We are pleased to officially announce that our Essentials to Housing Support Services have been approved for $322,826 through the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) by Metro Vancouver. This will help cover the program’s operating expenses over 18 months and enable the Sources Community Resource Centres to continue providing advocacy and support services to help people in our community stay safe, secure and well in their own homes.
“We are delighted to announce this funding for SOURCES’ Essentials to Housing Support Services,” said SOURCES CEO David Young. “We will continue to operate and enhance these programs and build towards a community where everyone has a place to call home.”
“Our Government is committed to ensuring that Canadians have a secure roof over their heads so they can prosper,” said Russ Hiebert, Member of Parliament for South Surrey – White Rock – Cloverdale. “By taking concrete action in preventing and reducing homelessness, organizations like Sources Community Resources Society can support vulnerable individuals get their lives back on track and able to gain skills which will lead to jobs.”
We wish to reaffirm our gratitude to the community for their solid support when we needed help. They rallied around our efforts to continue self-funding our Homeless Prevention Services, resulting in the most successful Coldest Night of the Year walk and Annual Gala to date, as well as numerous community-organized fundraisers for SOURCES.
The Homeless Prevention Services, delivered through the SOURCES Newton Resource Centre in the City of Surrey, began in 2005 with funding from the Government of Canada. Over the last decade, our skilled and knowledgeable community-based staff have helped more than 10,000 people from Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Langley and beyond to keep a roof over their head by providing help with housing subsidies, income support, landlord mediation, loans for rent and utility payments and more.