The Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry (WANM) restarted its Street Outreach, which serves the homeless and vulnerable on Vancouver’s westside, on August 29, 2020.
The Street Outreach provides weekly visits to neighbours in need, offering care packages with a variety of food and toiletries. Please click for our list of packet supplies here.
Strict protocols, approved by the Diocese, have been put in place to ensure the Street Outreach teams follow safety standards to protect WANM volunteers and the community it serves.
Homeless Action Week (October 11-17, 2020)
Each year in mid-October, the City of Vancouver joins communities and organizations throughout the region to mark Homeless Action Week. Earlier this year, the preliminary results from the 2020 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count found some of the following statistics:
*2,095 residents identified as homeless; *547 people were living on the street; *1,548 people with no fixed address were living in sheltered locations, including emergency shelters, detox centres, safe houses, and hospitals. The full results of the 2020 Vancouver Homeless count will be presented to City Council this fall. Click 2020 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver to see the preliminary report.
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