By: Tri-cities Homelessness  09-12-2011
Keywords: shelter

The Cold Wet Weather Mat Program operates nightly from 10 PM – 7 AM during the period November 1st  – March 31st.  The program is operated by the Hope For Freedom Society using host church facilities.  Homeless persons are picked up at designated muster points in each of the 3 Tri-Cities and bused to the shelter location.  Five Tri-Cities area churches host the shelter on a rotating basis, one month at a time.  Shelter clients are provided with a mat and blankets for the night, an evening meal upon arrival, a breakfast and a bag lunch before transport back to the muster points in the morning, and, if desired, someone to listen.

For further information, contact:
Rob Thiessen, Managing Director, Hope For Freedom Society 604-729-4972 .

Keywords: shelter

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Three outreach workers plus a part-time psychiatric street nurse seek out homeless persons where they live, establishing contact, developing rapport and connecting them with available resources and services when they are ready. Hope for Freedom also operates the Homeless Resource Centre at Grace Church in Port Coquitlam with limited shower and laundry facilities.


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A Warm Place for Women A monthly social evening for women in need, hosted by Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities at 2 locations in the Tri-Cities. Women in need are invited to enjoy:- A hot meal- Beverages- Dessert- Friendly faces- Clothes- Shoes/boots- Care packages- Assistance. Aggie Park (Shaughnessy and Lougheed) in Port Coquitlam.1st Thursday of every month.