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The Boulevard Shelter is Making a Difference

We are excited to share our new video featuring Surrey’s Boulevard Shelter. Operating since December 2015, shelter staff have helped over 90 guests find permanent housing. This 40 bed shelter is open 24 hours, seven days a week, providing guests with a warm dry place to stay. Here guests find a calm home-like environment with… Continue reading

Our 2016 Heroes & $260K for Surrey Homelessness Alleviation

Surrey (October 14, 2016), It was a great celebration last night at the Newton Cultural Centre to announce our 2016 Heroes of the Homeless and to recognize the homeless serving agencies in Surrey receiving Society grants. Councillor Judy Villeneuve, Chair of the Society, presented awards to our 2016 Heroes: Ken Woodward, Realty Department, City of Surrey… Continue reading

2016 Heroes of the Homeless & Grants Program Awards

On Thursday October 13, 2016, the Society is excited to be celebrating our 2016 Heroes of the Homeless and announcing our 2016 grant recipients. Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 Location: Newton Cultural Centre Time: 5:30-8:00pm Hor d’oeurvres and refreshments will be served. Free Valet Parking is provided. No cost to attend. RSVP Required RSVP Thank you to our… Continue reading

Tackling service gaps experienced by vulnerable women in Surrey

A recent report from the Surrey Vulnerable Women and Girls Working Group finds that stigma is one of the greatest barriers to accessing services for street-entrenched women and girls in Surrey. Focus group participants reported regularly being stigmatized by health care practitioners, nurses, doctors, emergency respondents, police offices, and government ministry workers. Other barriers identified were safety,… Continue reading