Homelessness Action Week

Homelessness Action Week - October 11-17It’s time to take action to end homelessness on Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands.

The Housing First program aims to develop long-term housing solutions for everyone on Salt Spring Island, however, an essential aspect of ending homelessness is providing emergency shelter to those in need.  Every night of the winter on Salt Spring Island, there are 20-30 people accessing our In From the Cold program, which includes the Cold Weather Emergency Shelter.  The shelter is only partially funded by BC Housing.

We are collecting donations for much needed winter items, everyday essentials and to cover all the expenses required to keep the Shelter open throughout the winter.  Cash donations are the most versatile but we can accept some in-kind donations of needed items in new condition.  Please check with us to ensure items are suitable for donation.