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Firehall #5 and YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace groundbreaking
Fire Hall No. 5 and YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace, which will provide 31 new homes for single mothers and their children, officially broke ground today.

1249 Howe Street officially opens
A new 110 unit supportive housing project officially opened this July at 1249 Howe Street for those living with HIV/AIDS. 

Kwayatsut provides housing for at-risk youths and adults
Kwayatsut, a nine-storey supportive housing building on Vancouver’s bustling Broadway corridor officially opened on June 26, providing 99 homes for adults and youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Squamish Nation Chief Ian Campbell named the building Kwayatsut, which means to seek one’s power or spirit quest. Streetohome provided over $1.9 million for the building, including $375,000 from Coast Capital Savings. 

Kettle on Burrard opens
Kettle on Burrard, a new 16-storey supportive housing building, officially opened its doors to the community on March 31. It provides 140 self-contained studio units for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Vancouver. 

Historic Taylor Manor opens 56 new supportive housing units
Lloyd Craig, Streetohome Foundation Board Vice-Chair, helped celebrate the official opening of Taylor Manor with the City, BC Housing, and the Kettle Society on March 19. Streetohome Foundation committed $1.4 million from the private sector, which included a $1.2 million gift from Vancity, and another $200,000 from the Carraresi Foundation, to support the renovation of Taylor Manor and the addition of an annex.

VPL, City of Vancouver and YWCA mark Cause We Care House milestone
Rob Turnbull, President and CEO, Streetohome Foundation, joined Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, VPL board chair Mary Lynn Baum, and YWCA CEO Janet Austin, for the groundbreaking of the YWCA's Cause We Care House at 720 and 730 East Hastings. The development will provide 21 units of affordable housing for low-income single mothers and their children.

Atira unveils first recycled shipping container social housing development
An historic moment in affordable housing as Canada’s first recycled shipping container social housing development is opened to media and special guests in Vancouver. The development will provide twelve units of safe, affordable housing for women in the Downtown Eastside.

Eleventh supportive housing development underway in Vancouver
Women and women with children who are homeless or at risk will soon have access to new supportive housing with the official start of construction for the Budzey Building. 

Province congratulates Streetohome Foundation
Minister Responsible for Housing Rich Coleman joined community partners and private donors in congratulating Streetohome Foundation for reaching its $26.5-million fundraising goal to help end homelessness in Vancouver.

Vancouver Rent Bank Helps Low-Income Residents in Crisis
The launch of the Vancouver Rent Bank means low-income residents facing potential eviction or loss of essential utilities due to a temporary financial crisis will be able to apply for interest-free loans under a new City of Vancouver initiative supported by key Vancouver partners and administered by the Network of Inner City Community Services Society (NICCSS).

Tackling the joint issues of mental illness and homelessness
The funding from Pacific Blue Cross’ Community Connection Health Foundation will support Streetohome Foundation’s project at 215 West 2nd Avenue. This development will provide 147 units of housing and support to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

New supportive housing and youth centre underway
Construction has begun for a new supportive housing project at 1134 Burrard St. to provide 141 apartments for adults and youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and a new youth centre that will provide supports for youth living onsite and in the community.

Supportive homes for Aboriginal families open in Vancouver
With the official opening of the Aboriginal Mother Centre, Aboriginal mothers and children at risk of homelessness now have access to transformational homes that are linked to cultural traditions.

New supportive housing underway in Vancouver
Construction is progressing at 1249 Howe Street where a new, 12-storey building will provide 110 new supportive housing apartments for individuals in Vancouver with HIV/AIDS who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Vancouver’s eighth supportive housing project underway
The largest supportive housing development to be built under a partnership between the Province, the City of Vancouver and Streetohome Foundation is starting construction in Vancouver.

Social housing to be included with new Downtown Eastside/Strathcona Library Branch
A new Downtown Eastside/Strathcona Library branch will include affordable housing for single mothers and their children above the library, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library and YWCA Vancouver announced today.

7th Supportive Housing Project in Vancouver is Underway
The Province and City of Vancouver reached a project milestone today in their partnership to help end homelessness as Rich Coleman, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Minister Responsible for Housing and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson broke ground on the seventh supportive housing development in the city.

Dr. Nancy Hall to Receive Highest Award from Canadian Mental Health Association
Dr. Hall will be awarded the C.M. Hincks award at this year’s 2010 National Conference on Mental Health in recognition of her personal and professional experience.

Housing First: New Vancouver Residence Opens to Assist People with Mental Health Issues who are Homeless
In a major step forward in addressing the needs of homeless people in Vancouver who are living with mental illness, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the PHS Community Services Society today officially opened the Bosman Hotel Community, providing stable housing and support to 100 residents..

Olympic visitors
Home For The Games (HFG), the innovative 2010 Olympic Games accommodation website that set out to raise money and awareness of homeless issues in Vancouver is ready to pass on the proceeds and lessons learned.

$225M in Housing Investments to Create 1,006 New Homes 
The Province of British Columbia, City of Vancouver and the Streetohome Foundation are partnering to provide more than 1,000 new supportive-housing units in Vancouver.

House of Switzerland 2010 Auction a success
Winter Olympic Games visitors to Vancouver and Whistler showed their support for Streetohome Foundation through an online auction that raised $10,000.

2010 Olympic accommodation website offers a legacy for future Games
Home For The Games, a first-of-its kind Olympic accommodation website with a charitable twist, says the innovative concept can serve as a model for future host cities.

At Home Vancouver Launch Release
Mental Health Commission of Canada Launches National Research Project to Find Sustainable Solutions for People With Mental Health Issues Who Are Homeless

We want to help you sleep better
Silk Concept and Provide team up to help Vancouverites sleep better and support Streetohome Foundation

A Dollar-A-Day to Help End Homelessness
End Homelessness Now is launching a dollar-a-day donation campaign designed to help meet the goal of ending homelessness in Metro Vancouver.

Home For The Games connects home stays with helping the homeless during the 2010 Olympics
Home For The Games, a new non-profit organization is providing a solution to the 2010 Winter Games accommodation shortage while also helping solve homelessness. Streetohome Foundation and Covenant House will be the beneficiaries of all funds raised through this initiative.

BC Government/City of Vancouver temporary shelter program
Streetohome gave $500,000 from our donors to a BC Government/City of Vancouver program that would create 200 more temporary shelter beds to get people out of the cold in Vancouver.