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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.

Thank You New Westminster!

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to making Homelessness Action Week 2021 in New Westminster a success last week:

All the Volunteers and Community members who provided their support!

Aunt Leah’s

City of New Westminster

Community Action Network Leaders

Dan’s Legacy

Don’t Go Hungry Food Program (St. Aidan’s, Knox and Queensborough)

Elizabeth Fry Society

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Fraser Health, New Westminster Public Health Unit

Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral

Leona at Green’s and Beans

Lookout Housing and Health Society

Lower Mainland Purpose Society

MOSAIC, Feeding the Homeless Program

New Westminster Soccer Club

Reaching Home

Refood

Salvation Army

Shiloh 5th Ave United Church

SPARC

St. Barnabas Anglican Church

St. Vincent de Paul

Students from UBC’s School of Regional & Community Planning (SCARP)

Students from UBC’s Faculty of Dentistry

Union Gospel Mission

Apologies to anyone we may have missed.

Homelessness Action Week may be over for another year, but there is still much work to be done. Get involved and become part of the solution!

Join our listserve to keep up to date on work being done to address homelessness, poverty, food insecurity, and many other issues affecting our community.

It’s Homelessness Action Week in New Westminster:

Today folks with lived/living experience in homelessness, or are concerned about becoming homeless, are encouraged to visit Hyack Square (Columbia and 8th) from 1:00 to 2:30 and Holy Trinity (Carnarvon just east of 6th St.) from 4:00 to 5:30 to have your voices heard. Coffee, snacks, food (HTC), giveaways will be available.

NEW: Coat Drive on Thursday. New/gently used coats will be received and distributed. Details are on the poster.