Bill Reid Place
The Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society partnered with Options Community Services Society to support the fundraising efforts for Bill Reid Place
On May 25, 2018 Bill Reid Place opened its doors and the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society was there to join in on the celebration. Over five years ago, the late Bill Reid and the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association invited Options Community Services to Cloverdale to work collaboratively to address homelessness in the community. Over the years, Options, BC Housing and a group of committed community agencies worked together to build this new facility, replacing the old farm house and in turn providing more beds and transitional housing units for some of Surrey’s most vulnerable individuals. The Society was honored to help Options reach their fundraising goal, helping to secure over $650,000 including in-kind donations, so that this vision for a new shelter in Cloverdale could become a reality. Bill Reid Place offers 16 shelter beds, 12 bachelor transitional housing units and is a pet-friendly space.
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver: The Rosewood
Helping to Serve the Needs of Vulnerable Women and Their Children in Surrey
The Rosewood is an innovative project that will bring together housing, health care, and support services for marginalized women, their children and youth. It will house 57 permanent long-term suites for women with extremely low-income and will include 15 suites for young Aboriginal women, operated by the Elizabeth Fry Society’s (EFry) partner, the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA). The Rosewood will also provide year-round access to temporary accommodation with a 20 bed emergency shelter for single women and another 20 beds for women and their children.
We are so pleased to have been a project partner, helping Elizabeth Fry fundraise approximately $1.5 Million for this project. The project is expected to break ground soon.