City of Abbotsford partners with Province of BC to provide winter shelter

I am proud to be part of such a caring community. 

Today we announced a 40-bed purpose-built shelter that will open from mid-December until the end of April 2016 to provide those in Abbotsford who are homeless a warm and dry respite from winter. The Lookout Society will operate the shelter.

This shelter falls in line with our Homelessness Action Plan and our Housing First approach to providing a wide spectrum of opportunities that will reduce the risk of homelessness in our community.

Many thanks to the Government of BC, BC Housing, MLAs Mike de Jong, Simon Gibson, and Darryl Plecas, my colleagues on Council, and the citizens of Abbotsford for your commitment to help those in need. 

Here is the BC Government’s media release with more detail: Province and City of Abbotsford partner to provide winter shelter