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Time for a Poverty Reduction Plan for BC
A coalition of more than 200 organizations and community leaders calling on all BC political parties to commit to a comprehensive, legislated poverty reduction plan. These organizations come from all regions of the province, and from faith leaders, health organizations, doctors, businesses, First Nations and Aboriginal groups, labour unions, immigrant and refugee organizations, community service agencies, municipal councils, women’s groups, and many more.
St. Andrew’s-Wesley Homelessness and Mental Health Action Group
A faith-based community group from St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada.
An online resource for advocates, people on welfare, and community groups and individuals involved in anti-poverty work. Up-to-date information and resources in BC and Canada.
The first, broad community-based initiative designed to address homelessness in Vancouver. Their work brings together people from all sectors of our community: non-profits, community groups, business, governments and citizens. Their goal is to build bridges and leverage the time, resources, expertise and funds of our entire community to ensure that all people in Vancouver have access to safe, decent, affordable housing.
More Than A Roof Mennonite Housing Society + 604.215.4648
Founded in 1984 as an affliliate of the British Columbia chapter of MCC (Mennonite Central Committee). The specific mandate of MCC(BC) Social Housing Society was to develop housing based solutions that bring hope and assistance to those in our province who struggle with the devastation of poverty, poor health and difficult circumstances.
MPA-Motivation, Power & Achievement Society + 604.482.3700
A non-profit and Registered Charitable organization founded in 1971 by people experiencing the debilitating effects of mental illness and their supporters. It is a recognized leader in community mental health service program delivery.
PHS Community Services Society + 604.683.0073
20 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Nonprofit society manages buildings that provide social housing and support, focusing on people with chronic substance abuse issues or concurrent disorders.
RainCity Housing and Support Services Society + 604.662.7023
Formerly Triage Emergency Services & Care Society, is a grassroots organization with a commitment to delivering progressive housing and support solutions for people living with mental illness, addictions and other challenges.
The men and women who benefit from the services of RainCity Housing are treated with dignity and respect, and are offered a safe place to live, independence and improved quality of life.
The Kettle Friendship Society + 604.251.2801
Their approach is to support individuals to build self-esteem and then give options for rehabilitation and recovery. This approach is based upon an empowerment model, and they seek to help break down stigma around mental illness. Services offered include Mental Health Drop-In Centre, Advocacy Services, On-site Health Clinic, Housing Assistance and Supported Housing Programs, Women’s Transitional Housing.
Union Gospel Mission + 604.253.3323
Established in 1940, its key areas of focus are outreach to the homeless population, meals, shelter, recovery, education and employment services, affordable housing, children and family services, and thrift stores. It serves the areas of Metro Vancouver & Mission, BC, with 10 facilities across the region. It is supported by more than 5000 volunteers.