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Homelessness

BC Housing to Open Year-Round Temporary Shelter for People who are Homeless in Burnaby

The first ever year-round shelter in Burnaby will provide relief from nights on the street and give support and hope to people experiencing homelessness in the community.

Located at 2294 Douglas Rd., the temporary shelter will provide up to 40 beds and is expected to open in late summer 2019 once renovations to the interior of the building are complete.

Progressive Housing Society, an experienced, local non-profit, will manage the day-to-day operation of the shelter. Staff from Fraser Health will be onsite regularly for additional support, as necessary.

For more information about this project, visit: letstalkhousingbc.ca/burnaby

Beresford Street Warming Centre Remains Open

The warming centre at 5970 Beresford Street continues to operate daily from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM until further notice. As of March 31, 2019, the three other warming centres have ended operations now that the winter months have passed. Learn more »

As the cost of living, particularly the cost of housing, continues to rise in the region, so too does the risk of homelessness. The City of Burnaby works collaboratively with the Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby through its Task Force on Homelessness, which includes members from homeless serving agencies, the RCMP, Transit Police, Vancity, Fraser Health, and interested community members. The Task Force works to address the root causes of homelessness and provide support services for the homeless.

Burnaby works with Progressive Housing Society’s Homeless Outreach Program to connect homeless residents with services and support. The City also participates in the Civic Notification System for the Lookout Society's Extreme Weather Homeless Shelter, operating in southeast Burnaby.

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Photo Credit: Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby