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Conference in Abbotsford looks at homelessness

Several speakers slated for public event on Tuesday, May 21
Homelessness in Abbotsford is the focus of a conference on May 21 at the Community Arts Addition. (Vikki Hopes file/Abbotsford News)

A conference in Abbotsford on Tuesday, May 21 examines the topic of homelessness.

The event, sponsored by the Abbotsford Interfaith Movement (AIM), runs from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Community Arts Addition, 2329 Crescent Way.

“The event is aimed at bringing our Abbotsford community together with a wide range of organizations and inviduals wh are working to reduce the homelessness problem,” organizers say.

“The emphasis will be on seeking out innovative ideas to complement existing programs.”

Keynote speaker is Jesse Wegenast of the Sparrow Community Care Society, which runs a shelter for older adults out of Central Heights Church.

Other speakers include representatives from the City of Abbotsford, the Salvation Army, Gladwin Heights Housing Society, Cyrus Centre, Katie’s Place, Kinghaven Treatment Centre, Archway Community Services, AIM, SARA for Women, and more.

The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Jeannie Martin at

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