At this time we still do not have a site for fall and winter for the Emergency Weather Response (EWR) Shelter, winter overnight or daytime shelters.
On July 10, Cheryl Lightowlers shared a presentation to White Rock council to advocate for a permanent shelter on the Peninsula.
We urgently request your prayers for this life saving refuge and invite you to join our advocacy efforts.
On July 24th, Surrey City Council will decide if they will hear a delegation re: the need for EWR and Supportive Housing. If they agree to hear the delegation it will occur in the fall and info re: meeting will be shared at a later date.
In the meantime please write Surrey City Hall at email@example.com to request that they provide an EWR Shelter site and supportive housing on the Peninsula. You could also post a supportive comment on the Peace Arch News article online or write a letter to the Editor supporting the Community Hub.
Also we request prayers for the Church of the Holy Trinity and Sources Community Services who wish to provide a HUB for needed services for those who are unhoused. This vital service is “on pause” due to community reaction. We are reaching out to those involved to ask how we can help.
If you need to find help dial or text 211 bc211.ca for information re: available shelters and non-profit social services/government agencies. 150+ Languages/Free/Confidential/ 24/7.
(Updated July 19, 2023)