City of Vancouver Homeless Count 2013
The City of Vancouver will be conducting a homeless count on March 12 and 13 and are looking for volunteers to help out. The count on March 12 will take place in the evenings in the local shelters while the count on the 13th will take place early morning to survey those who are located outside. The count provides invaluable data on the numbers of homeless and unsheltered indivduals in our community. Volunteers will be going out in teams and speaking with individuals and asking a few short questions. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Orientation sessions are being planned now so sign up soon if you can help out.
Under One Umbrella Homeless Connect 2013
The date has been set and members of the Under One Umbrella Society are busy preparing for our annual service fair for those who are homeless, at-risk of homelessness or just having a hard time in East Vancouver. Under One Umbrella Homeless Connect will take place on Saturday March 16, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maritime Labour Centre at 1880 Triumph St.
The event will once again offer guests the opportunity to enjoy local entertainment and healthy and nutritious food while connecting with vital services like health care, addictions and mental health resources, income assistance and help with housing. There will also be bike repair, stuff for pets, haircuts and much more. All for free!
Check back on this page for more info as the event approaches. The Under One Umbrella Society is accepting donations to fund this event and looking for volunteers to help out on the day. For more details contact us at email@example.com
Artful Saturday Dec. 8 @ Britannia
Come and enjoy Artful Saturday coming up on Dec. 8th from 12-5 at the Britannia Community Centre (gym D). Following on the success of the annual summer Artful Sunday series, this community based arts festival is having a winter market showcasing local art and entertainment. The Under One Umbrella Society will be there selling copies of our book Voices from Grandview Woodland ($20). 100% of funds from the sale of the book will go towards our upcoming annual homeless connect event planned for March 2013. We’re down to our last 100 or so copies from the original print run so get yours while they last! Hope to see you there…
Fundraiser this Friday at The Kettle
Fundraising Dinner for Under One Umbrella
You are invited to join the Under One Umbrella Society and your friends and neighbours for a traditional Malaysian Laksa Dinner Fundraiser at The Kettle Friendship Society (1725 Venables St.) on Friday Oct. 19, 2012.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Dinner at 7:30.
Entertainment and readings from Voices from Grandview Woodland.
Tickets for the dinner are $25.00
Seats are limited so please reserve your spot now by getting in touch with a member of the society.
Homelessness Action Week 2012 and Vancouver Homeless Connect
This week the City of Vancouver will proclaim Oct. 7-13th Homelessness Action Week 2012. Many events are planned throughout the region and there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in alleviating homelessness. In Vancouver homeless connect events are being held on Weds. Oct. 10th at the Gathering Place (11-2) and Friday Oct. 12 at the Aboriginal Friendship Centre (11-3). Another event is being held at the Collingwood Neighbourhood House on Oct. 11 (2-4). For more information on events happening in your area please see www.stophomelessness.ca .
Take some time to get involved. Many of these events are looking for volunteers to help out.
HAW Oct 12 Poster