This is our third annual Homelessness Action Week in Burnaby. This initiative is now province wide and organized by the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness and Ethos Strategy Group.
See the website at www.stophomelessness.ca
Events in previous years have resulted in the week being declared Homelessness Action Week by Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan and Council. The Burnaby events have also provided access to health care and outreach workers for many people in need. See the outline of events below for Homelessness Action Week Oct 12-19, 2008
September/Early October Increased Community Awareness About Homelessness
PowerPoint presentations throughout Burnaby at faith community meetings, churches, libraries, schools, businesses. The PowerPoint will also launch our Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness website.
Homelessness Action Week Oct 12-19th
Monday Oct 13th
– Thanksgiving Statutory Holiday
– Salavation Army Soup and Sandwich Night at 8pm Southside Community Church
Tuesday Oct 14th Turkey Lunch for up to 100 people at West Burnaby United
Church â€“ Increased Clothing Distribution with Mobile Outreach Van at West Burnaby United Church 6050 Sussex Ave Burnaby
Wed Oct 15th Increased Food and Clothing Distribution at Mobile Outreach Van at Lougheed Skytrain Station
Thursday Oct 16th â€œBurnaby Homeless Connectâ€ at Southside Community Church
7135 Walker Ave 9:00am â€“ 3:00pm
Pancake breakfast, Blood Pressure Clinic, Foot Care Clinic, Dentist, Make Overs, Haircuts, Prevention Nurses, Learning Table, Games, Free Clothing, Care Kits, Personal Toiletry Items,
Barbeque Lunch, Draws and Entertainment