The Outreach Resource Centre operates out of Southside Community Church at 7135 Walker Avenue in Burnaby on Thursday mornings from 9-11:30 am.
It is sponsored by the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness and operated by the Progressive Housing Society, a founding member of the Task Force, and many Community Volunteers.
The Outreach Resource Centre was established at the end of November 2006. It provides weekly access to health care, outreach workers, food, donated clothing, and toiletry items In the flu season nurses provide immunizations. Once a month there is a learning table providing access to reading materials, assistance with reading, informal discussions about literacy.
The Outreach Resource Centre services between 100-120 people per week and has served over 19,600 meals thus far. The Outreach Resource Centre operates weekly with volunteers from Progressive Housing Society and the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness.The Progressive Housing Societys Homeless Outreach Program provides Outreach Workers, who are funded through BC Housing and Service Canada.
The Outreach Workers estimate there to be 250 people in Burnaby dealing with the issue of homelessness. The Progressive Housing Societys Homeless Outreach Program have assisted 409 people in obtaining housing since October 2006.
The Homeless Outreach Program has recently expanded with the operation of a Mobile Outreach Van. The van is located in a variety of locations throughout Burnaby and provides all of the same services as the Progressive Housing office. (ie: housing searches, food, clothing)
Every Tuesday 9:30am to 10:30am
West Burnaby United Church
6050 Sussex Ave. Close to Sussex and Kingsway
10-11am in basement
11-1pm Upstairs at lunch
9am to 11:30am
Outreach Resource Centre
Southside Community Church
7135 Walker Ave, Burnaby
Progressive Housing Society
Our Office Address: 7836 – 6th Street, Burnaby, V3N 3N2
The Outreach Resource Centre operates solely on donations. If you wish to give please contact Progressive Housing at 604-522-9669 ext 313.
Donated clothing can be dropped off at Progressive Housing, 7836 6th St Burnaby or the New Southeast District Community Police Office 7191 Arcola Way 604-656-3275 behind Highgate. At this time there is a need for mens shoes and pants, fare saver bus passes and toiletries.