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NOTICE OF MEETING

 Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016

The Society To End Homelessness in Burnaby

June 22nd, 2016

The Society To End Homelessness in Burnaby is pleased to invite you to the

first Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Society.

Date:              Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Time:             6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location:      Burnaby Hospice Society, Pioneer Community Resource Centre

5th Floor, 4535 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC

Come Hear a Presentation:  “Dying on the Streets Homeless” 

by Sean Condon, Exec Director, Megaphone

Important: Please note that in order to vote at the AGM you must have paid

your annual membership fees by June 21, 2016.

For information about membership contact Wanda Mulholland at info.burnabyhomeless@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on June 22nd.

Karen's signature

President

The Society To End Homelessness in Burnaby

Posted in Burnaby, Homeless, News

Announcing The Society To End Homelessness In Burnaby

Please visit our new website www.burnabyhomeless.org

The Society To End Homelessness In Burnaby

BURNABY – The Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness has developed from an informal group to become The Society To End Homelessness In Burnaby.

“I am pleased to publicly announce the creation of The Society To End Homelessness In Burnaby. The Society has been established by the multi-stakeholder Task Force to build sustainability, to provide leadership in the reduction and ultimately, resolution of homelessness in Burnaby,” states Society President Karen O’Shannacery.

Burnaby has few resources and no emergency shelter despite being the home community to an underestimated (58 converted to annual) homeless individuals and the 5th largest population of unsheltered homeless in Metro Vancouver.  Homelessness is a life threatening health hazard; homeless people die between the ages of 40 and 49, and 48% die by accidental means.  In Burnaby, 34 residents have died since 2006 as a result of the long term effects of homelessness and extreme poverty.  The Society To End Homelessness In Burnaby seeks to change this.

“The Society To End Homelessness in Burnaby is non-partisan and works with all to assist homeless Burnaby citizens. We believe that it is only with collaboration between the three levels of government and the regional health authority that every Burnaby citizen will receive the services and housing they need,” states Wanda Mulholland Community Development Coordinator.

The purposes of the Society are:

(a)        To identify and address issues of homelessness in Burnaby for the benefit of the community as a whole;

(b)        To foster coordinated and collaborative services to anyone who is homeless in Burnaby;

(c)        To increase community awareness of homelessness in Burnaby and support the finding of solutions;

(d)       To provide support services for people who are homeless;

(e)        To promote and design housing solutions for people living in poverty; and

(f)        To strive towards adequate income and the relief of poverty for all people through assisting people to   access financial services and adequate supports

For more information, please:

Visit the new Society website at www.burnabyhomeless.org

Join on The Society To End Homelessness on Facebook

Follow on Twitter @burnabyhomeless, Email at info.burnabyhomeless@gmail.com

Call at 604 317 8114 or Send Regular Mail to PO Box 54662, Highgate PO, Burnaby BC V5E 4J6

BACKGROUND

The Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness was founded in 2005 bringing together Burnaby service and housing providers aiding local homeless, government, police, the health authority, businesses and Burnaby residents to collaboratively respond to and plan for the needs of individuals, families, youth and seniors who find themselves homeless in Burnaby.   The establishment of the Society To End Homelessness in Burnaby formalizes this successful cooperative approach to addressing local needs, and furthers to goal to reduce and ultimately eliminate homelessness in Burnaby.

 

 

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Twice Feels Nice 2016

Twice Feels Nice 2016

BURNABY – The Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness is hosting the fourth annual Twice Feels Nice, a collaboration with local businesses, agencies, schools, and faith communities to gather donations of clothing, blankets and food for Burnaby’s less fortunate.

The theme for this successful annual event is Twice Feels Nice. “It feels nice to share your used items with someone in need.”

“Clothing provides essential protection against the elements, serves to keep people safe, dry and warm while also assisting someone living in extreme poverty to function within society to access housing, food, services, training and employment. This is an opportunity to recycle and benefit people in need,” reports Wanda Mulholland Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness.

“The Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness is grateful for the continued partnership with Creekside Community Church in ensuring the success of this important event,” states Wanda Mulholland Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness.

The Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness invites any interested persons to participate in Twice Feels Nice by bringing their donated items to the parking lot of the Central Christian Assembly 5585 Imperial on Saturday May 14 between 12:00 noon and 2:00pm.

The most urgent needs at this time include: clothing for adult men and women: coats, jeans, shirts, sweaters, shoes and boots, clean new or gently used blankets. Please note that donations will not be distributed during the Twice Feels Nice event.

Posted in Burnaby, Homeless, Inter-Faith, News, Press Releases, Twice Feels Nice

Help Provide Homeless Service A Home Base

Media Release
February 10, 2016

For immediate release

Help Provide Homeless Service A Home Base

BURNABY – The Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness needs office and warehouse space to most efficiently serve Burnaby’s homeless and marginalized citizens.

The Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness operates by donations and provides support services to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Activities include building community awareness, sharing information, delivering/supporting outreach programs, and working collaboratively to ensure the provision of housing and services for vulnerable Burnaby citizens and working collaboratively towards “made for Burnaby” housing solutions.

The Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness is requesting 1200 square feet of complimentary ground floor office and warehouse space preferably in the Edmonds area to sustain and improve the work with volunteers and Task Force members who collect, sort and distribute donations and support the vision and work of the Task Force.

“The Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness has focused primarily on the needs of vulnerable Burnaby citizens. Having an office and storage space from which to operate will greatly assist to sustain and improve this work most efficiently,” reports Wanda Mulholland, Community Development Coordinator for the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness.

Donating office and warehouse space will have a significant impact on the community. Donors will receive a tax receipt for the fair market rental value of the property and recognition from the thirty-four members and agencies of the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness.

If anyone has complimentary office and warehouse space available please contact info@burnabyhomelesstaskforce.org.

Comments
This is so like what a businessman in Vancouver did!  He offered space for shelters to use as a warehouse for donated clothing and essentials.  The service was essential to many organizations, like the Task Force.  It now is a charity of it’s own: Gather and Give!  I still remember the kindness and thoughtfulness of David!  Good luck finding space. Karen O’Shannacery
Posted in Burnaby, Homeless, Press Releases

Extreme Weather Stood Down January 11, 2016

The Extreme Weather Response has been Stood Down

January 11, 2016

The emergency-only sleeping spaces have been closed

Please ensure that this information is posted and remove all ‘open’ posters

We will inform you prior to noon of the next date
the Extreme Weather Program is implemented.

Thank you for your help and support!

Burnaby Extreme Weather Response
Committee of the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness

Posted in Burnaby, Extreme Weather, Extreme Weather Shelter, Homeless

Extreme Weather Alert January 8, 9, 10, 2016

Burnaby Extreme Weather Response ALERT

The Burnaby Extreme Weather Response Team has called an Extreme Weather Alert for
January 8, 9, 10, 2016
at 7 pm

SHELTERING SPACES ARE AT:
Westminster Bible Chapel
7540 – 6th Street, Burnaby
Opens at 7 p.m.

IF YOU ARE SLEEPING OUTSIDE,
PLEASE COME TO THE SHELTER!

The Church is on the 106 bus line from Metrotown and 123 bus line from Brentwood

Shelter phone number
778-384-6486
(only during sheltering hours)

Posted in Burnaby, Extreme Weather, Extreme Weather Shelter, Homeless

Extreme Weather Stood Down January 6, 2016

The Extreme Weather Response has been Stood Down

January 6, 2016

The emergency-only sleeping spaces have been closed

Please ensure that this information is posted and remove all ‘open’ posters

We will inform you prior to noon of the next date
the Extreme Weather Program is implemented.

Thank you for your help and support!

Burnaby Extreme Weather Response
Committee of the Burnaby Task Force On Homelessness

Posted in Burnaby, Extreme Weather, Extreme Weather Shelter, Homeless

Food supplies needed

Food Supplies Needed

The Burnaby Extreme Weather Response Team
is requesting donations of food for the Extreme Weather Shelter.

Eggs
Canned chicken
Canned ham
Frozen vegetables
Ground beef
Store bought cookies
Canned thick soups or stews
Coffee
Hot chocolate
Bread
Milk powder

If interested in providing any of the specified items
please contact Dave Brown at 778 384 8897
and he will arrange for pick up of the donations.

Thank you for your support.

Posted in Burnaby, Extreme Weather, Extreme Weather Shelter, Homeless

Extreme Weather Alert Dec 29, 2015

Burnaby Extreme Weather Response ALERT

The Burnaby Extreme Weather Response Team has called an Extreme Weather Alert for
December 29, 2015 – Jan 4, 2016
at 7 pm

SHELTERING SPACES ARE AT:
Westminster Bible Chapel
7540 – 6th Street, Burnaby
Opens at 7 p.m.

IF YOU ARE SLEEPING OUTSIDE,
PLEASE COME TO THE SHELTER!

The Church is on the 106 bus line from Metrotown and 123 bus line from Brentwood

Shelter phone number
778-384-6486
(only during sheltering hours)

Posted in Burnaby, Extreme Weather, Homeless

Extreme Weather Alert for Dec 25, 26, 27, 2015

Burnaby Extreme Weather Response ALERT

The Burnaby Extreme Weather Response Team has called an Extreme Weather Alert for
December 25, 26, 27, 2015
at 7 pm

SHELTERING SPACES ARE AT:
Westminster Bible Chapel
7540 – 6th Street, Burnaby
Opens at 7 p.m.

IF YOU ARE SLEEPING OUTSIDE,
PLEASE COME TO THE SHELTER!

The Church is on the 106 bus line from Metrotown and 123 bus line from Brentwood

Shelter phone number
778-384-6486
(only during sheltering hours)

Posted in Burnaby, Extreme Weather, Extreme Weather Shelter, Homeless

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