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December 1, 2020

Finding a New Community and Hope

Emmanuel’s road to stability in Canada had a rocky start. He arrived in Vancouver as a refugee and soon found himself living in a shelter and relying on a local…

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October 15, 2020

The Importance of Private Sector Involvement

  Kevin Falcon has been a community leader in both the public and private sectors, serving in various senior cabinet positions in the BC government and as the VP of…

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October 14, 2020

Preventing Homelessness

  Homelessness is often closer to home than we may think. “There are a lot of people out there who are literally one rent cheque away from being homeless,” says…

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Helping Individuals Navigate Services Is Key

  “The Navigation Centre is a place to help navigate individuals to services… in the least intrusive way possible, so that individuals can get the help they need,” says Alan…

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October 13, 2020

The Value of Partnerships and Comprehensive Strategies

  Critical partnerships make the greatest difference in creating transformational change, says Sherri Magee, Streetohome Board Member and Co-chair of the Promising Approaches Committee. “Streetohome puts together some of the…

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October 12, 2020

A Long-term Strategy to Provide Solutions to Homelessness

  Streetohome began its journey in 2008, with Board Chair John McLernon leading the way. $32 million has been raised to leverage building supportive housing and implementing homelessness prevention initiatives…

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August 27, 2020

YWCA Launches Free Tech Support for Vulnerable Individuals

The YWCA is launching a new, free IT/tech support service for vulnerable Vancouver community members August 31st. YWCA TechLink will support youth at risk, seniors, single mothers, and other vulnerable individuals…

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August 14, 2020

Canucks for Kids Fund runs 50/50 Raffle to support charities impacted by COVID-19

The Canucks for Kids Fund will be running a 50/50 raffle during all Vancouver Canucks games during the 2019/20 return to play season. The funds raised will support the Canucks…

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August 7, 2020

A Journey With John McLernon

“Streetohome’s success relies on three key things: finding promising models from other jurisdictions; adapting them to fill gaps in Vancouver’s Homelessness Services System; and demonstrating that such enhancements contribute to…

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July 28, 2020

Vancouver Rent Bank receives funding for one-time housing grants during COVID-19

To help keep Vancouver residents safely housed during these uncertain times, the Vancouver Rent Bank has partnered with BC Rent Bank and Reaching Home to provide one-time housing grants. Applications…

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