Homelessness Action Week 2016

Calendar graphicThe New Westminster Homelessness Coalition Society is once again participating in Homelessness Action Week, which takes place between Monday October 10 and Sunday October 16.

This year we ask you to join us at the following events, all for the purpose of increasing awareness around the issues of homelessness here in Metro Vancouver:

  • Monday October 10: Thanksgiving Dinner at Union Gospel Mission (658 Clarkson Street). First Seating: 12:00 pm. Second Seating: 2:00 pm.
  • Tuesday October 11: Connect Day at Holy Trinity Cathedral (514 Carnarvon Street). Breakfast starting at 8:00 am. Between 9:00 and 11:30 am various service groups will be available to provide services, resources and information. Lunch begins at 12:00 noon.
  • Thursday October 13: The 9th Annual Fundraising Dinner at the Columbia Theatre (“The Future of Homelessness”). Tickets are $75 (charitable tax receipt available) and doors open at 5:30 pm.

For more information, please contact us at admin@nwhomeless.ca

 

HAW 2015 Review

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Homelessness Action Week 2015

This year’s Homelessness Action Week in New Westminster included a number of events.

On Monday, the traditional Thanksgiving meal was served up by Union Gospel Mission.

Connect Day was hosted by Holy Trinity Cathedral on Tuesday. Twenty-six organizations participated and over 100 people attended. All kinds of services were on offer, from donated clothing to hearing tests to pet services.

Wednesday was the night of the art show, sponsored by Purpose Society and UGM. Both clients and representatives of local agencies attended and there were some remarkable pieces on display.

On Thursday we held our annual fundraising dinner. The event included Kathhryn Gretsinger as MC, and the inestimable Judy Graves, longterm homeless activist, as guest speaker. HAVE Café supplied a delicious meal and we had more than twenty community members generously donate items to the silent auction, which raised over $1500.

Thanks again to everyone who attended!

HAW 2015

Homelessness Action Week 2015
New Westminster Events

Mon Oct 12

    Thanksgiving lunch at UGM, 658 Clarkson, 12:00-2:00 pm

Tue Oct 13: Connect Day at Holy Trinity, 514 Carnarvon

    Breakfast, 8:00-9:00 am

    Freebies: coffee, pie, clothing, blankets, toiletries, harm reduction supplies, haircuts, hearing tests, pet food, dental consultations, 9:00-11:30 am

    More: flu shots, anonymous rapid HIV testing, hep-C testing, STI testing, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Lunch: provided by Sikh Temple, 12:00-1:00 pm

Thanks to our partners, including Lookout, Senior Services, UGM, Spirit of the Children, Stride with Purpose, Queen’s Park Pet Hospital, Fraserside Community Services, Fraser Works Co-op, Holy Trinity, Saint Barnabas.

Wed Oct 14

    Ah-HAW art show at The Russell, 740 Carnarvon-enter on Alexander, 3:00-7:00 pm–various items will be available for purchase

    Interfaith service at Saint Barnabas, 7:00-8:00 pm

Thu Oct 15

    Fundraising dinner/auction at Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia, doors open at 5:30 pm; tickets $75

Fri Oct 16

    Movie night at Cliff Block, 606 Clarkson, 7:00-10:00 pm; snacks provided

November, 2013

The NWHCS recently participated in a networking event sponsored by  Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity). We were able to win the “Best Pitch” award, and are happy to direct the proceeds to our “I’s on the Street” program.

Pictured below is Kara-Leigh Bloch at the event: