Former Fundraisers: Our 11th Annual NWHCS Fundraiser

Date: Thursday October 11th, 2018

Location: Columbia Theatre
530 Columbia Street, New Westminster

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The theme of this year’s Homelessness Action Week is “in an ideal world, you are my neighbour.“ Please join friends and acquaintances for an evening to contemplate this idea. There will be live music, guest speakers, a 50-50 draw and the ever-popular silent auction. Tickets are $75 or $650 for a table of 10.

For more information email us at admin@nwhomeless.ca, call 778-847-4468, or check out our page at Eventbrite. See you there!

Join Us in February

Why:
Our first Connect Day of the year

When:
Tuesday February 13 from 9:00 am to 12 noon.

Where:
Union Gospel Mission, 658 Clarkson Street
and Lookout Housing, 750 Carnarvon Street.

What:
Hot soup and some of our community services

We are having our first Connect Day of 2018 at both UGM and Lookout in New Westminster. Enjoy hot soup and some of our community services at either or both locations. Hope to see you there!

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

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.

Many Thanks!

Thank you to all those who attended our fundraiser! We had a great turnout despite the weather and it was wonderful to see both long term members and new faces at the event.

A big shoutout to the presenters – Mark Gifford of the school board and Vancouver Foundation, Meredith Egan who did a wonderful spoken word presentation, Tyler Lee and Erin Harvie from Pacific Community Resource Society. Your words reminded us of the importance of combating both the causes and results of homelessness.

We are grateful to all our funders including  VanCity, The Uptown and Downtown Business Improvement Associations, Beacon Unitarian Church and the City of New Westminster.

See you at the next general meeting – date to be posted soon!