Homeless Shelter Extension until Dec. 1
October 18, 2017
Extension of Use of Annex: Church Committee approved a 1-month extension (Nov 1 - Dec 1) request from RainCity Housing and Support Society at its meeting on October 18. This extension will provide time for BC Housing and RainCity to finalize the relocation of the Homeless Shelter to a temporary location on Wharf Road, a new option that surfaced since the Information Meeting on October 3. This is necessary because it has become apparent that the proposed interim 35-40 bed shelter on Ebbtide Street and Trail Ave would require a longer time for the municipal approval process. As of October 17, 2017, BC Housing submitted an application for a three-year lease from the District of Sechelt. Upon favourable outcome from the municipality, BC Housing will submit an application for an Official Community Plan amendment and a temporary use permit. Please keep our shelter guests, shelter staff, BC Housing negotiation team, and our community in your prayers during this transition time.
The Sechelt Shelter is in need of donations of clean socks, underwear, tarps, tents sleeping bags, granola bars, cookies, peanut butter, jam, pizza pops, canned soups and chili, and instant pasta boxes such as mac and cheese, as well as jars of pasta sauce. As always, we love to receive fresh fruit and veggies as well. Thank you all for you support! We are at 5838 Barnacle St in Sechelt - Annex Building. 604-747-2454. Open 4pm to 8am.