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The Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby

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A Place to Come Home To

The Society to End Homelessness in Burnaby was established in 2017 by the multi-stakeholder Burnaby Task Force on Homeless (formed in 2005) to build sustainability and provide leadership in the reduction and resolution of homelessness in Burnaby.
The Society works to support individuals experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness in Burnaby. Since the beginning of the global pandemic, we now service 150% more guests at our Outreach Resource Centres.

Services We Offer

Outreach Resource Centres

A "One-Stop Shop" of services for our vulnerable neighbours so they can easily access basic life necessities and resources for social aid in one convenient location. Our 2 locations operate weekly Wednesday and Thursday in Burnaby.

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Burnaby Neighbourhood Pantry

Run in partnership with The Neighbourhood Church the Neighbourhood Pantry is a safe, non-judgemental space where our community’s most vulnerable can receive essential grocery items with dignity. We operate biweekly besides cheque issue week.

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Mobile Shower Program

We offer our guests biweekly access to the basic necessity of a hot shower in an effort to combat the negative stigma of poor hygiene amongst those experiencing homelessness. Guests are provided with fresh towels, clothing, and hygiene supplies.

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Extreme Weather Response

EWR makes safe spaces available when the weather is severe enough to pose a higher health risk to people who experience homelessness. It operates during times of extreme heat or cold. These collaborative initiatives bring the wider community together to reduce the harm to the most vulnerable. Our cold weather service provider is Lookout Housing and Health Society.

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This is how your support directly impacts our community:

Meals served in 2023
ORC guests helped in 2023
Unsheltered individuals connected with in 2023
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Our Volunteers Play A Big Role In Helping Us End Homelessness In Burnaby!

The Society To End Homelessness In Burnaby operates various community support programs including two Outreach Resource Centres (ORC), a Neighbourhood Pantry, and a mobile shower program working collaboratively with local agencies, businesses and faith communities.
Our programs provide food, clothing, toiletries and outreach worker assistance for vulnerable members of our community who are food insecure and at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Our programs operate solely on donations from businesses, faith community members and concerned citizens including in-kind donations of volunteers like you!

How you can make a difference

Support us by hosting a clothing or food drive in your community!
How to Host a Drive

Our Events

July 14, 2022

Christmas Connect

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July 15, 2022

Coldest Night Of The Year

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July 15, 2022

Summer Outreach BBQ

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July 15, 2022

Homelessness Action Week

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