Under One Umbrella 2014
Last month members of the Under One Umbrella society along with forty community volunteers welcomed 467 guests through the door at the Maritime Labour Centre for the 7th annual Under One Umbrella homeless connect. 40 social service providers and community partners were on hand to deliver services to all in attendance. Some of the services included free haircuts, hearing tests, bike repair, acupuncture, foot care, stuff for pets, foodbank hampers and self-care kits for all and a wide range of advocacy and outreach services all for those who are homeless at risk of homelessness.
The Under One Umbrella society would like to thank all our donors and community partners who made this event possible:
- City of Vancouver
- Watari Youth Family and Community Services
- Vancity Credit Union
- The Kettle Society
- Rose Charities
- Crystal Hearing Centres
- Rohit Group
- Union Gospel Mission
- Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
- Urban Native Youth Association
Thanks to these and other partners in the community who made this year’s Under One Umbrella homeless connect a resounding success!
Crystal Hearing- Free Hearing Tests at Under One Umbrella 2014
The friendly folks from Crystal Hearing will have their mobile hearing clinic parked in front of the Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph St.) for Under One Umbrella homeless connect 2014. On Saturday March 15th from 11-3 pm come on out and get your hearing checked at no cost. Qualified individuals will also get help applying for free hearing devices through their amazing program. If you’re having difficulty with your hearing please come and get your hearing checked and join us at Under One Umbrella 2014. More information about Crystal Hearing can be found at http://www.cvoh.ca
The society is proud to have such a great community partner and supporter. Crystal Hearing’s generous donation helps make this annual event possible. Just one of the many services available at Under One Umbrella 2014.
Happy New Year!!
The Under One Umbrella Society wishes everyone in the community a safe, healthy and Happy New Year. Lots of good work to come in the year ahead and first up will be the 7th annual Under One Umbrella Homeless Connect event to be held on Saturday March 15 at the Maritime Labour Centre in East Vancouver. The society is working hard to get everything ready including fundraising for this important community event.
1st Donation of 2014
Long time partners, Rose Charities Canada, http://rosecharities.org/ got the ball rolling with our first donation of 2014 giving $1,200 towards our upcoming event. We are extremely appreciative and thankful for their support all these years. Thanks to partners like this we will be able to provide a warm and welcome space for the day with food for 500 and the opportunity to connect with almost 40 local social service providers.
If you are thinking of giving a donation this year remember that for every donation over $20 we can provide a charitable donation tax receipt through our administrative and community partner Watari http://www.watari.ca/ . Safe secure donations can be made online through their website or cheques can be sent directly to their office. If you need more information please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Stay tuned to this page for more information about our upcoming event and please take care of each other in the community.
Wishing the community a safe and happy holiday season and another great year ahead. In the neighbourhood, the Maritime Labour Centre will be hosting their annual free Christmas Eve dinner tonight at 6 p.m. and the Kettle will be serving Christmas lunch at 11:30 on Christmas Day. Many thanks to these and all our community partners in Grandview Woodland.
Our Community Partner- Peer 2 Peer
P2P is a group of past and present illicit drug users. The peers meet weekly for dinner, a mini-workshop or to hear a guest speaker as well as to get and give support from one another. The peers also have opportunities to participate in educational training and community meetings. Honouraria is provided for participation.
The peers are dedicated to harm reduction. They do sweeps and outreach six days per week. They are committed to the safe needle retrieval of discarded needles as well as providing peer support and referrals to those who need it in the Grandview Woodland area.
If you want to give back to your community, experience new opportunities and meet new people please call 604-312-2988.
Will Gurney- Peer Supervisor
Kevin Manders- P2P Coordinator