I wanted to reach out and let you know that the City of Vancouver and BC Housing are partnering to open 4 temporary shelters this winter to ensure homeless people have a safe and warm place to sleep. As in previous years, the shelters will open December 1st and close no later than April 30, 2016. This year’s sites include 1648 E. 1st Avenue (50 beds, operated by RainCity), 900 Pacific Street (50 beds operated by RainCity), and 70 additional beds operated by Salvation Army at their Harbor Light and Anchor of Hope facilities in the DTES.
We are committed to managing the shelters safely and responsibly and have attached the Operations Management Plan for 1648 E. 1st for your information. There will be a community meeting being held later in November. We do hope you will join us.