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


Charitable Registration No:
809795081 RR0001

2019/20 Meetings

Scheduled meeting dates for the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society:

  • Board Meetings
  • Coalition Meetings
  • AGM

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


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 incorporated 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.

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



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, call 778-847-4468, or check out our page at Eventbrite. See you there!

Join Us in February

Our first Connect Day of the year

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

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

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!

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!