News

Homeless seniors get funding

Seniors struggling to keep a roof over their heads are getting some help.

Alice Wong, the federal Minister of State for seniors, was in New Westminster on Wednesday to announce funding of more than $323,000 to the BC Senior Services Society to provide support for seniors who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The Society's outreach workers help vulnerable seniors find or keep long-term, affordable housing.

"The impact of outreach services in phenomenal," said Anna Truong, the manager of housing services for the BC Seniors Services Society, who added her team was able to house 110 seniors in the past year.

"By partnering with local organizations to provide essential services to people in need, we are doing our part to prevent and address homelessness in Metro Vancouver," said Wong.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Most colonoscopies on time in Fraser region despite demand surge
 
Council approves 1000 Quayside Drive project
 
B.C. lawyers vote to overturn Trinity Western law school recognition
Awakening from a bad dream
 
Former CBC anchor Knowlton Nash dies at 86
 
Impaled senior airlifted near U.S. border
City signs new deal with Abbotsford Centre operator
 
In the ditch
 
Military theme of Langley Rotary Club gala is very timely

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event