00 and 11:30 am at the Russell Centre, Lower Level 750 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster.

Welcome!

Welcome to the website of the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society. The members of the NWHCS envision a future where all the citizens in New Westminster have access to safe and affordable housing and supports and no one in the City is homeless.

Our long-term mission is to create a continuum of housing options and supports in the City of New Westminster for those people who are homeless, at risk of being homeless, vulnerable or requiring assistance to secure a home.

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.

9th Annual Fundraiser and Auction

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Please join us for our annual fundraiser dinner. The theme this year is “The Future of Homelessness.” We are once again at the Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia Street, in New Westminster. Doors open at 5:30 pm and our guest speaker will discuss the concerns and needs of homeless and at-risk youth.

Tickets for this event are $75.00 and all proceeds will go towards the activities of the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society. For more information, contact Martha Kerr at admin@nwhomeless.ca

Homelessness Action Week 2016

Calendar graphicThe New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society is once again participating in Homelessness Action Week, which takes place between Monday October 10 and Sunday October 16.

This year we ask you to join us at the following events, all for the purpose of increasing awareness around the issues of homelessness here in Metro Vancouver:

  • Monday October 10: Thanksgiving Dinner at Union Gospel Mission (658 Clarkson Street). First Seating: 12:00 pm. Second Seating: 2:00 pm.
  • Tuesday October 11: Connect Day at Holy Trinity Cathedral (514 Carnarvon Street). Breakfast starting at 8:00 am. Between 9:00 and 11:30 am various service groups will be available to provide services, resources and information. Lunch begins at 12:00 noon.
  • Thursday October 13: The 9th Annual Fundraising Dinner at the Columbia Theatre (“The Future of Homelessness”). Tickets are $75 (charitable tax receipt available) and doors open at 5:30 pm.

For more information, please contact us at admin@nwhomeless.ca

 

Request for Proposals

New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society:
Development of Strategic Plan

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals from interested organizations and/or individuals and select the most appropriate candidate who is best able to facilitate an effective strategic planning process resulting in a new strategic plan for the society.

Continue reading Request for Proposals

Grant Received

The NWHCS is grateful for the support of Beacon Unitarian Church and wish to thank them for their $2000 grant courtesy of the Church’s “Share the Plate Fund.” This grant will be used to support our very successful I’s on the Street program, which engages homeless or at-risk-of-being-homeless persons into supervised employment cleaning and tidying the sidewalks and streets in front of local businesses.

About Beacon Unitarian Church

If you are looking for a warm and vibrant community, if you are here to begin a spiritual journey or to deepen your present path, if you have big questions that need complex answers and people to engage with, if you are looking to connect with curious, positive and socially committed people, my hope is that you have found the right place.
 
Beacon Unitarian has been around for thirty-two years and is part of the world wide Unitarian movement. We are a people moved by compassion to make this world a fairer and more just place for all. We are inspired by many sources, from science to poetry, from the beauty of the natural world to the beauty in courageous action. We are inspired by the thread that weaves through all this diversity.

—Rev. Debra Thorne

Winter 2016

Notes for Thursday January 21, 2016

8:30a – 10:00a Board Meeting

10:00a – 11:30a General Meeting

Please join us at the Russell Centre, 750 Carnarvon Street, in New Westminster.

HAW 2015 Review

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Homelessness Action Week 2015

This year’s Homelessness Action Week in New Westminster included a number of events.

On Monday, the traditional Thanksgiving meal was served up by Union Gospel Mission.

Connect Day was hosted by Holy Trinity Cathedral on Tuesday. Twenty-six organizations participated and over 100 people attended. All kinds of services were on offer, from donated clothing to hearing tests to pet services.

Wednesday was the night of the art show, sponsored by Purpose Society and UGM. Both clients and representatives of local agencies attended and there were some remarkable pieces on display.

On Thursday we held our annual fundraising dinner. The event included Kathhryn Gretsinger as MC, and the inestimable Judy Graves, longterm homeless activist, as guest speaker. HAVE Café supplied a delicious meal and we had more than twenty community members generously donate items to the silent auction, which raised over $1500.

Thanks again to everyone who attended!