Supportive Housing in Abbotsford

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Latest Updates:


Nanaimo_RCMP_Letter_of_Support.pdf

Letter from David LaBerge 28 Year Member of the RCMP

David LaBerge, Corporal - Nanaimo Bike Patrol Unit writes to the Mayor & Council sharing his experience with supportive housing and how the implementation of their homelessness action plan has transformed Nanaimo's downtown core.

Click on the pdf to the right to view the letter.

Posted March 5, 2014


"Big Mistake." - Chris Bryan writes to the Abbotsford City Council in the New Westminster News Leader

After the tie vote (4 - 4) of Abbotsford City Council on Feb. 17th resulted in the defeat of the proposed supportive housing project Chris Bryan writes an opinion column in the New Westminster News Leader. View the article.

Posted March. 5, 2014


12 Year Old Speaks on the Homelessness Issues in Abbotsford

ACS received an email a few days ago from Joanne with an audio file attached with this very simple message: “Here is my 12 year olds perspective on homelessness in town.” We were so taken with the refreshing innocence displayed in her tone of voice and choice of words, that we wish to share it with all of you who will take 3 minutes to listen to Jacqueline as she shares her thoughts about chicken manure and housing for the homeless.

Disclaimers:
* 2400 Montrose is meant to be 2408 Montvue Avenue
* The City of Abbotsford did not give them free land to build on. ACS offered its property to build the project on.

Posted March 8, 2014


Rally in Support of the Homeless Feb. 24th, 2014

An outpouring of support was displayed by citizens of Abbotsford at a community rally on February 24th, 2014 in support of those without homes. The event was organized by 5 residents in response to the decision by Abbotsford Council to deny the proposed 20 unit supportive housing project for homeless men.

View the video below to find out more.

Posted Feb. 28th


Unfiltered with Jill Krop Feb. 18, 2014

Operations Manager Nadine Power and Executive Director Rod Santiago of Abbotsford Community Services discuss the Supportive Housing Proposal with Jill Krop on Unfiltered (BC1) after the project was defeated in a tie by Abbotsford City Council Feb. 17, 2014.

 

Unfiltered with Jill Krop Feb. 24, 2014

Councillor Henry Braun, Executive Director Rod Santiago and Operations Manager Nadine Power continue the discussion on the Supportive Housing Proposal with Jill Krop on Unfiltered (BC1). The community displayed an outpouring of support through the organization of a rally drawing attention to the need for solutions to homelessness following the defeat of the ACS Supportive Housing Proposal by Abbotsford City Council Feb. 17, 2014.

Posted Feb. 26, 2014


The proposed collaborative project will house men who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and in doing so will further promote a safe, clean and vibrant neighborhood; one in which everyone wants to live and prosper. Our goal is to house people who are homeless and support their transition in to independent housing.