Community Organizations

HOUSING/SHELTER

Hope For Freedom Society  –
Operates a program of outreach to persons homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Tri-Cities under contract to BC Housing.

Rob Thiessen, Managing Director, Hope For Freedom Society 604-729-4972
Lisa Batista, Outreach Coordinator, 604-830-1528 or HFFOA@hopeforfreedom.org

Tri-Cities Bridge Shelter operates nightly from 10 PM – 7 AM during the period November  1st – March 31st.  The program is operated by the Hope For Freedom Society using host church facilities in the Tri-Cities on a rotating basis.  Homeless persons are picked up at designated muster points in the Tri-Cities and bused to the shelter location. The shelter has a capacity of 30 mats. Eligible patrons are adult men and women, 19 years of age and older.  There is no provision for pets, however there is storage for personal possessions. Shelter patrons are provided with supper, breakfast and a bag lunch, dry clothes if necessary and a warm, safe place to sleep.  Connections can also be provided to services available in the Tri-Cities.  Patrons are transported back to the pick-up point at 7 AM each morning.

For Bridge Shelter pickup locations, phone 604-830-1528, 8 AM – 4 PM weekdays (Outreach), or 604-729-4053, 9 PM – 7 AM (Bridge Shelter).

 Extreme Weather Response Shelter will operate at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave (corner of Prairie Ave and Shaughnessy St.), Port Coquitlam, nightly from 10 PM – 7 AM during periods of exceptionally inclement winter weather when the Bridge Shelter is operating near capacity. This is also a mat-based program, with a meal provided to clients upon arrival and again in the morning before departure. Pets are allowed.  An “Extreme Weather Event” is called by the Tri-Cities EWR Coordinator and the shelter opening broadcast to area service agencies.  For further EWR shelter information, contact: Sandy Burpee, Tri-Cities EWR Coordinator, 604-461-2926

MEALS

SHARE Family & Community Services Society
provides food hampers for individuals and families in need who live in the Tri-Cities.  Food hampers are distributed at three locations every Wednesday:

535 Marmont St., Coquitlam Como Lake United Church Wednesday, 12 noon – 2:30 pm  Clients may attend once every 2 weeks.
Contact: Heather Stacey 604-931-2451 or heather.stacey@sharesociety.ca

Friendship Baptist Church
2950 Dewdney Trunk Road, Coquitlam
Supper for homeless persons and those at risk – every Sunday, 4:30 – 6:00 PM  Contact 604-464-8888

Boyd Auto Body
1099 Lansdowne Drive., Coquitlam
Supper for homeless persons and those at risk – every Thursday,  4:00 – 6:30 PM   Contact 604-464-8888

A Warm Place for Women
A monthly social evening for women in need, hosted by Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities at 2 locations in the Tri-Cities.  Women in need are invited to enjoy:
Time: 6pm to 8pm. Dinner served at 6:15 pm  Children are welcome to attend.  Note: A Warm Place for Women is a drug and alcohol-free event.

Coquitlam Legion, 1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam. 3rd Thursday of every month.

OTHER

KidSport Tri Cities

Provides grants to help pay for sports registration fees for children ages 6-18 living in the Tri Cities.

Tri Cities Resource Guide
A listing of programs and services in the Tri Cities