John McLernon honoured at the Recovery Café

On Tuesday, November 21st, the Recovery Café welcomed John McLernon, and his wife Peggy to inaugurate a custom wood bench made to honour John’s 15 years of service as Streetohome’s founding Board Chair.  The bench was made and delivered by Colin Hamilton, owner / craftsman of Thuja Wood Art of Pender Island, BC. Made from reclaimed cedar wood, it was hand-engraved with one of John’s popular quotes, “Stay Curious.”

Chosen Family Pods

Streetohome is exploring ‘Chosen Family Pods’ – a shared housing model that promises to increase affordability and make housing accessible to individuals on a fixed or low income, including those at-risk for, and/or with lived experience of homelessness. Chosen Family Pods involve three or more individuals, who know each other, choosing to live together interdependently and share their spaces and their lives.

A Case for Sharing Lives and Sharing Spaces

A more affordable housing choice could be on its way to BC, if governments are willing to champion the needed incentives, zoning, and efficient approval processes to facilitate the delivery of this housing.

A more affordable, community-focused solution for BC’s housing crisis 

For Immediate ReleaseStreetohome is exploring ‘Chosen Family Pods’ – a shared housing model that promises to increase affordability and make housing accessible to individuals on a fixed or low income, including those at-risk for, and/or with lived experience of homelessness. Chosen Family Pods involve three or more individuals, who know each other, choosing to live together interdependently and share their … Read More

The Want2 – Life Intentions Action Planner has been updated

It’s that time of year – The Want2 – Life Intentions Action Planner has been updated! Nearly 50 new resources have been added, with the Guide now having nearly 600 resources. Highlights include a new section under Advocacy that focuses on anti-bullying and harassment resources, and several new learning and training programs. Additional new resources include:  Embers Youth Programs and … Read More

Strengthening the Stool Towards Greater Outcomes

We are happy to announce the release of our Strategic Framework 2023-2028 – Strengthening the Stool Towards Greater Outcomes. The Framework brings a renewed focus on enhancing the homelessness services system in British Columbia to impact homelessness in Vancouver. Streetohome will continue to broker the private sector taking smart risks in adapting, integrating, and validating innovative, evidence-based, and sustainable models … Read More

Gone Fishing

We’ve learned many lessons since our start in 2008, and have built a repertoire of more than a few John-isms over the years. One of our favourites – “we can’t build ourselves out of homelessness,” – signified a strategic shift towards prevention to fill gaps in the system, rather than focusing exclusively on building supportive housing. Under John’s leadership, Streetohome … Read More

A message from the Board Chair and CEO

“A good project, good people and great strategy, along with lots of energy – there’s no knowing how far you’ll go,” – Board Chair, John McLernon 2022 has been a year of change, looking back at our successes, taking stock of lessons learned and adjusting. As we move into 2023, we are adapting our strategic framework and renewing our commitment … Read More

Delancey Street BC

Delancey Street is a highly structured 2-year live-in community model that provides a pathway towards personal empowerment for those exiting correctional facilities, and/or wishing to leave life on the streets behind. Community members engage in purposeful and meaningful activities that contribute to developing life skills and prosocial behaviours, achieving high school equivalency, and learning three marketable vocations.