Contact Us

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

Email:
admin@nwhomeless.ca

Charitable Registration No:
809795081 RR0001


2019/20 Meetings

Scheduled meeting dates for the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society:

  • Board Meetings
    TBD

  • Coalition Meetings
    Next meeting:
    November 13, 2019
    9 am to 11 am
    Union Gospel Mission
    658 Clarkson Street

    • AGM
      TBD

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


#HAW2019 – Community Walk Oct. 12th

HAW is October 12 to 18th in New Westminster!

We have some exciting activities in place for this year’s Homelessness Action Week to raise awareness about Homelessness Issues! Check out our Calendar!

Housing is the Difference… Community is the Connection

This year Homelessness Action Week (HAW) in New Westminster runs from Saturday, October 12 to Friday, October 18 and our planning committee has been busy!

Here is what we are planning:

  • October 12: Family-Friendly Homelessness Awareness Walk in Uptown.
  • October 14: Thanksgiving Lunch at Union Gospel Mission, 658 Clarkson St. 
  • October 15: Community Breakfast (8-9 am) and CONNECT Day (9 – Noon) at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon St.
  • October 16: World Food Day Community Food Security Panel Discussion at the River Market in partnership with the New Westminster Museum and Archives and their “You are What You Eat” Exhibit.
  • October 17: Annual NW Homelessness Coalition Society Fundraiser at the Columbia Theatre. 
  • October 18: An evening event still being confirmed.

But, it is not too late for community members to get involved!

Are you a Knitter? Consider becoming part of our Legacy Scarf Knitting Project that will culminate in a family-friendly Homelessness Awareness Walk where knitted items will be placed in the community for those in need. Want more info? Contact Courtney.

Want to donate to HAW activities? We are looking for:

  • Wool for our Legacy Scarf Project
  • NEW women’s and men’s socks and underwear that can be given out at the Thanksgiving Lunch or at CONNECT Day.
  • Warm clothes in good condition for CONNECT Day.
  • Organizations/businesses to provide silent auction items and gift cards for the Coalition’s annual fundraiser.
  • Sponsors for entertainment on CONNECT Day and at the Fundraiser.
  • Sponsors for refreshments at our family-friendly walk and at our Friday evening event.

Want to donate or need more information, please contact Betina.

Recent Meetings – Help Plan Homelessness Action Week!

Wednesday July 24, 2019
Homelessness Action Week (HAW) Meeting

Let’s make this year’s HAW (October 12th to 18th) the best one ever!

Our next planning meeting will be on Wednesday, July 24 from 9:30 to 10:30 at the Union Gospel Mission (UGM), 658 Clarkson Street in New Westminster.

HAW will feature a Community Thanksgiving Lunch, a service providers CONNECT DAY, a Community Food Security Panel Discussion, a Fundraiser to support the important work the Coalition does in New West, and more! 

Can’t attend but would like to get involved, contact Betina for more information.

General Meeting

Join us for our General Meeting on Tuesday April 30th, 2019. The meeting will take place in the basement of the Russell Building at 740 Carnarvon Street (Please use Alexander Street entrance).

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!