Hundreds of people dropped by our info table
at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Thousands more took in our new name and look as they strolled past our tent on their way from one concert stage to another. Ivar Wik of the BC Centre for Ability was the winner of our free prize draw, collecting a RainCity Housing hoodie and umbrella.
Ivar with his new RainCity Housing hoodie!
In wake of homeless count, community shows its commitment to ending homelessness at charity fundraiser
April 9th, 2008, Vancouver — Hundreds of supporters from across Metro Vancouver showed their commitment to ending homelessness today at RainCity Housing and Support Society’s annual Shining a Light on Homelessness Luncheon. A record $60,000 was raised to provide much needed housing and support services for homeless people living with mental illness, addiction and other challenges. The luncheon was sponsored by BC Housing, Progressive Builders and The Vancouver Sun.
Updated identity reflects growth in scope of support for homeless people
On January 30th, 2008 – RainCity Housing and Support Society, formerly sildenafil medana 50 mg opinie Triage Emergency Services & Care Society, has grown and changed significantly since it began as an emergency shelter in 1982. The organization now offers a full range of housing programs and services for people does viagra stop premature ejaculation living with mental illness, addiction and other challenges. In order to reflect this growth, RainCity Housing has undergone an identity update, effective January 30, 2008.
“When the organization began 25 years ago, the name Triage was appropriate for the work and philosophy of the organization,’ says Mark Smith, Executive Director of RainCity Housing and Support
Society. “Things have changed, and the current philosophy of RainCity Housing is not to triage, which implies that people are sorted by need and some will be left behind, but to provide ‘a home for every person’. This updated identity will help us build on our existing community of support and work towards our goal of ending homelessness.”
RainCity Housing and Support Society is a leading provider of housing for the homeless in Vancouver. It is
a grassroots organization built around compassion, purpose and a commitment to delivering progressive housing and support solutions for people living with mental illness, addictions and other challenges. Programs and services include emergency housing, supported housing, women’s housing, permanent housing, community living support, outreach programs, food services and life skills management support. For more information, please visit www.raincityhousing.org.
RainCity Housing seeing higher numbers of low income workers accessing services, needing support
VANCOUVER, BC – April 7, 2007 -With Vancouver’s lack of affordable housing having a job no longer guarantees being able to afford a safe, secure place to live. Outreach workers at RainCity Housing and dating of john Support
Society are seeing a spike in the number of homeless who hold down jobs but are spending their nights on the streets. This increase in working homeless contributes to the rising problem of homelessness and adds
additional pressures on organizations carbon dating on man made objects like RainCity Housing who provide housing and support services to Vancouver’s homeless population.