Contact Us

Eilzabeth Fry Society
c/o New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society
402 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC
V3L 3X1

Email:
info@nwhomeless.ca

Charitable Registration No:
809795081 RR0001

2014 Meetings

Scheduled meeting dates for the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society:

  • Thursday January 23
  • Thursday March 20
  • Thursday May 22
  • Thursday September 25
  • Thursday November 20

Meeting start times are 9:00 AM, at The Russell (Lower Level), 740 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, BC, unless otherwise noted.

About Us

Our Vision:

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 Mission:

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.

History:

The New Westminster Homelessness Coalition was formed in 2005 to bring together a range of people and organizations working to address homelessness in New Westminster. The NWHC now includes over 35 members representing service providers, community-based organizations and all levels of government.

The NWHC works together with the Metro Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, which developed and oversees the implementation of the Regional Homelessness Plan for Greater Vancouver. The Plan has guided the provision of shelter and services in the region since 2000. Together with the Regional Steering Committee, the NWHC has been successful in influencing policy and securing funding for projects that are aimed at reducing homelessness.

The coalition is funded by the City of New Westminster, private donors and also receives some assistance and planning/promotional materials from the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness.

In 2010, we moved closer towards our goal of developing and implementing effective strategies to end homelessness in the city of New Westminster. Our member organizations deliver housing, outreach, food, job training, crisis intervention, and youth programs, and witness first-hand the day to day challenges of poverty and homelessness in our city. We continue to work on addressing the needs of the homeless in New Westminster; enabling many people to permanently break the cycle of homelessness.

Also in 2010, we continued to work on developing our action plan to address homeless issues, and began work on specific action items. Sub-committees were formed to develop our organizational framework, and examine and tackle gaps in services.

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 are a young organization, and gaining momentum quickly. Through our strategic alliance and Annual Fund-raising Dinner, we believe we can make homelessness a thing of the past. We thank our members and funders for their hard work and dedication, and look forward to working together for another powerful year.

NWHCS Information Packet

Terms of Reference

Organizational Structure

Our Members and Supporters:

Atira Women’s Resources Society
Website
(604) 331-1407
Email
A Beef with Hunger Society
Canadian Mental Health Association
Website
604-516-8080
Email
Correctional Services of Canada
Website
604-666-3731
600 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Downtown New Westminster BIA
Website
604-524-4996
Email
Elizabeth Fry Society
Website
604-520-1166
Email
Feed the Hungry, Westminster Foursquare
Website
604-521-8414
Fraserside Community Services
Website
604-522-3722
Email
Fraser Health Authority
Website
604-587-4600
Email
Government of BC
Website
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Website
604-521-2511
514 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster
Hospitality Project
Website
604-522-3443
1111 Sixth Avenue, New Westminster
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
Website
604-523-9126
Email
Lower Mainland Brain Injury Association
Website #200-88 Tenth Street, New Westminster
Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness
Website
604-451-6065
Monarch Place Transition House
Website
604-521-1888
Email
New Westminster City Police
Website
604-525-5411
555 Columbia Street, New Westminster
New West Community Development Society604-517-6145
713 Columbia Street, New Westminster
New West Downtown Residents Association
Website Email
New Westminster Mental Health Centre604-777-6800
403 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Outreach Group Salvation Army
School District #40
Website
604-517-6240
200-1001 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Seniors Services Society
Website
604-520-6621
Email
St. Barnabas Church
Website
604-526-6646
Email
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Website
604-526-2522
Email
Union Gospel Mission
Website
604-253-3323
Email
United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 247
Website
604-535-8329
14936 32nd Avenue, Surrey
Westcoast Genesis Society
Website
604-515-2950
305 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster
Will Go Ministries
Website
604-525-2552
#307-68 Richmond Street, New Westminster
Bill Harper, City Councillor
Website
Contact: Bill Harper
Email
Betty McIntosh, City Councillor
Website
Contact: Betty McIntosh
Email
Jaimie McEvoy, City Councillor
Website
Contact: Jaimie McEvoy
Email
Lorrie Williams, City Councillor
Website
Contact: Lorrie Williams
Email
John Stark, City Social Planner
Website
Contact: John Stark
Email
Peter Julian, MP
Website
Contact: Peter Julian
Email
Dawn Black, MLA
Website
Contact: Dawn Black
Email
Lorraine Brett Community Relations
UBC School of Social Work
Website
604-822-2255
2080 West Mall, UBC, Vancouver

Our Sponsors:

Government of Canada
Health Services Association of BC
Kiwanis Club
Rotary Club
TD Canada Trust
Vancity Savings Credit Union
Vancouver Foundation
Westminster Club