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.