Everyone deserves a safe place to clean up and take shelter from the heat, especially as extreme weather events increase. The shower program and cooling stations will help people who are experiencing homelessness to stay healthy and maintain dignity while they access supports
Burnaby is receiving $1,233,375 in joint provincial and federal funding for actions to support people experiencing homelessness and women and children fleeing violence. The project will focus on a Homeless Hub drop-in centre, a safe and stigma-free space for unsheltered people to go during the day to access services, programming, and opportunities for social connections. Other actions will include cooling stations during extreme heat events, a shower program, and a Housing Support Worker for women and children fleeing violence.
This investment is part of the Strengthening Communities Program which is providing support to 48 communities across B.C. Over $76 million will support local governments to combat the impacts of homelessness and keep their communities safe and healthy as they recover from the pandemic.
John Horgan and the BC New Democrat government are providing the support people need to build a recovery that leaves no one behind.
Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25133