Homelessness

The Giver: A community builder in Abbotsford’s homeless community

The Giver: A community builder in Abbotsford’s homeless community

A WAY HOME: Harvey Clause wants to build a life helping those around him

The Giver: A community builder in Abbotsford’s homeless community
Harvey Clause has big ideas about helping the local homeless community. He wants to see another tent city – this time with more structure – to bring the community together. Clause sees the community as stronger when united. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

A WAY HOME: How to take action

We asked service providers how you can help Abbotsford’s homeless population

Harvey Clause has big ideas about helping the local homeless community. He wants to see another tent city – this time with more structure – to bring the community together. Clause sees the community as stronger when united. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Abbotsford program painting picture of homelessness in motion

Abbotsford program painting picture of homelessness in motion

Co-ordinated intake and referral program sees 387 referrals of homeless and at-risk in community

Abbotsford program painting picture of homelessness in motion
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City of Abbotsford releases video series on homelessness strategy

Abbotsford Stories Project highlights strategy, referral program and story of one woman’s experience

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Grace Unruh is one of the proposed ambassadors with the Drug War Survivors Business Engagement Ambassadors Program, which is intended to improve relationships with the local business community.  Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford homeless seek to improve relations with local businesses

Ambassador program would clean up businesses, help calm tense situations

Grace Unruh is one of the proposed ambassadors with the Drug War Survivors Business Engagement Ambassadors Program, which is intended to improve relationships with the local business community.  Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
City of Abbotsford bylaw officers work down at the Gladys Ave. homeless camp in August, speaking with people still at the site, where B.C. Hydro crews cleared the campsite just weeks prior. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

UFV developing e-learning course on Abbotsford homelessness issues

Many Ways to Home won’t offer credits, but is billed as more of a professional development course

City of Abbotsford bylaw officers work down at the Gladys Ave. homeless camp in August, speaking with people still at the site, where B.C. Hydro crews cleared the campsite just weeks prior. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Chilliwack homeless camp dismantled on Monday

Chilliwack homeless camp dismantled on Monday

Mostly co-operative group emerged from the woods with possessions and dispersed

Chilliwack homeless camp dismantled on Monday
Abbotsford homeless village concept still alive, organizers say

Abbotsford homeless village concept still alive, organizers say

Proposal to build 40 small cabins for homeless men and women still before city

Abbotsford homeless village concept still alive, organizers say
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