Homelessness

A past extreme weather response shelter set up for women inside Surrey’s Nightshift Street Ministries. (Photo: Chris Paul/nightshiftministries.org)

Homeless people in Surrey face ‘shocking and scary’ scenario this winter

Last winter there were nine Extreme Weather Response shelters in all of Surrey and White Rock. So far, during this pandemic, there are only five lined up for the coming winter

 

B.C. announces creation of first-ever ‘navigation centre’ to help homeless

Residents referred to the navigation centre will be able to stay until longer-term housing is available

 

Pandemic puts pressure on communities already challenged by homelessness

Final results of 2020 homeless count to assist governments trying to address housing issues

 

Chilliwack has the highest percentage of women experiencing homelessness in the region

Homelessness trending upward across the Fraser Valley, according to 2020 FVRD Homeless Count results

Chilliwack reacts to news of stable homeless funding for four years

It’s ‘quite an accomplishment’ to be one of six new cities in Canada to get this funding: Raddatz

Human-rights complaint by 5 homeless men in Abbotsford will proceed to hearing

Issues occurred in 2013 around time of infamous manure-spreading incident

Chilliwack one of six communities to receive homelessness funds from the feds

This is first time Chilliwack qualified for stable, long-term federal funding to fight homelessness

COVID-19: Shelter-seeking B.C. homeless group resorts to sleeping in graveyard

People to camp near Parksville church at night as group looks for assistance

Isolation centre running smoothly to separate those with mild symptoms

There have been five people in isolation since the centre opened in Chilliwack a week ago

Cyrus Centre takes Easter dinner on the road for youth

Centres in Abbotsford and Chilliwack preparing to deliver meals to their youth and families

Soap and hot water in short supply for Lower Mainland homeless during coronavirus outbreak

Local non-profits are giving out hand wipes and sanitizer

WATCH: Chilliwack woman makes sleeping mats out of plastic bags

The crocheted mats are given out to people in the streets by security personnel

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

Number of homeless deaths more than doubled in B.C. as opioid crisis set in

New data shows trend between more overdose deaths and the number of people dying in the street

Chilliwack homeless camp dismantled on Monday

Mostly co-operative group emerged from the woods with possessions and dispersed